A , WECLOME.
B. Thanks for asking. You have pointed out something still being worked on, a FAQ for getting started and ready for Drivers School.
To race at Waterford, you do not have to be a member of Waterford or OCSC, but it does require you to be a member of SCCA, and hold a SCCA license.
Yes, you pay a higher entry fee, and you are able to win trophys ( if we get a new trophy chair ) but you are not able to win any Waterford Championship.
Waterford Memebership does require OSCS membership, and gets you access to the lower entry fee on race weekends, lower fees for open track days, and the abilty to run for a class championship.
There are other benefits, but that is the quick summary.
Lifetime Membership at Waterford still requires you to mantain an OCSC membership, it is not included. They aer the Main club, we are a sub-club.
The School is SCCA endorsed, and this year it is THE school for Great Lakes Division. You can go thru on the SCCA program or The Waterford Program.
There is no wrong choice, it is what appeals to you the best overall.
It is not advised to share a car at drivers school. It's a lot of track time, and can be hard on a car. One car fails with two drivers, and most likley both drivers do not pass.
There are no stupid questions, so feel free to ask away.
John Blanchard is listed on the contact page, feel free to ask him about drivers school questions.