Our program is called HPDE for a reason - we do not host races, and events are not timed. We provide High Performance Driver's Education which means we are focused on learning, safety and fun.
In the HPDE program, drivers are grouped according to his or her individual driving experience level.
Passing is only permitted with point-by signals in designated areas.
Drivers use their own vehicle to drive on track; rental vehicles are not available.
HPDE is for everyone - performance driving or race experience is not required! This is a great opportunity to learn the dynamics of your car; which can prove useful on the street or on the track. Most importantly, we promise you will have a ton of fun! Instructors are available for those that are just beginning.
How much track time will I get?
First Timer, Novice, Intermediate, & Advanced drivers will get at least 2.5 hours of hot track time per day!
What are the run groups (driver class)?
Acclimation, First Timer, Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, & Instructor.
Drivers are required to select the correct run group based on their experience.
If you are unsure, please review our Run Group Guide here.
For information on our Acclimation Program for first time road course drivers, please click here.
How many drivers are in each run group?
The number of drivers per run group varies depending on the track venue, length of track, and run group. We limit the number of drivers in each run group to an appropriate number which allows for maximum enjoyment of everyone on track.
What are the passing rules?
First Timer, Novice & Intermediate: passing is only permitted when signaled AND in designated areas.
Advanced: open passing but still requires a point by.
Do I need a race car?
You do not need a "race car", but you do need to bring your own car which is safe and in good condition.
A key theme to vehicle preparation is good overall general maintenance such as fresh fluids, checking belts, good condition spark plugs/wires, tires, brakes and any type of wear items. These basics are often sufficient for novice drivers or those that are conservative road course drivers.
Please review further vehicle information & requirements in more detail from the main menu.
Do you offer rental vehicles?
No, rental vehicles are not available. Drivers use their own car to drive on track.
What is the schedule like?
Click here for a typical schedule. Event-specific schedules will be sent in pre-event emails and published on event registration pages once available.
Drivers need to arrive at the track at 7:00 am for check-in and tech inspection.
Generally, the track is hot from 8:30am-5:00pm, with the exception of a lunch break.
Additional details or information along with any schedule changes are sent VIA EMAIL prior to the event. Please check your emails prior to the event!
What if it rains?
All events are held regardless of weather. Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather.
Keep in mind, many drivers enjoy going out on track to learn the rain line, as well as how to adjust their technique for driving their car on the wet surface. You can learn a lot in the rain!
At venues where the space is available we practice various car control drills as part of our novice curriculum. If it rains and you are not comfortable driving on track, or if the track temporarily shuts down due to lightning/corner worker safety, we generally open this area up to other run groups/drivers so they can still enjoy the day and continue to learn how their vehicle handles in different situations/grip.