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Sim Racing FAQs

It’s winter again for much of the country, which means most tracks aren’t holding HPDE events. But other options exist. Sim racing is great fun and can help keep your mind and reflexes sharp during the off-season.

If you’re not familiar with sim racing as a sport, read on to learn more. We answer many of your sim racing questions, including how sim

January 11th, 2023|Motorsports Fun, Motorsports Tips|

Examples of Track Day Claims

What happens if your track day ends with a wrecked car? It depends a lot on what kind of insurance you have. Insurance from Lockton Motorsports exists to protect you from just such a risk.

Here are two examples of track day claims that illustrate what can happen when you’re out on the track and how we handle these kinds

December 12th, 2022|Motorsports Insurance, Motorsports Tips|

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|

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|

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|