Run Group Guide

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Proper placement of drivers in run groups is absolutely critical to provide a great experience for all drivers and a successful event. We don’t base run group placement on arbitrary numbers of “track days” (with or without instruction) or subjective sign-offs from instructors. Instead, we use driver skillset and competencies.

For any drivers going to a new-to-them track for the first time we recommend stepping down one run group from what you normally drive in.

 

ONLINE LEARNING SYSTEM

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.

Access it by logging in, going to your profile and clicking on the My Learning tab!

Drivers utilize this system to view all competencies and skill groups associated with their current run group. At each event, you should be building a "Hot List" of 3-5 items to work on.

For instructed run groups, 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, 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.

RUN GROUP ADVANCEMENT

Instructor ride-alongs are required in order for drivers to move up to the next run group.

The instructor will evaluate your driving and check your "My Learning" skills (see above for more info). You must have mastered the required number of competencies in your run group in order to move to the next level. These skills (and the progress you've made towards them) are always viewable in your account, underMy Learning --> My Learning Progress.

If you feel you have the skills required to move up a level, please let your instructor or run group leader know in your morning breakout session that you would like an instructor to ride-along and evaluate for a potential run group advancement.

FIRST-TIME Driver Competencies

FIRST TIMERS (and ACCLIMATION) drivers need to work on the below competencies, and prove to have mastered them before being approved to move to the Novice (instructed) group.

In this run group, the first two sessions are pace-controlled for acclimation and learning purposes. If you sign up for an event in the FIRST-TIME group, these competencies are what you will work on with an instructor:

These skills (and the progress you've made towards them) are always viewable in your account, underMy Learning --> My Learning Progress.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: This material is a core part of our proprietary curriculum and is protected by copyright. You may not sell, alter, reproduce or distribute any part of this material. You may only print it for your own individual study and practice within the AutoInterests HPDE program. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may expose you to legal action for copyright infringement and banning or other penalties.

NOVICE Driver Competencies

NOVICE driversshould have already mastered the FIRST TIMER competencies and then will begin to work on the additional ones listed below.

Drivers in this group must be previously approved (by our organization or a compatible one) or have prior successful experience.  If you've NEVER had formal instruction for driving on a road course you MUST start in the First Timer or Acclimation group.

In Novice you will get several sessions of instruction throughout the day, but will NOT have an instructor for every session. Drivers in this group should be working on mastering the below competencies:

These skills (and the progress you've made towards them) are always viewable in your account, underMy Learning --> My Learning Progress.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: This material is a core part of our proprietary curriculum and is protected by copyright. You may not sell, alter, reproduce or distribute any part of this material. You may only print it for your own individual study and practice within the AutoInterests HPDE program. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may expose you to legal action for copyright infringement and banning or other penalties.

NOVICE SOLO Driver Competencies

NOVICE SOLO driversshould have already mastered the FIRST TIMER competencies AND at least 75% of the NOVICE competencies.

Drivers in this group must be previously approved (by our organization or a compatible one) or have prior successful experience and comfort with driving SOLO.  If you've NEVER had formal instruction for driving on a road course you MUST start in the First Timer or Acclimation group.

Instruction is by request only to Novice Solo drivers and is not always available. Novice Solo drivers will continue to refine and work on any remaining unmastered Novice competencies PLUS the below NOVICE SOLO competencies:

These skills (and the progress you've made towards them) are always viewable in your account, underMy Learning --> My Learning Progress.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: This material is a core part of our proprietary curriculum and is protected by copyright. You may not sell, alter, reproduce or distribute any part of this material. You may only print it for your own individual study and practice within the AutoInterests HPDE program. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may expose you to legal action for copyright infringement and banning or other penalties.

INTERMEDIATE Driver Competencies

INTERMEDIATE drivers should have mastered at least 75% of the Novice Solo competencies and been approved (by our organization or a compatible one) or have prior demonstrated experience in Intermediate.

Intermediate drivers will continue to refine and work on any remaining ones PLUS the below Intermediate competencies. Instruction is generally only provided by request to intermediate drivers and is not always available.

These skills (and the progress you've made towards them) are always viewable in your account, underMy Learning --> My Learning Progress.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: This material is a core part of our proprietary curriculum and is protected by copyright. You may not sell, alter, reproduce or distribute any part of this material. You may only print it for your own individual study and practice within the AutoInterests HPDE program. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may expose you to legal action for copyright infringement and banning or other penalties.

ADVANCED Driver Competencies

ADVANCED drivers must have been approved (by our organization or a compatible one) or have prior demonstrated experience in Advanced and are expected to have mastered at least 80% of all of the previously listed competencies before driving in the advanced group.

Advanced drivers should continue to refine their skills from all of the previously listed items and beyond. Any advanced drivers who feel they have mastered the listed competencies and have demonstrated practicing them consistently for at least 2-3 seasons of 7 or more driving days is encouraged to fill out an instructor application if they have any desire to give-back to the sport and enjoy the benefits of our instruction program.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: This material is a core part of our proprietary curriculum and is protected by copyright. You may not sell, alter, reproduce or distribute any part of this material. You may only print it for your own individual study and practice within the AutoInterests HPDE program. Failure to comply with the terms of this warning may expose you to legal action for copyright infringement and banning or other penalties.