PCA Diablo Thunderhill DE Track Event
PCA - Diablo
Registration closed September 11, 2016 11:59 PM on September 11, 2016 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends September 11, 2016 11:59 PM on September 11, 2016 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens July 18, 2016 12:00 AM on July 18, 2016 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from July 18, 2016 12:00 AM to September 11, 2016 11:59 PM
REGISTRATION IS ONLY OPEN FOR INSTRUCTORS
Porsche Club of America Diablo Region Track Day at THUNDERHILL RACEWAY PARK
Friday, September 16, 2016
5 Mile Track Configuration
Sponsored by Porsche of Livermore
Limited size run groups, lots of track space, tons of track time
"Have Fun, Be Safe, Drive Fast"
THIS EVENT IS FOR PORSCHE CARS ONLY - All event details can be found at www.diablo-de.org
This event is open to all Porsche drivers from first time beginners through advanced level track drivers. We expect to run four run groups: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Instructors. The DE team will review all registered drivers and will confirm the run group classification of all drivers based on overall track experience. During the event the DE team will work to accommodate drivers wishing to change run groups, subject to approval by our Chief Driving Instructor (CDI). Instructors will be allocated to all 'first time' drivers to the track.
Please note that if you intend to share one car with two different drivers, BOTH drivers need to register AND be capable of running in different run groups. That is, both drivers cannot drive in the same run group. No passengers or guests allowed in cars during hot lap sessions. If we do offer a parade lap session during this event, passengers will be allowed at that time.
Passing will be with mandatory point-by in all groups. We take safety very seriously, and will 'black flag' any participant who disregards passing protocols or consistently fails to give point by's, including denying access to the track with no refund of registration fees if deemed necessary by the safety officer. (Fortunately, in 7 years we have hardly ever had this happen because, as a limited sized group, we have a chance get to know each other and conga lines rarely happen!).
We are a Porsche club, not a driving school or a driving business. We run several safe, fun and friendly track events each year. We do not race, time trial or time laps. We limit this event to 25 cars per run group so that we can offer plenty of room on track and lots of track time. The registration fee includes a full yummy lunch and bottled water throughout the day.
Safety Inspection Information:
All drivers must certify that their car has passed a safety inspection by an authorized person within 30 days of this event per PCA guidelines. The safety inspection form can be downloaded at (https://www.diablo-de.org). All drivers will complete this safety inspection form which verifies the condition of their car is ready for the track and will be handed to us at check-in, or at 'grid tech', which is final inspection of your car on the day of the event. Well maintained Porsches should have no problem passing tech inspection, if they have good brakes, tires, no oil leaks and no defects. If in doubt, have the experts look at your car.
Two of of sponsors have also offered to provide free safety inspections:
Porsche of Livermore – by appt. only
- Contact Manni at 888 868 8150. Or, stop by the dealership to make an appointment.
Kahlers in Dublin – by appt. only
- Contact Ash Reddy at email@example.com or by phone at 925-829-2050.
Drivers are invited (strongly recommended) to attend our DE Introduction briefing called DE 101 / 201. This session will be held on Wednesday evening the 31st of August from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Livermore Porsche. We will have a section for new drivers to track, as well as discussion on driving Thunderhill, an opportunity to share experience for all levels.
The always popular and fun no-host group dinner and check-in will be Thursday night September 15 at Casa Ramos in Willows beginning at 6:30pm. Bring your guests to dinner as well, it's always a good time.
Run Group Selection:
- Drivers with 5 or less track days experience should register as Beginners
- Drivers with 19 or less track days should register as Beginners or Intermediate
- Drivers with 20 or more track days or Instructor experience can register as Advanced
If you have been cleared to run solo in the Beginners group (do not require an Instructor), you can continue to register for this event. However we can no longer accept Beginners who require an Instructor. Please note that our next DE event will be at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on November 21st. Registration for that event will start in a few weeks.
Registration Fee: $325 per driver
Refunds are subject to a $75 cancelation fee. Sorry, no refunds after September 6, 2016. Registration will close when driver count is reached, or on midnight, September 6, 2016.
Instructors driving their cars are $50. Instructors not driving are free.