Track days are a significant departure from what people consider “normal”. There aren’t many parallels where you can do something so extreme, with so much responsibility, while also having so much FUN. Since my first time at the track (and … Continue reading Top 15 “First Track Day” FAQ’s – All you need to know in order to get yourself driving on a race track.
No matter how we spin it, Track Days are an expensive hobby. It takes some serious cash to be able to participate, but if you are wise with your spending you can stretch your dollar and get a lot more … Continue reading The 15 MOST effective tips to SPEND LESS on Track Days and Racing. Maximize your Track Time.
Your first HPDE Day (or weekend) will be an action packed blur. HPDE (Track) days typically begin very early in the morning and go through the late afternoon. This guide is based on a HPDE day in my NASA Region … Continue reading What to Expect at your first Track Day – “A Day in the life” – A Beginner’s HPDE Guide
Our previous post covered my favorite site for Finding Track Days, but what about finding the nearest TRACK? Scenario 1: You’re new to Track Days/HPDE/ and Road Racing in general and want to see what tracks are near you. Scenario … Continue reading Every Road-Race Track IN THE WORLD* Highlighted on one google map.
Track Days are run at dozens of race tracks every (warm) weekend all over the country. Everyone can (and SHOULD) participate in some form of High Performance Driver Education. Getting on track takes little more than a car club membership, … Continue reading The Easiest Way to Find Track Days near you: HPDEJunkie.com
2022 is Upon us, and at that we are 2 years into the SA2020 cycle. Do you have a SA2015 or M2015 helmet? Relax, you’re good for 4+ more years. Do you have a SA2010 or M2010 helmet? Read on… … Continue reading How long is my SA2010 Helmet good for Track Days and Racing? When the new SNELL ratings take effect and what you should know.
Cue the angry mobs! Let the forum “experts” converge!!!! Let’s discuss directional tires…specifically, running them…. backwards. If you ask this question on a car forum, you may hear from a bunch of “Experts” touting their expert knowledge that if a … Continue reading Can you run a Directional Tire Backwards?
Track Day circles have quite a few questions that always spark a lively debate. “What brake pads are the best?” is one that always pits multiple parties against each other, each claiming their favorite brand is a gift from the … Continue reading Racecar Tire Valve Stems – Rubber or Aluminum? Don’t ruin your day with the wrong choice.
The basics for buying Track Day Tires: 4 Simple things you need to know. Tires may be the single most expensive consumable with track days and especially with racing. As the only part of your car that is gripping the … Continue reading 4 simple things you need to know buying Track Day Tires: Post 34
Do you need Drilled, Slotted, or Smooth Brake rotors for your car? Don’t get caught up in the hype and make the mistake of buying the wrong type for your car. We go over the function, pros, and cons of each option. Continue reading Drilled, Slotted, or Smooth Rotors- What is best for you? Post 30