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March 27, 2018

MIAMI, FL (March 27, 2018) – The Motorsport Safety Foundation has partnered with leading racing safety equipment company, MOMO, to assist the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) in promoting driver safety throughout the 2018 race season. The Motorsport Safety Foundation has secured nearly $20,000 in certificates for SFI and FIA-approved MOMO racing gloves, boots or even a racing suit to be awarded at the discretion of the SCCA Chiefs of Tech at SCCA’s seven remaining 2018 Hoosier Super Tour races across the United States. “Many racers dedicate their resources around what makes...

March 16, 2018

The MSF is doing more than any other organization to make trackday driving instruction as safe as possible. We go inside their training program to show you what's involved. The crippled poet Alexander Pope, a man of inestimable talent who nonetheless loved petty quarrels and published insults more than Tupac Shakur or Kool Moe Dee, once wrote, “A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” Well, I’m definitely wiser today than I was yesterday, at least in the matter of trackday...

March 1, 2018

The Motorsport Safety Foundation adds Michael Silver to the CERTIFIED Staff as HPDE Program Manager MIAMI, FL (March 1, 2018) – In reaction to the great success of the CERTIFIED High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) Instructor Training Program, the Motorsport Safety Foundation has appointed Michael Silver to the position of HPDE Program Manager. This volunteer position will assist with maintaining open lines of communication with CERTIFIED organizations. As HPDE Program Manager, Silver will function as a “boots on the ground,” attending a number of HPDE events throughout the year,...

February 27, 2018

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants Level II Certification to Audi Club North America – Golden Gate Chapter’s HPDE Instructor Training Program MIAMI, FL (February 27, 2018) – The Golden Gate Chapter of Audi Club North America has achieved Level II certification in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) instructor training initiative, CERTIFIED. Audi Club North America is the largest Audi club in the world, and its Golden Gate Chapter serves nearly 1,000 members in Northern California and Western Nevada. "We worked closely with the Motorsport...

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...

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