"ONE OF THE BEST TRACK DAYS ANYWHERE"
At the core of the #GRIDLIFE track experience is our grassroots HPDE + Track Day. The #GRIDLIFE team has been building some of the best track days anywhere for well over a decade. Our events bring experts and beginners together in a casual, ego free environment to share experience, knowledge and most of all, the love of cars and motorsport.
If you have ever thought about getting on track, #GRIDLIFE & TrackBattle events are a great place to start. Our beginner program includes instructor oversight + classroom sessions at all tracks, plus our pricing is some of the most competitive in the industry.
RUN GROUPS FOR EVERY LEVEL
We stress safety first and foremost with all of our track events. Whether it's your first track day or your fifteenth, we want to make sure every driver feels 100% safe and comfortable. We run a three group system that places drivers of a similar skill set together. A strict point-by system and passing zones for each group make sure you never have to worry about faster cars or drivers pushing you beyond your comfort zone while on track.
2018 GRIDLIFE HPDE EVENTS
TRACK DAY HPDE - FAQ
WHAT IS HPDE?
HPDE stands for High Performance Driving Event. It is a chance to drive your car on a racetrack in a safe and controlled environment away from the risks present on the street. #GRIDLIFE is a beginner oriented track day and we have some of the best instructors and classroom sessions to help make anyone feel at home on the track.
WHAT HPDE GROUP DO I BELONG IN?
If you have never been on a road course before, even if you have drag raced, auto crossed or are "fast on the backroads" you belong in beginner. Drivers that have done 5+ HPDE or similar events at road courses should choose Intermediate. Drivers comfortable with open passing or have comp licenses or advanced driver trained should choose advanced. Any questions as to what group you belong in can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT KIND OF CAR DO I NEED TO DRIVE?
Any safe and well maintained vehicle is all you need to have a great weekend at #GRIDLIFE. Even non-sports type cars on regular street tires are welcome and encouraged to bring on track. Minivans, trucks and Suv's however, are not permitted.
I HAVE A CONVERTIBLE DO I NEED A ROLL BAR?
Yes. All convertibles must have a roll bar that is able to withstand the weight of the vehicle. A factory roll bar such as that found on an s2000 is acceptable provided it passes a broomstick test. Style bars or show bars such as those found on some Miatas are not acceptable. If you have any questions about your car, contact us at email@example.com
WHAT IF IT RAINS?
#GRIDLIFE is an outdoor event and therefor rain is a possibility. We run on the track rain or shine. No refunds are given due to weather.
ARE OTHER CARS ON THE TRACK WITH ME?
Yes, but HPDE is not racing. Passing is only allowed in passing zones (straights) and passing is only allowed by point by. Meaning no car will ever pass you without you knowing and approving.
HOW MANY TIMES TO I GET TO GO ON TRACK?
Typically, all HPDE Drivers will get typically no less than 8+ sessions throughout the weekend. Beginners can expect to get approx 8+ sessions. Sessions are typically 20 minutes long and include a warm up and cool down lap.
DO I NEED A HELMET?
Yes, you will need a SNELL SA2010 or newer helmet to participate in any on-track activities. SNELL SA2015 is strongly recommended. There will be a limited number of helmets available for rent at the event.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Long pants & closed toed shoes are required for all on-track participants. No jellies, birks, crocs etc. Short sleeve shirts are allowed. Eye protection is recommended.
HOW SHOULD I PREP MY CAR?
Essentially, all you need to run at #GRIDLIFE is a safe and well maintained vehicle. As the event approaches we will release a tech checklist for you to complete covering basic safety functions and items on your car. When on track, you must have all items removed from the vehicle. No loose change, car chargers, gym bags, etc.