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2017 ARPCA Driver Education Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration for the 2017 ARPCA Driver Education season is now open. We will be visiting Watkins Glen in May, Pitt Race in August and Mid-Ohio in September. For an overview of our 2017 driver education program, click on the button below.

Use the following quick links to register for a specific driver education event:

2013 DE Supporting Materials

Pitt Race Turn 7

Pitt Race Turn 7

This area includes links to information and materials that will help you prepare for DE. We create a new page for each year. The sections below provide general information as well as specific details for each of the driving events. The sections will be updated with more details before each of the events. The page is structured as follows:

  • General DE Forms and Links: This section provides links to key topics that are applicable to all DE’s. These range from the safety form you must have completed to on-track insurance options.
  • Information for specific DE’s: These sections will include information specific to a given drivers education event. This includes:
    • Participant Guide: This provides all of the “need to know” items about the specific track and how ARPCA manages the event at this track. Mandatory reading!
    • Lapping day Addendum: For specific events where we include a lapping day this document will outline the “need to know” items for those who are participating.
    • Track Map: Turn-by-Turn instructions for the track. Review this material to prepare yourself for the event.
    • Event Schedule: The specific schedule for each event
    • Run Group Assignments: Who is grouped into which run group
    • Garage Assignments: When garages are rented by ARPCA the the track this document identifies who is in each garage bay
  • Other “Interesting Materials” Supporting your on-track habit These materials are additional information about on-track driving.
Running in the Fog at Mid-Ohio

Running in the Fog at Mid-Ohio

 

General DE Forms and Links

  • Safety & Tech Inspection Form: 2013 Safety & Tech Form – Used for all DE events. Print this out and have it completed by an authorized technical facility before attending the event.
  • ARPCA DE Novice Primer: ARPCA DE Primer – Designed for those new to drivers education, this is an introduction to DE’s explaining what to expect and how to prepare for an event.
  • Article – Why not DE?: Why NOT do a Drivers Education [DE]? This is an article by one of our Chief Instructors, Ralph Gaudio, providing great insight into DE’s. Very worthwhile reading…
  • Driver Training Manual: Drivers Training Manual – Developed by Porsche Owners Club (POC), this is a VERY GOOD document. If this is your first DE (or you are looking to improve your driveing capabilities) take time to review!
  • Racing Equipment (including Helmets): Apex Performance – Apex Performance has been a strong sponsor to ARPCA. They have created a promocode ARPCA Members can use online to order or call and mention ARPCA on phone orders. You will save 10% on most items over $75 (and 10% on ALL helmets). If you order your helmet from Apex Performance you will also receive a free fleece lined helmet bag and cotton headsock and free ground shipping. This is a good deal all around!
  • HPDE Insurance: High Performance Drivers Eduction (HPDE) Insurance – offered by Lockton Affinity. Note, most standard insurance policies do not cover on-track incidents. Not all tracks are covered. Check with Lockton Affinity for specific availability.

2013 Watkins Glen Materials

2013 Pitt Race Materials

  • Participant Guide: Pitt Race Participant Guide Review this before attending the event. This includes key information including directions, hotel information, access times to the track, etc.
  • Track Map: Pitt Race Track Map Turn-by-Turn instructions for Pitt Race.
  • Event Schedule: Not yet developed
  • Run Group Assignments: Not yet developed
  • Garage Assignments: Not yet developed

2013 Mid-Ohio Materials

  • Participant Guide: Mid-Ohio Participant Guide Review this before attending the event. This includes key information including directions, hotel information, access times to the track, etc.
  • Track Map: Mid-Ohio Track Map Turn-by-Turn instructions for Mid-Ohio.
  • Event Schedule: Not yet developed
  • Run Group Assignments: Not yet developed
  • Garage Assignments: Not yet developed

Other Interesting Materials Supporting your on-track habit

  • Tire Database: Tire & Pressure DB – This is a great reference for information about tires – not specific to DE’s but expect that our DE participants will be most interested.
  • Wheel – Tire Size Calc: Wheel / Tire Calculator – This tool helps determine wheel / tire fitment. It is a bit technical but can be very helpful.
  • Ultimate Speed Secrets: High Performance Driving Book Book from Ross Bentley on performance driving.
  • Track Videos: Hooked on Driving Videos This “for profit” drivers education organization has published a very good set of videos. There are a number that you can review in preparation for your first DE – or – just to get the “driving juices” flowing.
  • Teen Driving School: Video – Example Car Control Clinic Experience – THis video provides a good perspective on what happens at a Car Control Clinic event. Take a quick view!
  • Misc Video: Video – Killed myself when I was Young A reminder that the laws of physics have not changed in the last 100 years (great footage and a good recording.)

Watch what it’s like to do a DE here:

Why NOT do a Drivers Education [DE]?

Ralph Gaudio with his GT3

Ralph Gaudio with his GT3

By Ralph Gaudio, Jr.
Co-Chief Instructor
ARPCA

If you’re reading this you are probably a member of the Porsche Club of America and its local chapter, the Allegheny region. It is also likely then you own a Porsche. The kind of Porsche does not matter. All Porsches are designed with the racetrack in mind. Few cars are able to transition from street to track without a single modification from factory specs but Porsches are built to do so. Any Porsche, any model, new or old, is able to demonstrate to its owner just what Ferdinand Porsche had in mind when the first 356 rolled off the line in Gmund, Austria over 60 years ago.

From those early 356s to the latest 911, the bloodline continues. Spirited street driving will provide a glimpse but the only way to truly experience all a Porsche has to offer (in the USA at least) is to drive on a racetrack. If you haven’t, then you’ve denied yourself the opportunity to appreciate what those owners who have already know. You can shine it, wine and dine it, and park it at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix but you ca not know its soul. You might think you do but believe me, you do not.

If you have a desire to take your Porsche to the track, but have been reluctant to act on the feeling, let me try to convince you it is not as difficult as you might imagine. Really, it is rather simple and safe. All it takes is willingness to invest some time and a little money. The actual time involved is a weekend and depending on DE selected it can be done for several hundred dollars. Considering the thrills you get, most people think it is money well spent.

Now desire, that is another matter, and if you do not have it that’s fine and there is no need to apologize. The Porsche garage is vast and accommodates many tastes.

The chartered intent of Porsche Club sponsored Driver Education was to create a venue where Porsche owners could safely experience the thrill of driving their STREET CARS at speed on a racetrack. That is still true today.

Note I use the term street car, a box stock street car, not a modified street car, to describe your Porsche.

Note, also, I do not use the term racing. Racing is a different venue altogether, though it is fair to say more than a few racers have come up through DE ranks.

So what does one need to do to experience a few track days with their beloved Porsche? Well, not too much, really. Oh, and by the way, one really does not need a Porsche to do a PCA sanctioned DE. ARPCA accepts nearly any marque, many of which are great cars in their own right.

If you have really wanted to take your Porsche on track but have been hesitant taking the plunge this is all you have to do:

  1. Select the ARPCA event you wish to attend by going to arpca.motorsportreg.com and follow prompts to register. (you can also link to events thru ARPCA.com)
  2. Download the ‘Tech Update and Safety Inspection’ forms from ARPCA.com and read them thoroughly.
  3. Take your car to an authorized inspection facility. Any Porsche dealer is so authorized and, as an example, Sewickley Car Store has extensive experience in track support. Your car must pass track safety inspection, which is no big deal for the Porschephile who normally lavishes attention on his or her car.
  4. Buy or borrow a helmet which meets the club’s Snell Special Application Rating for the season. A helmet may be purchased for less than $200.
  5. Clean your car in anxious anticipation of your first event (It is important to note here for you anal types who must have a spotless vehicle to be seen in public, you’ll be in good company. It is not unusual to see some driver’s washing their cars between on- track sessions).
  6. Show up at the track event you selected at the proper time and you are good to go.

That’s it!

You need do nothing else to attend a DE or track day and have a blast. Your car can be box-stock and, in reality, this is how you should begin. Bring your street Porsche to the track. It’s certainly how Porsche envisions it.

Remember now, everyone was once a novice. Don’t show up at the track and expect to set the track record because you won’t and your in-car instructor will be greatly distressed if you attempt it. So if you decide to come, plan to relax, learn and enjoy the track time and camaraderie.

It’s important to emphasize as you explore your cars capabilities, you will be exploring your own. Learning how to drive it will provide not only a sense of accomplishment but it is also loads of fun.

If you haven’t been to The Porsche Driving School, a Skip Barber school or equivalent, and you don’t autocross, it’s possible you don’t know how to drive your Porsche in the manner needed to fully appreciate it.

For example, some years ago I had a novice student who informed me he drove “very fast on the street” and was looking forward to doing the same on track with his late 80’s 930 Turbo. Indeed, he drove the car was very fast on straights but the driver frequently forgot to brake and turn at the end of straights despite my telling to do so in ever increasing decibels. He seemed to forget straights only serve to connect turns and driving turns is the key to speed. So, the car was fast but he was not because he’d never learned how to drive it properly. Throttle inputs, braking, steering and shifting are required for good car control and good car control is needed to go fast. It was a humbling experience for him but it was what he had to learn before he could reconstruct his driving techniques and be the better for it.

ARPCA’s Car Control Clinic (CCC) provides an excellent stand-alone introduction in how to drive your car and learn vehicle dynamics at the same time. It’s a great (though not required) pre-requisite for DE. As is AutoCross (AX) participation, which also teaches good car control skills.

Unique at ARPCA’s Pitt Race DE (Pittsburgh International Race Complex formerly BeaveRun), we actually include elements of our CCC in the novice experience. In my opinion, our Pitt Race DE is probably one of the best novice events available through PCA and scores of first time students agree with me.

At any of our DEs, you’ll be assigned to a novice class with drivers of similar experience. There’s no need to worry about being grouped with highly experienced drivers because run groups are stratified by level of experience. Also, your on-track sessions will be supplemented by classroom teaching but, trust me, you’ll have plenty of track time.

So if you really want to track your Porsche, it’s not difficult. If you remain unconvinced about doing a DE, let’s clear up a few other points:

It’s safe. You and your car are probably at greater risk driving on the street but that is not to say you don’t have to be careful on track. You’ll be one of 20 or so cars all going one way on a course with plenty of run-off. An in-car instructor will be with you and corner workers are there to guide you. Personally, I’d rather drive on track than on I-279 at rush hour.

Also, your auto insurance is not invalidated. This is Driver’s Education not a racing school. You do not need take my word for it though; feel free to check with your insurance company. [Editors note: Many insurance companies have recently changed their policies with on track events. Check with your specific carrier for any implications. There is track day insurance that is available for those individuals who want added security.]

You will not wear out your car by doing a few DEs. Porsches, especially, were built with the track in mind. Now if you get hooked by the experience and do frequent track days, it will shorten the life of some components like tires, brake pads and rotors. If you get to that point, however, you’ve already got the disease and are more than willing to feed the beast.

When and if you decide your life is incomplete without spending a significant portion of it on a racetrack, the necessary modifications to your car will come naturally as they become obvious. In essence, you’ll take a dual-purpose vehicle and convert it to a single purpose vehicle, one that may no longer be fun to drive to your local Starbucks but will be an even greater blast at Mid-Ohio.

The intent of this article has not been to create a new class of track junkies. You get to do that on your own if you’re so inclined.

The intent rather is to tell you by not tracking your Porsche, you’re missing most of the thrills it can provide. Gaining that experience is easier and safer than you might think.

Even if you only do a few DEs, you will come to appreciate your Porsche’s fine pedigree and you will begin to learn how to drive it as was intended. At the very least, the experience will make you a better street driver.

If you don’t believe me, come try it!

2013 Drivers Education Events

Porsche 951 on Track

Run with us at some of America’s greatest tracks!

The 2013 season is here. Come and begin to experience what performance driving is all about. We’ll be managing 3 drivers education events on some North America’s most beautiful tracks. Events are Saturday & Sunday with a invitation only “lapping day” on Friday for instructors and highly experienced students.

Click here for great read by our own Ralph Gaudio explaining why you SHOULD do a DE!

We are returning to 3 favorites: Watkins Glen, Pittsburgh Race, and Mid-Ohio.

Again, we’re planning to joining forces with NORPCA to run at Nelson Ledges. This along with a few Autocrosses and a Car Control Clinic thrown in will keep us very busy!

If you are looking for the Supporting Material for Track events (such as the Participant Guide, Track map, run-group assignments, etc) go here: 2013 DE Supporting Materials

A summary is below:

Location Date Student Cost Contact Register
Watkins Glen (NY) May 10 – 12 $405 Bob Nadin ARPCA-WGI-2013
Nelson Ledges (OH) June 14 – 16 $265 Skip Wolfe http://norpca.org
PittRace (PA) August 10 & 11 $380 Scott Mores ARPCA-PittRace-2013
Mid-Ohio (OH) Sept 20 – 22 $395 Dale Rabeneck ARPCA-MidO-2013

Read about the tracks:

Watkins Glen (May 10-12)

As you probably know, Watkins Glen International (nicknamed “The Glen”) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. Long known around the world as the home of the United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for 20 consecutive years (1961–1980), The Glen has been home to road racing of nearly every class for over 50 years, including Formula One, the World Sportscar Championship, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the IndyCar Series.

We run the 3.4 miles Grand Prix configuration which is enjoyed by both new as well as experienced drivers. On Friday we will host a lapping day for instructors and very advanced students. The DE will run Saturday and Sunday.

Our spousal auxiliary will be arranging activities for those who are not interested in being at the track.

Watkins Glen Track Map

Nelson Ledges Road Course (June 14-16)

In June we are combining forces with the NORPCA region to run at Nelson Ledges in Garrettsville, OH. This will be a two day DE. On Friday there will be a “944fest” for which people who are into running their 944’s on track can participate.

Nelson Ledges is a two-mile, seven turn road course, with a rich history of sports car and motorcycle road racing. It is a user-friendly facility that is well suited to a variety of racing and motor sports related activities. In years past, the Longest Day of Nelson, a 24-hour race was run with “Showroom Stock” through racing prototypes. Come run with us and capture some of this spirit.

Pitt Race (Aug 10-11)

Pitt Race (formerly known as BeaveRun) is a relatively new facility just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport and is a welcome addition to the Western Pennsylvanian region. With it’s North Track, a 1.4 mile course and the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement for auto-crossing and car control PIRC caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.

This event is perfect for first time participants! For all “newer” DE divers we structure the event to include a combination DE and Car Control Clinic. In addition to time on the main track we include specialized, in-car instruction with specific activities on the Skid Pad, Slalom Course and Threshold Braking Course on the VDA.

Pitt Race (PIRC) Track Map

Mid-Ohio (Sept 20-22)

The Mid-Ohio road course is one of the great auto racing facilities and is nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH. This 2.4 mile technical road course is enjoyed by both new as well as experienced drivers.

Put this on your calendar now! Mid-Ohio is beautiful mid-September. On Friday we will host a lapping day for instructors and very advanced students. The DE will run Saturday and Sunday.

Our spousal auxiliary will be arranging activities for those who are not interested in being at the track.

Mid-Ohio Track Map

All types of vehicles are welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus (just to name a few) come and participate. All that is required is that you have valid state inspection and a safety inspection completed by your local mechanic.

First time on Track?

First time? No worries. Our club excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car at speed. Your day will begin with a drivers meeting, move to classroom instruction and then out onto the track. We run rain or shine – many drivers find that running in the rain is just as enjoyable – the major difference is everything just happens at lower speeds. You will also need a SNELL 2005-rated helmet. All of this will be covered in the detailed student information packet that we’ll provide before the event.

Watch what it’s like to do a DE here:

 

Registration Process

Driving event registration is conducted online through MotorsporReg (MSR) at http://arpca.motorsportreg.com. We use MSR to manage the events and communicate with you about up-coming events as well as specific details about events for which you have registered.  If you have not used MSR before there is a 2 step process:

  • Create a username, password and a profile which includes information about your cars and driving experience,
  • Register for specific events

Registration for DE’s typically open January 1st of the specific year. The earlier you sign up the better we are able to plan – there is limited downside.  When registering for an event you will be asked for a credit card.  We will not charge your credit card for the event until approximately 60 days before the event.  If you need to cancel before this time there is no penalty.

Keep your data current!  It is important that we have a current valid email address for you. Please remember to update your information in the future should there be any changes.

What happens if the event is sold out? You are put on a wait list. Both Instructor and Driver applications are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, provided all eligibility requirements have been met. There are a limited number of Student spaces available for our events. This number may vary from one venue to another. The event registrar will inform you of your status (confirmed or waitlist) before the event.

Maintain your Driving Resume in MSR

In order to place you in the correct run group we need you to maintain your “Driving Resume” in MSR.  ARPCA maintains in our online log book all driving events that you have participated in since 2009.  We need you to supplement this with any other driving experience that you have had “at speed.”   Include:

  • A list of other Drivers Education Events that you have attended with other groups and organizations.
  • Professional schools that you have attended (such as Bertil Roos, Skip Barber, Porsche, etc.)
  • Club Racing (BMW CCA, Porsche Club Racing, etc.)
  • Any specific coaching sessions,
  • Autocross and time trial experience,
  • etc.

A recommended format is shown to the right.

Note: There are differences between SCCA and NASA racing and Performance Driving at an ARPCA DE. We will evaluate the total body of driving experience when placing an individual into  a run group.

2013 Watkins Glen DE

Watkins Glen International

Come Run with us at The Glen!

Our fist Drivers Education event of the season is at Watkins Glen. It will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12. Over the last two years we have sold out this event. We’re again limiting the number of students to 100.

There will be a lapping day for experienced drivers on Friday, May 10th. This year we will again be renting garages so you can hide from the elements – be it sun or rain!

The Track

As you probably know, Watkins Glen International (nicknamed “The Glen”) is an auto race track located near Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. The facility is owned by International Speedway Corporation. It was long known around the world as the home of the United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for 20 consecutive years (1961–1980), but it has been home to road racing of nearly every class for over 50 years, including Formula One, the World Sportscar Championship, Can-Am, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the IndyCar Series. We run the 3.4 miles grand prix configuration which is enjoyed by both new as well as experienced drivers.

The Spousal Auxiliary has a great time at DE’s

Off Track Activities

The “spousal auxiliary” will again be coordinating off-track activities for non-drivers. They go out all three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) to antique shops, flea markets and wineries. Bring your significant other along and make it an extra long weekend. This group has a Great time!

First time at a DE?

No worries. Our club excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. We will walk you through every step of the process. You can contact us with any questions.

To register or for more information:

2013 Mid-Ohio DE

The last ARPCA DE of the season

Cathy Graham on the front straight
On September 21 and 22 we will host our last DE of the season. We will be running Mid-Ohio. The Mid-Ohio road course is one of the great auto racing facilities and is nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH. This 2.4 mile technical road course is enjoyed by both new as well as experienced drivers.

On Friday, September 20 we will host a lapping day for instructors and very advanced students. The DE will run Saturday and Sunday.

Track History

The track opened as a 15-turn, 2.4 mile (3.86 km) road circuit run clockwise. The back portion of the track allows speeds approaching 180 mph (290 km/h). A separate starting line is located on the backstretch to allow for safer rolling starts. The regular start/finish line is located on the pit straight.

In 1990, the CART series began utilizing the 2.258-mile (3.634 km) layout. There is grandstand seating for 10,000 spectators, and three observation mounds alongside the track raise the capacity to over 75,000.
1991 GTP Sports Cars

The ARPCA DE Weekend

Our instructor corps will help you learn this technical track. The weekend has proven to be one of our club’s most enjoyable. Fall is just around the corner. The mornings are crisp. The weather has been (mostly) cooperative. As usual, the company has been spectacular!

To register: arpca.motorsportreg.com

See you at the track!

2013 Pitt Race DE

ARPCA Drivers Education Series

Come run with us to Pitt Race!






Get ready for the ARPCA PIRC DE Event on August 10 & 11

The ARPCA Region would like to invite you join us at Pitt Race (formerly known as BeaveRun) for another great weekend of Track Activities. This relatively new facility just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport is a welcome addition to the Western Pennsylvanian region.

With its North Track, a 1.4 mile course and the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement for auto-crossing and car control PIRC caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.

Our event will utilize both facilities. For newer students you will not only be running on the North Track as part of your standard run group activities you will also have classes on the VDA to refine car handling skills. These include Slalom and Stop, Avoidance and Skidpad exercises.

All types of vehicles are welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus (just to name a few) come and participate. All that is required is that you have valid state inspection and a safety inspection completed by your local mechanic.

First time on Track?

First time? No worries. Our club excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car at speed. Your day will begin with a drivers meeting, move to classroom instruction and then out onto the track. We run rain or shine – many drivers find that running in the rain is just as enjoyable – the major difference is everything just happens at lower speeds. You will also need a SNELL 2005-rated helmet. All of this will be covered in the detailed student information packet that we’ll provide before the event.

If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect of our Events contact:

2013 Pitt Race DE

ARPCA Drivers Education Series

Come run with us to Pitt Race!






Get ready for the ARPCA PIRC DE Event on August 10 & 11

The ARPCA Region would like to invite you join us at Pitt Race (formerly known as BeaveRun) for another great weekend of Track Activities. This relatively new facility just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport is a welcome addition to the Western Pennsylvanian region.

With its North Track, a 1.4 mile course and the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement for auto-crossing and car control PIRC caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.

Our event will utilize both facilities. For newer students you will not only be running on the North Track as part of your standard run group activities you will also have classes on the VDA to refine car handling skills. These include Slalom and Stop, Avoidance and Skidpad exercises.

All types of vehicles are welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus (just to name a few) come and participate. All that is required is that you have valid state inspection and a safety inspection completed by your local mechanic.

First time on Track?

First time? No worries. Our club excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car at speed. Your day will begin with a drivers meeting, move to classroom instruction and then out onto the track. We run rain or shine – many drivers find that running in the rain is just as enjoyable – the major difference is everything just happens at lower speeds. You will also need a SNELL 2005-rated helmet. All of this will be covered in the detailed student information packet that we’ll provide before the event.

If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect of our Events contact:

2013 Pitt Race DE

ARPCA Drivers Education Series

Come run with us to Pitt Race!






Get ready for the ARPCA PIRC DE Event on August 10 & 11

The ARPCA Region would like to invite you join us at Pitt Race (formerly known as BeaveRun) for another great weekend of Track Activities. This relatively new facility just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport is a welcome addition to the Western Pennsylvanian region.

With its North Track, a 1.4 mile course and the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement for auto-crossing and car control PIRC caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.

Our event will utilize both facilities. For newer students you will not only be running on the North Track as part of your standard run group activities you will also have classes on the VDA to refine car handling skills. These include Slalom and Stop, Avoidance and Skidpad exercises.

All types of vehicles are welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus (just to name a few) come and participate. All that is required is that you have valid state inspection and a safety inspection completed by your local mechanic.

First time on Track?

First time? No worries. Our club excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car at speed. Your day will begin with a drivers meeting, move to classroom instruction and then out onto the track. We run rain or shine – many drivers find that running in the rain is just as enjoyable – the major difference is everything just happens at lower speeds. You will also need a SNELL 2005-rated helmet. All of this will be covered in the detailed student information packet that we’ll provide before the event.

If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect of our Events contact:

Pitt Race DE

ARPCA Drivers Education Series

Come run with us to BeaveRun!

Get ready for the ARPCA Pitt Race DE Event on August 25 & 26

The ARPCA Region would like to invite you join us at Pitt Race (formerly known as BeaveRun) for another great weekend of Track Activities. This facility just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport is a welcome addition to the Western Pennsylvanian region.

With its North Track, a 1.6 mile course and the Vehicle Dynamics Area (VDA), 5+ acres of pavement for auto-crossing and car control BeaveRun caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.

Our event will utilize both facilities. For newer students you will not only be running on the North Track as part of your standard run group activities you will also have classes on the VDA to refine car handling skills. These include Slalom and Stop, Avoidance and Skidpad exercises.

All types of vehicles are welcome!

In addition to Porsches, we have Audis, BMWs, Corvettes, Lotuses, Mazdas, Minis, Subarus (just to name a few) come and participate. All that is required is that you have valid state inspection and a safety inspection completed by your local mechanic.

Come for a party

In addition on on-track activities the club will also be having a social gathering at the track Saturday Evening. Have your family come up to enjoy good food and drink with friends.

First time on Track?

First time? No worries. Our club excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car at speed. Your day will begin with a drivers meeting, move to classroom instruction and then out onto the track. We run rain or shine – many drivers find that running in the rain is just as enjoyable – the major difference is everything just happens at lower speeds. You will also need a SNELL 2005-rated helmet. All of this will be covered in the detailed student information packet that we’ll provide before the event.

If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect of our Events contact:






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