Sat, Jun 27, 2015

ARPCA Car Control Clinic

Pittsburgh International Race Compl

About this event

Come learn more about you and your car!

Allegheny Region Porsche Club of America will host our 2015 Car Control Clinic at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace) Saturday June 27, 2015. 

A 911 on the skid pad

This is a PERFECT opportunity to learn more about you and your car in a safe environment.  We will be using the Vehicle Dynamic Area (VDA) to provide an exhilarating educational experience!  The Car Control Clinic is hands-on, in-car training combined with classroom discussion of vehicle and human dynamics. Four hours of in-car instruction is scheduled for students to practice accident avoidance and defensive driving maneuvers.

The Clinic can teach students what typical driving schools can't: what to do when something happens while driving a car - and provide the opportunity to practice these maneuvers in a safe environment.

Drivers will use the VDA to learn and practice three key skills:

  1. Smooth steering on a Slalom course - Understand how to navigate your car smoothly through a set of cones.  Recognize where you want your car to go.  You will learn how to drive where the cones aren't!
  2. Threshold Braking - Learn how to control your car in an emergency braking situation.  You will understand more about your car's capabilities and how to manage them.  Learn how to successfully maneuver around obstacles (just as if you have a deer in the headlights) while slowing your car safely.
  3. Skid-Pad Activities - Drive on a skid pad to experience your car breaking traction and learn how to regain traction in a safe environment.  Feel the balance and learn how to steer your car with the throttle.

Come make a weekend of fun as we're hosting an Autocross on Sunday.  Apply what you've learned!

To learn more see a previous year's student recap article on the ARPCA website: CCC Recap


*** Under 18 Years of Age ***:

Particpants under age 18 are encouraged to attend this event. In order to participate you MUST be a licensed driver and have a signed parental consent form.  If your custodian will NOT accompany you to PittRace Saturday AM to sign the Parental Release Form, you must come with it already signed.  Download a Copy Here

Schedule for Saturday June 27th:PittRace - 201 Penndale Rd. Wampum, PA 16157 (click for directions)

Event Schedule


8:00-8:45 AM

Register at VDA (Vehicle Dynamics Area - On Left thru Gates)

8:45-9:00 AM

Welcome / Opening Remarks


Classroom - All Drivers - Events Center 2nd flr - Park Upper Lot


First Exercise


Second Exercise

11:50- 12:30PM

Third Exercise


Get Lunch


Classroom Session #2 + Q/A Over Lunch.


Fourth Exercise


Fifth Exercise


Sixth Exercise


Clinic ends. Closing remarks Thanks for coming!




Event requirements

You can use any car that has a valid state inspection.  Though it is not required we recommend you have your car inspected by you local mechanic to assure that all running gear is in working order.  All drivers must have a valid drivers license - please bring this with you to the event.  


Driver Registration Cost: $75

Instructors: $0


You will be asked for a credit card when you register.  We will charge your credit card after your registration has been reviewed and approved by the event chairs. 

You may adjust your registration on-line.  Any additional charges will be reviewed and charged as appropriate to your credit card.  If refunds are appropriate we will send you a check.  Any refunds will be subject to the standard cancellation policy outlined in the cancellation section for this event.

*** Under 18 Years of Age ***:

Participants under age 18 are encouraged to attend this event if they have a valid drivers license.  Unfortunately permitted drivers are not eligible.  In order to do so you MUST have a signed parental consent form.  If your custodian will NOT be accompanying you to the event to sign the Parental Release Form, you must come with it already signed.  Download a Copy Here


Pittsburgh International Race Compl

Wampum, PA
Download track map
Download track map


Car Control Clinic organized by

PCA - Allegheny

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Event over!