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Getting More Out of Your HPDE Experience

Originally published July 12, 2019. Last updated July 15, 2024.

Most people get in a car to reach a destination, but with HPDE, it’s about the journey of getting there. An HPDE experience at the track is like nothing else. You get to drive on some of the most famous tracks in motorsports history, learn the true capabilities of your own car and

July 15th, 2024|First Timers Tips, HPDE, Motorsports Tips|

Staying Cool at the Track

Originally published July 14, 2020. Last updated June 17, 2024.

As you schedule track days this summer, don’t forget to keep the forecast in mind. High summer temps and humidity paired with increased temperatures in the car and on the blacktop can quickly turn an otherwise enjoyable day dangerous.

Yet, with the right gear and preparation, you can stay safe in the heat.

Tips for

June 20th, 2024|HPDE, Motorsports Safety, Motorsports Tips|

Minimize the Risk of Vehicle Fires at the Track

Originally published August 27, 2020. Last updated May 17, 2024.

You hate to see vehicle fires at the track, but it’s even worse when it’s your vehicle that catches fire. Track environments are challenging, pushing vehicles to their limits and leaving drivers little time and space to respond to emergencies.

For track day participants, knowing what preventative steps you can take ahead of time

HPDE Flags You Need to Know

Originally published August 29, 2019. Last updated April 15, 2024.

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

If you are new to HPDE, learning the flags is a great place to start. HPDE organizers use a variety of flags to communicate important information to drivers on the track. Each flag has a specific meaning,

April 15th, 2024|First Timers Tips, HPDE|

Make the Best of Events in the Rain

Originally published July 12, 2019. Last updated March 25, 2024.

Everything is ready to go for your event — you, your car and your team. But a look at the radar shows rain? Don’t let this forecast dampen your enthusiasm.

Nearly all HPDE events will continue despite rain, so be prepared. Follow these tips to stay safe on the track and actually enjoy your

March 25th, 2024|First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips|

Getting Vehicles Out of Storage Checklist

Originally published March 19, 2021. Last updated February 28, 2024.

After a long, cold winter, it’s time for track cars to come out of hibernation in many parts of the country. There’s a lot that can go wrong when a car sits for months, so here’s a refresher for getting vehicles out of storage.

1. Check Everything Under the Hood

Grab a flashlight and

February 28th, 2024|Motorsports Risk Management, Off-Track|

Track Feature: Daytona International Speedway

The track at Daytona International Speedway needs no introduction. Since opening in 1959, the track has been home to the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s premier racing event. The 2.5-mile tri-oval course, famous for its four high-banked corners, has played host to some of motorsports most memorable races. The speedway grounds also host concerts, civic events, car shows, motorcycle and boat racing and more.


January 24th, 2024|Track Feature|

5 Biggest Towing Hazards

A trailer for towing your track car can be a great investment as you become more involved in motorsports. You’ll save wear and tear on your track vehicle, have more flexibility over what you bring to the track, and have an opportunity try out tracks further from home. But towing does come with some hazards.

Towing a vehicle can be intimidating if you’ve

January 10th, 2024|Off-Track, Safety|

Track Feature: Road Atlanta

Nestled among 750 acres of picturesque rolling hills, Road Atlanta is one of motorsports enthusiasts’ favorite tracks in the Deep South. Known officially as Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course is located just outside of Braselton, Georgia, about 35 miles northeast of the Atlanta metro and close to the Chateau Elan resort.

Road Atlanta regularly hosts professional and amateur sports

November 17th, 2023|Track Feature|

What Does Off-Track Insurance Cover?

If you have a dedicated track car, you’re probably very aware of the time and money you have in it — as well as the risks it faces from damage on the track. HPDE Insurance is the go-to solution to protect your track car during the season. But what about when the season’s over?

While the risks are different when you’re not driving

October 31st, 2023|Off-Track|