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joenationwide
03-30-2006, 03:26 PM
Are there any 1-day events at VIR? $300-400 is (relatively) expensive, and I really only want to spend 1 day on track. Are there any events like this? Most events seem to be 2 days, why is that?

Also, I see NASA has an event on July 28-30, but that interferes with WDCR SCCA Autox event.

Bottom line is I'd like to run VIR for a single day for under $300.

Any input?

1996 328ti
03-30-2006, 07:56 PM
I know of no schools that offer one day.
The only way would to be come a VIR member which will cost you way more than a 2 day school. You really need two days at any track.

joenationwide
03-31-2006, 04:28 PM
why do you need 2 days at a track?

1996 328ti
03-31-2006, 09:08 PM
why do you need 2 days at a track?Speaking for myself, I need to think about the Saturday at night. Think about what I felt I did right or where I can improve. Then Sunday things tend to click.

If you drive only Saturday, you don't have the advantage of doing it all over again on Sunday. Just looking at the first run session of the second day compared to the first, everyone is quicker. If you only drive the second day, others already have the benefit of the day before.

woodym3
04-01-2006, 11:00 AM
Speaking for myself, I need to think about the Saturday at night. Think about what I felt I did right or where I can improve. Then Sunday things tend to click.


Or you can do this between your first lap and second lap.

I think one days events are fine, but very few organizations have price allowances for that anymore.

1996 328ti
04-01-2006, 08:40 PM
Or you can do this between your first lap and second lap.I'm a slow learner. :biggrin:

steve b
04-03-2006, 10:29 AM
Car Guys will let you sign up for only 1 day of their events, but it is still $275.00

Rafgar
04-11-2006, 03:39 PM
why do you need 2 days at a track?

Typically, the two-day requirement is due to instructor assignments and track utilization.

It's quite difficult to schedule people in the correct run group and match them with appropriate instructors. To have to do this independently for Saturday and Sunday makes it nearly impossible.

Furthermore, in many schools the second day builds off of the first day. Therefore, if you miss the first day, you are "behind" on the learning curve. Obviously, if you miss the second day that reason won't apply to you, but it will apply to the person registered for "your spot" in the second day.

Also, since most schools are over two days, the track rental fees are paid for both days. If you only attend one day and the slot can't be filled for the second day, then, guess what, your price just doubled (or the school has to take that loss).

The only recurring example of a "one day school" of which I am aware, is when the NCC conducts it's Highway Safety School at Summit Point (typically on the Jefferson Circuit). On that weekend, we allow people to register for either (or both) Saturday or Sunday. This is due to the nature of the Highway Safety School which is a one-day program which is conducted on Saturday. We allow students to register for the Sunday portion of the event without needing to register for Saturday. Unfortuntately, we only offer this option once a year.

Hope that helps.