Car Control Clinic 2014

Join us Sat May 24th at PittRace (just 20 minutes from Cranberry) for the annual ARPCA Car Control Clinic.  This is the PERFECT opportunity to learn more about you and your car in a very safe environment. We will use the SIX-ACRE Vehicle Dynamic Area (VDA) to provide a complete educational experience! The Car Control Clinic is hands-on, in-car training that consists of a classroom discussion of vehicle and human dynamics followed by four hours of in-car instruction in accident avoidance and defensive driving maneuvers.

The Clinic can teach students what typical driving schools can’t: what to do when something goes wrong in the car – and provide opportunity to practice these maneuvers in a safe environment.

Drivers will use the VDA to learn and practice three key skills:

  1. Smooth steering on a Slalom course – Understand how to navigate your car smoothly through a set of cones. Recognize where you want your car to go. You will learn how to drive where the cones aren’t!
  2. Threshold Braking – Learn how to control your car in an emergency braking situation. You will understand more about your car’s capabilities and how to manage them. Learn how to successfully maneuver around obstacles (just as if you have a deer in the headlights) while slowing your car.
  3. Skid-Pad Activities – Drive on a skid pad where you will have the opportunity to experience your car breaking traction and learn how to regain traction in a safe environment. Feel the balance and learn how to steer your car with the throttle.

Running on the Skidpad

All types of vehicles welcome! Bring your special vehicle or your daily driver. All that is required is a valid state inspection and valid driver license.*

A bit Nervous? No worries. Our club excels in making sure your experience is safe and enjoyable. You will be paired with an experienced instructor who will be knowledgeable in driving your type of car.

Car Control Schools: Video – Example Car Control Clinics – Provides a good perspective on what happens at a clinic event. Take a quick look!

This is a great opportunity for new drivers! A students take and fun pix from a prior year Car Control Clinic

Register For the 2014 Car Control Clinic: Here

Make it a weekend – Come Run our first AutoCross Sunday!
On Sunday, May 25th, ARPCA will be holding our autocross at PittRace’s VDA – Sign up to put your new skills to work. Autocross Registration: Here

*** Under 18 Years of Age ***:

Particpants under age 18 are encouraged to attend and to participate MUST have a signed parental consent form.  If your custodian will NOT accompany you to PittRace Saturday AM to sign the Parental Release Form, you must come with it already signed.  Download a Copy Here

Schedule for Saturday May 24th:
PittRace – 201 Penndale Rd. Wampum, PA 16157 (click for directions)

Event Schedule
8:00-8:45 AM Register at VDA (Vehicle Dynamics Area – On Left thru Gates)
8:45-9:00 AM Welcome / Opening Remarks
9:00-10:15AM Classroom – All Drivers – Events Center 2nd flr – Park Upper Lot
10:30-11:10AM First Exercise
11:10-11:50AM Second Exercise
11:50- 12:30PM Third Exercise
12:30-1:00PM Get Lunch
1:00-2:00PM Classroom Session #2 + Q/A Over Lunch.
2:00-2:40PM Fourth Exercise
2:40-3:20PM Fifth Exercise
3:20-4:00PM Sixth Exercise
4:00PM Clinic ends. Closing remarks Thanks for coming!