The Event in Summary

We are please to announce that we have made arrangements to have our fall event in conjunction with the Phil Wicks Driving Academy.

The Fall 2004 event will be held at Carolinas Motorsports Park just south of Kershaw, South Carolina, on Saturday November 13 and Sunday November 14, 2004.

It is an instructional event. Instructors will be available. Classroom/course instruction is mandatory for everyone as always. Driving instruction is mandatory for novices and available for intermediate and experienced drivers.

There will be other cars at the event. Superformance owners will run in their own run groups provided of course that we have sufficient registrations to fill the run groups, which we expect to do.

If registrations and number of novices warrant, the course will be divided on Saturday with novices on the short course and intermediate and experienced drivers on the long course. On Sunday the courses will be combined for the full course for all drivers.

The event will be held under the supervision of the Phil Wicks Driving Academy.

You are encouraged to register for the event and to get your hotel room as quickly as possible.

The Track - Carolina Motorsports Park

The challenging and entertaining CMP track is 2.235 miles long with 14 turns (10 right and 4 left) from 33 degrees to 135 degrees. Three of the straights are over 1000 feet, so there is some room to air it out. The section from turn 10 through turn 14 is tight and technically challenging. The section from turn 10 back to turn 14 is fast and exciting. An opportunity to learn and to have some fun on every lap.

CMP has been designed and built with competitor and worker safety as prime parameters and features wide run off areas backed up by sand traps. In the few places where space is tight, tire walls have been constructed.

Carolina Motorsports Park
3662 Kershaw Hwy
 Kershaw, SC

Carolina Motorsports Park on US 521 / US 601 4 miles south of Kershaw, SC, the closest town. It is 17 miles north of Camden and 45 miles northeast of Columbia.

See for additional information about the track.

The CMP website includes a track layout and description and a driving instructions, both of which will be very helpful in learning the track. These items have been reproduced and edited here so that you can print them out, study them, and bring them with you.

Carolina Motorsports Park Track Layout

CMP Driving Instructions

There will be security at the track overnight. Cars and trailers may be left at the track Saturday night.

Saturday November 13

At Track

7:00 am Gates open
7:30 to
8:30 am
Event Check In and
Tech Inspection
8:30 am Driver's Meeting and Course Instruction
9:00 am First Group Launches
Noon to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Restart
5:00 pm Close for the Day

Saturday Evening
Social and Dinner
Dutch Treat
Location and Time
Announced at Event

Sunday November 14

At Track

7:00 am Gates open
8:30 am Driver's Meeting and Course Instruction
9:00 am First Group Launches
11:00 am to noon Lunch and mandatory quiet time
Noon Restart
5:00 pm Event Wrap-up

Tech Inspection

If you comply with the normal Second Strike tech and apparel regulations, you will comply with the school’s requirements.  Click on Tech Inspection Form to download the updated tech inspection form. It is one page. See Adobe Reader for requirements.


The event will be held under the supervision of the Phil Wicks Driving Academy. Register directly with the Phil Wicks Driving Academy. Click on Registration Form to get the Second Strike registration form for this event.

Print the form, complete it, and mail it with your check to:

Phil Wicks Driving Academy
1012 Davidson Road
Nashville TN 37205

The following information is pre-filled on your registration form.

Event date: Nov 13-14, 2004

Location/Track: Carolinas Motorsports Park Kershaw, SC

Fees: $200 for one day, $350 for both days.
Late fees: For registrations after October 30, 2004, add $25 for one day and $50 for both days.

Discount Group: Second Strike


Everyone will be responsible for their own hotel reservations. Try the Best Western Camden West.  Rooms are (believe it or not) hard to find in Camden.  You need to make your reservation NOW to make sure you have a room. NOW. Really.

Best Western Camden West

850 Highway 1 S

Lugoff, South Carolina 29078-9345

Phone: 803-438-9441 

Toll Free Reservations: 800-344-1545 

Fax: 803-438-5784


Camping is available at the track for a flat rate of $275 a night.  The rate will be divided among all who want to camp at the track. Be sure to check “camping” on the registration form and we will get in touch with you.


To hotel from north, south, and west:

Take I-20 East out of Columbia, SC. At approximately 19 miles (depending on where you started in Columbia), take Exit 92 toward Camden.  Follow US 601 North 3.3 miles to the hotel.

To hotel from east:

From I-20 West, take Exit 92 toward Camden.  Follow US 601 North 3.3 miles to the hotel.

From hotel to track:

Exit the hotel and head north on US 601 / US 1.  At 4.7 miles, turn left on US 521 / US 601 North.  The track is 17.3 miles north on US 521 / US 601. The track entrance is on the right. Allow about 35 to 40 minutes.

Event Organizers and Contacts

If you need to contact someone, please contact Mike Stenhouse or the Phil Wicks Driving Academy via email at the address below.

Second Strike
Mike Stenhouse
115 Caldwell Lane
Davidson, NC 28036-6528

Phil Wicks Driving Academy
1012 Davidson Road
Nashville TN 37205


Novel thought. Put all the downloads in one place where they are easy to find.

Registration Form (pre-filled for this event)

Tech Inspection Form (Adobe pdf, 1 page, 33 KB)

Carolina Motorsports Park Track Layout (Adobe pdf, 2 pages, 124 KB )

CMP Driving Instructions (Adobe pdf, 1 page, 465 KB)

Adobe Reader

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9/26/04: A log of updates will be kept here to keep you informed of changes. Check here from time to time for updated information on the event.