PCA-Milwaukee Region DE 2016
Registration closed August 1, 2016 11:59 PM on August 1, 2016 11:59 PM CDT Registration ends August 1, 2016 11:59 PM on August 1, 2016 11:59 PM CDT Registration opens January 1, 2016 12:00 AM on January 1, 2016 12:00 AM CST Registration runs from January 1, 2016 12:00 AM to August 1, 2016 11:59 PM
Welcome to registration for the August 12, 2016 PCA-Milwaukee Region Drivers's Education (DE) event at Road America! We hope you can join us for this annual event at Elkhart Lake's venerable 4-mile, 14-turn road course, considered by many (including Mario Andretti) to be one of the best courses in the country, if not the world! If you have never driven this course, cross off a bucket-list item by registering this year!
An important note to all participants: When you register for this DE event, please update your driving experience log on the MSR registration site. In many cases, that information is the only means we have for evaluating whether a driver's experience is commensurate with the run group assignment being requested. Also, this would be a convenient time to update your car information.
A NOTE TO PREVIOUS INSTRUCTORS: We can use all the help possible from experienced instructors! Our field of novice drivers has been growing and we need experienced instructors to help them gain experience safely. Remember, at one point, you were a novice driver, and someone helped you out by sitting in the passenger seat of your car and teaching you car-handling and safe-driving skills. Novice drivers are truly the future of our event. Consider giving back this year! We are offering a $50 price break for experienced drivers willing to share their skills. If you are not interested in driving, but are an experienced driver/instructor and willing to help instruct, your cost will be $0.00. Plus, you will get a free event tee-shirt.
Pre-prepared, event-specific, organizer-determined, self-stick, three-digit car numbers (with the first digit indicating run group, i.e., 1, 2, or 3) will be provided for all cars participating in this DE event. Our event-specific numbers will take precidence over any other numbers that may appear on a car. The cost of the car numbers is included in the registration fee. Participants need do nothing further to order or receive car numbers. Assigned car numbers will be included in the information packet all participants will receive at check-in. Payment is required at the time of registration. You can pay with a credit card, debit card, use pay pal, or pay with an electronic check. We anticipate providing Porsche-themed, long-sleeved tee shirts, at no cost, to all participants again this year, and are currently seeking sponsorships which will enable us to do so. You will be queried regarding your preferred shirt size on the registration page. New this year: you will be able to purchase additional long-sleeved tee-shirts for gifts for your family or friends. The order blanks for additional shirts appears at the bottom of the registration page.
Participants in this DE event are strongly encouraged to have their cars thoroughly tech inspected prior to arriving at the track. Only cursory tech inspection will be available at the track on the day of the event. A blank tech inspection form can be accessed on the PCA-Milwaukee Region website, www.porschepark.org. Once on the home page, click the "Resources" button, then scroll down to the "Regional Documents" Heading, under which you will see "DE Tech Inspection Form." Please print the blank form and take it with you to a dealer or independent shop to have all the items on the inspection form reviewed and evaluated. Please bring the COMPLETED tech inspection form with you to check-in on the day of the event. For those from the Milwaukee Region, a list of dealers and independent shops is also available on the "Resources" page. Run Group 3 drivers may complete their own tech inspection, if they consider themselves competent to do so.
We will alo require a COMPLETED "Emergency Contact" form to be submitted by EACH participant at check-in. A blank emergency contact form can also be found on the "Resources" page under the "Regional Documents" heading. Please print the form, and complete it at home where you will have easy access to all of the information requested on the form.
We plan to offer early check-in at the track, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, August 11 (i.e., the evening prior to our DE). Check-in the morning of our event will begin at 6:15 AM. Please allow time to complete check in and limited (cursory) paddock-area tech inspection prior to the 8:00 AM driver's meeting. Participation in the driver's meeting is mandatory; failure to particiate in the driver's meeting will result in disqualification from the event.
We anticipate that the main concession stand will be open to serve lunch. Typically, the stand is operated by a local non-profit organization. We encourage all participants to support the local economy by purchasing lunch there! The stand is located near the crest of the hill, on the right, as one walks downhill from the paddock towards the main entrance tunnel.
Garage space is available at the track for a fee. This space should be arranged by contacting Road America directly at (800) 365-RACE (7223). PCA-Milwaukee Region will have no involvement in arranging for garage space. All waste tires and equipment must be removed from the Road America premises by participant. Pavement damage in the paddock area or other roadways by high point loads (e.g., by jack stands or similar equipment) shall be the responsibility of the participant causing the damage.
On-line payment is required at the time of registration. The fee for the DE event varies depending on several factors. The fee schedule follows:
Run Group 1 (Novice Driver), First-Time Participant (at this event), early registration* $250.00
Run Group 1 (Novice Driver), Previous Participant, early registration* $275.00
Run Group 2 or 3 (Intermediate or Advanced Driver), Driving Only (i.e., Not Instructing) Participant, early registration* $275.00
Run Group 2 or 3 (Intermediate or Advanced driver), Driver/Instructor Participant, early registration* $225.00
*Early registration ends at midnight on Friday, July 15, 2016 (i.e., 4 weeks prior to our event). After this time, the fee for each category will increase by $25.00. Cost can be saved by registering early, and early registration helps us plan the event, so early registration is strongly encouraged!
On-Line Registration for this event closes at 11:59 PM on Monday, August 1st, 2016.
WE WILL ACCEPT A LIMITED NUMBER OF ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS FOR RUN GROUPS 2 & 3 ONLY. NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR RUN GROUP 1 (SINCE WE ARE UNLIKELY TO HAVE AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF INSTRUCTORS FOR RUN GROUP 1 (THE NOVICE GROUP). THE ON-SITE REGISTRATION FEE FOR RUN GROUPS 2 & 3 WILL BE $375.