Pre-Event Guide

Whether you're attending your first HPDE, or you're an AutoInterests regular, we look forward to seeing you!  Before you head out to the track, there's some important information you should know.  

Please look over this page in preparation for your HPDE day!

Make sure you complete any of the "TO DO" items prior to your event day!

TO DO: PRE-CHECK-IN

COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CHECK-IN NOW!

  1. Log into your account at autointerests.com
  2. Click on "My Account", then go to the "My Events" tab
  3. Click on "View & Manage" for this event
  4. Click on START to begin pre-check-in
  5. Sign the WAIVER, click save
  6. Sign the TECH FORM, click save
  7. Upload a photo of your driver's license or other photo ID
  8. Your pre-check-in status will display "Completed" when you're done.
  9. NOTE: you must still go through tech inspection at the event!

TO DO: Set Instruction Preference

SET YOUR INSTRUCTION PREFERENCE!

  1. Log into your account at autointerests.com
  2. Click on "My Account" then go to the "Edit Profile" tab
  3. Choose your Preferred Instruction Method
  4. Click SAVE at the bottom

Instructors and students will have the option to conduct lead-follow and observational instruction rather than in-car at their discretion, read more under the Instructional Procedure section here.

TO DO: Build your Learning Plan

We've built an online learning system into our website which is used to educate, track and evaluate skills. This system is also used to move drivers into higher run groups.

For instructed run groups (Acclimation, First Timer, Novice), your instructor will work with you and use this system to evaluate the items in your Hot List, updating the status of those skills and/or leaving notes for you.

For non-instructed groups (Novice Solo, Intermediate, Advanced), you are still encouraged to use My Learning, build a Hot List, and work with your group leader via check rides so they may update your learning plan, as this is what is used to evaluate potential moves to the next higher run group.

Watch this video for more info on My Learning!

TO DO: Get Vehicle Numbers

If you know you need numbers, PRE-PURCHASE THEM ONLINE NOW! 

(If you added them onto your event registration, no further action is needed.)

We will NOT be accepting cash at the event.

Pre-purchasing these now will greatly speed up the tech line!

Numbers will be randomly assigned and you will NOT be able to choose or request a specific number. You will receive your purchased numbers when you go through tech inspection.

Numbers are required on all vehicles driving on track. You may bring your own as long as they meet requirements (more on that here). 

Fast Pass Holders

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PERTAINS ONLY TO 2021 FAST PASS HOLDERS

At your first AutoInterests event of the 2021 season:

Please log into your account and complete the pre-check-in process before each event! Doing this will eliminate having to sign waivers/tech forms and show your photo ID at the event - it will be a quick verification of your pre-check-in items then you'll be on your way!
 
Take your car through the tech inspection line to check-in and pick-up your driver packet/credentials and complete your annual tech inspection. We will have a record that you have purchased your Fast Pass, so no need to bring any printouts with you. NEW for 2021: you will be given a Fast Pass ID card at this time.

After your first event:

Please log into your account and complete the pre-check-in process before each event! Doing this will eliminate having to sign waivers/tech forms and show your photo ID at the event - it will be a quick verification of your pre-check-in items then you'll be on your way!
 
You do not need to bring your car through tech again. Simply show your Fast Pass ID card to one of the tech administrators and they will get your packet and driver credentials for you.

Fast Pass ID Card:

Make sure you bring this with you to all events! It is what allows you to:
  • skip the tech line
  • get free coffee & bottled water at Hospitality
  • get 10% off merchandise
  • get the Wifi password
  • get 1 free passenger wristband per day (passenger must come to Hospitality to sign the waiver)
  • get 10% off helmet rental

Don't forget to come to Hospitality to claim your FREE FAST PASS T-SHIRT!

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE TRACK...

When you arrive at the event:

  1. Enter the facility and drive to the paddock area.
  2. Choose a spot to park - anywhere is fine, so long as it is not in front of a garage reserved by someone else
  3. Empty vehicle of ALL loose items! (everything - floor mats, car seats, tools, luggage, etc.)
  4. Make sure you keep your driver license and helmet in the vehicle
  5. Proceed to the tech line (you will check-in AT tech inspection)
  6. A tech inspector will ask you to pop the hood & trunk, look in and around the vehicle, and will inspect your helmet
  7. Next, pull forward to our tech administrators - they will ask to see your driver license and will complete your driver check-in
  8. The tech administrator will issue your driver packet which will contain the schedule, run group decal, driver wristband, and any other info you will need for the day
  9. DECALS: small tech decals go on the top corner of the windshield (driver's side)
  10. WRISTBAND: driver wristband goes on your LEFT wrist
  11. NUMBERS: one on each side of the car (doors or rear windows)
  12. After tech, head to the Driver Meeting (check your schedule for time and location)

REVIEW: Schedule

Please note: the LIVE SCHEDULE and YOUR SCHEDULE is the best place to view while at the event. Both of those get updated in real time if any changes are needed. 


View the LIVE SCHEDULE!

The above link is only valid on the day of the event.

The live schedule is always displayed on a screen at Hospitality during events.


View your PERSONALIZED SCHEDULE!

Log in and click on "My Account" -> "My Events" -> "View & Manage".


Print Schedule

A copy of the day's schedule will be included in your driver packet you receive at tech inspection. You may also view them here.

Please note: the LIVE SCHEDULE and YOUR SCHEDULE is the best place to view while at the event. Both of those get updated in real time if any changes are needed. 

REVIEW: Early Entry, Camping, Facility info, etc.

For event logistics and track details including:

  • Address
  • Early Entry / trailer drop times
  • Camping availability
  • Fuel Info
  • Hotel suggestions
  • Track Map w/passing zones
  • Concessions

Click on the track below for facility information:

These pages are always available from our main menu under "TRACKS".

REVIEW: What should I bring with me?

Review driver requirements here.

The above link covers:

  • Helmet requirements
  • Clothing requirements
  • What to bring to tech inspection
  • Other useful items to consider bringing

REVIEW: Vehicle Prep & Tech

Review the vehicle requirements here!

Included at the link above is:

  • General requirements
  • Vehicle prep guidelines
  • Tech inspection info
  • Info and link to purchase HPDE insurance coverage

REVIEW: New Driver Guide & Flags

ALL Acclimation, First Timers, Novice & Novice Solo drivers:

Review the DRIVER GUIDE & FLAGS - 2021 AI Novice Guide.pdf

A copy of this will be included in your driver packet which you will receive at tech inspection.

REVIEW: Policies, Rules & Requirements

Review all Policies, Rules & Requirements listed under the "Drivers" menu at the top of our website navigation bar.

Read all rules and make sure your vehicle is qualified and that you have adequate safety equipment because all fees are strictly non-refundable as per our Refund, Purchase, & Cancellation Policy.

OPTIONAL: Garage Rental

OPTIONAL: Helmet Rentals

We have a limited supply of helmets available to rent.  

Rentals are first come, first serve.  

Click here to reserve a rental helmet.

OPTIONAL: HPDE Protection Plans

HPDE Protection Plans protect your event REGISTRATION COST. This is NOT track insurance and does NOT cover your vehicle. If you are looking for track insurance to cover your vehicle, click here to be taken to Hagerty's website.

HPDE Protection Plans protect you from losing registration costs when life happens; protection from mechanical issues, sickness, injury and even WEATHER! Learn more here.

HPDE Protection Plans can be purchased at time of event registration OR can be purchased separately. ALL HPDE PROTECTION PLANS MUST BE PURCHASED AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT DATE TO BE VALID! 

By purchasing an HPDE Protection Plan you are indicating that you have read and agree to all the terms and conditions listed on the HPDE Protection Plan information page linked here.

OPTIONAL: HPDE Insurance

We are not responsible for you or your vehicle.  Your auto insurance coverage at HPDE events can vary widely between different carriers.  Some insurance carriers provide zero coverage whatsoever at any "race track facility".  Some will provide coverage when participating in non-competitive educational events such as ours in accordance with your normal "street" policy.  Some provide coverage for events at race tracks only with a rider or additional charge.

It is your responsibility to check with your individual agent or insurance company in advance of participating in any event to be sure you are satisfied with the level of coverage you will have while participating.

AutoInterests is partnered with Hagerty for HPDE Insurance coverage. If you are at all concerned about your level of insurance coverage at the track we strongly suggest you consider purchasing a policy that guarantees your coverage.

Learn more & purchase HPDE vehicle insurance coverage here