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!

HPDE Schedules:

2019 Nelson Ledges Season Opener | April 27-28

2019 Mid-Ohio Season Opener | May 13

10th Annual GingerMan Memorial Day Weekend HPDE | May 25 | May 26

Nelson Ledges Reverse Experience HPDE | June 15-16

2019 Star-Spangled HPDE | June 29-30

Summer Heat at Mid-Ohio 2019 | July 12

Drive in the Park at Putnam | July 20 | July 21

1st Annual Shenandoah HPDE | August 3 | August 4

Ohio Track Tour: Nelson Ledges | August 10-11

Ohio Track Tour: Mid-Ohio | August 12

Back to School HPDE | August 17 | August 18

Weekend Warmup | August 30

CARFEST 2019 | August 31 - Sept. 1

2019 Season Finale | Sept. 21-22


Click here to view a list of recommended items to bring to the track with you.


For facility information including:

  • Address
  • Track Map w/passing zones
  • Garage rentals
  • Hotel information
  • Camping availability
  • Early entry times
  • Concessions

Click on the track below for facility information:




How to opt into live event notifications:

  • Log in at
  • Click on your username
  • Go to "edit profile"
  • Then "edit"
  • Add your mobile phone number
  • Click "save"

Don't worry - you'll only receive notifications for each event that you've registered for, and we will not spam you.  This system is only for communicating announcements, run group times and schedule-related items for each event.  We do not charge for this service, but messaging and data rates may be charged by your cellular carrier.


How to update your emergency contact before the event:

  • Log in at
  • Click on your username
  • Go to "edit profile"
  • Then "edit"
  • Add emergency contact information
  • Click "save"


Our FAQ & Rules page has plenty of information that you may find useful!  If you have any questions, check here first.


When you arrive at the event:

  1. Follow signs 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. Acclimation Program students - look for the Acclimation Parking signs to park with other students
  4. Empty vehicle of ALL loose items! (everything - floor mats, car seats, tools, luggage, etc.)
  5. Make sure you keep your driver license and helmet in the vehicle
  6. Proceed to the tech line
  7. A tech inspector will ask you to pop the hood & trunk, look in and around the vehicle, and will inspect your helmet
  8. Next, pull forward to our tech administrators - they will ask to see your driver license and will have you sign our waiver & tech form
  9. The tech administrator will issue your driver packet which will contain the schedule, envelope with decals, driver wristband, and any other info you will need for the day
  10. DECALS: small tech decals go on the top corner of the windshield (driver's side)
  11. WRISTBAND: driver wristband goes on your LEFT wrist
  12. NUMBERS: preferred on each side of the car (doors or rear windows)
  13. After tech, head to the Driver Meeting (check your schedule for time and location)