2018 Driver Education Program Information

ARPCA will be conducting three(3) Driver’s Education (DE) events in 2018.   DE events provide you an opportunity to drive your car on challenging and iconic racing circuits in a safe, controlled manner accompanied by a ARPCA-certified driving instructor.   Our DE events are all on the weekend with an invitation-only “Lapping Day” on Fridays for instructors and highly-experienced drivers.

Unsure if high-speed track driving is for you?   We offer a Car Control Clinic as well as a new Autocross School that are an excellent introduction to performance driving techniques conducted in a lower-speed environment. Additional information on these events will be posted on the ARPCA.com website as the programs are developed.

Click Here to learn more about an ARPCA Driver Education event and what to expect.

We are once again returning to our favorite circuits: Watkins Glen International, Pittsburgh International Race Complex and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Support material for track events (participant guide, track map, run-group assignments, etc.) will be posted when they are available.  All the events will have a Friday lapping day for instructors and experienced students at additional cost.  Until then register early…

The 2018 ARPCA Driver Education Schedule:

Location             Date       Student Cost    Registration Link
Watkins Glen (NY)  May 4-6       $440.00         ARPCA WGI
PittRace (PA)      July 27-29    $450.00         ARPCA PIRC
Mid-Ohio (OH)      Sept 7-9      $400.00         ARPCA Mid-Ohio

Watkins Glen May 4-6, 2018

Watkins Glen Track Map

Watkins Glen International (WGI) is located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.   Since the opening of the circuit in 1956, WGI has hosted innumerable sports-car racing series races including being the home of the United States Formula 1 Grand Prix from 1961 through 1980.   WGI is truly an iconic road racing track that enjoys a well-deserved reputation as being one of the finest road circuits in the world.   ARPCA events utilize the full 3.4 mile “Grand Prix” circuit.

Make plans to drive your car on the same track as all of the great road racers throughout history have!


Event Information: arpca.com/de/info/

Pitt Race July 27-29, 2018 – Full Track – 2.75mi 

PIRC Full Course – North & South Track Combined

Pittsburgh International Race Complex (Pitt Race) is located just a 20-minute drive north of the PittsburghAirport and is easily accessed just off of the PA Turnpike.   The circuit was expanded in 2015 and totally repaved in 2017. The circuit is now a challenging 2.75 miles in length.   There is over 90 feet of elevation change and 19 turns that will challenge even the most experienced driver.  If you have previously only driven the old circuit, you owe it to yourself to experience the new; you will not be disappointed.

Event Information: arpca.com/de/info/

Mid-Ohio September 7-9, 2018 

Mid-Ohio Track Map

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Mid-Ohio) is located near Lexington, OH, just off of I-71 between Cleveland and Columbus.   Like Watkins Glenn, this track has a long history of hosting many major road-racing series dating back to 1962. Although not know for its elevation changes like Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio has been described by many professional drivers as one of the most technical and challenging tracks in the world. It will definitely put your car control and track management skills to the test!
Mid-Ohio is beautiful in early September. Put this on your calendar now!

Event Information: arpca.com/de/info/