About this event
Are you a new Porsche owner and want to understand what your new machine is capable of? Have you owned your Porsche for awhile and have wondered what this thing called “Autocross” is? Do you want to become a better driver by understanding how to control your vehicle in emergency situations? Are you already a dedicated autocrosser but want to improve your skills? This event is for you!
The day will start with our Autocross Chalk Talk (classroom session) hosted by Porsche of Annapolis. Our Autocross Driving Instructors will cover many of the finer aspects of autocrossing: general car control, weight transfer, oversteer/understeer corrections, precision braking, and a host of other techniques. The afternoon session is where you will be able to apply what you have learned and receive additional ‘live-fire’ mentoring as you practice emergency braking, slalom techniques, and car control on a skid pad. Finally, you'll have a chance to put it all together as you drive through an actual autocross course.
Entry Details: $70 gets you the classroom session, basic skills driving exercises, and at least three runs through our autocross course. A maximum of 40 attendees will be accepted, there are no walk-ups available for this event.
Schedule: Here is the tentative schedule of the day's events:
0800 Check in at Porsche of Annapolis and pound some coffee!
0800 - 0845 Class (coffee, bagels, pastries & similar food provided by Porsche of Annapolis)
0845 - 0900 Tour of Porsche of Annapolis facilities
0900 - 0930 Transit to Prince George's Stadium (4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716)
0930 - 1000 Registration, Waivers, Tech cars
1000 - 1020 Drivers Meeting and Assignments
1030 - 1130 Driving Session #1
1130 - 1230 Driving Session #2
1230 - 1330 Driving Session #3
1330 - 1400 Lunch / Drivers Meeting #2
1400 - 1410 Course walkthrough
1410 - 1420 Drivers in cars and to work stations
1420 - 1600 Drive a full autocross course (Group #1)
1600 - 1615 Transition Grid to Group #2
1615 - 1800 Drive full autocross course (Group #2)
For new members or first time autocrossers, upon successful completion of the chalk talk, you will receive a discount code for use on MSR.com that will allow for free registration at one 2020 Chesapeake Region Autocross Event (except Ripken Stadium events).
Prior to registering, please review the details below for information on car classes to help you finish the registration process. If you're still not sure, that's ok! Select "Not sure" as your class.
New for 2020: Updated Porsche classes. Be sure to check your class before registering!
SCCA classes for non-Porsches: Rules and classes can be found here. During registration, you will select "Non-Porsche (using SCCA classing)" as your Class first before selecting your SCCA class in the "Modifier" field.
Porsche classes: There are four categories - Showroom stock (S), Production (P), Improved (I) and Modified (M). In summary, Showroom stock classes are cars normally delivered to the US and Canada and can have factory options specific per model year (exception being R-rated/less than 180 treadwear tires even if they were on the car as delivered). For more details, see the PCA Parade Rules. Classes have been updated for 2020:
|2014-On||Macan - All|
|1988||944 Turbo S||951|
|1992-1993||911 America Rdst||964|
|1993-1994||911 RS America||964|
|1999-2005||911 Carrera 4||996|
|2005-2012||911 Carrera 4||997|
|1999-2005||911 Carrera 4S||996|
|2005-2008||911 Carrera S||997.1|
|2005-2008||911 Carrera 4S||997.1|
|2018-On||911 Carrera T||991|
|2019-On||718 Boxster T||982|
|2019-On||718 Cayman T||982|
|2011-2012||911 Carrera GTS||997||S5||P5|
|2012-On||911 Carrera S||991|
|2014-2016||911 Carrera 4S||991|
|2015-On||911 Carrera GTS||991|
|2017-On||718 Boxster S||982|
|2017-On||718 Cayman S||982|
|2017-On||718 Boxster GTS||982|
|2017-On||718 Cayman GTS||982|
|2005-2008||911 Carrera S X51||997.1|
|2009-2012||911 Carrera S||997.2|
|2009-2012||911 Carrera 4S||997.2|
|2020-on||718 Cayman GT4||982|
|2010-2013||911 Turbo S||997|
|2014-On||911 GT3 and GT3T||991|
|2014-On||911 Turbo S||991|
|2019-On||911 Carrera S||992|
|2019-On||911 Carrera 4||992|
|2019-On||911 Carrera 4S||992|
|All||4 Cylinder - All||I||M|
|All||6 Cylinder - All|
Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license, but our JPP (Junior Participation Program) allows any 16-18 year old child/grandchild of an active (in good standing) PCA member to participate in autocross events providing they have a valid license (this means their license allows them to drive on the street by themselves). The parent or grandparent has to be present at the autocross, and must complete a "Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability" form. The minor participant must complete a "Minor's Assumption of Risk Acknowledgement" form. All participants must complete a “Waiver and Release of Liability" form. Copies of these forms can be found below, on the Chesapeake Region website, the national PCA website, or from the event organizers on the day of the event:
- Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability form
- Minor's Assumption of Risk Acknowledgement form
Each driver must wear an "M" or "SA" rated helmet carrying a 2010 or later Snell Memorial Foundation approval sticker. For those purchasing a new helmet, a 2010 "SA" rated helmet is strongly recommended, but an "M" rated helmet is acceptable. Loaner helmets and head socks are available for new drivers.