PCASDR DE & Time Trial – Chuckwalla (clockwise)
Registration closed January 12, 2014 11:59 PM on January 12, 2014 11:59 PM PST Registration ends January 12, 2014 11:59 PM on January 12, 2014 11:59 PM PST Registration opens December 1, 2013 9:00 AM on December 1, 2013 9:00 AM PST Registration runs from December 1, 2013 9:00 AM to January 12, 2014 11:59 PM
ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION is now CLOSED. All groups other than Red (advanced) and are SOLD OUT with a Waitlist. Registration for qualified advanced drivers may be available at the track for an additional fee. Please contact the Registrar at preregAway@pcasdr.org for fee info and to ensure you qualify before heading to the track. Then be sure to enter info about your car at http://zone8.pca.org/CarClass/Default.aspx in addition to filling out the Tech form referred to on the next page. Our next event will be a DE & TT at Streets of Willow February 22-23. Registration for this event is now open at http://msreg.com/SOW0214. To modify your registration for the Chuckwalla event if you are already signed up please e-mail preregAway@pcasdr.org.
Porsche Club of America – San Diego Region welcomes you!
Join us as we head to Southern California's newest track for the first of three weekends in 2014: Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, Saturday & Sunday, January 18 & 19. January is high season in the low desert, so be sure to carefully read everything on both this page and the next before signing up so that you aren't shut out! This event 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 like a Driver's Ed event during practice, but feature Transponder timing during all sessions with times posted online immediately thereafter as well as in the Club's permanent record database after the event (no timing for DE run groups though in-car timers are currently permitted except for novices). Run groups are allocated based upon supply and demand. All drivers currently signing up are being Waitlisted unless they qualify to run in Red (advanced) group. Student spaces are allocated first come, first served, but with 2 day Students taking priority over 1 day Students. 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 as a novice DE Student, indicate your interest by signing up ASAP.
This event is on the same weekend as the annual Zone 8 Awards & Recognition Party which is being held nearby in Rancho Mirage! For information and registration go to http://msreg.com/2014Zone8.
We will be running clockwise in January. You may sign up for any one or both days. 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, especially when you factor in the quality aspect. 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 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 hefty increases from some of the tracks we are holding tight on prices for 2014, and yet with a Season Pass you can get an even better deal and a free embroidered hoodie!
Sign up for the Season Pass with this event then simply pay for and attend all days of all of our TT or DE events this year (TT'ers may skip up to 3 event-days; DE'ers may skip up to 2 DE event-days and are exempt from events that do not offer a DE) while receiving $25 off the then-current online price of each multi-day event ($10 per single-day event; 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 move to the top of the Waitlist for any event you sign up for that is full. You'll also receive the free hoodie just for signing up. The hoodie is 100% French terry cotton, so you can even drive in it at the track and still meet our rules! Combined with early registration prices for events, with a Season Pass you'll be paying what we charged way back in 2003! You will not be charged anything up-front and will be entitled to the above discount at each SDR-managed track event in 2014 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 $50 for the hoodie. 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, and potentially saves you $175 over the course of the season, while keeping you comfortable and looking sharp too! Note: the design above is for illustrative purposes only and may be different than the actual production garment. You must sign up for the Season Pass by December 27 in order to guarantee your hoodie size preference and availability.
Event Hotel: Best Western Date Tree Hotel, 81909 Indio Boulevard, Indio, CA 92201, (760) 347-3421. Ask for the Porsche Club rate: $99.99 per night until January 13, single or double. As a backup, we also have a block of rooms at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio, CA 92203, (760) 342-5000. Ask for the Chuckwalla rate: $129.00 per night until December 17 (plus a $15.00 resort fee). Call directly rather than using the travelnow.com links to the right in order to get the special rate. Note: hotel space this weekend is extremely limited! If the event hotel or backup hotel is booked when you call, see the list of other area hotels on the track's website.
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 3 to receive the discounted online rate; after that a $50 late fee applies through January 12. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm January 12 (note: this is the Sunday prior to the event; all events for 2014 will close for online registration on the Sunday prior, one day earlier than in the past), after which even higher on-site registration fees apply.
Payment: You MUST use a credit card to pay if registering online, VISA or MasterCard 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.