I am getting a lot of the same questions which means something above is unclear. So here's the "FAQ" for these discounts, copied & pasted from my inbox...
Sorry no, the $150 off coupon codes will not work for Daytona in the fall. They will only work for one of our three weekends at Sebring in 2014.
Yes, coupon codes used for anything must be found or requested before you register. Sorry, we are not able to retroactively apply 'em to transactions that have already taken place.
Yes, the season pass discount is for anyone and everyone. It applies to HPDE1, 2, 3, 4, and TT for one price, or racing for a different price. It applies to new members and current members alike. Not long after you register for a season pass, you will get $0.00 registration confirmation emails for the later events, then you're officially signed up for everything. (Note: I have a pile of these to process in the next few weeks so don't worry if you haven't yet seen those additional email receipts.)
Correct, the season pass is only available until online registration closes for our first event in late March. We will not be able to process season passes at the track or partially at later events. Now is the time to set your schedule, and save money!
Correct, all regular refund/credit policies apply to season pass registrations. Assume you are signed up for the year long before the first event (you'll get email confirmation receipts for $0.00 once I have time to finish processing all the season passes) then plan to let us know if you can't make it to a later event as per http://www.drivenasafl.com/contact-us/c ... on-policy/
. Note, we will not be able to offer refunds against season pass registrations when you cancel later, only credits for later events in accordance with that policy.
Yes, we absolutely do recognize and honor equivalent experience from other groups if you are new to us and signing up for a season pass. Generally we ask that you get cleared for a particular run group before you sign up for anything. As with all our events, for anyone new we want to see related experience ahead of time in writing, in as much detail as possible (dates, tracks, groups, passing rules, instructed or not, solo'd or not, any references, etc) preferrably in your NASA membership profile or you can email it to me. If you have nothing in your profile and don't send us your history and sign up for HPDE3, we will need to chat via email (again, we need this in writing to create a "paper trail") before we confirm your entry that run group. If we can't get the info we need for whatever reason, you'll start in HPDE1 and your assigned instructor will handle solo'ing you and/or moving you to a faster run group accordingly. This is all for participant safety and enjoyment of course.
Sorry, we don't offer any coupon codes or related discounts for 1-day entries; NASA FL events are 2 days by design because that's what the vast majority of participants want. And yes, if you are new to NASA FL you will need to sign up for the whole weekend regardless of your run group level. We only offer 1-day entries to known experienced drivers in various groups because we have had lots of problems with 1-day drivers in recent seasons, especially those who haven't run with us before (not coming to meetings, not following our passing rules, passing under yellow, passing the pace car, causing trouble in the paddock, breaking track rules about things like fuel storage and smoking areas, etc.) [...] Indeed please assume that if you're signing up for HPDE2, 3, 4, or TT and are new to us or new to that run group, that you will receive a check ride from one of our senior instructors during your first weekend. Sometimes one on the first day and one on the second day, or sometimes not until the second day - depending on your experience and how many other check rides are scheduled that weekend. This is all for participant safety and maximum enjoyment of everyone's track time, thanks for understanding.
Yes, you can absolutely sign up for one level with the season pass and get bumped to a higher level later in the year and still use those credits. Please email me once you have been moved up so I can change your later registrations. I try to do this automatically after each event once I have been told who moved up, but please touch base and remind me anyway (I am only human and occasionally something falls through the cracks, especially if it is handed to me at the track on a post-it note!)
Yes, thanks for asking, the $150 new participant special coupon codes are definitely for everyone. You don't have to be HPDE1 or a racer or any particular skill level. You do, however, have to be absolutely brand-new to NASA as a participant both regionally and nationally. And you do have to sign up for both a new NASA membership and a full weekend on track (not one day, not Hyperdrive, not autocross) registration to make the codes work. If you have an account in the NASA registration system already and/or a membership already, or did an autocross 10 years ago in another NASA region, then I apologize but this deal isn't for you. It is however fine if you have been to NASA events before, gone for rides at our events, etc. Just as long as you have never registered yourself for anything.
No, sorry, you can't combine the new participant special with the season pass deal. The season passes are discounted enough already! Also we try to make it so everyone can get some discount if they choose to, but not so that any one person can get too big of a discount (i.e. big enough to make things unfair for everyone else.) We also want to save money for both our new members and existing members alike.
No, sorry, you can't combine the new participant special with the fine print discount. The system is set up to only take one coupon code per registration. And again we try to keep the discounts spread out among the membership, so the fine print discount is more intended for the non-newbies. The new participant codes take much more $ off, so definitely use that one instead if you qualify!
Yes, the fine print discount is for everyone who has run with us before and no, it's not hard to find those codes if you pay attention to the items you should be reading anyway before each event.
No we didn't "hide" the fine print discount codes to be a pain, we did it hoping that people would actually read the rules, procedures, and details we publish. This saves 'em from having to ask questions later, and saves 'em from getting upset when we have to enforce something (or the track has to enforce something) they should've already known about but didn't know about because they didn't read anything we published or sent. This is a problem everywhere, but especially in Florida
Yes, a Double Down and a Supersize are basically the same thing - run in a second group all weekend for a discount. Supersize is for racers to also run in HPDE4 or TT (but not both unless they supersize twice) and Double Down is for advanced HPDE drivers to also run in the group "below" their normal one. We created these specifically for those of you who always say you want more track time. So here you go. You can spend many hours on track per weekend with either a Supersize or a Double Down. In fact I think our Supersize and Double Down are some of the best if not the best deals in the state for "dollars per minute of track time"... check the schedule, do the math, and please let me know if I'm wrong.