Trying new things at the next track day is a great way to stimulate your mind and step out of your comfort zone. It’s so easy to fall into a routine and get stuck. Or worse, to get bored. But there’s always something new to learn on and off the track.
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.
Getting Vehicles Out of Storage Checklist
- Check everything under the hood. Grab a flashlight and look for anything
With 2020 fading into the rear-view mirror, many motorsports participants are letting out a sigh of relief. The challenges and difficulties of last year were many, and like you, Lockton Motorsports is wishing for more health and happiness for everyone in 2021.
Even so, every day at the track is a chance for self-reflection and an opportunity for improvement. Reflecting on our own
Some motorsports participants are lucky enough to live just down the street from their favorite track. Getting their track car to an event is almost as easy as a regular workday commute. But most of us aren’t that geographically lucky.
For many participants, getting the car to the track can take hours and cover hundreds of miles. It’s not the kind of trip
You hate to see vehicle fires at the track, but it’s even worse when it’s your vehicle that catches fire. It’s important to know what to do in case of a fire and what safety precautions you can take to minimize the risk of vehicle fires during HPDE events.
Safety Precaution Tips
A car can catch fire without warning with flames that spread rapidly
NCM Motorsports Park is located in what many call the Corvette capital of the world—Bowling Green, Kentucky. Right next door is the National Corvette Museum and the Corvette-producing GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant. The 200-acre facility features five road racing circuit configurations for sports cars, race cars and motorcycles.
History of NCM Motorsports Park
Leaders at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green first
In a typical summer, HPDE events and track days slow down in the hottest days of summer. However, with the cancellations and postponements early in the season due to COVID-19, many tracks have events planned through the hot days of July and August.
With increased temperatures in the car and on the blacktop, staying cool at the
Whether you’re a novice or a pro, there is always room for improvement on the track. Now that the off season is upon on us, devote some time to improve skills for the 2018 season. Try these tips:
Before you can improve skills, reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. Be honest with yourself. Did you struggle with your footwork the past season? Do
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 the 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 enjoy your HPDE event in the rain:
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How long have you been participating in HPDE events? Do you have any goals? As I was growing up in the HPDE community, I had a few goals I wanted to accomplish. One of my personal goals was to become an HPDE instructor. I wanted to give back to the community that helped me become a better driver. I had dedicated HPDE