PCASDR DE & Time Trial – Chuckwalla (CCW)
Registration closed January 17, 2016 11:59 PM on January 17, 2016 11:59 PM PST Registration ends January 17, 2016 11:59 PM on January 17, 2016 11:59 PM PST Registration opens December 13, 2015 9:00 AM on December 13, 2015 9:00 AM PST Registration runs from December 13, 2015 9:00 AM to January 17, 2016 11:59 PM
Porsche Club of America – San Diego Region welcomes you!
Join us as we head to Southern California's newest track for the first of two great weekends in 2016: Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, Saturday & Sunday, January 23 & 24, running counterclockwise (we'll be back in October, likely running clockwise). January is high season in the low desert, and Chuckwalla is our most popular track, so be sure to carefully read everything on both this page and the next before signing up so that you aren't shut out!
By the way, if you participated in our 2015 events, be sure to register now for the Driver Awards Party!
This event at Chuckwalla features both a Driver's Ed (DE) and a Time Trial (TT), with separate run groups for each event and differing entrant requirements (DE events have no driving prerequisites; see Prior Experience section on the following page). Time Trials, which have driving prerequisites, work much like a Driver's Ed event during practice, but feature Transponder timing during all sessions with times posted online and optionally sent to your mobile phone immediately thereafter, as well as available in the Club's permanent record database at the conclusion of the event (no timing for DE run groups though in-car timers are currently permitted except for novices). For more information on SDR's unique TT format, please see the description on the Club website at http://www.pcasdr.org/competition/get-started-time-trial. Due to very high expected demand, you should sign up when registration first opens to avoid the uncertainty of being Waitlisted. If you are interested in participating, thoroughly read this information page and the next, follow all instructions, then carefully fill out the registration form on the third page. Your card will not be charged now (though the number will be collected) and your status (Confirmed, Waitlisted, On Hold, etc.) will be determined within two weeks of your sign up date. Check the entry list periodically to determine your status. Run groups are allocated based upon supply and demand. All spots are allocated first come, first served (subject to Season Pass priority). If you sign up and a spot does not become available for you, you will not be charged. Thus, if you are interested in participating, especially as a novice DE or experienced TT Student, indicate your interest by signing up ASAP. Note: All drivers registering now will be Waitlisted initially, pending review of their entry details. Please see below regarding the requirement to have a Transponder at all times in order to participate in the TT.
Only two day registration is available for this event, though you may choose to drive on only one of the two days if you wish (DE participants must attend the Friday evening classroom session in Indio and if only choosing to drive one of the two days, must drive on Saturday). The base price for this event (assumes early registration, no need to rent anything, etc.) is $270 for the weekend. Track time per entrant is expected to be approximately 3 hours, and traffic is anticipated to be low so everyone should be able to get tons of flying laps. Our $/hour ratio is among the lowest of any group, and when you factor in the quality aspect, you won't likely find a better deal elsewhere. See the Payment section below for more info.
To register we require that you join the PCA - San Diego group here on MotorsportReg.com (note: this just means adding PCA - San Diego to your list of Clubs on MotorsportReg; it does not make you a member of PCA). Regardless of which region of PCA you belong to or if you don't belong to PCA at all, you must join the SDR group on this web site (again, doing so will not make you a member of PCA). This will be done as a step in the registration process. Non-Porsches that meet our rules are welcome!!!
Season Pass: For those TT drivers who plan to run with us all season long – see our complete schedule here – we again offer the Season Pass at no up-front cost! Track rental rates have been rising each year and yet we have not had a significant price increase in several years. In fact, in 2013 we LOWERED PRICES for early registration (defined as at least 2 weeks prior to the event), providing drivers that register in a timely fashion with the same prices they paid back in 2007. Even with continuing increases from some of the tracks SDR is holding tight on prices for 2016, and yet with a Season Pass you can get an even better deal and an awesome free gift!
Sign up for the Season Pass with this event then simply pay for and attend all days of all of our TT events this year (TT'ers may skip up to 3 event-days, and registration in the Club Race portion of a joint SDR TT/CR event qualifies as attendance) while receiving $25 off the then-current online price of each multi-day event ($10 per single-day event, if offered; note that it is your responsibility after signing up to claim the Season Pass discount at each event – it isn't automatic). And you automatically receive priority when registering for events (processed first for new events, and moved to the top of the Waitlist for any event you sign up for that is full). You'll also receive an exclusive free gift just for signing up. The PCASDR X-Fit Pack has room for all your driving gear, including a shoe compartment, armored pocket for glasses, beverage pocket, padded tablet sleeve, cinch straps for towels, and bears the SDR logo. For more details on how you can use this great pack, watch this video. Combined with early registration prices for events, with a Season Pass you'll be paying what we charged way back in 2003 for SDR events! You will not be charged anything up-front and will be entitled to the above discount at each SDR-managed TT track event in 2016 including the California Festival of Speed. If you miss more event-days than permitted, you will be back-billed for the cumulative discounts you received plus $100 to cover the cost of the gift you received. Complete details will be sent to you after you sign up and you may opt out at that time with no cost or obligation. It's simple, costs you nothing, gets you an exclusive free gift, and potentially saves you $125 over the course of the season! Note: the design above is for illustrative purposes only and may be different than the actual production item. You must sign up for the Season Pass by January 3 in order to guarantee your gift availability.
Physical Damage Insurance: Insurance for your car is available for this event via Lockton Affinity, LLC, PCA's exclusively endorsed insurance provider. Note that liability coverage is not included and Time Trial Timed Runs are specifically excluded from coverage. This insurance is strictly optional. For more info click here.
Event Info on your Mobile Phone: You may sign up for our mobile phone timing and notification system as part of your registration for this event. Look for the appropriate check box on the registration page and click it to expand that section of the form in order to fill in your preferences. Be sure to read the instructions when filling out the form in order to create a valid entry. For more info on our online system, click the thumbnail to the immediate right.
Event Hotel: Best Western Date Tree Hotel, 81909 Indio Boulevard, Indio, CA 92201, (760) 347-3421. The rate should be around $80/night. Ask for the Chuckwalla Race Track rate or the best available, in case they have a better offer at the time you call. If the Best Western is not available, check out Rodeway Inn & Suites, 82275 Indio Boulevard, Indio, CA 92201, (760) 775-2229. It is suggested that you call any hotel soon and directly, rather than using any travelnow.com links to the right in order to get the best rate.
Camping at the Track: You may camp at the track. Please phone Chuckwalla Valley Raceway to make arrangements. There may be fees payable to the track in order to camp.
Late Registration: You must register with credit card on file by 11:59 pm January 8 to receive the discounted online rate; after that a $50 late fee applies through January 17. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm January 17, after which even higher on-site registration fees apply (though space is unlikely to be available at that time).
Payment: You MUST use a credit card to pay if registering online, VISA, MasterCard, or Discover only. For complete event pricing details proceed with registration steps. You will have a chance to confirm (or abort) after you make your selections. Card billed AFTER the event.
Cancellation Fee: There are potential fees associated with cancelling after various dates. Please see the full cancellation policy at the bottom of the next page.
If you have a question about this event, please contact the Registrar at: preregAway@pcasdr.org.