What is HPDE?

If you are interested in learning the basics of High Performance Driving, or simply want to drive your car on a racetrack in a controlled and professionally staffed environment, then NASA’s High Performance Driver Education is for you. NASA HPDE gives you a chance to test your skills and learn from NASA's pool of experienced instructors at a venue designed for safe, spirited driving far away from the risks present on the street. Our HPDE program has become the standard for the 'open track' industry and features multiple skill levels to ensure that you are able to enjoy a safe and fun day at the track.

Services to help drive success

Member Services

We are always ready to assist our members. Becoming a NASA Rocky Mountain member consists of more than just seat time. Our team of professionals are eager to answer your questions or provide coaching both online and at the track!

One on One Instruction

Become a better driver by learning from the best in the club racing industry. First time driving on track? Don't worry, access to instructors is included in your entrance fee when you're getting started. After that, our instructors will help you progress through the different HPDE levels, and to Time Trial or wheel to wheel racing. No matter your goal, our team of instructors is there to help you.

Value

Our goal is for you to have the best time of your life. That means we're there to provide the customer service, instruction, safety, and driving time you need. NASA Rocky Mountain provides a controlled and professionally staffed environment for you to pilot your weekend warrior or fully prepped race car.

Get a head start and come learn to drive your car on a racetrack
HPDE 1

This group is designed for first time track day participants and drivers requiring in-car instruction to understand and learn the basic principles of road course driving. In HPDE 1 you will learn the fundamentals of high performance driving in a controlled environment using both the classroom and on track instruction. This is where the fun begins!

HPDE 2

This group is designed for novice drivers with previous track day experience and can successfully demonstrate the learned concepts of the HPDE 1 curriculum. Group 2 drivers are very familiar with grid procedures, passing rules, and flags. Group 2 uses a combination of classroom, instruction and solo driving.

HPDE 3

NASA Group 3 allows the experienced Driver to catapult their skills gained in NASA Groups 1 and 2.  Our far reaching program is heavily based on drills and close proximity driving. You will learn how to quickly and confidently navigate small and large groups of traffic in close proximity, off-line at speed all while being aware of flag stations and those around you.

HPDE 4

Group 4 drivers have passed through all previous NASA HPDE levels or equivalent, have obtained an Official Signed NASA Passport, and understand the HPDE rules as described in the CCR. They can successfully navigate the road course both on-line and off-line and are comfortable passing and being passed just about anywhere on track.

"Since my first NASA event in the Great Lakes Region, I immediately found a passion for driver development and coaching. Since 2010, I've grown an overwhelming dedication to the growth of the sport by passing my knowledge on to both students and instructors alike. I am honored to be a part of the NASA Rocky Mountain Family.

Adam Smith (Chief Instructor)

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