Half-Day Introduction to HPDE

If you are unsure if a full 2-day High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) weekend is for you, but would like to sample the HPDE experience to find out more, we also offer a “DE Lite” version of the weekend HPDE, a Half-Day Introduction to HPDE (HDI-HPDE) (typically) on Sunday run as a sub event within the 2-day HPDE event (typically at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course in the Fall). This introduction consists of three (3) segments replicated from the beginning portion of the full 2-day HPDE program:

  1. A classroom session in the late morning on Sunday introducing you to how HPDEs are run to have safe fun.  (You will need to be at the track 30-mimutes prior to classroom session to register, sign waivers, and locate classroom.  Registration and Classroom are mandatory.)
  2. An optional lead-follow touring lap session (run at safe highway speeds without passing) with you driving your car on track during the Sunday lunch break of the primary HPDE event.
  3. An optional early afternoon run group on track orientation session in which a few orientation laps are run at modest HPDE pace, in your a DE-Lite run group session, with you riding shotgun (wearing helmet*) in your HDI-HPDE Instructor’s car driven by your HDI-HPDE Instructor.

This program consists of similar introductory classroom instruction and the introductory orientation track laps a beginner (D – Green) student in a full 2-day HPDE run group would receive, but then it concludes hopefully with you wanting more! We then encourage you to register for the next full 2-day program at our next HPDE event weekend.

DE-Lite Event Schedule on Sunday subject to change.

If you would rather just start with the full 2-day HPDE event, even if you are a a first timer to HPDE, you can learn more and find a link to register for the full 2-day event at the MOR Web Site” or at Club Registration Web Site and search for Mid-Ohio region events.

  • *Instructor driven orientation (you riding shotgun) run group session REQUIRES you wear a helmet.  MORPCA has some loaner helmets available for this purpose, but in limited numbers and sizes.  If you do not reserve a helmet in your size with MORPCA, you will need to borrow one (typically from an HPDE driver at the event that you know – and one that fits). 
  • It is NOT necessary to have your car Tech’d for the HDI-HPDE (DE-Lite) registration (that requirement is for 2-day HPDE run groups).
  • Closed toe shoes, long pants, and long sleeves as a minimum are for any HPDE on track session (cotton clothing is highly recommended).  Read more about HPDE minimum guidelines here:  HPDE Guidelines.