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WHAT IS HPDE? 

           High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) refers to driving instruction held on dedicated race tracks designed to teach drivers proper high speed driving techniques. HPDE events are held by various automobile enthusiasts' clubs at some of the most renowned road-course tracks around the world. Participants include both students and instructors. Students are grouped according to their ability and experience, with "Novice Group" students being the least experienced, "Intermediate Group" being more experienced and "Advanced Group" drivers being the most experienced. In almost all organizations, novice drivers are provided a ride-along instructor. With advancement in skill & experince, drivers are permited to drive the solo. Mandatory classroom instruction contributes to the overall learning experience and allows peer-group discussions of event logistics, on-track performance and track characteristics.

HPDE events are not racing. Cars on-track operate under strict "rules of engagement" which minimize the likelihood of dangerous encounters with other cars. Occasional off-track excursions into the grass are normally controlled stops, with track personnel and on-board instructors supervising a safe re-entry onto the track. Passing among participants is facilitated only within defined "passing zones", and then only with clear hand-signals and instructor confirmation. Many organizations increase the number of passing zones or eliminate the requirement for signals in groups with more experienced students to reduce traffic on track.

HPDEs encourage participants to drive within their ability and improve their car-control skills with each event. Instructors and staff evaluate each student's progress throughout the weekend, and make recommendations on the students' advancement through successively higher skilled driver groups. It is extremely important for Novice drivers to learn the basic safety measures of the sport first such as entering the track, flags, corner worker functions and emergency procedures. It is also important to master basic car control skills and the racing line before worrying about how fast you are going.

 

 

 

TEXAS-AREA HPDE ORGANIZATIONS

 

Edge Addicts

The Driver’s Edge

Chin Track Days

 

The Driveway Austin

 

NASA Texas

 

MVP Track Time     

 

 

The List HPDE                    Porsche Club - Texas                              

 

 


 

 

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Last updated: Tue Jan 26th 2021 @ 8:21 am

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