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May 2015 AX School and AX


PCA - Rocky Mountain Region

Saturday, May 2 — Sunday, May 3, 2015
Front Range Airport, Watkins, CO

Registration closed May 1, 2015 6:00 PM on May 1, 2015 6:00 PM MDT Registration ends May 1, 2015 6:00 PM on May 1, 2015 6:00 PM MDT Registration opens March 10, 2015 12:00 AM on March 10, 2015 12:00 AM MDT Registration runs from March 10, 2015 12:00 AM to May 1, 2015 6:00 PM


Mark your calendars for this fun early Porsche driving season event.  Both the autocross school and the 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 2nd, and the full Autocross on Sunday May 3rd.

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

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 including a fun figure eight exercise.   (Not to worry this is not your local dirt track figure eight racing - only one car at a time during this exercise).  And finally, the mini autocross course where you will learn the layout of an autocross course and practice looking ahead (eyes up) to smooth out the course and improve your times.

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.  Plus, the BEST PARENT EVER designation comes with a three day guarantee.  (Parents of teenagers know what that means).


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 April 27th.  Click the RMR Event Registration link on the club home page

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 both days on space available basis.  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

Autocross                          $40.00

Both Events                       $75.00

Directions             Front Range Airport - Directions to the Autocross Site

Caution:   Do not use dot com maps or GPS using the airports 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


Time:                     School – Saturday

                                7 to 9                   Course Setup

                                8:00 to 9:15         Registration/Check-in

                                9:00 to 9:15         Instructor Only Meeting

   8:30 to 9:30         Top Tech

                                9:15 to 9:30         Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)

                                9:45 to 11:30       First Exercise Session

                                11:30 to 12:00     Lunch Break (No Concessions)

                                12:00 to 1:45       Second Exercise Session

                                1:45 to 3:30         Third Exercise Session

                                3:30                     Beer Thirty

                                3:30 to 5:00         Full Autocross Setup (Volunteers Needed)


                                Autocross – Sunday

                                7 to 8:30              Complete Autocross Setup (Volunteers Needed)

                                8:00 to 9:00         Registration/Check-in/Course Open for Walking

                                9:15 to 9:45         Drivers Meeting (Mandatory)

                                9:45                     Corner Workers Out (Group B)

                                10:00                   Group A – First Car on Course

                                12:00~                 Lunch Break (No Concessions)

                                12:45~                 Corner Workers Out (Group A)

                                1:00~                   Group B – First Car on Course

                                3:00~                   Course Tear Down

                                3:00~                   Beer Thirty


Event Chairs: Chris Sulley,

CDI: Vicki Earnshaw,

Registrar: Cristina Iordan,

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