What is this event/program?
This event is a high performance driver education event. It is a safe and fun way to learn high performance driving skills and find the limits of your car in a safe and controlled environment.
Prior experience is not required – if you’ve never driven on a road course race track before, we welcome you to join us in our Acclimation or First-Timer group to try it out! We promise you will have a ton of fun – our expert staff and instructors will be there to help you through the whole experience! Whether you’re an HPDE veteran, racer or first-timer we welcome you to join us to enjoy a fun, professional and learning-focused atmosphere!
What is the schedule/format?
The event is highly structured around a full schedule, you will want to be rested and energized for your day. Plan on being at the track around 7am until approximately 5-6PM (~noon end time for Acclimation). Check your event-specific schedule for exact timing – this is linked in the menu above under “Drivers” then Schedules, linked in your account under the “My Events” tab, and sent in pre-event e-mails about 2 weeks prior to each event.
A general driver’s meeting will be held that includes a mandatory safety briefing for all drivers the morning of the event, along with break-out and classroom sessions per run group throughout the event. Be sure to read the Pre-Event Information and schedule prior to the event to familiarize yourself with the schedule for the day.
How does it work?
Simply register for your event here at autointerests.com and arrive at the track at the time shown on your event schedule. Track personnel will ask you to sign a waiver at the gate, then head to the paddock (ask the gate staff for directions if needed) and look for the signs for Tech Inspection. Head through the Tech Inspection lane where our friendly hospitality and tech inspection staff will get you checked in.
After that, find a place to park in the paddock and stow your personal items and follow the event schedule for the driver’s meeting, classroom sessions, car control and other program components throughout the day. If you are in an instructed run group you will be introduced to your instructor during the first classroom session.
For on-track operations – a full complement of safety staff will support and manage the event including a dedicated standby ALS ambulance crew, safety/tow crew, corner workers, tech inspectors, driving instructors, safety steward and an experienced event management team.
Drivers are divided into separate run groups based on driving experience (Acclimation, First Timer, Novice, Novice Solo, Intermediate, Advanced, Instructor) that drive on-track at different times based on a rotating schedule. “What run group should I be in?” Check this guide for assistance.
Stop by Hospitality (clearly marked with signs at the event) if you have any questions, need directions or need anything at all.