GRM VIP EXPERIENCE

New for this year is the addition of our VIP packages presented by Grassroots Motorsports that allow attendees to pay one price and experience a variety of activities throughout the HyperFEST weekend.

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GT PACKAGE

The GT is our standard package that offers:

  • One (1) three-day ticket into the event
  • One (1) premium parking pass at the GRM Experience tent located trackside on Turn 6 of the VIR Full Course
  • One (1) HyperFEST T-shirt
  • Access to the GRM Experience tent during VIP time on Saturday (time TBA) that includes one free drink ticket, cash bar.
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SUPERCHARGED PACKAGE

The Supercharged is our mid-grade package that includes:

  • One (1) three-day ticket into the event
  • One (1) touring lap around the 3.27-Mile VIR Full Course (Friday evening)
  • One (1) Rally Ride-along (Saturday)
  • One (1) Maxxis Tires Off-Road Experience Ride-along (Saturday)
  • One (1) premium parking pass at the GRM Experience tent located trackside on Turn 6 of the VIR Full Course
  • One (1) HyperFEST T-shirt
  • Access to the GRM Experience tent during VIP time on Saturday (time TBA) that includes one free drink ticket, cash bar.
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TURBO PACKAGE

The Turbo is our premium package that includes:

  • One (1) three-day ticket into the event
  • One (1) touring lap around the 3.27-Mile VIR Full Course (Friday evening)
  • One (1) Drifting Ride-along (Saturday)
  • One (1) Rally Ride-along (Saturday)
  • One (1) Maxxis Tires Off-Road Experience Ride-along (Saturday)
  • One (1) HyperDRIVE on the 1.1-Mile VIR Patriot Course (Saturday)
  • One (1) premium parking pass at the GRM Experience tent located trackside on Turn 6 of the VIR Full Course
  • One (1) HyperFEST T-shirt
  • Access to the GRM Experience tent during VIP time on Saturday (time TBA) that includes one free drink ticket, cash bar.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HYPERDRIVE

WHAT KIND OF CAR DO I NEED?

Basically, all you need is a safe car. The car does not have to be fancy or fast. Our most common vehicle is your everyday run-of-the-mill daily driver on regular street tires. Previous participants have brought everything from Hyundais to Ferraris.

ARE THERE ANY DRIVER REQUIREMENTS?

Participants must be at least 18 years old (16 with parental consent) and possess a valid driver's license.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Dress for this activity is a sleeved shirt (short sleeves are ok, just no tank tops), long pants, and closed toed shoes (no Crocs or slip-ons). Because this event takes place in May, we understand it may be warm during the day at the event. You are welcome to bring a change of clothes and change before and after your session if you prefer. 

DO I NEED A HELMET?

Yes, you must have a SNELL SA2010 or newer helmet to participate in HyperDRIVEs. If you do not have a helmet, loaner helmets will be available for you to use.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE TECHNICAL INSPECTION?

The technical inspection goes over various aspects of the vehicle to ensure it will be safe for you and everyone else on the track. As a general rule, an "unmodified" factory vehicle will pass tech without any problems, but cars that have been modified (seats, roll bars, belts, etc...) must conform to the preparation rules. Your vehicle must also be free from loose items; such as floor mats, beverage bottles, loose change, etc... If you'd like to inspect your own car ahead of time to ensure you won't have any issues at the track, you may use this checklist as a preliminary guide.

I OWN A CONVERTIBLE, CAN I STILL DRIVE?

Yes, however all convertibles must have a roll bar that can withstand the weight of the vehicle in the event of a rollover. For example, if you have a Mazda Miata, you must have a roll bar installed to participate. If you have a Honda S2000, your head must come below the factory issued hoop or you would need an aftermarket roll bar. Most convertibles must have a full roll bar. Please e-mail us if you have questions about your convertible.    

ARE THERE DIFFERENT LEVEL GROUPS?

No, because this is designed as an introductory program, there is only one group.  

HOW MANY TIMES DO I GET TO GO ON TRACK?

Each HyperDRIVE session consists of one (1) classroom session and one (1) on-track session. The classroom session is approximately 20-minutes and the on-track session is approximately 30-minutes.

CAN I SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE HYPERDRIVE?

Yes, many participants sign up for multiple sessions throughout the course of the event. If you end up signing up for more than one session, let the instructor know at your first classroom session. If you do well in your first session, you may be able to skip your other classroom sessions. 

ARE THERE OTHER CARS ON TRACK WITH ME?

Yes, there will be approximately 15-20 cars on track at the same time spaced out accordingly, but HyperDRIVE is not a race. Please note, passing is allowed in HyperDRIVE and only when approved by the instructors.

ACCIDENTS

Body damage to cars very rarely occurs, however you are encouraged to check with your insurance company regarding coverage. Most insurance companies cover damages to your car during High Performance Driving Events (HPDE). Be careful if they tell you that it is not covered. Agents have been wrong before. Ask them for a list of "exclusions" in YOUR policy and consult an expert.

DRIFT RIDE-ALONGS

ARE THERE ANY PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS?

Participants must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid state or government issued photo ID. 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Dress for this activity is a sleeved shirt (short sleeves are ok, just no tank tops), long pants, and closed toed shoes (no Crocs or slip-ons). Because this event takes place in May, we understand it may be warm during the day at the event. You are welcome to bring a change of clothes and change before and after your session if you prefer. 

DO I NEED A HELMET?

Yes, however if you do not have a helmet, loaner helmets will be available for you to use during your ride. If you'd like to wear your own helmet, it must be a SNELL SA2010 rated or newer helmet. 

HOW MANY TIMES DO I GET TO GO ON TRACK?

Once. Each drifting ride-along consists of two (2) consecutive laps around the 12-turn, 1.1-mile Patriot Course. The ride will last approximately 2-2:30 minutes. 

CAN I SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE RIDE-ALONG?

Yes, you may sign up for more than one ride-along, in fact many do in order to ride with ride with other drivers. 

CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC DRIVER / CAR?

Unfortunately no. Due to the nature of the event, to ensure we stay on schedule, and give rides to everyone who signs up, we cannot guarantee which driver you will receive a ride from. When possible, we will try out best to accommodate you, but we simply can't promise it. We apologize for any inconvenience the may cause you, but assure you that all drivers are professionals, equally talented, and that you will have the utmost fun in any of their cars.

CAN I USE MY PHONE / GOPRO TO RECORD THE RIDE?

Yes, however we ask that you do so with some hesitation. As much as you want to relive the excitement of the ride and show your friends later on, if you're too busy focusing on what you are recording, you will most likely end up missing the actual live experience of the ride. Plenty of people before you have previously filmed their rides if you Google them (including some of the drivers who may have a GoPro mounted to their car or themselves during your ride), just watch their videos and enjoy your ride in the moment. 
After all that, if you still want to record your ride, we recommend that you have your phone or camera tethered with a leash or strap to ensure you don't drop it. Phones and cameras rarely escape the track in the same condition as when they left your hand. Also, selfie sticks are not allowed and we require that you keep your hands in the car at all times and do not block the driver's view while filming.

RALLY RIDE-ALONGS

ARE THERE ANY PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS?

Participants must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid state or government issued photo ID. 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Dress for this activity is a sleeved shirt (short sleeves are ok, just no tank tops), long pants, and closed toed shoes (no Crocs or slip-ons). Because this event takes place in May, we understand it may be warm during the day at the event. You are welcome to bring a change of clothes and change before and after your session if you prefer. 

DO I NEED A HELMET?

Yes, however if you do not have a helmet, loaner helmets will be available for you to use during your ride. If you'd like to wear your own helmet, it must be a SNELL SA2010 rated or newer helmet. 

HOW MANY TIMES DO I GET TO GO ON TRACK?

Once. Each Rage Buggy ride-along consists of one (1) lap around the VIRginia International Raceway Rally Course. The ride will last approximately XXXX? minutes. 

CAN I SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE RIDE-ALONG?

Yes, you may sign up for more than one ride-along, in fact many do in order to experience the various models available for rides. 

CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC DRIVER / BUGGY?

Unfortunately no. Due to the nature of the event, to ensure we stay on schedule, and give rides to everyone who signs up, we cannot guarantee which driver and/or buggy you will receive a ride from. When possible, we will try out best to accommodate you, but we simply can't promise it. We apologize for any inconvenience the may cause you, but assure you that all drivers are professionals, equally talented, and that you will have the utmost fun in any of their buggies.

CAN I USE MY PHONE / GOPRO TO RECORD THE RIDE?

Yes, however we ask that you do so with some hesitation. As much as you want to relive the excitement of the ride and show your friends later on, if you're too busy focusing on what you are recording, you will most likely end up missing the actual live experience of the ride. 
After all that, if you still want to record your ride, we recommend that you have your phone or camera tethered with a leash or strap to ensure you don't drop it. Phones and cameras rarely escape the track in the same condition as when they left your hand. Also, selfie sticks are not allowed and we require that you keep your hands in the car at all times and do not block the driver's view while filming.

OFF-ROAD RIDE-ALONGS

ARE THERE ANY PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS?

Yes, all passengers must be at least 18 years old and have a State or Government issued picture ID. 

MY FRIENDS ARE DRIVING, CAN I GO FOR A RIDE WITH THEM?

Yes, although you will need to purchase an Off Road Ride-Along pass.

GENERAL

CAN I CAMP OUT FOR THIS EVENT?

Yes, this is HyperFEST. One of the best things about HyperFEST is being able to camp out and hang with old and new friends, as well as enjoy everything this event has to offer. If you'd prefer to not camp out, there is a hotel located at the track and many other hotels available in neighboring towns such as Danville, VA, South Boston, VA, Roxboro, NC, and Milton, NC. 

WHAT FUEL OCTANES DOES VIR HAVE AVAILABLE AT THE TRACK?

For a list of available options, please visit VIR's Fuel Information Page for current information on fuel grades offered.

CAN I BRING MY GOLF CART, PIT BIKE, ATV, ETC?

All unlicensed pit, paddock and other off-road vehicles (i.e., golf cart, pit bike, ATV, etc.) used at VIR must be registered with VIR and have a current off-road vehicle pass displayed on the vehicle at all times. You can purchase your Off-Road Vehicle Pass online here.

CAN I RENT A GOLF CART?

Yes, VIR offers golf carts for rent to both participants and spectators. You can learn more about their golf cart rental options by visiting Golf Cart Rentals.

IS THERE A MAP OF VIR AVAILABLE?

Yes, you may find it here.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

While we prefer warm and sunny days, it doesn't always happen to work out that way. Since the event is in May, showers have been known to make a brief appearance. Because HyperFEST is an outdoor event, we run rain or shine, but that doesn't mean you still can't have fun.