The Motorsport Safety Foundation has created a great initiative as a virtual community gathering place for a wide range of motorsport disciplines - road racing, drag racing, oval track racing, karting, marine motorsports, and emphasis on the high-value supporting roles of track workers, medical and rescue teams, pit crews and more. In addition to the numerous channels of motorsports competition, 10s of thousands of grassroots enthusiasts across the USA participate in non-competition High-Performance Driver Education events for fun. Also known as track days, this is the fundamental entry-point for hands-on participation by sports car owners everywhere. Now, the MSF recognizes the importance that HPDE track events have to the motorsports hobby. My name is Mark Hicks, and I am honored to be selected as the first Ambassador to the MSF representing the HPDE/Track Day category. I have been the General Manager and Director of Chin Motorsports since 2004. Chin Motorsports is one of the leading providers of HPDE track events in the country. Over the past 12 years, that has provided me with the opportunity to participate in and lead more than 450 track events, 700+ days on track, at more than 30 road course venues. I'm fortunate to have done a lot of coaching, both in-car and remotely, and developed content for and led classroom sessions for advanced driver education. I have experience in motorsports event management, driver coaching, track safety, and best practices for HPDE track events. I've also done quite a few laps myself =) . I'd welcome the opportunity to address any questions users may have about HPDE track days. The questions I really look forward to are the ones I've never heard before! Thanks for visiting the HPDE forum.
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