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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|

HPDE Event Packing List

An excerpt from The HPDE 1st-Timer’s Guide, written by Ryan Staub and Ross Bentley.

“What to pack?” may be the eternal question. Whether you’re going on vacation, a business trip or your first-ever HPDE event, it’s hard to know what to bring and you’re bound to forget something you need. But there’s one trick that works just as well for

November 29th, 2021|First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips|

Hallett Motor Racing Circuit Track Feature

For over 45 years, Hallett Motor Racing Circuit has been known as one of the most challenging and fun tracks in North America. Just 35 miles west of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hallett is located in the beautiful Osage Hills area, known for its breathtaking sunrises and spectacular sunsets. The reversible 1.8-mile, 10-turn course features 80 feet of elevation change, multiple technically challenging blind

October 21st, 2021|Track Feature|

Pre-Event HPDE Expectations for First Timers

An excerpt from The HPDE 1st-Timer’s Guide, written by Ryan Staub and Ross Bentley.

 

The first time you attend an HPDE track event, it can feel a bit like your first day of school. You may not be sure what to do or where to go, on top of already being excited, nervous and eager to make the

September 28th, 2021|First Timers Tips|

Watkins Glen International Track Feature

Watkins Glen International is one of the country’s most famous and challenging road racing circuits. Located just south of the Seneca in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, you can find The Glen tucked in between local vineyards and woodlands. The 550-acre facility currently features three track configurations, plus paddocks, garages, grandstands, media center, dining, shops and camping facilities.

History of

August 18th, 2021|Track Feature|

HPDE Tips: Preparing Your Car for Track Days

An excerpt from The HPDE 1st-Timer’s Guide, written by Ryan Staub and Ross Bentley.

Preparing your car for track days is important—you don’t want to be the one to show up unprepared. Remember that the “E” in HPDE stands for education and that track days are a learning experience. You don’t do as well on the

July 29th, 2021|First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips|

The Right HPDE Approach

An excerpt from The HPDE 1st-Timer’s Guide, written by Ryan Staub and Ross Bentley.

Few things in life compare to driving fast in a great car on a world-famous track with your friends cheering you on. Yet the real secret to HPDE is the trip, not the destination. With the right HPDE approach, you’ll be focusing on 4

July 1st, 2021|First Timers Tips|