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Issue 1 February 2014 "Asking Questions"
Issue 2 March 2014 "Personality Types"
3 May 2014 "Corner
Workers and Incident Safety "
Issue 4 August 2014 "Student Evaluations"
Issue 5 January 2015 "It was a very good year"
Issue 6 March 2015 "SLIP"
Issue 7 August 2015 "SLIP Part 2"
Issue 9 April 2016 "Command and Control"
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High Performance Driving Events Chairman
Chief Instructor Team
April Curtis (Co-Chief Instructor, ITS Classroom Facilitator)
Paul Tillery (Co-Chief Instructor)
Mike Hinkley (Instructor, Open Car & Safety Issues)
Registration, Classroom, ITS, Sponsorship & Information Staff
Liason, Pre-event Registrar, Instructor)
Todd Jones (HPDS On-Site Registration Czar, Instructor)
Gilbert Reynolds(HPDS Packets & Registrar, Instructor)
Scott Meyer (Instructor Development, Instructor)
Craig Harmon (Artistic Director, T-shirt Designs)
Danny Staley (Volunteer Coordinator, Chapter Custodian)
Tarheel 2017 Track Events
6/16-6/18 North Course
9/29-10/1 Full Course
2017 fees: Student 2-day Saturday – Sunday driving school $450 A+ 3-day Friday-Sunday driving school $675 Friday-only instructor orientation & ITS candidates $155
Helmet Rental $35.00 Saturday evening post-track dinners TBA
New Requirement: All cars of students in the C & D run groups shall have mufflers such that instruction via intercom by in-car instructor is not impaired by the internal noise in the car. This is a safety issue. It is also recommended that ALL students consider the issue of internal car noise with respect to safety and getting all that you paid for from your in car-instructor.
reserve your room at VIR or Sleep Inn Hotel which is our
School's headquarters. For a substantial discount
request the "Tarheel BMW" block of rooms.
Sleep Inn (434) 793-6090 email@example.com
Other Area Hotels
Holiday Inn Express (434) 793-4000
Best Western Danville (434) 793-6090
VIR Lodge offers 45 rooms - Reservations (434) 822-7700 EX 101
VIR Pit Road Suites - 18 are available for rent (434)822 -7700 EX 101
Camping not available at Tarheel Events
VIR Oak Tree Tavern Located in the plantation clubhouse. For reservations
call Wendy Riddick at
(434) 822 - 7700 EX 117.
"This instructor genuinely desires to improve me as a driver. He evaluates my driving, and gives 2 simple areas for me to work on. I'd work with him every track weekend.”
“Without doubt the two things I need to focus on most were looking ahead and looking ahead. And I need to learn how to heel-toe. My instructor was great at helping me find reference points on a track where there aren't many, and was great at helping me drive in the rain for the first time. He gave positive feedback when I did something well, and constructive criticism on the not-so-good things.”
“This instructor is obviously very knowledgeable about VIR and is a fantastic in-car instructor. Spent a lot of time discussing the track and quickly found area where there was room for improvement. I had a great experience for my first time at VIR.”
“The class instructor made excellent use of the rainy conditions. He was very aware of potential issues that could occur and communicated these to me. I would recommend him!”
“One of the best driving venues in the country. On point, education related to class/track/driving. Fantastic in class and in car instructing. A great group of knowledgeable, skilled, friendly, welcoming people. Proud to be part of this great family."