Top Tips to Getting a Track (HPDE) License for Atlantic Motorsport Park

People smiling after driving at AMP
HPD License issued by Atlantic Regional Motorsports

In order to be eligible for performance driving, which includes non-competitive lapping, Time Attack and Road Racing, the regulations require all participants to have a Regional High Performance Drivers License. In this post I share my experience of going through the process to get one, and also what I’ve observed with others, who followed a different path to licensing.

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10 Tips on how to get started with racing in the Maritimes

For those who live in the Maritimes, our local track is Atlantic Motorsport Park. It is an excellent place to hone-in the driver skills. But a lot of people who have a dream to race do not know how to get started. I was one such person and thought it was too hard/impossible for about 10 years. I’ve made many dumb car mistakes on the street thinking the racetrack was too far of a reach. In this blog, I’ll share my tips on how to get started in racing in the Maritimes.

K20A Swapped CRX at Atlantic Motorsport Park. Circa summer 2020
K20A Swapped CRX at Atlantic Motorsport Park. Circa summer 2020
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Nick’s Supercharged 2014 Scion FRS Build

Scrion FRS with aeroIn this post, I’ll share the details of my 2014 Scion FRS build. It’s a pretty fast car, with the word “fast” quantified by some good results in time attack and autoslalom.  As far as results, it all kind of came together this year. In autocross, I got my first FTD (fastest time of day) at a club autocross event with really strong competitors. In time attack, it is officially the fastest FRS in the region (there could be faster street 86/BRZ/FRS’ in the underground scene, but I’ve not seen them). It also holds the official street tire (200 UTQG rated tire) record at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Nova Scotia. Here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcj0eCB-CVE

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GoPro 5: How to Import Video with GPS Data into Studio

As of this writing, GoPro has two applications for editing your videos:

  • GoPro Quik
  • GoPro Studio

GoPro Quik enables rudimentary video editing to create quick short clips. It also provides the ability to overlay GPS data into your video such as geographic location, speedometer, g force meter and other telemetry data. Studio, on the other hand, allows advanced editing of videos, but doesn’t provide the facility to overlay GPS telemetry data. Nor is it straight forward to export from Quik into Studio with it overlaid. In this article we’ll explain how to do it.

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Loose Nuts, a Broken Axle and the Racing Blues

Think Positive with Brian PartridgeA bit of misfortune caught up to us at the racing weekend. We didn’t get to race due to mechanical failure. So we packed it up and headed home – not a great feeling by any means. I guess this is the other side of racing. This shit happens to everyone at some point. The best we can do is reflect, learn a lesson (which I’m about to share) to avoid or prevent future recurrences, and think positive.

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The K-Miata Debut

After a long 12 month hibernation and transformation, the K-Miata was finally ready for its debut event.

K-Miata Debut
K-Miata Debut. Photo by Kevin Doubleday

On Friday night I met up with the boys, borrowed some noise cancelling headphones for the five hour ride from Halifax and hit the road to Saint John for the ARMS Regional Autoslalom Event 1.

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