Fri, Jun 9 - Sun, Jun 11, 2023

2023 RSP 3-Day Grattan Driver's Ed June 09-11th

Grattan Raceway

About this event

  

Registration is OPEN!!!

Come join Rally Sport Region PCA and their team of nationally recognized instructors for a challenging and enjoyable 2- & 3-day driver’s education event at Grattan Raceway!

Grattan is just northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan in picturesque Belding, Michigan. 

This is a popular event, so be sure to register early!

Early Bird discounts shown below end Friday May 26thall registration fees will increase after Friday May 26th by +$50 for all entries

PCA Member early bird registration:
Sat/Sun: $380 on or before May 26th

Non PCA Member early bird registration:
Sat/Sun:  $430 on or before May 26th

Instructor
Sat/Sun: FREE

Friday is for Instructors and APPROVED ADVANCED DRIVERS: 
  PCA member: Fri/Sat/Sun $525 on or before May 26th
  Non-PCA member: Fri/Sat/Sun $575 on or before May 26th
  Instructor: Fri/Sat/Sun: $210

PCA member: $325 Friday only on or before May 26th
Non-PCA member: $375 Friday only on or before May 26th

PCA member: $225 Saturday only on or before May 26th
Non-PCA member: $275 Saturday only on or before May 26th
NOTE: Sunday single day only with special permission from event chair unless sharing a car.  Contact registrar for pricing.

Registration closes Saturday, June 3rd @ 11:59pm

Saturday Dinner:  There will be a catered-in high-end Mexican buffet shortly after the last checker flag falls.  It will be al fresco -- i.e., open air tent.  NEW FOR 2023: we will have live, Nationally acclaimed entertainment during/after dinner!!

Friday Sessions: Please contact the Track CDI, Christian Maloof at 734-646-2746 or at cmmaloof@gmail.com or Event Chair Tom Green, at ‭734-417-0030‬ or paragonsvc@aol.com BEFORE signing up for Friday if you are not an Instructor. If you are approved as an advanced student by the Track CDI, you will be added to the Friday list and an email notification will be sent to you. 

All drivers will be placed in run groups based on experience. E.g., if you are a beginner you will be on the track with other beginners and an instructor will be with you in the car. More experienced drivers will be placed accordingly.  So come on out to the track June 09-11th whether it is your first driving event or 100th.

Gate Fee: Grattan charges $10/person track entry fee for both drivers and spectators (cash only at the gate).  One charge for the entire weekend.

Garages: Garages rent for $100 per weekend through Grattan, Please contact Sam at 616-691-7221 to reserve a garage.

LODGING - We've reserved a block of rooms at the AmericInn by Wyndham in Greenville, MI -- 15-20 minutes NE of the track.  Please mention "RSRPCA Porsche Club" to receive the discount rate plus applicable taxes. The number of rooms is limited (Thurs-15; Fri/Sat-35) and will only be held available until Thursday May 20th, so book early.  You must make your own reservation. 

Secure reservation link:
         AmericInn by Wyndham Greenville

AmericInn contact info:
Kim Zimmerman – General Manager
Salina Weitzel – Assistant General Manager

AmericInn by Wyndham Greenville
2525 W Washington St
Greenville, MI 48838
616.754.4500 main

Camping is allowed in the track's paddock area Thursday-Saturday nights for $25 per night.

Tech Inspection form is posted below and on the the club website:

           RSP PCA 2023 Tech Form

PLEASE NOTE: if you'll be running more than this event please keep your original tech form at home and bring a photocopy of your Tech Form to each HPDE event.

If you have questions concerning this event, please contact:
  Event Chair: Tom Green, at ‭734-417-0030‬ or paragonsvc@aol.com
  Event Chief Instructor, Christian Maloof, at 734-646-2746 or cmmaloof@gmail.com 
  Registrar, Charlie Brown III, at 734-358-2393 or registrar.rsr@gmail.com.

 

Event requirements

Pre-registration is mandatory. 

Helmet must be Snell SA2015 or SA2020.
Motorcycle helmets are not allowed.

Minimum 3 point seat belts. Driver’s and passenger’s must be equivalent. 

IMPORTANT RULE FOR 2020 and beyond: Driver and passenger must wear a HANS device (or equivalent) in any vehicle equipped with 5-, 6- or 7-point harnesses.

Driver(s) must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. 

Long sleeve cotton shirt, cotton pants, and leather or canvas shoes must have rubber soles.  Short sleeve shirts may be allowed -- decision will be announced at the MANDATORY morning driver meeting.

Tech inspection form MUST be completed prior to arrival at the track.  Tech Inspection form is posted below and on the the club website:

           RSP PCA 2023 Tech Form

PLEASE NOTE: if you'll be running more than this event please keep your original tech form at home and bring a photocopy of your Tech Form to each HPDE event.

Have you updated your driver experience/logbook info recently?

Open cars must have a roll bar and pass the "broomstick test."

NOTE: if you damage any track facilities -- e.g., Armco or concrete barriers, buildings, fencing, corner stations, picnic tables -- you are financially responsible for repairs or replacements per track policies.

Instructors

Grattan Friday: Instructor Motorsport Safety Foundation Level 2 Certification being planned for 2023; probably not PCA B-level Instructor training for 2023; but will have Advanced driver/solo Day of course!

Participating Advanced Solo Students

Three solo run groups for experienced solo advanced students who attend at least 75% of RSP PCA track events during the calendar year (or at least 3 out of the last 5 weekend Drivers Education events) will be available. 

Students who participate in the FIDD will have separate rules from the instructors similar to Driver’s Education days and will not be allowed to drive in all run groups.  

All students wishing to participate in the FIDD are subject to review and participation is not guaranteed.  Even when a student is accepted, their on-track behavior will be monitored.  If students do not demonstrate appropriate track etiquette they will be asked to park their car for the remainder of the day and their money will not be refunded.

Proper Etiquette is defined as (but not limited to):

  • Demonstrating excellent car control, (offs that require the track to shut down will not be tolerated)
  • Knowledge of the limit of traction 
  • Condition-appropriate driving
  • Respect for other cars, both while passing and being passed (ignoring mirrors will not be tolerated)
  • Respect for flag stations and lead tower 

Loaner/Rental Helmet Policy: Helmets are "loaned" to Green Group drivers only for a maximum of 4 events, cumulatively over the years.  Loaner helmets MUST be returned at the end of the event, with the carry bag.  Don't make me hunt you down!!  After the 4th loan the club reserves the right to "rent" the helmet to the driver for $35/event. Loaners will be tracked effective 2021 season opener and will carryover to future years.  All loaner helmets are SA2015 or SA2020 and all now have HANS anchors.
NEW for ≥2022:  loaner helmet & HANS device number must be recorded on your Tech form, right hand at-track section.

NEW FOR 2021 and beyond: PLEASE use the link below for electronic event waiver signatures.

              June 09-11 Grattan HPDE SpeedWaiver 

This link covers any PCA Waiver(s):
   * PCA Release and Waiver of Liability

This is our new process to eliminate stacks of paper & handling/long-term storage of waivers.
NOTE: The Minor Waiver is now a optional click within the SpeedWaiver link above. 

   * If you have issues with the electronic SpeedWaiver we will always have paper waiver(s) at the Registration table.

Entries (22)

MA
Marc Abramson
CS
Charles Schenk
CE
Carl Erickson
MG
Mark Gurney
JM
John Mueller
BM
Bruce Mather
RC
Richard Chang
LC
Les Clarke

Grattan Raceway

Belding, MI
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PCA - Rally Sport Region

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