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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|

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|

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|

Track Walk Tips

It’s the thrill behind the wheel that draws out most race fans to track day events, but even the most experienced driver knows that each event is a learning opportunity. Education is important in HPDE driving and one of the best ways to learn is walking the track. Read on for helpful track walk tips.

How Pro Drivers Use a Track Walk

For professional

February 28th, 2020|Motorsports Tips|

How to Safely Handle a Crash

Behind the wheel, confidence is key to staying in the zone because there’s no time for “what-ifs” when you need your skill and experience to carry you through. However, when your event is over and you’re out of the driver’s seat, it’s not a bad idea to think about how to safely handle a crash.

If you drive long enough, sooner or later

December 9th, 2019|Motorsports Tips|

Learning a New Track

If you are heading to a new track, there are a lot of resources to help prepare you. While memorizing the track layout and reference points in advance can set you up for success, real success comes from keen observation and skillful application.

Preparation

Before you head to the track, review any information you can get your hands on—

December 9th, 2019|Motorsports 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|