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Success D r i v e
It’s great to have a car that can do 100 mph
around corners, and here is how to do it
without ending up in jail — or worse.
T E X T BY B I LL L I N D S E Y
We live in an age of amazing vehicles that can easily
cruise at 150 mph all day long. However, opening up the
taps on local highways would soon find you in the back
of a police cruiser or in a ditch, as our roads are simply
not designed for those speeds. Luckily for us, there is a
safe, crazy-fun way to experience high-speed driving.
Hooked On Driving offers open-to-the-public “DE”, or
Driver Education, events at Homestead Motor Speedway.
Just show up in your car and drive it around the road
course at the speeds it was designed for. HOD has
groups for those who have never driven on a racecourse
in which an instructor rides with you to coach you
around the track. There are also groups for those guys
named Andretti. A DE is NOT racing, so your insurance
is still in effect, and you learn how to handle your car
at speeds you’d otherwise never — legally — experience.
Try it; you’ll be “hooked” halfway through the first lap;