Advanced Concepts School


Starting at $285.00


Advanced Concepts School with Tommy Byrne!

  • Open to all Intermediate and Advanced drivers. 

  • Open to all cars approved for AutoInterests HPDE. 

  • This school is geared towards intermediate and advanced driver skills and learning, NOT just Spec Panther series.

  • Limited to 20 drivers! Enjoy more 1 on 1 time

  • Intermediate drivers: if you're serious about honing your skills and advancing, this school is for you!


This school counts towards Spec Panther as the required comp school.

Is attendance required to compete in Spec Panther?

  • REQUIRED for all Intermediate drivers
  • REQUIRED for anybody that has no competitive experience or has never held a competition license of any kind
  • Optional, but RECOMMENDED for Advanced or higher that have competition licenses from other organizations

All drivers who pass will receive a hard card Spec Panther Competition License once their Licensing Fee has been paid.


$285 fee for the day

If you are an instructor, your discount is NOT valid since there is no instructing at this event.


9:15-9:45am - Tech & Check-in

10:00am - Classroom

  • HPDE vs TA vs W2W
  • Safety (in-car, gear, health, strapping car down & towing)
  • Car Prep (tires, brake fluids, marking tires, torquing/marking bolts, pyrometer, tire diary, etc.)

11:00am - 10 min break

11:10am - Track tour & rules of engagement

12:10am - Lunch break

1:00pm - Drill overview

1:20pm - DRILLS

  • 1:20pm 30 mins - DRILL #1: 2 laps side-by-side; the remainder of session drivers pair up & passing in corners
  • 1:50pm 15 mins - pit lane post drill discussion
  • 2:05pm 15 mins - break
  • 2:20pm 30 mins - DRILL #2: avoidance/changing environment
  • 2:50pm 15 mins - pit lane post drill discussion

3:05pm - Classroom: Spec Panther series/rules/what to buy/car prep

3:25pm - Ridealong in Spec Panther vehicles

3:45pm - 1 hour Open Session on track

4:45pm - conclusion of Advanced Concepts School

Rules and Regulations:

By registering you are indicating that you have thoroughly read, understood and agree to all Policies, Rules & Requirements listed under the "Drivers" menu at the top of our website navigation bar.

Read all rules and make sure your vehicle is qualified and that you have adequate safety equipment because all fees are strictly non-refundable per our Refund, Purchase, & Cancellation Policy.

If you have any questions about your vehicle or safety equipment meeting requirements, email PRIOR to registering for an event!

If you have a credit, coupon code, or gift card it MUST be entered at checkout.  Prices can not be adjusted once your order is submitted.

Early Entry, Camping, Hotels, etc.

For information on early entry, camping, hotels, garage rental, fuel, concessions, track map & other event-specific information, please view the appropriate page from our main menu under "TRACKS".

HPDE Protection Plans, Garage Rentals, Helmet Rentals, Numbers

HPDE Protection Plans

Protects you from losing registration costs when life happens; protection from mechanical issues, sickness, injury and even WEATHER! Learn more here.

HPDE Protection Plans can be purchased at time of event registration OR can be purchased separately. ALL HPDE PROTECTION PLANS MUST BE PURCHASED AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT DATE TO BE VALID! 

By purchasing an HPDE Protection Plan you are indicating that you have read and agree to all the terms and conditions listed on the HPDE Protection Plan information page linked here.

Garage Rentals

Garage rentals, if available can be found here.

Helmet Rentals

We have a limited supply of helmets available to rent.  Rentals are first come, first serve.  Click here to reserve a rental helmet.

Vehicle Numbers

Numbers are required on all vehicles driving on track. You may purchase a number decal set during registration, or bring your own as long as they meet requirements (more on that here). 

Numbers will be randomly assigned and you will NOT be able to choose or request a specific number. You will receive your purchased numbers when you go through tech inspection.

Click here for full details on vehicle numbers, requirements, or to purchase anytime after registration.

Registration Confirmation/Ticketing

Upon completing your registration, you will receive an e-mail confirmation,there is no requirement to print or bring this with you. However, you may want to print your QR code ticket (if applicable) to speed up the process (this can also be found by logging into your account and going to My Events, if applicable).

Your name is automatically added to the list for entry into the event - just bring your car (along with your driver's license & helmet) directly to tech inspection at the event to get checked-in!

You can view your order details and events in your account. Once the digital schedule is published (usually at least 30 days prior to the event) you can view your event details, announcements link, personalized schedule and instructor pairing (if applicable) under "My Events" in your account.