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July 12, 2017

RSP Region PCA Club holds successful first workshop for new MSF HPDE certification program at Grattan Raceway in Michigan 20 instructors and instructors-in-training participated Program was designed to meet MSF Level 2 Certification RSP Region PCA Club to make MSF Certification mandatory for all club instructors from 2018 Coral Gables, FL – July 12, 2017 – The new High-Performance Driver Education (HPDE) Certification program from the Motorsport Safety Foundation (MSF) was successfully introduced at its first event this past month in June. MSF partnered with the Rally Sport...

June 27, 2017

Hooked On Driving, America’s #1 Non-Competitive Performance Driving Program, announces a hearty endorsement of the Motorsport Safety Foundation Instructor Certification Initiative. HOD Founder David Ray states, "Our sport is still in its infancy, with many enthusiasts not even familiar with the HPDE concept. We have a bright future if we manage our programs professionally, and staff events with individuals who share a common perspective for safety first, with a focus on a learning environment. When I first heard about the MSF’s efforts, I was skeptical. I’m not a big...

May 16, 2017

Today, there's no way of knowing if your driving instructor has the proper experience. The Motorsport Safety Foundation is changing that. The state of trackday safety has long been important to Road & Track. Back in 2014, this issue came to national prominence when a driving instructor, Kenneth Novinger, died of injuries sustained in a crash at Summit Point Raceway. This tragic incident didn't start the conversation about trackday risks and instructor competence; that's been going on for a long time, across many different venues. But in the months that followed, many of...

May 15, 2017

Coral Gables, FL – MAY 15, 2017 – The Motorsport Safety Foundation (MSF) today announces the creation of a groundbreaking new High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) instructor certification program, which provides a level of safety and accountability that the industry has been asking for. HPDE has never had a singular, industry-wide minimum standard, and critically needed an organization to help bring together best practices. For this reason and in collaboration with a number of instructors, drivers and organizations from the industry, the Motorsport Safety Academy HPDE credential program...

March 18, 2017

Las Vegas has long been a magnet for high-risk thrill-seekers, and the valley’s list of adrenaline-producing attractions gets wilder and wilder every year. Visitors can fire a machine gun, throw an ax or drive a high-performance car in excess of 100 mph. Yet despite dangers, little oversight of these experiences exists. Clark County officials are at a loss. They say they see a need for regulation of some of the safety aspects of thrill attractions such as SpeedVegas, where two people died in an accident last month. But elected officials may be reluctant to draft specific regulations,...

January 24, 2017

When I started writing this I was somewhere over Newfoundland, Canada returning from the Autosport show in central England. It is the European equivalent of the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis with a more focused road racing theme befitting their heritage. The floor is covered with all kinds of club and pro-level cars and most of the Formula 1 grid is on display. It takes discipline to get work done with so much eye candy! Many clubs and circuits also have booths to promote their respective programs and racing championships to attract drivers for the upcoming season....

July 21, 2016

The Motorsport Safety Foundation has presented each region of Hooked on Driving (HOD), one of the nation's leading high-performance driver training providers, with two Frontal Head Restraints (FHR) as part of its Race with Restraint initiative. Driving coaches will use the FIA-approved Hybrids made by Simpson Race Products while coaching participants at High Performance Driving Experience (HPDE) events across the country. These FHRs can be used with three-point seat belts, so drivers at all levels, including those in street cars, can take advantage of the latest in safety technology. "...

July 15, 2016

Go inside the business of racing every week with interviews from industry insiders from all over motorsports. Our show is the weekly extension of the Race Track Business Conference (RTBC) hosted every December at the Performance Racing Industry Trade show by the National Speedway Directory. Tim Frost from the National Speedway Directory brings us the latest headlines from around the world of motor sports including stories about NASCAR, Formula One, NHRA and more. Racing is an inherently dangerous sport but the folks at Motorsport Safety Foundation are doing a great job making the...

June 23, 2016

Global protection systems company Geobrugg has donated 40 meters of debris fencing to the Motorsport Safety Foundation's Adopt-a-Corner initiative. In order to help race circuits keep up with the industry's increasingly expensive economic landscape, Adopt-a-Corner gives an individual or business the chance to donate a safety barrier upgrade in exchange for a branding contract at the track. This mutually beneficial partnership improves the race track's safety standards by providing added crash protection with FIA-approved barrier upgrades. "We are very grateful to Jochen...

June 20, 2016

Nonprofit receives 40-meter debris fence from Swiss safety systems manufacturer Global protection systems company Geobrugg has donated 40 meters of debris fencing to the Motorsport Safety Foundation's Adopt-a-Corner initiative. In order to help race circuits keep up with the industry's increasingly expensive economic landscape, Adopt-a-Corner gives an individual or business the chance to donate a safety barrier upgrade in exchange for a branding contract at the track. This mutually beneficial partnership improves the race track's safety standards by providing added crash protection with...

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