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
Track days a significant departure from what people consider “normal”. Since my first time at the track (and still to this day) I pinch myself and ask “Am I really here? Can this really be happening? Whether you come for … Continue reading Top 15 First Track Day FAQ’s –
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
What a year 2020 has been! I know what you are thinking. Covid blew my whole disposable income pile I and just realized my helmet rating is 10 years old! Do I need to buy a new helmet too?! Do … 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