A: For our in-house HPDREs and most similar events here, the run groups are broken down as follows:
GREEN- beginner to novice drivers; instructor & classroom provided; restricted passing with a point-by. Minimum experience 0 to 5 HPDE days.
BLUE- novice to intermediate drivers; check ride or solo; restricted passing with a point-by. Minimum experience est 5 to 10 HPDE days.
BLACK- intermediate to advanced drivers; check ride or solo; passing anywhere with a point-by. Minimum experience est 10 to 20+ HPDE days.
RED- advanced/expert drivers, licensed racers, and instructors; check ride or solo; full open passing. Minimum experience est 25+ HPDE days.
Our “minimum experience” counts will only include formal HPDE here at Dominion and similar track days at similar permanent high-speed road course facilities with instructors and sessions broken down by experience level with dozens of cars on track at a time. We also only count the number of HPDE days experienced by each driver in the last few years. Related but not directly equivalent driving activities (karting, rally, autocross, TrackCross, Track Attack, crapcan racing, etc) typically do not count toward these required minimums. This is to make sure everyone is in the run group that is safest, most comfortable, and the most fun for them and others!