2014 Autocross School and May-Nia Autocross Event
Registration closed May 14, 2014 11:59 PM on May 14, 2014 11:59 PM MDT Registration ends May 14, 2014 11:59 PM on May 14, 2014 11:59 PM MDT Registration opens March 17, 2014 12:00 AM on March 17, 2014 12:00 AM MDT Registration runs from March 17, 2014 12:00 AM to May 14, 2014 11:59 PM
Front Range Airport
Saturday May 17 - Autocross School and Car Control Clinic
Sunday May 18 - May-Nia Autocross
Mark your calendars for this fun early Porsche driving season event. Both the autocross school and the May-Nia autocross will be held at the Front Range Airport where there is plenty of room to setup a long course with a lot of interesting autocross features. Twists, Turns, and Slaloms all await you to improve and to challenge your driving skills.
If you are new to the club, new to your Porsche or other favorite four wheeled means of transport, want to improve your driving technique or simply want to enjoy your Porsche we encourage you to register for the Autocross School on Saturday May 17 and the full Autocross on Sunday May 18.
Are you familiar with Autocross? Autocross is a performance driving experience conducted in a safe environment at relatively low speeds. You will not hurt your car and more importantly you will not hurt yourself. However, participants have complained about strained smile muscles after spending a day with our experienced instructors. But don’t worry about that as we always have refreshing beverages right after the event to relax and tell stories about how fast we navigated the course regardless of what the stopwatch indicated. What will happen is you will gain additional confidence in your driving ability, learn the limits of your car’s braking capabilities, practice correct seating, hand, feet and vision positions, as well as push and perhaps exceed the limits of your tire’s adhesion capabilities. The technical word is Gription.
Each autocross has a unique course design and undoubtedly provides you with a fun driving experience. Last but not least autocross is a social event and a great time to meet new club members and visit with friends.
Autocross School and Car Control Clinic
Our excellent club instructors will work with you by providing plenty of driving time through three car control exercises. Learn about car balance through two slalom courses, throttle steering around two skid pads, and threshold braking and acceleration in a unique triangle exercise. All of this in one morning followed by an afternoon of learning how to autocross using these skills in a full scale autocross course.
PCA Parents, remember the School and the Autocross are both open to licensed 16 and 17 year olds. Do you want to be the BEST PARENT EVER? Register your teenager for the school. We always have an instructor in the car and the skills they learn are directly applicable to the street.
We will return to the Front Range Airport facility where we continue to receive rave reviews from our autocrossers or is it autocross-o-philes? Neither one spell checks but you get the idea. Run times are around a minute and a quarter, which is a long time to hold your breath if you haven’t attended the school to learn how to breathe! This event is a great chance to try out your new found skills from the school or to come out and compete against your friends.
Registration opens in March and closes May 15. Click the RMR Event Registration link on the club home page rmr.pca.org.
This is an event that is also open to licensed 16 and 17 year olds. RMR Junior Participation forms and instructions can be found under the forms tab of the club’s website. Please read them carefully.
The Autocross School is limited to 65 participants. Please register early to assure your spot.
Walkups will be accepted for Sunday only. Cash and check payments only. Pre-registration for both events is appreciated as it allows us to plan for ‘beer thirty’ as well as organize the event and obtain volunteers.
A Porsche is not required. Only SUV’s with a Cayenne badge are permitted and no pickups. Convertibles are just fine and you can run them with the top down.
Restrooms are available onsite, however no concessions are available nor are any nearby. Please remember to bring your own lunch and non alcoholic drinks during the day. Refreshments will be served at the end of each day. Coffee and rolls each morning.
You will need a Snell rated 2005 or newer helmet. Motorcycle helmets with this designation are acceptable. The club will have several loaner helmets available.
Autocross School $45.00
Both Events $75.00
Directions Front Range Airport - Directions to the Autocross Site
Caution: Do not use dot com maps or GPS using the airport's address. These services will take you to the terminal only and not to the site of the event.
1-70 East to the Manila Road Exit 299 (County Road 28)
Turn Left (North) on Manila Road to Highway 36 (Colfax Ave)
Continue North on Manila Road over the railroad tracks and make an immediate right turn through the gates.
Follow the road East and then North to the Autocross location.
If you can volunteer to assist the chair in setting up the course and other activities to make this a successful event please call Chris Sulley at 303-369-9052 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: School – Saturday
7:00 to 8:30 Course Setup
8:00 to 9:00 Registration/Check-in
8:45 to 9:00 Instructor Only Meeting
8:30 to 9:15 Top Tech
9:00 to 9:15 Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)
9:30 to 10:15 First Exercise Session
10:20 to 11:05 Second Exercise Session
11:10 to 11:55 Third Exercise Session
11:55 to 12:45 Lunch Break (No Concessions) (Setup Autocross Course)
12:45 to 1:15 Autocross Course Walk
1:15 to 2:15 Autocross Group One
2:30 to 3:30 Autocross Group Two
3:30 Beer Thirty
3:30 to 5:00 Full Autocross Setup (Volunteers Needed)
May-Nia Autocross – Sunday
7 to 8:30 Complete Autocross Setup (Volunteers Needed)
8:00 to 9:00 Registration/Check-in/Course Open for Walking
9:00 to 9:30 Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)
9:45 Corner Workers Out (Group B)
10:00 Group A – First Car on Course AM
10:45 Group B - First Car on Course AM
12:00~ Lunch Break (No Concessions)
12:45~ Corner Workers Out (Group A)
1:00~ Group B – First Car on Course PM
1:45~ Group A - First Car on Course PM
3:00~ Course Tear Down
3:00~ Beer Thirty
Top Tech to be held prior to the start of each run group on Sunday.
Event Chairs: Chris Sulley email@example.com
CDI: Hap Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar: Vicki Cox-Jones email@example.com