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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|

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|

Using Ear Protection at HPDE Events

It can get kind of loud on track day, which is why most professional drivers use some sort of ear protection. The 140 decibels of a full-throttle NASCAR cockpit is about as loud as fireworks or gunfire. That’s pretty loud, so it makes sense the pro drivers protect their hearing. But what about you and your HPDE driving?

  • If you’ve got
October 2nd, 2019|First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips|

HPDE Flags You Need to Know

If you are new to HPDE, flags are a good place to start. The following flags are used to communicate various information during the events. Memorize their meanings as they can signify important things and require very specific actions. 

HPDE Flags

Green HPDE flagGreen—This flag is at the start/finish line and generally indicates that the session is

August 29th, 2019|First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips, Safety|

Making the Most of Your HPDE Experience

What do you like most about HPDE events? Is it the comradery or is it driving on the limit of adhesion? The HPDE community is a growing group of enthusiasts who share a common passion for high-performance driving. I have noticed the growth of the community all over the United States from attending HPDE events. There is a common question that I

July 12th, 2019|First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips|

5 HPDE Checklist Items

Whether you’re an avid HPDE participant or are just getting into the sport, here are five HPDE checklist items that can help you avoid common failures participants encounter at HPDE events:

1. Check your lug nuts

We put our cars through more abuse than they see on the street, and it’s important to make sure all four wheels stay on your car!  If one

July 12th, 2019|First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips|