Driving Instruction at High Plains Raceway

Sarian Motorsports is now offering automobile Performance Driving Instruction during HPR’s standard Open Lapping Days and during Semi-Exclusive/Exclusive/Private days for all levels of track enthusiasts or to help you become a better driver on the street.

Sarian Motorsports owner Chris Sarian has been racing for over ten years at the amateur and professional levels. He and his team of instructors will be matched to each student based on their current and future on-track goals.

Open Lapping Day Instruction

During our normal Open Lapping Days we have two different options for you – The Track Day 101 class or Private Instruction.

Track Day 101 – Intro to Performance and Race Driving (8:00am – 12:00pm)

  • This is a group setting, not one-on-one, there will be multiple people attending.
  • This is a mix of classroom instruction with multiple students and on-track driving (instructor is not in vehicle)
  • Track prep for both vehicle and driver (what should you bring to the track)
  • HPR track orientation (use of track map), track etiquette
  • Basic car control technique overview on steering, braking, throttle and shifting
  • Basic coverage of turn apex identification and track positioning
  • Terminology overview
  • Our Track Day 101 class will be available on the following days only:
    • 2018 TBD
  • $199, this includes your track time up until the class is over at noon.  If you wish to drive the balance of the day you can also sign up for the 1:00pm – 5:00pm lapping session that same day.
  • Payable via the Open Lapping Days registration system.   Go to the registration page for the lapping day on the day you would like to attend, the Track Day 101 class is offered as an option under the open lapping day registration process.

Private Performance Driving Instruction – Half Day (8:00am – 12:00pm or 1:00pm – 5:00pm)

  • Conversation as to present and future driving goals (performance driving, racing, etc.).
  • Vehicle details/overview.
  • HPR track orientation (use of track map).
  • 3-5 approximate (20-30 minute) driving sessions with instructor in vehicle (dependent on track-day schedule).
  • Basic car control technique as to use of steering, brakes, throttle and shifting.
  • Basic coverage of turn apex identification and track positioning.
  • $385, payable via the Open Lapping Days registration system.
  • Track fees are not included, you must also sign up for either a half day or a full day of Open Lapping.
  • Vehicle insurance is available through Lockton Motorsports Insurance.  Go to Lockton Motorsports and search for events listed as “Sarian Motorsports HPDE”.  Please note that this insurance is only in effect while the instructor is in the car with you.

Private Performance Driving Instruction – Full Day (8:00am – 5:00pm with a 1-hr lunch break)

  • Conversation as to present and future driving goals (performance driving, racing, etc.)
  • Vehicle details/overview.
  • HPR track orientation (use of track map).
  • 7-10 approximate (20-30 minute) driving sessions with instructor in vehicle (dependent on track-day schedule).
  • Basic car control technique as to use of steering, brakes (Intro to heel-toe, trail braking), throttle and shifting.
  • Turn apex identification (early vs. late), understanding of under steer/over steer situations and track positioning.
  • Identify and work on individual, specific areas that need attention.
  • $660, payable via the Open Lapping Days registration system.
  • Track fees are not included, you must also sign up for a full day of Open Lapping.
  • Vehicle insurance is available through Lockton Motorsports Insurance.  Go to Lockton Motorsports and search for events listed as “Sarian Motorsports HPDE”.  Please note that this insurance is only in effect while the instructor is in the car with you.

Open Lapping Day instruction fees are based on use of customer vehicle; rental vehicles may be available, please contact Sarian Motorsports directly at 303-324-8762 or email info@sarianmotorsports.com.

Helmets must be worn at all times during on-track instruction. If you do not have a helmet available, you may rent one through the Open Lapping Day reservation system.

Every vehicle must be inspected no more than 10 days prior to the assigned instruction date.

Shortly after you complete your registration Sarian Motorsports will contact you to provide you with the vehicle inspection sheet and to gather more information about your level of experience and your future driving goals.

Exclusive/Semi-Exclusive Test and Tune or Private Event Instruction

If you would prefer to have your instruction done when you have the track to yourself or as part of a very small group we have that option as well.  You may rent the track under one of three programs, depending on the size of your group:

  • Semi-Exclusive Test and Tune
  • Exclusive Test and Tune
  • Private Event

These rental programs and their costs are described HERE.

If you would like Sarian Motorsports to provide instructors on one of these days they are available at the following rates:

  • Half day, one driver, one instructor, $385
  • Full day, one driver, one instructor, $660
  • Full day, 2-5 drivers, one instructor, $895
  • Full day, 6-10 drivers, two instructors, $1295

These costs are in addition to the track rental fees.  If you would like to schedule under this program please contact Sarian Motorsports directly at 303-324-8762 or email info@sarianmotorsports.com.