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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:

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 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!

2012 DE Supporting Materials

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 table will be populated before each of the events.

Category

Material

General DE Forms and Links
  • Safety & Tech Inspection Form: 2012 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 – This is an introduction to DE’s explaining what to expect, how to prepare designed for the new DE student.
  • 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.
2012 Mid-Ohio Information
  • Pre-Event Drivers Packet: Pre Event Packet Mandatory! Review this before attending the event. This includes key information including directions, hotel information, access times to the track, etc.
  • Lapping Day Addendum: Lapping Day Addendum This document is an addendum to the other event materials providing specific information for Friday, Lapping Day.
  • Track Map: Student Classroom Material – Turn by Turn This provides a turn-by-turn overview of Mid-Ohio. All students who are new to the track are encouraged to review before the event.
  • Garage Map: Garage Map Here is the current map for those who have rented garages. We will continue to update up to the event.
  • Event Schedule: Event Schedule
  • Instructor/Student Paring: Instructor Student Paring
  • Run Groups: Run Groups
  • Instructor Run Group: Instructors
2012 Pitt Race (BeaveRun) Information
  • Pre-Event Drivers Packet: Pre Event Packet Mandatory! Review this before attending the event. This includes key information including directions, hotel information, access times to the track, etc.
  • Track Map: Advanced Student Classroom Material – Turn by Turn This provides a turn-by-turn overview of Pitt Race. All students who are new to the track are encouraged to review before the event.
  • Event Schedule: Run Group Schedule This is the schedule for Saturday & Sunday.
  • Instructor / Student Parings: Instructor / Student Parings This is the assignments of instructors to students.
  • Event Run Group: Run Group Assignments Listing of Run Group Assignments.
2012 Watkins Glen
  • Pre-Event Drivers Packet: Pre Event Packet Mandatory! Review this before attending the event. This includes key information including directions, hotel information, access times to the track, etc.
  • Track Map: WGI Track Map Turn-by-Turn instructions for WGI. Review this material to prepare yourself for the event.
  • Lapping Day Addendum: LD Addendum Lapping Day Specific information for those who are attending (this is an addendum to the Pre Event Packet.)
  • Event Schedule: Run Group Schedule This is the schedule for Saturday & Sunday.
  • Event Run Group: Run Group Assignments Listing of Run Group Assignments.
  • Garage Assignments: Garage Assignments – Listing who is in which garage.
Other Interesting Materials
  • 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.)

2012 Driver Education Events

Running at Watkins Glen

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

The 2012 season is here. Come and begin to experience what performance driving is all about. We’ll be managing 4 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.

 

We are returning to 3 favorites: Watkins Glen, Pittsburgh International Race Complex (previously known as BeaveRun), and Mid-Ohio.

[Cancelled – We’re disappointed to announce that we’ve needed to cancel our new new venue for 2012 – Summit Point Circuit (SPC.)]

 

We will also joining forces with NORPCA to run at Nelson Ledges. As a result, in 2012 we will have a DE every summer month (May – September.) This along with a few Autocrosses and a Car Control Clinic thrown in will keep us very busy!

 
Supporting Material for Track events is here.

A summary is below:

LocationDateStudent CostContactRegister

Watkins Glen (NY) May 11 – 13 $405 Bob Nadin ARPCA-WGI-2012
Nelson Ledges June 15 – 17 $380 Skip Wolfe http://norpca.org
Summit Point Circuit Cancelled July 5 & 6 $380 Dale Rabeneck ARPCA-SPC-2012
PittRace (PA) August 25 & 26 $380 Scott Mores ARPCA-PIRC-2012
Mid-Ohio (OH) Sept 14 – 16 $395 Dale Rabeneck ARPCA-MidO-2012

Read about the tracks:

Watkins Glen (May 11-13)

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 15-17)

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.

 

Cancelled – Summit Point Circuit (July 5&6) – Cancelled

Come join us at Summit Point and create a mini-holiday July 4th for you and your family in this historic region. Our spousal auxiliary will be arranging activities for those who are not interested in being at the track.

We will be running on the Summit Point Circuit (SPC). SPC a 10-turn, 2.0-mile (3.2 km) road course that features a 2,900-foot (880 m) main straight. This original circuit opened in 1970. The Main Circuit was repaved in the Fall of 2007.

 

Summit Point Circuit Track Map

PittRace (Aug 25-26)

Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace- 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 14-16)

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.

Registration Information

Driving event registration is conducted online through MotorsporReg at http://arpca.motorsportreg.com. We will also be using this system to communicate electronically with you going forward, so we ask that you log on to and verify/update your vital information. Once online, you may amend your username and password if you wish to do so and register for events. It is critical that we have a current valid email address for you. Please remember to update your information in the future should there be any changes.

 

Event registration is not complete unless you pay. Payment may be accomplished on line via the Pukka Software system by VISA, MASTERCARD or ACH CHECK.

 

WAIT LIST – Student 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.

2012 Mid-Ohio DE

Running at Mid-Ohio

Come Run with us at Mid-Ohio!

Our final Drivers Education event of the season at Mid-Ohio held will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sep 15 and 16. Sign up early, we’ve sold out this DE the last 5 years! We’re again limiting the number of students to 100. There will be a lapping day for experienced drivers on Friday, Sept 14th. We will be renting garages so you can hide from the elements – be it sun or rain!

The ARPCA is a very active group. In addition to the on-track activities we also have:

  • Dinner on Saturday at Bucks. You will enjoy yourself being able to relax with both old and new friends!
  • A “spouse auxiliary” that coordinates off-track activities to antique shops, flea markets and wineries.

Track Information

As you probably know, Mid-Ohio road course is one of the great auto racing facilities and is nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH. The track opened as a 15-turn, 2.4 mile (3.86 km) road circuit run clockwise. The back portion of the track allows high speeds. 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 track underwent a refurbishment. A new retaining wall was built, the entire track was resurfaced, widened, and concrete was paved in the apexes of the turns to prevent asphalt deterioration. In addition, a straightaway was paved through the chicane, allowing for two different track layouts, the original 2.4-mile (3.9 km) circuit, and a new 13-turn, 2.258 mile (3.634 km) circuit. In 1990, the CART series began utilizing the 2.258-mile (3.634 km) layout. In 2006, a second major refurbishment saw several improvements. The entire circuit was repaved, and the concrete patches in the turn apexes were removed.

To register or for more information follow the links below:

2011 Driver Education Events

Running at Watkins Glen

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

The 2011 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. Supporting Material for Track events is here.

Again this year we will be partnering with the North East Region (NER) PCA running on two spetacular tracks in Canada.

A summary is below:

Location Date Student Cost Contact Register
Watkins Glen (NY) May 13 – 15 $405 Bob Nadin Completed
Calabogie (ON) July 7 – 9 $580 Mark Keefe clubregisteration.net
Mt. Tremblant (QE) July 11 – 13 $595 Mark Keefe clubregisteration.net
BeaveRun (PA) August 20 – 21 $380 Scott Mores Here
Mid-Ohio (OH) September 23 – 25 $395 Dale Rabeneck Here

Read about the tracks we will be visiting:

Watkins Glen (May 13-15)

Nicknamed “The Glen”, this track located near Watkins Glen, NY, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It is well known around the world as the home of the United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for 20 consecutive years and also has been home to road racing of nearly every class of racecar for over 50 years.
Track Information: WGI
Registration: Here
Event Chair: Bob Nadin
WGI Event Materials:here.

Watkins Glen Track Map

BeaveRun (Aug 20-21)

This relatively new facility just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh International Airport 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 BeaveRun caters to new drivers as well as seasoned professionals.
Track Information: BeaveRun
Registration: Here
Event Chair: Scott Mores
BeaveRun Event Materials:here.

BeaveRun Track Map

Mid-Ohio (Sept 23-25)

The Mid-Ohio road course is one of the great auto racing facilities and is nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington, OH. This 2.3 mile technical road course is enjoyed by both new as well as experienced drivers.
Track Information: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Registration: Here
Event Chair: Dale Rabeneck
Mid-Ohio Event Materials:here.

Mid-Ohio Track Map

Come with us on a Canadian adventure

ARPCA is coordinating with the North East Region PCA (NERPCA) visits to two Canadian tracks in July. You can choose to attend one or both. Why not consider making this a bit of a vacation!

Calabogie Motorsports Park (July 7 – 9)

Approximately 5 hours northeast of Toronto Calabogie Motorsport Park has been recognized as one of the most aesthetically pleasing driving facilities in North America thanks to the proximity of its woodlands, its adherence to the natural topography of the site and the sheer drama of its course design.
Track Information: CMP
To Register: clubregisteration.net
For more Information, contact: Mark Keefe

Calabogie Track Map

Circuit Mont-Tremblant (July 11 – 13)

Located in one of the most gorgeous settings in the world for a race track the layout is a classic for racers. The track is bordered by Lake Moore and Devil River (La Diable). This 2.6 mile course was initially built in 1964 and hosted races for F1 and Champ Car. During the early 2000’s the track has been significantly upgraded. In the evenings you’ll also be able to enjoy music at a nearby Blues Festival.
Track Information: LCMT
To Register: clubregisteration.net
For more Information, contact: Mark Keefe

Mont Tremblant 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.

Events

Drivers Education – Mid-Ohio 2018


September 7, 2018 to September 9, 2018

Allegheny Region is hosting their annual Mid-Ohio driver education weekend on Saturday and Sunday September 7-9, 2018. Allegheny Region driver education events always fill up fast, so register early. We would hate to see you on the wait list!

Cost:$400


Registration closes August 31, 2018 at 11:59 pm

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