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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|

10 Worst Track Hazards

HPDE is a sport where safety is emphasized, along with speed, fun and learning, but some risk still remains. Track hazards are a big one. Encountering the wrong track hazard at the wrong spot could ruin a great track day.

Make sure you’re prepared for these 10 hazards for a safer event.

1. Fluids on Track

Cars are full of fluids that keep their components

August 14th, 2023|Motorsports Tips|

3 Must-Haves for Autocross

Autocross is a motorsport where you compete with other drivers for the best time on a closed course. It’s a great choice for both the casual competitor and the developing racer, in part, because there’s not a lot of gear or equipment required to participate.

In fact, you can really narrow it down to just a few essentials that will help get you

June 30th, 2023|Autocross, First Timers Tips, Motorsports Tips|

Your Top 10 Track Day Questions Answered

If you’re just discovering motorsports for the first time, you may have questions about Track Days. It’s a hobby that seems simple at first — having fun driving a fast car around a racetrack — then you realize it’s a bit more complicated. But not to worry. Today, we’re answering all your questions.

Here are your top 10 track day questions answered by

June 6th, 2023|Motorsports Insurance, Motorsports Tips|

Costs of a Typical Track Day

Few things pair better than a cool car and a fun track. But figuring out how to get your cool car onto a fun track can be intimidating when you’re new to motorsports.

Attending a nearby track day is a great way to get started, allowing you to get more involved in your local motorsports community and find out what you and your

May 2nd, 2023|Motorsports Tips|

What Is High Performance Driving Really About?

The world of High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) can be one of the most, if not the most, fun learning experiences of your life.

HPDE is really a type of journey, where the E (education) plays the biggest role. But what about the H-P-D? Just what are you getting yourself into with High Performance Driving?

That’s the topic today, where we take a high-level

April 5th, 2023|HPDE, Motorsports Tips, Uncategorized|

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, Off-Track|

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 Safety, Motorsports Tips|