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Spring 2014 HPDE and Instructor Clinic


PCA - First Settlers

Friday, May 16 — Sunday, May 18, 2014
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, VA

Registration closed May 2, 2014 11:59 PM on May 2, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends May 2, 2014 11:59 PM on May 2, 2014 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens February 24, 2014 10:00 PM on February 24, 2014 10:00 PM EST Registration runs from February 24, 2014 10:00 PM to May 2, 2014 11:59 PM

First Settler Region Porsche Club of America

Please join us for our Spring 2014 Drivers Education (DE) and PCA National Instructor Clinic at VIR in Alton, VA.  We will be running the Full Course all 3 days, but please note the changes to our normal schedule/format below.

This event is open all drivers 18 and over with a valid US-issued driver's license. There is no club affiliation requirement or restriction on car make/model (no trucks, please). 

Friday, 16 May:  PCA National DE Instructor Clinic - the clinic is open to all instructors desiring PCA National DE Instructor Training.  PCA membership is not a pre-requisite for attending and receiving PCA National training.  This day will otherwise be open to solo drivers only for regular DE track time (i.e. White group and above).  This track time will also be available for already PCA national trained DE Instructors volunteering to serve as "Instructor Mentors/role players".  We invite experienced drivers interested in becoming instructors and also our experienced instructors to attend and serve as "instructor mentors" and also receive national PCA Instructor Training.  


PCA Instructor Training: conducted by Pete Tremper and Alex Bell, PCA National DE Chairs, it will consist of four 45-60 minute classroom sessions, each followed by on-track sessions.  There are two categories of attendees at the clinic: (1) "Candidate" - experienced drivers that desire to become PCA national trained instructors, and (2) "Mentor" - those already serving as instructors (PCA membership not required) that desire to receive a PCA national training.  This latter group will attend the entire clinic and serve as mentors to the instructor candidates during the clinic, serving as role players during the on-track sessions.  Additionally, we invite our instructors who are already PCA trained to augment our group and also serve as mentors/role players to our instructor "Candidates" during their on-track sessions.  In return, we'll offer you ~2.5 hours of student free track time on Friday.  If you are an experienced driver interested in becoming an instructor "Candidate", please contact our Chief Track Instructor for this event, Alex Bell, at cti@fsrpca.org.  Please have your driving “resume” available so he can determine your eligibility to attend the clinic.  You will need approval in order to register for the clinic.  Experienced instructors who are on the FSR instructor list and attending the clinic as "Mentors" to get a PCA National Training do not need this approval.  For more information on this process and training requirements, please go to the FSR website.  Space in the clinic is limited, so don’t wait until the last minute to register.


Saturday and Sunday 17-18 May:  Open to all groups

An instructor will be assigned to Green and Blue Group drivers for Saturday and Sunday.  If you are signing up as an Intermediate Solo or Advanced driver, you will be asked for references if you have not run with FSR before.  There will be classroom sessions for Green and Blue groups as well.

Registration fees (Please review these very carefully to ensure you make the right choice):


Solo Driver Registration (3 days) - $400

For non-instructor solo group drivers:  Includes ~2.5 hours of track time on Friday, then a standard DE schedule on Saturday and Sunday (~90 minutes per day).

Student or Solo Driver Registration (2 days) - $300

This is the only option for Green/Blue group drivers and the 2 day option for solo drivers that can’t make it on Fri:  Includes ~90 minutes per day of track time (instructed for Green and Blue groups, along with one AM classroom session per day).

Instructor Clinic attendees (3 days) - $300

For Instructor "Candidates" and "Mentors" who are attending the clinic in order to receive national PCA training: Includes PCA Instructor training plus at least one additional hour of track time after the clinic on Friday, along with instructor registration for Saturday and Sunday with a student assigned (instructing Saturday and Sunday is part of the requirement for succesful completion of the training course), and lunch all three days.

Instructor/Instructor Mentor Registration - For PCA National Trained Instructors ONLY (3 days) - $150

For PCA National Trained Instructors who will offer their services as mentors/role players for the clinic attendees.  These instructor mentors will role play as students during clinic track sessions, driving their own cars with instructor candidates riding along instructing.  They do not need to attend the classroom sessions.  Includes ~2.5 hours of “student free” track time on Friday (which includes time while clinic attendees are in class).  Includes instructor registration for Saturday and Sunday with a student assigned and lunch all three days.  If you're PCA Trained but don't want to mentor on Friday, then please sign up for the standard Instructor Registration below.

Instructor Registration (3 days) - $300

For instructors who are not participating in the Instructor Clinic on Friday.  Includes advanced solo (student free) track time on Friday, instructor registration on Saturday and Sunday with a student assigned, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Instructor Registration (2 days) - $150

Instructor registration for Saturday and Sunday with a student assigned, includes lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

DE Intro (one session) - $50

Includes one classroom session and one instructed on-track session on Saturday beginning at 12PM.



Are you new to DE and on the fence about whether Driver’s Education is for you?  FSR now offers a great opportunity for those wanting to get a taste of DE without signing up for the entire event.  For a $50 fee, we’ll get you out on the track in your car with an instructor for a single session mid-day on Saturday.  Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you’ll need a Snell SA 2005 or newer rated helmet.  FSR has fewer than five loaner helmets, we recommend making arrangements for a helmet prior to arriving at the track.  


The Sleep Inn – Danville has offered us a group rate.  Should you decided to stay there, tell them you’re attending the PCA - First Settlers event to get the special rate.

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