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February 9, 2018

Held on Feb. 2nd, at the 2 Mile Thunderhill West Course and Clubhouse, 26 Driving Coaches were put through a rigorous day of classroom, theory, practice and on-track evaluations, as a part of the new Motorsport Safety Foundation (MSF) effort to standardize HPDE activities with a focus on safety. An approved MSF safety standard training organization, HOD opened the registration to other Club Instructors, as well as those newer Coaches/Instructors who needed formal training to the round out their early experiences. HOD coaches as well as some from other HPDE groups attended. And virtually...

February 7, 2018

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants Level II Certification to Porsche Club of America – Florida Citrus Region’s HPDE Instructor Training Program MIAMI, FL (February 7, 2018) – The Florida Citrus Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) has achieved Level II certification in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s CERTIFIED High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) instructor training initiative. Established in 1974, the organization has grown from 25 members to over 1,100 Porsche owners and enthusiasts living in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties. The Florida Citrus Region...

October 30, 2017

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants the BMW Car Club of America Level II Status in CERTIFIED Program MIAMI, FL (October 30, 2017) – The BMW Car Club of America has become the most recent High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) organization to achieve Level II classification in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s driving instructor training program, CERTIFIED. This is the third national organization to achieve this notable status. The BMW Club Chapters host 150 track days per year, and the National ITS program is supporting those chapters to provide them with the highest qualified...

October 26, 2017

Announcing 3rd Annual Racers Know Dave Dusick Charity Event Thursday, December 7, 2017 at the Treasury in Indianapolis MIAMI, FL (October 26, 2017) – The Motorsport Safety Foundation is partnering with the Dave Dusick Foundation for its third annual charity event to be held on Thursday, December 7, during PRI Week 2017. Connect, mingle and have fun while making a positive impact on the lives of Indiana’s ailing children and their families. The Racers Know Dave Dusick Charity Event is being hosted at Indianapolis’ newest up-and-coming event venue, the Treasury, located...

October 17, 2017

Henrique Cisneros is a professional racecar driver, Chairman, Director & President of the Motorsport Safety Foundation, Co-owner and Director of MOMO Italy, a global automotive safety accessories company, and Director at Cisneros Corporation. In Episode 98, Henrique and I discussed health & safety in motorsport and how its initiatives can translate to other sports like football. The creation of the Motorsport Safety Foundation was inspired by the tragic loss of Henrique's co-driver, Sean Edwards while he was coaching racing students in...

September 29, 2017

Motorsport Safety Foundation Presents Hooked on Driving with Level II Status in CERTIFIED Program Hooked on Driving, the nation’s leading non-competitive performance driving program, has been granted Level II status in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s HPDE instructor certification initiative, CERTIFIED. An early advocate of the program, Hooked on Driving had announced its participation and endorsement of CERTIFIED back in June. “While there are a number of HPDE groups with excellent instructor training programs, and we consider ours in that category, I believe that every program can be...

September 27, 2017

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants Level II Certification to Audi Club North America - Southern California Chapter’s HPDE Instructor Training Program The Motorsport Safety Foundation has given the Southern California Chapter of Audi Club North America Level II status in its HPDE driving instructor training initiative, CERTIFIED. Audi Club North America is the largest Audi club in the world, and its Southern California chapter serves Audi enthusiasts from San Diego to Santa Barbara, Southern Nevada and Hawaii. “When Audi Club SoCal first learned of the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s...

September 25, 2017

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants FCA’s Empire State Region Level II Status in HPDE Instructor Training Certification The Empire State Region (ESR) of the Ferrari Club of America has become the most recent High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) organization to achieve Level II classification in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s driving instructor training program, CERTIFIED. This is another feather in the cap for the Empire State Region, which has earned positive acclaim from enthusiasts throughout the HPDE community for its track events at world-famous circuits like Watkins Glen...

August 24, 2017

Let’s say today is your first day on a racetrack. You’re nervous. You should be. You might reach speeds in excess of 150 mph, often close to a concrete wall. You will be attempting to simultaneously master the course layout, the rules of the event, and the black art of high-speed car control. There will be other novice drivers surrounding you, all trying to accomplish the same thing. The risks are very real. At many track days, the convention is to put a driving instructor in the right seat of your car. But who instructed the instructor? Is this their first ride-along or their hundredth?...

August 17, 2017

Motorsport Safety Foundation Certifies Chin Track Days Instructors As Part of Driving Instructor Certification Program Chin Track Days, one of the leading providers of non-competition track events in the USA, has become the first High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) program to achieve Level II certification of the new Motorsport Safety Foundation (MSF) CERTIFIED instructor initiative. Mark Hicks, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Chin Track Days, says, “Chin Track Days has been a strong advocate for the Motorsport Safety Foundation since its beginning. When the MSF...

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