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Cascade (CSCC) HPDE Track Day August 14th, 2020

Cascade (CSCC) HPDE Track Day August 14th, 2020

Cascade Sports Car Club - Driver Education

Friday, August 14, 2020
Portland Int'l Raceway, Portland, OR

Registration closed August 8, 2020 11:59 PM at 2020-08-08T23:59:00-0700 Registration ends August 8, 2020 11:59 PM at 2020-08-08T23:59:00-0700 Registration opens March 15, 2020 12:00 AM at 2020-03-15T00:00:00-0700 Registration runs from March 15, 2020 12:00 AM to August 8, 2020 11:59 PM


Cascade Sports Car Club HPDE Track Day at Portland International Raceway

High Performance Driver's Education and Racecar Testing


UPDATE on Monday, August 10: Registration for this event is CLOSED and there are no more spots available for the HPDE run groups. 


UPDATE EFFECTIVE JULY 10, 2020: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, we will not have in-car instructors available but will be utilizing a lead-follow format for on-track instruction. This means that the HPDE Novice group will have fewer spots available as we need to accommodate instructor's cars on crouse. For HPDE Intermedaiate, only those with sufficient experience in will be allowed to go solo without any on-track instruction. These changes only affect the HPDE Novice and HPDE Intermediate run groups at this time. There are no changes to the HPDE Advanced, Test-and-Tune or Open Wheel run groups for this event.  

As such, the tentative schedule is expected to change but has not been updated at this time. 

All participants will be expected to bring their own PPE, including wearing a face mask at all times when outside of their car, and you must bring your own helmet that is rated Snell SA 2005 or newer. We will not be making our rental helmets available for this event. 

1. HPDE Novice will be provided for this event using a lead-follow instruction format. 
2. HPDE Intermediate is still available but only if you have participated in at least 2 prior CSCC HPDE track days at our Intermediate level or have sufficient track experience with another organization. You will be driving solo on track without an in-car instructor, but we are planning on having instructors available to observe and to provide feedback, coaching if needed to individual drivers. 
3. HPDE Advanced, Test-and-Tune, and Open Wheel groups are still open with no changes. 


Our track days give you the opportunity to drive on a real racetrack. Whether your car is a daily driver or a fully prepared race car, whether you’re a first time novice student wanting to become a better driver or a seasoned race driver looking for some seat time to shake down your car before a race, we’ve got you covered.

Our ICSCC-approved Driver's Training program includes classroom sessions with professional instruction in the dynamics of car control and high performance driving. You’ll learn about contact patch, weight transfer, and the physics of a car in motion that keep you in control. In between these classroom sessions, you'll put that knowledge to use with our expert staff of in-car instructors. You’ll learn at your own pace and gradually work your way up to more challenging speeds.

What we formerly labeled as "Driver's Training" is now split into "HPDE Novice" and "HPDE Intermediate". HPDE Novice is for those new to the track and provides the ground classroom sessions in between the on-track sessions. The HPDE Intermediate run group is for those that have been on track before and have attended the ground classroom sessions. 

Our HPDE Novice and Intermediate groups also double as a "Competition Driving School" for those seeking a competition license. Please register for the appropriate group based on your prior experience -- HPDE Novice if you have never been on track before -- and indicate that you are seeking a competition license.

For those interested in simply honing their driving skills our Advanced HPDE group is a club day environment where the goal is to enjoy a day at the race track driving fast and safe with friends and other enthusiasts who share your same passion. Prior track experience is mandatory.  

We also offer sessions for licensed racers:

  • Test-and-Tune (TnT) - Full day or half day run groups for licensed racers to test and shake down their cars.
  • Open Wheel - For open-wheel/Sports Racers to get on-track before the race weekend starts. This is a 15-20 minute session at the end of the driver training day.
Here's the tentative schedule for this event (official schedule will be available the day of the event): Tentative-Schedule-Chicane.pdf


  • HPDE Novice includes ground classroom plus full-day on-track instruction -- $250
  • HPDE Intermediate includes full-day on-track instruction  -- $250
  • HPDE Advanced is a full-day of track time -- $215
  • Test and Tune -- $195 Full Day
    • $135 Half Day (afternoon only)
  • Open Wheel (formula/sports racer cars) session -- $45

$10 Discount for Cascade Members registering for Driver's Training School or HPDE (contact the CSCC HPDE Organizer for the MSR discount code to enter on the online payment page).

For event information and FAQ’s, CLICK HERE to read our Track Day Checklist. You’ll find answers to many common questions about run groups, how the days are scheduled and the best place for you to start on one of our fun and informative events. 

You will be using your own car for these events. Vehicles that are "daily driven" are welcome and no special or extraordinary requirements are needed. (Convertibles and cars with removable hard tops may require additional protection devices -- CSCC-ConvertibleRollbarRequirements.pdf.

You car needs the following, at minimum:

  • Adequate tire tread
  • Proper tire inflation
  • Loose items removed
  • No cracks in Window in Drivers View
  • Seat belts in good condition and working order (5 or 6 point Harness for Driver and Instructor for Convertibles)
  • Driver and passenger seats secure
  • Brake lights functional
  • Ensure the positive terminal on the battery is properly covered
  • The battery needs to be mechanically secured to the car
  • The helmet requirement is Snell SA2005 or Snell M2005, or newer
  • Roll bar (make sure you read the Roll Bar Standards for convertibles)
  • Eye protection (convertibles)
Convertibles and cars with removable hardtops may need additional safety requirements: CSCC-ConvertibleRollbarRequirements.pdf.

For more information see our website:

For questions, please con­tact our Track Day / HPDE coordinator at: or call / text 503-809-1521.