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Track Days – HPDE
A NASA track day is called a High Performance Driving Event (HPDE).
HPDE is an instructional racing program for those who want to learn how to drive on a race track. HPDE includes instructor-led classroom and on-track training.
You don’t need a race car to participate; all you need is a street car that meets the basic, ASE safety requirements. View them here.
A valid drivers’ license;
At least 18 years of age. If you are under 18, you must have parental consent;
A car in safe operating condition. If you are driving a convertible, it must have roll bars.
HPDE 1: Beginner
This level is for drivers who have zero track experience.
HPDE 1 is the only level where there is in-car instruction. We keep classes small and maintain a 1:1 driver/student ratio.
Passing other cars in HPDE 1 is only allowed on straights and only after the driver of the lead car signals that it’s safe to pass.
HPDE 2: Advanced Beginner
This level is for drivers who have driven at some track days, and who have been approved to drive solo by an instructor.
There is no in-car instruction in HPDE 2.
Passing other cars in HPDE 2 is only allowed on straights and only after the driver of the lead car signals that it’s safe to pass.
HPDE 3: Intermediate
This level is for drivers who have mastered the skills taught in levels one and two.
In HPDE 3, you may pass other cars anywhere on the track only after the driver of the lead car signals that it’s safe to pass.
HPDE 4: Advanced
This level is for drivers who have successfully completed HPDE 1-3 or who can demonstrate equivalent experience.
In HPDE 4, you may pass other cars anywhere on track without a point-by signal from the lead car.
Find more information on how to register and get started.