Briefly describe The Drivers Edge event outline?
The first day starts out with driver's meeting. Drivers are already
pre-assigned into one of four different levels of run groups with
in-car instructors assigned accordingly. Each run group has
instructional classes each day in-between their 8 on-track run
sessions over the course of the weekend. Each time a Novice or
Intermediate driver goes on the track they will have an assigned
instructor seated beside them for live feedback, guidance,
instruction and evaluation at the end of the course to be able to
further guide us in serving your performance driving needs...
The Drivers Edge events as an intense learning experience with
seamless organization, challenging yet fun family friendly
Why are The Drivers Edge schools held over 2 days on weekends?
Our many years of experience in this field have proven it takes a
minimum of 2 days to comprehend and obtain any lasting & learning
value. Other great reason, more track time at a much better value
than one day event, more time to enjoy the comradely of the new
friends you’ll make and great social fun and friendly family
atmosphere we provide at our events.
When do I need to be at the track?
Saturday & Sunday morning gates open at 7:00 AM at most tracks,
Event Sign-In 7:00 AM and a
Saturday & Sunday morning gates open at 7:00 AM at most tracks, Event Sign-In can be done either Friday Night or Saturday morning at 7:00 AM and a Mandatory Drivers Meeting at 8:00 AM. While it is NOT Mandatory to sign-in on Friday Night, it's highly recommended and you will benefit with extra time Saturday morning. All drivers must be at the track 7:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday to ensure they are there for the Mandatory Drivers Meeting, sign-in and the required insurance waiver, and their car is prepared for the track.
Am I allowed to have guest at the track?
Yes, you are welcome to invite guests, friends and family
out to the track to spectator, there is no-cost involved and hey are
welcome to come and go as the please. Added fun for them is they can
take part in the parade laps during lunch break. Added excitement is
they can take a $25. Charity Ride at speed with one of our
instructors or approved advance run group drivers.
How do Charity’s benefit from The Drivers Edge ride
100% of the donations from each event provides for an individual
fund or charity. We also have a few select charity organizations
that use all donations in a very efficient and worthy way to impact
others. Such as: World Vision, Feed The Children, Veteran’s Group,
Dallas Can Academy, Samaritan Inn Colin County, to name a few.
should I bring to the track?
For the car:
Extra engine oil, brake fluid and power
steering fluid...a tire gauge...a torque wrench for wheel lug bolts
or nuts. (if you don't bring
theses no worries our track support team
has them available at the track)...window
cleaner and paper towels...also a good idea.
blue or lime green painters masking
tape or glass chalk to make car numbers.
You also have an option to order
vinyl cut numbers which look better in the pictures…
For You: Lawn chair, box or bag to store your personal
items instead of the car, cooler with refreshments, lots of drinking
water and sun block.
NOT to bring to the track?
For obvious reasons no alcohol or drugs (including
antihistamines or other drugs that make you drowsy) may be consumed
during the event. Use of these substances will result in immediate
ejection from event. Please leave all pets at home, most
race facilities DONOT allow pets.
Will there be food available at the track?
Yes, concession stand or catered in food will be available for lunch, prices vary depending on facility...Note: it would also be a good idea for you to bring your own cooler with snacks and plenty of drinking water…you will get dehydrated no matter what time of the year.
Will race fuel and tire services and mechanics be available at the track?
Fuel: yes, each facility has fuel pumps on site. Note: if you require race fuel be sure to confirm this prior, because different facilities vary on fuel rules and service.
Tire Service: yes, but level of service varies depending on facility.
Mechanic/Shop: yes, but level of service varies depending on facility.
NOTE: it's best that you come prepared if you have special needs in these area's...
What should I wear while driving?
Mandatory for all drivers to wear a helmets, open face or full face SNELL MA or SA 2005 or newer rated, rentals helmets are available for $20/weekend. We recommend you wear long pants and long sleeve shirt, but it is not required. Cotton shirt (T-shirt) and Denim long pants (Jeans). Select a "breathable" cotton or wool fabric, natural fibers no man made fabric. Thin-soled sneakers; no waffle soles...nothing big and bulky.. Drivers of race cars with roll cages are required to wear a minimum of single-layer suit. In between your driving sessions, you may change into more comfortable clothing, such as shorts and T-shirt. Rest rooms & changing rooms are available at all tracks.
What if I don’t
have a helmet?
The Drivers Edge have rentals available for $20/weekend. If you have
your own helmet or would like to buy a new one, they will need to be SNELL SA or MA 2005 (or later) approved to meet our requirements.
Why does my car
need to have Tech-Inspection?
To help ensure it’s track worthy and you have a great time.
When does the
Tech-Inspection have to be done?
You must have
a qualified technician
complete a Tech-Inspection on the car within the 30 days preceding
the event. A second Inspection Verification may be
done at the track
if we question cars preparation.
At registration you must present your
Tech-Inspection form and a copy of your valid driver's license and
proof of insurance
if we do not have them on file already. All race cars are required
to have “current log book” and self filled out Tech-Inspection form. Note:
if your car has fewer than 15,000 miles and less than 2 years old
you may fill the tech form out yourself. Note: our tech inspections are valid for 6 months.
What if my car
doesn't pass the
can't drive your car on the track until it does.
is the driver qualifications required to participate?
All drivers must meet the minimum age requirement
18 years old,
with an unrestricted and valid driver’s
license. All drivers must NOT have any medical or health or vision
issues that will affect your driving abilities or jeopardizes your
safety, your instructor or others around you. Note: We are
well know for being able to handling most issues in these area…Please
inform us of any of these issues, so we can better serve you...Examples:
diabetes, neck injury, nervous system or motor skills that would
affect movement, vertigo, motion sickness, color blind, vision or
health restrictions of any type that will affect your driving
is the minimum driver’s age?
18 years old with an unrestricted valid
driver’s license. Note: We are high performance driving school that
teaching a higher level of performance driving.
there a club membership fee?
No, just a driver registration fee for that specific event. You only
pay only when you play.
does a weekend driving school cost?
There are two levels of pricing:
1) $375 for all driver's in the Green, Blue and Yellow run groups "lower run group levels with assigned instructors".
2) $325 for all The Drivers Edge "Solo Approved" Red & Yellow advanced run groups.
*Special events & Corporate event prices vary...
What is the
student ratio to instructor?
The Drivers Edge has
only two student run group assignment per each instructor. (2 to 1)
Why does the instructor ride with me while I’m driving on track?
This is the best way to learn, instant feed back, our instructors not
only teach, train and guide you they also evaluate you and we keep
records of your evaluation so we can better serve you next time we
see you. Realize not all organizations provide the quality and level
of expertise that our instructor staff has the ability to do with
What if I want to
drive on track without an instructor?
Unless you are
previously Drivers Edge Approved to a Solo
run group, you will not be allowed to drive on the track without an
instructor until you signed off solo. This provides you with the
maximum opportunity to learn. Certain
students do receive a sign-off from their instructor to go solo, but
only after the instructor is confident of his or her ability to
drive the car safely, at higher speeds, alone.
How is a driver’s run group assignment determined?
Run group placement is based on first and foremost the driver’s experience and creditable history references then total event demographics.
Do I need a certain type of car to attend?
The Drivers Edge is highly qualified to instruct in all types of cars and level of driver’s …”we don’t care what you drive, we care how well you drive it.”
Special Notes for special cars:
Race Cars are allowed for our advanced approved drivers.
Vintage Race Cars are allowed as long as they can “KEEP PACE” with present day street cars.
24 hrs Lemon's & Chump race cars are NOT ALLOWED to be used by students, they do not work with in our environment.
Open Wheel cars are NOT ALLOWED. (Note: open wheel is any car with out a structural fender covering and surrounding the wheels)
Kit Cars are NOT ALLOWED.
Which Convertibles are allowed?
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Are there any Specific Tire rules?
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Seat Belts and Restraint Systems Requirements?
NOTE: all participating cars MUST be pre-tech inspected with in 30 days prior school date: http://www.thedriversedge.net/lib/pdf/Tech%20Sheet%202010.pdf
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Please call with any questions: 903 303-3000
Do I need to use
my own car to attend?
While we feel it’s best to learn to drive what you drive… We’ve seen
regular rent-a-cars join us at the track and many drivers who would
like more of a track car / race car you may rent one from a number
of different sources with prices ranging from $350 - $1500 per
weekend depending on car and source. Please contact us for further
May two drivers
share one car?
Yes, as long as they are assigned to 2 different level run groups.
Many couples, parent and sibling or just friends have done this to
share the learning experience. Example: two drivers of the same
driving level (both novice) want to share a car, they will have to
draw strews and one will have to go thru a 2 day school first and
then get promoted into the next level run group, this will allow
both drivers to share the same car the next event. Note: we will
not split one run group driver position between two driver’s, this
just doesn’t work and ends up diminishing track time and learning
experience for both drivers.
Can I take passengers for a ride on the track?
NOT at speed, however all drivers can take riders during lunch time low speed parade laps. A added
BONUS that only offer by The Drivers Edge is solo approved “Red Level 4 Approved”
advanced run group drivers may take riders during their at speed
track sessions as long as all of our requirements and safety
standards are meet by car, driver and passenger.
Will my insurance cover my car while on track?
This depends on the insurance carrier and your policy. Many policies remain in force as long as the car is not used in a speed timed
event or non-competitive event held on
All The Drivers Edge events are non-timed & non-competitive held on private property.
If you have concerns we recommend you
before thinking about calling your agent… If
is not stated in your current policy or any updated supplements you are
Note: If you still have concerns, you also an option to purchase event specific insurance form several different outside sources, please just search the internet for High Performance Driving Event Insurance.
Note: The Drivers Edge events have many tools in-place to lesson the risk
factor (it is far less of a risk than driving on the public road
just getting to the track). All of our events are held on control
environment (privately owned) race facility with designated
controlled passing zone utilizing highly trained in-car instructors
and classroom instructional setting.
Does my non-street
legal racecar need insurance?
No, only street legal cars are required to have proof of insurance.
Race Cars Note: while not required to have insurance you like
everyone else on track will be responsible for any or all track or
car damage that may occur which is caused by you.
Note: you also have an option to purchase event specific insurance form several different outside sources, please just search the internet for High Performance Driving Event Insurance.
Why are there passing zones?
This is a high performance-driving school, not a racing event. The passing zones exist so that drivers may execute a pass in a controlled area. We also require a hand point-by the lead car so communication is established between the two drivers before execution of pass.
if it rains?
get discourage rain is a very good learning tool for car control, if
you can hone your skills in the rain; you are guaranteed to be even
better and smoother in the dry. Some of our driver’s most rewarding
events have been during adverse weather condition. Note: All track
events run in the rain or shine some even in snow flurries….we’ve
learned to make the most out of every track event for you.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Your registration is Non-Transferable & Non-Refundable.
Credit Options: Credit towards another event will be issued in the following cases:
A) If you cancel 30 days before an event we will credit 100% of your entry fee towards another event.
B) *If you cancel 29 - 18 days before an event we will credit 50% of your entry fee towards another event.
C) *If you cancel 18 - 3 days before the event no credit will be issued.
D) If you cancel 3 - 0 days before the event NO credit will be issued.
*Exception to the credit options: In case of B or C, if we have a participant on stand-by that can fill your spot you will receive 75% credit towards another event.
- Any and all credit issued will be only valid for the following 12 months of date issued.
- Track events/schools run in the rain or shine, rain is a very good learning tool.
What can I expect to gain from attending The Drivers Edge high
performance driving school?
An unparallel value/experience while achieving a higher level of
driving, a new appreciation for your car and driving awareness that
you may not realize existed...
all of which you will use every time you get behind