- Important to look ahead rather than where you are
- Be smooth with all your inputs
- Brake in a straight line
- Get your reference points for braking and be consistent
- If you get on the throttle you should be unwinding the steering wheel
- If the car has understeer you must let up off the throttle
- If the car has oversteer you must turn your front wheels towards the slide
- If you spin – both feet in – on the brakes and clutch in (if you drive a manual shift car)
- Don’t drive over your head or you’ll wreck for sure
- If you put a wheel off on the grass – drive it straight – don’t try to jerk the car back on the track
- When getting passed – lift slightly off the throttle
- Braking zones are a reference
- Turn in, apex and exit cones will help you be on the proper line
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PDE will allow cars with factory roll over protection or SCCA approved installed roll over protection which means four points and roll hoops installed to attend. In addition they must be bolted or welded to the frame with a full hoop with down bars from the corners of the hoop in a triangle shape/direction towards the rear of the vehicle. A five point harness system is highly recommended for both driver and any passengers. All vehicles must provide factory original (or better) seats that are securely mounted, factory seat belts are acceptable. SFI or FIA rated belts are recommended. Vehicles must also provide protection for driver and passenger in the event of a rollover within the following guidelines:
- Hard top and Targa-top/T Top vehicles are allowed such as all Corvette Coupes. Fiberglass hard top cars do not qualify.
- Convertible vehicles with factory rollover protection systems may be allowed but check with PDE first. Different tracks may have different factory roll over requirements. Factory rollover protection includes but is not limited to factory roll bars, pop up rollover bars for protection and reinforced a-pillars designed to provide roll over protection.
- Other convertibles require either a factory hard top or a four-point roll bar. If a roll bar is used, it must meet the roll bar requirements found in the SCCA Time Trial Rules.
- You should double check with any track(s) you plan to attend on their venue page and/or contact the track directly to see if it has any track specific requirements on allowed convertible roll over protection (i.e. VIR (Virginia International Raceway) does not allow Honda S2000 convertibles with factory roll over hoops/bars.
- Eye protection with an open face helmet is required and/or a full face helmet with shield is highly recommended.
Track Car Insurance
Lockton Motorsports Insurance – Your regular car insurance policy probably doesn’t cover your car on the race track. To double-check, read the fine print of your policy and look for “exclusions” phrases like, “on a surface used for racing,” “at a performance driving event,” or “at a racetrack facility.” Lockton Motorsports specializes in offering policies designed specifically for motorsports enthusiasts. They have been offering HPDE and track day insurance longer than anyone else. Most of the Lockton Motorsports team are motorsports enthusiasts themselves, so they know what you need first-hand. They offer coverage for your vehicle on the track, off the track, in transit or in storage. Get a quick online quote or to purchase your policy online in minutes visit LocktonMotorsports.com. I think you will find it reasonably priced!