Limited Time Offer: 11% Discount for May 24-26 Sebring Event – Sign up BEFORE May 16 to Save on Your Sebring Fun!

To celebrate our 11th year at Sebring International Raceway, we offering an 11% discount. But don’t delay – this discount code EXPIRES May 15.

VMP_Tuning_logoVMP Superchargers & Tuning are joining us at Sebring, conducting at-event supercharger upgrades, tuning and their always-popular dyno pulls. Because of how popular this activity is, PLEASE call the team at VMP to schedule your appointment pronto! 321-206-9369 The dyno will be set up starting Friday afternoon.

Once again, the fine folks at Steeda Autosports will be joining us as sponsors for our annual Steeda_logoSebring Sensation. Team Steeda will be there in force with some great cars and the opportunity to visit with them about taking your Mustang or Ford product to the next level of street and track performance. And yes, they will have some goodies for our always-popular Saturday night raffle. And there’s ALWAYS time to get some Steeda components on your car prior to the event – give them a call at 800-950-0774 to get your parts ordered or at-show work scheduled.

lrs_logo_2012The gang at Late Model Restoration KNOW where the track party is at Memorial Day Weekend… Track Guys at Sebring! LMR is kicking in some goodies and gift certificates for Saturday night’s raffle as well. Thanks LMR – you guys rock!


TMS Autosports Car Show
TMS_Sebring_Car_Show_flyerDon’t want to participate in the driving school or the Track Guys Test Drive? Well, there’s STILL stuff to do at Sebring. Our friends at TMS Autosports are hosting an all-makes car show on Saturday and Sunday during the event. Best of all, everyone who enters the car show can join us on track during the Lunch Break parade laps. Give the guys at TMS Autosports a call if you want more information, 1-888-TOTAL20.

Mustang Club of America – Free Lunch for All Drivers!
MCA_logoThe Mustang Club of America (MCA) will be at the event and providing lunch for all PAID participants on Saturday! That’s right – your Saturday lunch will be courtesy of the Mustang Club of America. MCA reps will be on hand (and participating) and can answer any questions you may have about the LARGEST international Mustang organization on the planet. Thanks again to the MCA for supporting our Track Guys events in 2013.


Register for the 11th Annual Sebring Sensation online here: and enter the code, Sebring2013 to get the discount.




See you at Sebring in May!

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Track Guys Selected for Viper Rendezvous IV

Track Guys Performance Driving Events has been selected to provide the classroom and in-car instruction and event services for the Viper Rendezvous IV in early June 2013 at Motorsports Park Hastings, Hastings, NE. NOTE: This event is for Vipers only.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to bring our Track Guys program to Motorsports Park Hastings as part of the fourth annual Viper Rendezvous,” says Jeff Lacina, Track Guys owner and lead instructor. “We’ve always had a loyal following of Viper owners at our other events, so to be asked to help put on a Viper-only event is an honor and we are really looking forward to the weekend at Hastings.”

If you are interested in registering for this event, follow this link. Note: the discounted early registration fee of $379 is available until midnight April 15, after that, registration is $399.
Viper_Rendezvous_IVCheck out the event promo video below…

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Don’t Delay – Sign up Today

Registration is open for TWO of our traditional events. This will be our 10th year at the fast and fun Texas World Speedway and our 11th consecutive year running at the historic Sebring International Raceway. Click on the images below to take you to the online registration page.



Don’t forget: we have updated our helmet requirements for our 2013 events. You’ll need an SA05 or SA10 rated helmet. Time to retire the SA00 helmet…and don’t even THINK about using an M-rated or DOT only helmet. We have a VERY limited number of loaner helmets – thus, it would REALLY be to your advantage to get your own helmet…just sayin’.

One of these two decals that MUST be inside your helmet. And yes, our Tech Inspection team checks each and every helmet.



If you need help finding new SA10 helmet, drop Jeff an email at


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Nitto Previews NT90W Winter Tire

Check out Nitto’s new NT90W Winter Tire.
Nitto Previews NT90W Winter Tire

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Track Guys’ Sebring event featured GMHTP and MM&FF

Track Guys’ annual Sebring event has long been a favorite for both our students and our instructors. In the last few years, we’ve also been picking up support (and participation) from a couple of enthusiast magazines that rank at the top of their respective target audiences: Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords and GM High Tech Performance.

Both magazines have run features on our high-value / high-fun Sebring event in the past, but recaps of the 2012 Kenny Brown Performance Driving School by Track Guys is showcased in the January 2013 issues of both these magazines. Talk about timing… and better yet, you can also read the articles and see the photos on the respective magazines’ websites! (click on each cover image to read the stories online)


If you don’t subscribe to either of these two magazines, you should. Editor Evan Smith (MM&FF) and Associate Editor Justin Cesler (GM High Tech)  do a great job – both on the track and with their respective magazines… and they’re a lot of fun to hang out with too.

Thanks for your efforts guys, and those of your teams back at the office. Keep up the great work and we hope to have you join us at Sebring International Raceway again this year. (May 25 & 26)

Happy Birthday MM&FF!
In case you didn’t know: Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords is celebrating 25 years of covering all things Ford. And, as witness by their numerous driving event articles and even my teaming with Editor, Evan Smith in the 2012 Tire Rack One Lap of America, the magazine recognizes the importance of wheels, tires, brakes, handling and learning how to drive and presenting these facts to their readers in a accurate, entertaining and respected publication. Kudos to the entire team at MM&FF and your commitment to the industry.

On a personal note, I’ve been writing off and on for them since 1989. Over the years, I’ve been blessed to have had the opportunity to share my tech articles, car features, new vehicle introductions, SEMA Show coverage and of course, writing about performance driving. My writing has also afforded me the opportunity to meet some great people within the OE automotive and aftermarket industries.

It was Jim Campisano, during his time as Editor, who asked me if I was interested in writing the monthly “Contact Patch” column for the magazine. And get this, he asked me while we were both sitting on the pit road wall at Sebring after one of our SVTOA / Track Guys events back in 2005. Thank you, Jim for having the confidence in me and for providing me the opportunity and freedom to express my opinions and insights via that column – I really enjoyed it and didn’t receive too many death threats.

I guess that isn’t too shabby for a central Iowa farm boy with a degree in Journalism and an passion for driving, teaching, writing and sharing that passion with MM&FF readers and the rest of the industry.

My One and Only Cover
And yes, I have even had one of my photos grace the cover of MM&FF. Check out this cover from the January 1998 issue – that’s my buddy, Mike Fager and his wide-body ’81 Mustang. We had a lot of fun taking photos and writing about that car back in the day… but not as much fun as chasing each other around Brainerd, Road America, Heartland Park…



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Track Guys’ 2013 Event Schedule: Barber CANCELED – TWS Registration is OPEN

IMPORTANT: Track Guys at Barber CANCELED

Thank you for your interest in the Feb 16 & 17 Track Guys event at Barber Motorsports Park. Unfortunately, due to lower-than-expected pre-event registrations, we have been forced to cancel this event.

We were very much looking forward to having you join us for our unique brand for performance driver education, however, we simply didn’t have enough participants signed up to make this event feasible. Barber is a world-class facility and as such, does not come inexpensively. We are hoping to get on their schedule for a future date (most likely 2014) and will keep you updated.

Registration Fee:
If your credit card had been charged for this event, you will be receiving a full refund. (If you signed up later, most likely your card hadn’t been charged… ) Please remember to cancel any hotel/motel reservations you may have made.

We are sincerely sorry to have to cancel this event and hope you will join us at a future Track Guys event. Registration is open for our April 6 & 7 event at Texas World Speedway in College Station, TX and we will be getting our May Sebring event opened up sometime in late February or early March.

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact me or Dell Hughes at our email addresses listed below.

Jeff Lacina
Owner / Lead Instructor

Dell Hughes
Business Manager / Event Registrar


April 6 & 7 Texas World Speedway – REGISTRATION IS OPEN:
2013 will be our 10th consecutive year at this incredibly fast and fun 2.9-mile “roavl” (road course that uses part of the oval track) at Texas World Speedeway. Registration is open here: Track Guys

These dates have been “locked in” with the various tracks, so start planning your driving schedule accordingly. We will update this page (and our Facebook pages) once the online registration has been opened.

Note: the April 5-6 event at Texas World Speedway will be our 10th consecutive year at this great track and it is not, we repeat, NOT “Parent’s Weekend” at Texas A&M in College Station, so hotels should be more accessible and reasonable. We’ve also heard rumors of an Texas A&M Sports Car Club reunion possibly being organized to coincide with our event, so you just never know who may show up to drive with us.

Even more events?
Consider this fair warning, we are also looking to add some events for the Mustang Club of America and will most likely be expanding this schedule to other tracks and other parts of the country. Stay tuned…

We want to infect you and your friends…
As I tell our lap-happy instructors, “Performance driving is sickness – and we are the Type A carriers!”

Being truly sick Track Dawgs (woof!), we’re always looking to add events to our program. If you belong to a club or know of a club that is ready to take one of their events “to the next level” by hosting or sponsoring an high-value, high-fun, highly infectious on-track driver’s school, there are some great race tracks around the country that we would be a great addition to our schedule of “learnin’ and turnin'” Track Guys style.

It’s NEVER too early to start planning an event for your club, group or company. Give us a call or drop me an email – our helmet bags are always packed and ready to go.

See you on track in 2013!

Jeff Lacina

Owner / Lead Instructor
Track Guys Performance Driving Events
2012 Tire Rack One Lap of America SSGT2 Class Champion

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Updated helmet requirments for 2013 events

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Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords Article: Winning One Lap of America in a Roush RS3 Mustang

In case you haven’t picked up your very own Oct. 2012 issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine, the story detailing our class championship in the 2012 One Lap of America is now available for your online reading pleasure.

Click here or on the image below to read the story online.


Exclusive Online Images
During the event, Evan and I shot a LOT of pictures (hey, that’s what we do when we’re NOT driving). So, though the beauty of the internet, here are some additional images that Mr. Smith simply didn’t have room to include in the print version of the article. (click on the image below)


















Thanks again to the team at Roush Performance for allowing Evan and I to showcase the “street and track” performance capabilities of their brand new (at the time) 2013 Roush RS3 in this real-world test of man and machine.

Now… about the 2013 One Lap of America event…

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Championship-winning Driving School Instruction Now Available at Sept. 21-23 events at Motorsports Park Hastings (Nebraska)

Track Guys Performance Driving Events owner and lead instructor, Jeff Lacina, has been added to the list of reasons why YOU should be bringing your Shelby, Boss 302, Mustang GT, Ford GT or any OTHER Ford-powered car to the Sept. 21-23 events at Motorsports Park Hastings, Hastings, Nebraska.

Lacina will be conducting a “Basics of Performance Driving” class for participants, especially first-time and novice drivers participating in the Team Shelby “Ponies on the Plains” and MPH’s own 2012 Ford & Mustang Roundup. He will also be one of the guest speakers at Saturday night’s dinner / autocross awards where he will be giving a presentation and answering questions about he and co-driver Evan Smith’s championship run in this year’s running of the infamous One Lap of America.
“This performance driving class will help drivers understand the fundamental principles of driving their Shelby’s and Mustangs on a track and in performance manner,” explains Lacina. “We’ll cover the physics of getting the car around the track as well as some of the basic rules and procedures covering track driving events. This will be a GREAT way for even a pure first-time driver to be introduced to this incredibly fun and rewarding sport of performance driving. We’ll also have a group of our lap-happy in-car instructors available for those who want some in-car coaching.”

Lacina adds that drivers of all skill levels are welcome to attend the class to pick up additional performance driving pointers. “That’s the best thing about this sport – you’re never done learning,” adds Lacina. “And it’s always fun to learn a new sport, especially once you understand the basics of what you can do in the car and out on the track. This event is the perfect venue for first-time and novice drivers to come out and give it a try. Hey, we all have to start somewhere, so why not this event?”

These events will NOT be full Track Guys events and that Shelby, Mustang and Ford owners interested in attending MUST register via the Ponies on the Plains or Ford & Mustang Roundup websites. If you want to take advantage of the Track Guys classroom sessions and in-car instructors, please note that fact on your registrations forms.

Evan Smith, editor of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine awaits his chance to drive at Motorsports Park Hastings during the 2012 Tire Rack One Lap of America competition.

Since 2002, Lacina has been conducting Track Guys Performance Driving Schools at race tracks all over the U.S. and Canada. To date, he has driven and/or instructed on 75 different road courses and race tracks across North America. Lacina, along with co-driver, Evan Smith, raced their way to the SSGT2 Big Bore Class Championship in the 2012 Tire Rack One Lap of America in a 2013 Roush RS3 Mustang, including two on-track races and an autocross victory at Motorsports Park Hastings.

Motorsports Park Hastings: 2.15 miles, KNOW you wanna drive MPH!

Lacina’s Track Guys classroom session will be conducted on both Friday morning and Friday afternoon, followed by at-speed on-track sessions for the student drivers. “This will be a great event for Mustang, Shelby and high-performance Ford owners,” adds Lacina. “And I KNOW there are a lot of Boss 302 Mustangs, Mustang GTs and Shelby GT500 drivers who want to be a part of this event and have a great weekend at the track a bunch of Ford friends.”

If you have any questions about either of these two event, contact the following individuals:

Team Shelby / Ponies on the Plains
Sean Cook
SMC Events
Ford & Mustang Roundup
George Andersen
Motorsports Park Hastings

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Track Guys Announces Event Date at the Brand New Atlanta Motorsports Park, June 30-July 1, 2012


Track Guys Performance Driving Events is proud to announce that we have secured a date at the newest road course in North America: Atlanta Motorsports Park. The dates are June 30 – July 1 and registration is OPEN!

Click on the image above to sign up for the June 30-July 1 Event

If you want to one of the FIRST GROUP OF DRIVERS IN THE COUNTRY to learn how to drive this incredible new facility, do NOT delay – spaces are limited and we expect this event to sell out.

Located just outside of Dawsonville, GA (about an hour north of Atlanta), Atlanta Motorsports Park is a state-of-the-art driving facility, designed by none other than Tilke Engineering out of Germany. Yes, the same company that designed the new F1 track being constructed in Austin, TX.

To learn more about Atlanta Motorsports Park, click here to visit their website

If you’re “new” to Track Guys and have questions about our own unique brand of on-track driver’s education, visit the FAQ section under the “About” tab or click here.

Jeff Lacina, Track Guys Owner and Lead Instructor stopped by the track on his way back from the May Sebring event. Check out this exclusive in-car video tour of this diving, twisting and turning track.

Lacina's 2011 Mustang GT at AMP's entrance - time to AMP it up!

Isn’t it time to get your driving on track? Do it with Track Guys! See you on track at AMP.

Jeff Lacina
Owner / Lead Instructor
Track Guys Performance Driving Events

Apex of AMP's turn 11...ready for an uphill run?

At the summit... I mean, apex of AMP's turn 12. Yeah, they've got elevation change.

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