Your Gateway to Speed

Join us and Ignite your driving passion!

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 Event 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.

Getting Started on your HPDE Journey

Climb the Ladder as your Skills Progress

Level 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!

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Level 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.

Level 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.

Level 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.