Upcoming FARA HPDE Academy Event

at

Sebring International Raceway

July 26 - 28, 2024

Fri, Sat, & Sun
Over 6 hours of total track time!

 

1-Day Entry: $425 (+$50 for Beginners)

2-Day Entry: $650 (+$50 for Beginners)

3-Day Entry: $825 *BEST VALUE!

 

Pre-approved Instructors Welcomed

Track:

Sebring International

Registration closes
Tuesday, July 23!

EVENT INFORMATION

SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY EVENT DETAILS

July 26th-28th

FARA heads to Sebring for our second stand-alone event there, but this time we're making it a 3-day weekend, featuring over 6 hours of track time! We will follow our typical HPDE format, featuring 3 run groups: Beginner Drivers with Instructor & Novice Solo Drivers, Intermediate, and Advanced Solo drivers. 

Unique HPDE Track-Day Offerings


Friday Open Lapping

Over 2 hours of track time on Friday. Available only to qualified or approved Intermediate & Advanced Solo drivers.

 

Wet Skid Pad! - Friday Only

Open to ALL drivers with your track registration for an additional $50. Available Friday only. Schedule your 15-minute slot and learn car control in a safe environment!

 

Friday Evening Track Walk!

We are excited to offer a FREE track walk at Sebring Raceway Friday evening. Chief Instructor, Mike Moore will give expert insights on every turn! A “MUST” for newcomers to Sebring and track veterans alike.

 

Advanced Driving Tips

Looking to shave a couple seconds off your laps? Do not miss our FREE advanced driving class on Saturday, presented by pro driver David Tuaty. Many attendees reported 1-2 seconds improvement during our last event! David Tuaty charges $2K for coaching, but you can come and pick his brain for free.

 

Certified Instructors Available

Drivers new to the track are assigned an MSF-Certified in-car instructor to help teach and coach them throughout the day or weekend. The coaching fee is included in your registration fee. 

 

3 Separate Run Groups

We group drivers according to their track experience in order to maintain safety and a similar pace for those drivers. Beginner drivers with instructor share the track with novice solo drivers. Intermediate Solo drivers have their own run group, and the Advanced Solo drivers share the track with The Super Lap Series competitors. 

 

Super Lap Series

Tired of turning lap after lap without recognition for your sweet driving skills? 

Join the pinnacle of FARA's HPDE offerings, The Super Lap Series - a timed competition, tailored for seasoned drivers (like Instructors) aiming for an entry to competition without the extensive costs associated with building a dedicated track car. The series is exclusive to street-legal cars.

Come, compete, and take a trophy home!

 

HPDE EVENT DETAILS

PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR THE APPROPRIATE RUN GROUP ACCORDING TO YOUR EXPERIENCE. If we determine that your pace or driving is not up to par for a given run group, you may be asked to drop down to another run group.

Not sure what group you should be in? See the Driver Classification tab below, or Go here to find out.

Download and fill out your Tech Inspection sheet. (SLS & Instructors self-tech). SLS drivers please bring a print out of the SLS calculator with your car's inputs.

Run Group Availability

  • Beginner (Green Group) w/Instructor: 2 spots remaining
  • Novice Solo (Yellow Group): Available
  • Instructors: Available.
  • Intermediate (Blue Group): Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
  • Advanced (Red Group): Available Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
  • SLS (Black Group): Available Saturday & Sunday.
  • Garages: *We will reserve garages on a first-to-register basis. We should have enough garages for all academy drivers, however, garages are NOT guaranteed.

 

Registration closes
Tuesday, July 23

Essential Information
  • (4) 30-minute sessions per day.
  • 1-Day Entry Fee: $425 (+$50 instructor fee for Beginners)
  • 2-Day Entry Fee: $650 (+$50 instructor fee for beginners)
  • SPECIAL 3-Day Entry Fee: $825 (not applicable for beginners)
  • Instructors: $0. Approved FARA instructors always have their track time comped on days they work with a student.
  • Co-Driver/Car Sharing: $100/day (see details below).
  • Garages are free but will be assigned and reserved on a first-to-register basis until they run out. Sign up early.
  • Passengers: ONLY allowed in the Blue group. Passenger wrist bands are $20. However, any registered driver can ride as a passenger with another registered driver at no cost. We do expect drivers carrying passengers to drive well below their limit. No more than 7/10s.
  • Sebring/HMS/NASCAR POLICY! Scooters, electric skateboards & golf carts, etc. are no longer allowed on NASCAR properties. Track officials will be actively policing this new policy. Violations may result in removal from the property.
  • Absolutely NO DRONES allowed to be flown on property. Violations may result in removal from the property.
    Driver Classification
    Beginner Driver: has 0-4 HPDE track days. An in-car instructor is required for all Beginner drivers. Point-bys are mandatory. Passing on the straights only.
     
    Novice Solo: has 5-10 HPDE track days. Is comfortable in slower traffic and without an instructor. Shares the track with Beginner drivers. Point-bys are mandatory. Passing on the straights only.
     
    Intermediate Solo: has 11-25 HPDE track days, and is comfortable in traffic. Passing is allowed anywhere on the track but Point-bys are still mandatory.
     
    Advanced Solo: has 25+ HPDE or race days , and is comfortable passing anywhere on the track without a point-by. Point-bys are not required but they are encouraged in the red group.
    What to Bring
    • You MUST have a Snell certified SA2015 helmet or newer. M helmets (motorcycle) will not be allowed. Helmets will not be provided at the track.
    • A track-worthy vehicle with newer tires and brakes (no less than 50% tread or pad compound left). A brake flush and high-temp brake fluid is highly advisable.
    • Your tech sheet filled out.
    • Bring plenty of water!
      Track Gates & Garages
      Track Gates
      Track gates will be open starting at 5 pm on Friday thru 7pm on Sunday. Paddock access on FRIDAY will be for the purpose of trailer drops and set-up only.
       
      Garages are Reserved
      Parking/unloading is allowed in the paddock and in your assigned garage starting at 5pm on Friday. Garages are RESERVED for registered drivers only and on a first-to-register basis. Please look for the garage assignments for HPDE drivers. DO NOT park in any garage not reserved for you.
       
      Tech
      • You MUST have your car teched prior to going on the track.
      • Tech will be open on Friday from 5:20pm – 6:30 pm. Saturday from 7am to 8:25 am, and Sunday from 6:40 am to 7:20 am.
      Locations - Where to Go
      • FARA HPDE Drivers’ Meeting: TBD - Look for Event Briefing email a few days prior to the event.
      • HPDE Driver registration/check-in: TBD - Look for Event Briefing email a few days prior to the event.
      • HPDE Driver Info: TBD
      • HPDE (pre-grid): (to line up before going on track) on the east end of the paddock area.
      Car Numbers, Co-Drivers, & Convertibles
      Car Numbers
      Car numbers will be assigned to you if you don't already have them, and vinyl number decals will be handed at the track (unless you already have a car number displayed).
       
      Co-Drivers/Car Sharing
      • Co-drivers are welcome to sharing a car in the same Solo run groups.
      • A co-driver can be added to any primary Solo registration for an additional $100/day.
      • Please note: 2 drivers in 2 different run groups requires 2 primary registrations.
      Convertibles
      • Convertibles are welcome as long as they have factory pop-up roll-over protection, or a roll bar.
      • An additional waiver may be applicable.

      FARA HPDE EVENT SCHEDULE

      EVENT GARAGE ASSIGNMENTS

      FARA HPDE ACADEMY CANCELLATION POLICY

      FARA HPDE: Full refund will be given with at least a 3-week written notice prior to the start of the event. A full credit may be given with at least 1-2 weeks written notice. Cancellations within 7 days of the event will not receive a credit or refund. Credit will be good for a period of one year from the date of cancellation and can be used towards another FARA HPDE event only - no exceptions. There are no partial credits for broken down cars and missed days that occur over the weekend under any circumstance - no exceptions.

      For any additional questions please contact the FARA HPDE Director; Carlos A. Espitia at carlos@farausa.com

      HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

      Reach out to Carlos A. Espitia or one of the Academy Team members