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All About the Racing Industry

While most people do HPDE as a hobby, some want to go further, pursuing a career in the racing industry. But the path from practicing on a skid pad to making it to the starting line of the Rolex 24 at Daytona isn’t always easy.

Even when you’re a driver who knows your way around the garage and the track, racing can seem

November 10th, 2022|Motorsports Fun, Motorsports Tips|

What Is a Snell-Rated Helmet and Why Do You Need One?

You don’t need much to get started in motorsports. A working car, a driver’s license and a Snell-rated helmet will pave the way for more than a few beginner HPDE events in your local area. But what exactly is a Snell-rated helmet and why do you need one to participate in HPDE?

The Snell-rated or Snell-certified helmet is the gold

September 26th, 2022|Motorsports Tips|

Track Feature: Lime Rock Park

Open for racing since 1957, Lime Rock Park has played an important role in American motorsports. A natural terrain road racing venue, Lime Rock Park is tucked away in the small hamlet of Lakeville in the Berkshire Mountains area of Northwest Connecticut. But it’s still easily accessible from Boston, New York City and all points in the Northeast. The 1.5-mile, seven-turn course

August 31st, 2022|Motorsports Fun|

HPDE Tips: How to Drive the Perfect Line

When you first start driving on track, you’ll probably feel a bit overwhelmed. There’s always a lot going on — from the other cars in front and behind you to working the pedals smoothly and knowing where to aim the car.

HPDE instructors know a track day can be overwhelming, which is why you’ll focus on first things first, which always includes learning

August 2nd, 2022|Motorsports Tips|

HPDE Tips: Choosing a Track Car

Motorsports offers a truly unique opportunity to drive your own car on the same tracks that Formula One champions and Indy 500 winners race on. That’s a perk where no other sport can really compete. But it also results in many new motorsports enthusiasts wondering what kind of car is needed to drive on a track.

While it’s true that almost any car

June 28th, 2022|Motorsports Tips|

Handy Motorsports Glossary of Terms

When you start participating in HPDE events, you’ll soon discover what may seem like a new language! Like many things, motorsports has its own lingo. This handy motorsports glossary of terms will help you learn key definitions when you’re getting started in HPDE. Plus, you can always refer back to it later when needed.

How to Learn Motorsports Terminology

Learning what seems like a

May 26th, 2022|Motorsports Fun, Motorsports Tips|

HPDE Guide to Personal Auto Policy Exclusions

“Always read the fine print” is good advice, especially when it comes to your personal auto policy. Ordinary car insurance covers your vehicle under a wide range of conditions, but it doesn’t cover everything. Quite often, a personal auto policy excludes coverage for HPDE, track days, time trials and other events where you take your car on a race track. Here’s a

April 22nd, 2022|Motorsports Insurance|

10 Low-Cost and No-Cost Ways to Improve Your Track Car

You don’t have to break the bank to improve your performance at your next track day. While it’s true some car mods can be pricey, there are plenty of low-cost and no-cost ways to improve your track car. Here are 10 you can do on the cheap for increased performance and better safety.

1. Balance the Wheels and Tires

Balanced wheels and tires make

March 25th, 2022|Motorsports Tips|

12 Tips for Your First Autocross

Your first autocross event can be a lot of fun. New experiences, fast driving and great friends await. It’s one of the easiest competitive motorsports you can get into, and you can dramatically improve your driving skills and accuracy in a safe and welcoming environment.

There are a few things you can do that will help you enjoy the day

February 28th, 2022|First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips|

How to Get Started in Autocross

Autocross is one of the easiest ways to get started in competitive driving. It’s a great choice for casual participants and beginner racers alike, offering low enough barriers to entry that many drivers are able to become quite competitive. Experts also love autocross because it allows them the chance to test out the latest modifications to their competition car and constantly level

December 22nd, 2021|Motorsports Tips|