About this event
Please join us at Arizona Motorsports Park for our first Driver Education event of the 2023/2024 season. For this event, we will run the track CLOCKWISE. Gates open at 6:30 AM with the first car out on track at 8:50 AM. Four 20-minute sessions for each run group will be scheduled.
A speed and experience level for everyone: There will be several different groups which will be separated by experience/skill level: Novice, Intermediate, Experienced and Advanced. Additonally, there is a new "Track Experience" group for those looking to get a taste of HPDE. There is a run group for everyone- so don't hesitate to sign up if you have little to no experience on track.
To ensure everyone registered has a good time at the track, the amount of cars in each run group is limited. Sign up early to avoid being waitlisted!
Personal instruction: If this will be your first time attending a track day with AZ PCA or if you have not yet been approved to drive solo, you will be provided an instructor to ride along with you as well as classroom instruction to make the most of your day. Even if it is not your first time or if you have never driven at this track before, AZ PCA can accommodate (and encourages) an instructor ride-along (or lead/follow) to hone your driving skills.
Track Experience Program (NEW): This is an introduction to HPDE on-track driving. You will be paired up with an instructor and they will navigate the track in either your car or the instructors for a 20 minute driving session. This will give you exposure to what an HPDE is all about. Very limited spots available for this program. Your car must have the technical inspection performed on it and pass the safety inspection the morning of the event (both discussed below).
Wanna just hang out and lend a hand? We are always looking for folks to help us run these events. If you'd like to volunteer to help us, we'd love that! There is a registration option for volunteering and you can pick from several different roles of participation.
Not a PCA member yet? Don't own a Porsche? That's okay- non PCA members are still welcome to participate or volunteer!
If you are a Porsche owner but do not yet have a PCA membership, you can sign up today at https://www.pca.org/membership Annual membership is $46 and comes with other benefits, however, PCA membership is NOT a requirement to attend this event.
Arizona Motorsports Park is located at 15402 W Camelback Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 link: 15402 W. Camelback Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
Age & License Requirements
You must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license to participate in this event. You will be required to present your driver's license at check-in.
Helmets / Clothing
You must have a Snell rated (SA2015 or SA2020) automotive helmet. SA2010 will no longer be allowed. Open-faced and closed-face style helmets are permitted, however, motorcycle helmets are not permitted- these usually have the designation "M" preceeding the year i.e. M2010 or M2015. If you do not own a helmet that meets those requirement, AZ PCA has used helmets available in very limited quantity and size at the track for rent. Please specify that you need to rent one during the registration process. Closed toe shoes are required and pants are preferred (no shorts please).
Check-in / Schedule
Check-in at the track is will be conducted at the gate entry to the track. Gates open at 6:30 am and check-in closes at approximately 7:30 am when the driver's meeting starts. A schedule will be provided at check-in.
Driver Check-In Requirements and Drivers Meeting
Check in will be conducted at the gate entry to the track - Prepare for a line. You must check in at the gate prior to the mandatory driver's meeting that starts at approximately 7:30 am to document that you are present. When you check in at the gate, you will need to present your Driver's License- please make sure you have it on hand with you so that we can provide you your registration packet. The registration packet consists of the day's schedule, vehicle safety tech form, track map, and wrist bands for your run group. Check in closes 5 minutes before the driver's meeting starts- if you have not (at minimum) checked in at the gate before the meeting starts, you will not be permitted to participate in the event and your registration may be forfeited per the cancellation terms. Prepare for a line at the gate and arrive early. You have a one hour window to check in- from approximately 6:30 am to 7:30 am.
Vehicle Pre-Technical Inspection and Vehicle Numbers
A pre-technical inspection is to be performed on your car prior to the event (exception: Track Tour participants do not need to complete). If you are qualified to complete the inspection on your own, you may do so i.e. self-tech is ok. Otherwise, have a shop perform the tech inspection for you. If you are self-tech'ing, print your name on the form where it states "Tech Inspector Name"
Download and print out the pre-tech form here: 2023 PCA Driver Tech Form.pdf
Complete the pre-tech form and bring it with you to the event. You will turn it in when the final safety tech is performed at the event.
If you are not qualified nor know someone that is qualified to perform the pre-tech inspection, the following two shops are able to perform the pre-tech inspection for you:
McIlvain Motors in Tempe, AZ https://www.mcilvainmotors.com/
Trackside Motorsports in N. Scottsdale, AZ www.tsmaz.com
AZ Euros in Mesa, AZ azeuros.com
The final safety tech at the morning of the event will consist of checking for: Loose objects in the car, functioning brake light, gas cap and battery secure, wheel lugs torqued, any leaking fluids, approved helmet, proper attire, and car numbers in place (you will choose your car number during the registration process here). Vehicle numbers are to be placed on both the driver and passenger door. Numbers must be 10" tall or greater. Using blue or white painter's tape to form numbers is acceptable. It is recommended that you get to the event early enough to avoid long lines at vehicle tech.
Harnesses and HANS Devices
If your vehicle has a multi-point harness system, you are also required to utilize a head and neck restraint system (HANS device). Because the PCA rule of equal restraint applies, if there will be a passenger in your car (such as an instructor) there must be both a harness system and a HANS device available and used by that passenger.
Convertibles must have roll-over protection- either built in from the OEM, or aftermarket. Porsche convertibles from the beginning of the Boxster era have adequate built-in roll over protection from the factory. Convertibles should be driven with the top-up. If there is no convertible top, hand restraints must be worn.
Sound Restrictions for AMP
Arizona Motorsports Park has city sound restrictions of 96dB and in order to run your car at this track, your car must not exceed this sound limit. Sound testing will be conducted for any cars that have not been previously tested during the morning of the event, immediately following safety tech. If your car does not meet the sound restrictions during testing, your entry fee will be refunded to you. Do not attempt to "cheat" the sound meter during testing- if you exceed the sound restrictions while on track during a driving session, your current or remaining driving sessions may be subject to immediate termination with no entry fee refund, and an additional fee may be imposed, depending on the severity of the sound violation(s).
Track Layout (clockwise configuration shown below)