Driving Instruction at High Plains Raceway

Sarian Motorsports is now offering automobile Performance and Race 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 fifteen 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

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.