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If you have questions about the policy, please contact us prior to purchasing an event.
When you cancel:
- 46 days or more before an event, all event fees will be returned, upon request, as either an HOD event credit code (valid for 12 months), or a credit card refund (less a $35 refund fee).
- 21-45 days before an event, event fees, less a $50 per event day cancellation fee will be returned, upon request, as either an HOD event credit code (valid for 12 months), or a credit card refund (less a $35 refund fee).
- 11-20 days before an event, event fees, less a 50% cancellation fee, will be returned, upon request, as an HOD event credit code (valid for 12 months).
- 10 days or less before the event, or are a no show at an event, all event fees will be forfeited.
We are aware of the logistical requirements of our hobby and things don’t always work out exactly as planned. Please understand that while we will attempt to work with you if there are unforeseen issues, we cannot take responsibility for something that is completely out of our control. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
POLICY ON RAIN DAYS: HOD is required by contract to arrive and prepare to hold our events regardless of the weather forecast. Therefore, our customers also need to arrive and be ready to drive. If track management deems it unsafe to drive due to track conditions or unsafe conditions for track workers, a date may be cancelled with appropriate credit given for the lost driving opportunity. Note: A high percentage of our events which had forecasts for bad weather or precipitation ended up having quality time on track during the day. Most drivers have discovered that it was a great deal of fun and very good experience to drive on track in wet conditions
Policy Effective March 21, 2023
The driver involved in an incident is responsible for costs of damage to the track surface, damage to the track facilities, towing, fire/rescue services, and cleanup, including dry sweep.
HOD Policy on Convertibles and High Center of Gravity Vehicles (HCG): 2020
HOD does not allow vehicles without rollover protection to be driven at our High-Performance Driving Events (HPDE).
This includes all convertibles with soft tops and detachable “hard” tops, except European convertibles with pop-up “factory rollover” protection systems, which are approved for use with HOD.
Cars with cosmetic hoops (not structurally supported) behind the front seats are not allowed. The Honda 2000 has been shown to have rollover hoops with structural contact points and are allowed.
The only Mazda Miata/MX5 that is allowed without the addition of an approved rollover system is the Mazda Miata RF. Approved rollover systems for the Miata include:
- Hard Dog Rollbars designated as “Approved for use with SCCA/NASA”
- Autopower: Street Roll Bar, Street-Sport Roll Bar, Race Roll Bar
- Blackbird Fabworx: SD (NA/NB Miata), RZ (NC/ND), GT3 (NA/NB/NC/ND)
Corvettes: C1-C7 Convertibles are not allowed unless structural rollover protection has been added. Contact your HOD Region to discuss appropriate/approved systems. C3-7 Coupes and T-Tops with removable roof sections are allowed. Sample aftermarket roll bars can be found here: http://rpmrollbar.com/
C8 Corvettes - Coupes and Convertibles are allowed.
High Center of Gravity, (HCG) are not allowed at HOD HPDE events. This includes SUV’s, 4X4 Trucks, CJ Jeep-type vehicles, cars and trucks with lift kits, and Minivans. If you are uncertain about the eligibility of your vehicle, contact your HOD Region.
EYE PROTECTION NOTE: If driving or riding in an approved convertible with the top down, eye-protection, including sunglasses is required.
Hooked On Driving Passenger Ride Policy: 9/7/09
HOD recognizes that sharing our experience is part of the fun. With our primary concern being safety and the smooth operation of our events, we have instituted this policy to accommodate passenger ride requests:
- A driver, who has been solo-signed off by HOD, may have a passenger who is 18 or older (and be able to prove it) ride with him/her in the car.
- In all situations, passengers are to be provided and use the same level of restraint system as the driver.
- Passengers who are 16-17 years old must have a notarized waiver and release form – signed by both parents or guardians, with originals delivered to HOD at the track. This form is NOT available on the web – this form is only available as an original by request from HOD staff in advance of the event. HOD will NOT attempt to process or notarize any of this paperwork at the event. This process must be done in advance, with executed documents provided in original form prior to or at the event. (This is the same process requirement that is in place to allow a 16-17 year old to be a driver.)
- D, Race Prepped Group: Some HOD regions occasionally run a group of race-prepped cars in a “gentlemen’s testing” format with more liberal passing protocols based on having more experienced drivers in cars with thorough safety equipment. If a driver in
this group wants to allow a passenger, the car must be built with a full roll cage that meets either SCCA, NASA, BMWCCA, PCA, FIA, or other recognized sanctioning organizations, and include side impact bars on the passenger side. If the D Group car
does not meet this standard, upon approval of the D and C Group leaders, this D group car can be allowed to drop down a group, carry a passenger, and follow all on-track protocols of the lower group. An exception to this rule is in the case of an actual race licensing program, where coaches may ride during a passing exercise – but this is only during a coach-supervised exercise.
- In all cases – THIS IS A REVOCABLE PRIVILEGE. If the Safety Steward, Group Leader, or Event Manager observes any behavior while driving with a passenger that shows evidence of “showing off” or lack of concentration by the driver, or attentiveness to traffic, the car will be immediately black flagged and the passenger will be required to exit the car – there will be no second chance on this decision.
If the parent or guardian will not be attending the event with the minor driver... the parent or guardian's signatures must be notarized on the minor waiver form. If the parent or guardian will be attending the event, we do not require the notarization, only the forms to be signed in front of a HOD staff member as the witness. Any questions, please contact Teri Barrett at TeriB@HookedOnDriving.com.
As of 1/1/19, updated 9/6/2023, HOD nationally, requires FIA or SFI certified Head and Neck Restraints (HNR) for any drivers and/or passengers in cars equipped with and utilizing 5 or 6 -point harnesses during an HOD event.
Currently, approved head and neck restraint systems are:
- Schroth SHR Flex
- Stand 21 Ultimate, Hitech, and Club Series
- Z Neck Tech (Zamp)
- Simpson Hybrid S
HOD strongly recommends the use of one of these devices with a 4-point belt system.
The HNR systems listed above have not been certified for four-point systems, but we believe to be effective.
Also, the Schroth ASM four-point belt system has been tested by the manufacturer and found effective, but is not officially certified (SFI/FIA).
FAQ: Can I drive my LeMons, Chumpcar, or World Racing League car at HOD?
HOD Policy Regarding: LeMons, World Racing League, and Chumpcar
LeMons, WRL, and Chumpcar race cars are welcomed at HOD, as are their driving teams – under these circumstances:
- You must be able to show documentation that your car has competed, and thus, passed inspection at one of the sanctioning bodies’ events. This means – NO brand new LeMons, WRL, or Chump cars will run at HOD as their first track test. With Chump Cars, you’ll be asked to show us the logbook for the car. With Lemons and WRL, we’ll need to have an event tech sticker or a
document showing this car in competition (i.e. results sheet).
- HOD reserves the right to do its own inspection, and deny admission for any reason – with a full refund of any pre-paid registration.
- Any non-stock part/appendage that is attached to the car (example: a stop sign attached to the trunk, or buzz-saw blade attached to the grill) will be inspected for grade 8 hardware and racequality installation that appears clearly able to stay attached under any unforeseen circumstance. If this clause is invoked based on a flimsy addition, the team will be given the option of removing this attachment before they run on track.
- Two mechanical black flags and/or tows means end of day for the car.
- Drivers will be carefully evaluated to be certain that they are in the correct run group for their skill level. HOD reserves the right to move a driver to a different run group at a moment’s notice. One option to the teams: purchase more than one slot in the event, to accommodate drivers of different skill levels i.e. If you have two highly experienced drivers, they can share a slot in the C or D group, but if you also have an intermediate driver, he should buy a second slot for the B/Intermediate group…this way all drivers are in appropriate groups, and get ample track time.