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ARPCA Car Control Clinic

PCA - Allegheny

Saturday, May 26, 2012
Pittsburgh International Race Compl, Wampum, PA

Registration closed May 23, 2012 11:59 PM on May 23, 2012 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends May 23, 2012 11:59 PM on May 23, 2012 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens January 1, 2012 12:00 AM on January 1, 2012 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from January 1, 2012 12:00 AM to May 23, 2012 11:59 PM

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!

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