Originally Posted by MattMarks
I do instruct with NASA Mid-Atlantic, though I'm not officially a "NASA Instructor". My experience has been that they will assess your experience and the organization(s) that you've run with in order to place you in a correct run group. It will be pretty apparent to the instructor if you've been placed in group 2, but belong in group 4. They'll get it straightened out in a couple of sessions. When in doubt, shoot the regions Chief Instructor a note ahead of time, and he'll give you a feel for where he thinks you should be classified. If you disagree - you can dialogue with him before the event.
Mid-Atlantic is running 3 or 4 weekends at VIR in 2008 -all full course
so you'd have lots of opportunity to excersize your car. Also should be some CMP dates with the Southeast region as well.
When you're ready, the NASA Comp School is the best $300 you'll spend (ever!) on your car. It is truly mind-opening about what it takes to race, and how much you can make the car do that you never thought possible.
I'll be at VIR with my SF car (#111) in February, so hopefully we'll see you there.
Another quick question - Can I run my car in the NASA race school if it isn't fully caged? I'll be adding an AutoPower 4-point this winter, but that's as far as I plan to go with this particular car.