Tue, May 16, 2023

2023 RSP Waterford Hills Beginner-Focused DriverEd

Waterford Hills

About this event

Our Rally Sport 2023 driving season starts in TWO WEEKS!


Have you seen our 2023 hero image?  Phoebe Mather, our Waterford CDI's daughter, is busy working on her Porsche in preparation for our Beginner-centric HPDE.  Are YOU going to be ready with your ride?  PLEASE note that ALL drivers are welcome, not just beginners!

PCA's Rally Sport Region is continuing our tradition of holding a special program for low or no experience drivers.  But this does NOT mean only beginners/novices are invited!  ALL DRIVERS, 18 YEARS AND OLDER, ARE WELCOME! 

PCA's Rally Sport Region and its team of nationally recognized instructors will conduct a driver's education event at the technically challenging and newly repaved 1.4 mile Waterford Hills road course on Tuesday, May 16th. Come out and take part in this special Beginner's Day event and see how enjoyable a driver’s education event at Waterford Hills can be! 

All drivers will be placed in run groups based on experience. 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.

SCHEDULE: Gates open at 7:30 AM. Registration opens at 8:00 AM, depending on traffic for the Registrar. Please bring your driver's license, completed technical inspection form, and helmet to registration. You will be asked to sign the Track Waiver and PCA Waiver if you didn't sign the E-waivers and then you will be given your packet which will have the schedule of the day and the numbers to put on your car window.  MANDATORY DRIVER'S MEETING will be held at 8:40 AM in the paddock. Your Instructor will do a final tech inspection in the Paddock.

Come on out to the track May 16th whether it is your first driving event or one of many.

PCA Members: $185 early bird registration (on or before May 1st) - CLOSED
Non PCA Members: $215 early bird registration (on or before May 1st) - CLOSED
  Please note: No Student Registration after May 1st.

Registration for Students closed Monday, May 1st @ 11:59pm.  Instructor registration continues until May 14th.

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.


We would like to thank our season-long title sponsors for their support to put on our 2023 HPDE Season. Please review their services, look to them to assist in preparing for your season, including your Tech Inspection, and thank them when you see them at any of our HPDEs this season.

* Porsche Ann Arbor, 2575 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734.530.3442, PorscheAnnArbor.com

* Rennstatt, 669 State Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, 734.761.1088, Rennstatt.com

* Stadium Auto Service, 2405 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 734.369.6787, www.StadiumAutoService.com

* Bloom Roofing, 12238 Emerson Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, 800.483.9932, www.bloomroofing.com

If you have questions concerning this event, please contact one of event team members listed below:
* Event Chair: Kevin Kral; kevinjkral@gmail.com or 630-795-9924
* Chief Instructor: Phil Mather; philmatherracing@gmail.com or 734-476-0617

* Registrar: Charlie Brown III; registrar.rsr@gmail.com or 734-358-2393

Event requirements

Pre-registration is MANDATORY! 

Helmet MUST be Snell SA2015 or SA2020. Motorcycle helmets are not allowed in any group.  Loaner helmets (all are SA2015 or SA2020) are available in limited numbers for Green group only, see below. 

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 with rubber soles.

Annual Tech inspection form MUST be completed prior to arrival at the track. STRONGLY suggest at least 1-2 weeks prior to allow time for any fixes required.


          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.

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.

Please Note: Continental breakfast, cold drinks, and lunch are provided  Fuel will not be available at the track, but is available less than a mile away on Dixie Hwy.

Loaner/Rental Helmet Policy: Helmets are "loaned" to Green Group drivers only for a maximum of 4 events, cumulatively including previous years.  Loaner helmets with bag MUST be returned at the end of the event.  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, and will carryover to future years.
     P.S. All loaner helmets are SA2015 or SA2020 and all have HANS anchors.
NEW for 2022:  loaner helmet & HANS device number must be recorded on your Tech form, right hand at-track section.

NEW starting 2021 we introduced electronically signed waiver. When you receive your confirmation E-mail from MotorsportReg it will contain a link for the E-waiver. Once you click that link you will receive a text on your cell phone to initiate the process. Please make sure you sign both -- they appear sequentially. 

        May 16th Waterford DE PCA SpeedWaiver

This link covers the PCA Waiver:
   * PCA Release and Waiver of Liability

This is our primary process to eliminate stacks of paper & handling/long-term storage of waivers.
Minor Waiver are now an optional click in the electronic SpeedWaiver above!!
   * If you have issues with the electronic SpeedWaiver we will always have paper waiver(s) at the Registration table.

Entries (89)

Jonathan Gelman
Marc Molzon
Frank Burger
Rick Schoonover
Harry Sukumaran
Andrew Sasyk
Zachary Huber
Alexander Green

Waterford Hills

Clarkston, MI
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