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March 12, 2019

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants Level II Certification to Audi Club North America – Northwest Chapter’s HPDE Instructor Training Program The Northwest Chapter of Audi Club North America (ACNW) 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 world’s largest Audi car club, and its Northwest Chapter is one of the organization’s oldest and largest, serving members in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. ACNW hosts ten named events per year on local...

December 18, 2018

What do you do when you still need driver coaching, but it's no longer safe for the coach to be in the car? Dion von Moltke might have the answer. When veteran racer Sean Edwards lost his life while teaching an advanced student in a Porsche GT3 Cup racecar, the loosely-knit community of professional and volunteer driving coaches was immediately fractured by our various responses to the incident. Some of us quit coaching and never looked back. A surprisingly large number of instructors weren’t bothered at all and made no changes in their approach. Others chose to gradually reduce...

November 25, 2018

It stands for Head and Neck Support, and the HANS device is a vital piece of safety gear every race car driver should be using. The Motorsport Safety Foundation has put together a video showing exactly why you need to be wearing a HANS device when you're out on the racetrack. A fire suit-wearing crash test dummy is belted into a seat with a proper helmet fitted over its head. For some, this appears to be enough "safety." It's not though, as the forces presented in even a low-speed collision can wreak havoc on your head and neck. The average human head weighs between 10 and 11...

October 10, 2018

Motorsport Memorial Day has officially been recognized with an annual day of remembrance. The motorsport community can now dedicate every October 10th to honoring the drivers, marshals, instructors, crew members and fans who are no longer with us. The date was selected in tribute to those who approached motorsport at “10/10ths.” “We are proud to be able to honor those who have passed away with a nationally recognized Motorsport Memorial Day,” said Henrique Cisneros, Chairman, Director and President of the Motorsport Safety Foundation. Established in honor of late pro driver Sean Edwards,...

September 4, 2018

Porsche Club of America – Florida Citrus Region Will Conduct HPDE Instructor School at Roebling Road Raceway The Florida Citrus Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA), which was CERTIFIED by the Motorsport Safety Foundation in February, will be hosting an HPDE Instructor School next month. The event will be held on October 12, 2018 at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, GA. Eligible candidates wishing to achieve status as MSF Level 2 Instructors and PCA National Instructors can attend the program, which will include role-playing and classroom participation. Established in...

August 21, 2018

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants Level II Certification to Calabogie Motorsports Park’s HPDE Instructor Training Program Calabogie Motorsports Park has achieved Level II certification in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) instructor training initiative, CERTIFIED. Home to the longest track in Canada, Calabogie was designed to provide a challenging, safe and charming venue for both amateur and club level high performance drivers.   “Calabogie Motorsports Park is proud to be CERTIFIED as a Level II HPDE organization, the first of its kind in...

April 25, 2018

As most amateur racers spend most of their racing budget getting to and from the track, renting out a meager hotel room, and flapjacks at the local diner, sometimes getting the best in safety equipment seems like a stretch. To help ensure the legions of weekend warriors stay safe and continue to race in comfort, 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. Chosen racers participating in the last seven events...

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,...

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