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I've been to AMP. 6-8 cars at once is relatively empty. That generally means, anything that can happen will likely involve only a single car.

That being said, it's a challenging, technical track. The final turn onto the main straight, ate a whole bunch of cars when I raced there. The nature of the turn pushes you wide. People over correct into the inside wall. Just heed your instructor, and you should do well.

Somewhere on the Internet, there is corner by corner video of how to drive the place by Randy Pobst. Pro driver, and the resident chief instructor. Go info to view before you go.
 
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Thanks, guys. I contacted Locktons and they are not able to provide insurance for this event since the sponsor isn't registered with them. Motorcars of Ga is (I think) looking into some 3rd party insurers as well, so maybe they can work something out with someone if a few people are buying.

Anyone ever track without insurance?
I have done over 15 track days in my Aston and my RS5 with no insurance. If it is truly an HPDE day you will be fine. Everything is very well controlled and instructed. Stick with an instructor all day long and only do what you are comfortable with, this is NOT a race. Let that Miata by and don't have an ego. Don't drive on track if you cannot handle the fact that there is a small chance you can scratch the paint, blow a tire or bend a rim. None of this had happened to me, but you never know. There is usually good runoffs on anything tough, although AMP is a lemans track and does have some walls, elevations and blind turns.


You will have a blast. Look up a few in car videos on YouTube of people on AMP and look at the track Map a few times. It will give you an idea of what is going to be happening. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.
 
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I have done over 15 track days in my Aston and my RS5 with no insurance.
Your house doesn't catch fire either, but you still have insurance. Being lucky isn't a justification for no insurance. Only if you can cover the cost of damage should you forego insurance.
 
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Don't put TracWrap on top of existing clear-bra, but do put it on portions that are not protected on clearbra or are exposed.

Headlights, front edge of side skirts, rear bumper behind rear wheels (if you don lots of rubber particles end up on paint). By doing these key areas cleanup is a breeze, just peel and off comes all the rubber compound.
 
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State Farm does on certain policies as long as they are not "timed" track events and they are an educational program. But again it's hit or miss and may even vary by region. Lockton Motorsports insures up to 150k for HPDE for fairly cheap, but your event has to be on their sanctioned list
 
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I appreciate all the feedback here! It doesn't seem like there are many options to get covered for this event (since Lockton is out) even if I wanted to. Given that, I think I am going to forego the track experience this time as I'm just not comfortable taking the car out there uninsured.

If the car was totaled, however probable/improbable based on your perspective, it would be too much of a loss for me to bear financially.

I'll look into some personal insurance options that may cover the occasional, non-timed, non-racing track day, but until then, the Aston will stay on the street.

Thanks again for the insight into track days and I hope this thread, with all of its great recommendations, is of use to others contemplating it.
 
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Sorry to hear this. Did you try ontrackinsurance.com? Fairly certain it's run by a Porsche racer, I'd be surprised if they didn't offer coverage. You might have to contact them directly to have the event added. Website says they will do private track days. Edit: checked their site and they already have some listed at AMP, so they shouldn't object to the facility.

There's another company out ther specializing in private track days, but I think they only do multi-day policies. Post up or pm if on track doesn't work, I'll try to find the other for you
 

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Check Lockton Motorsports HPDE insurance:

http://locktonmotorsports.com/product/hpde-insurance
 
 
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