Sat, May 26, 2012

ARPCA Car Control Clinic

Pittsburgh International Race Compl

About this event

Come learn more about you and your car!

 The Allegheny Region of the Porsche Club of America will host our 2012 Car Control Clinic at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace - formerly known as BeaveRun) on Saturday May 26.  

This is a PERFECT opportunity to learn more about you and your car in a very safe environment.  We will be using the Vehicle Dynamic Area (VDA) to provide a complete educational experience!  The Car Control Clinic is hands-on, in-car training that consists of a classroom discussion of vehicle dynamics and human dynamics followed by four hours of in-car instruction in accident avoidance and defensive driving maneuvers.

The Clinic can teach students what typical driving schools can't: what do do when something goes wrong in the 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 breaking 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.
  3. Skid-Pad Activities - Drive on a skid pad where you will have the opportunity to experience your car breaking traction and then 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 the event - We're hosting an Autocross on Sunday.  Come and apply what you've learned!

Event requirements


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


  • Driver Registration Cost: $75


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.

Entries (38)

Carrie Vanistendael
Max Proie
Gary Proie
Douglas M. Colbary
Rebeka Ragan
Robert Ragan
Nancy Lowe
Mary Lee Ishler

Pittsburgh International Race Compl

Wampum, PA
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Car Control Clinic organized by

PCA - Allegheny

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