Competition Drivers’ School

Competition drivers’ school (aka Comp School) is for experienced drivers who want to earn a NASA Competition Drivers’ License so they can race at NASA events. It prepares experienced drivers for wheel-to-wheel racing and graduates are qualified to apply for their NASA Competition License.

Eligibility Requirements

All candidates must submit a summary of their driving experience to Steve Stepanian, Chief Instructor: [email protected]

Candidates must show proof of prior experience in one of the following:

  • HPDE 4
  • Time Trial
  • Open passing environment

On-Track and Classroom Training

Our comp school is highly structured and conducted in a non-contact environment. It is limited to 30 participants and features an experienced team of instructors and drivers. Students are evaluated throughout the course and take a formal written test at the end.

The instructor-led training includes:

  • Eight classroom sessions on topics such as:
    • Race-specific flagging
    • Racing strategy
    • NASA Club Codes and Regulations
  • Eight on-track sessions where you practice skills like:
    • Open-corner passing
    • Three-wide exercises
    • Race starts.

You must use a car that complies with either NASA HPDE Tech Requirements or Race Tech Requirements. You do not need a car with a cage that passes race tech.