About this event
California Central Coast Region PCA is holding a Driver Education at Buttonwillow Raceway Park March 27, 2020, sponsored by Santa Barbara Porsche and SGS Independent Porsche Care. Registration is open for PCA members and non-PCA members. This not a Porsche only event. We are offering a Vintage Class Session and dinner at the track.
A Vintage Class session is available to all qualified cars as per the following: All cars must be manufactured prior to 1989, be registered and street legal except all two liter engines may be race cars.Turbos and displacement over 3.2 are not allowed. Porsche owners have until Feb. 8, 2020 to register then the class with be open to non Porsche cars allowed on an individual bases. Bring your old analogue cars out and have some fun. This is not a race but a chance to take out your older maybe underpowered car to a race track without a 500hp GT3RS with PDK screaming by you. This session will be limited to the maximum of 25 cars. Don't hesitate to register, this session will fill very quickly. At least 3 point shoulder harness are required for safety.
Please take advantage of the Thursday Tech and registration, make your life and ours less stressful on Friday morning. Registration and tech will be open at 4:00pm to 6:30pm Thursday the 26th, the day prior to the event. We are offering a dinner the evening of the 26th after registration and tech, to be held at the track cafeteria starting at 6:00pm. Everyone is encouraged to register then attend the dinner. This will be great opportunity to get to know your fellow drivers. As many of you know the restaurants in the Buttonwillow Truck Stop are a not the best, hang out at the track with the rest of us! Please bring as many quests as you wish for the dinner. When you sign up on MSR, please give us the number of dinners you would like.
Maximum entry for this DE is 125 drivers with 5 run groups,including Vintage, beginner, novice, advanced and expert. All solo drivers must have a minimum of 4 days track experience or have a signed log book by PCA certified instructor. Instruction will be provided for novice drivers depending upon Instructor availability. Students will be in one run group if possible. If your eligibility is in question, please contact Bob Bruington, Aircooled911sc@gmail.com or 805 431-0919.
If one day of track is not enough for you, our good friends at Golden Gate Region will follow our event the 28th and 29th. You can register at MSR.
This event will use Buttonwillow Track Layout #1 run Clock Wise.
This is a rain or shine event!
On the morning of the event, the 27th, registration at the track will open at 6:00 AM and close just before the mandatory drivers meeting at 7:30 AM. Registration will be in the covered area just in front of the cafe. Driver's meeting will be in the cafe.
We recommend you study a track video. Buttonwillow instructional video - YouTube
Several hotels are available in area for you to choose. Camping and RV sites are available at the track, please contact the Buttonwillow Raceway for information. Garages are available on request from Buttonwillow Raceway.
We follow PCA DE guidelines. Please pay attention to the race seat belt requirements for Zone 8. 2019 DE rules require helmets be Snell 2010 or 2015. Approved helmets are not available for rent at Buttonwillow Raceway. CCCR will rent helmets for $10.00 on a limited basis. We strongly suggest you have your car teched prior to the event.
We accept completed Tech Forms from any legitimate auto focused business. Our tech form is available at http://ccc.pca.org/de-forms/ You can use the above linked form from our web site, a PCA Zone 8 form or a POC form. Be informed that tech of your car at the track on Friday is an additional $100.00 fee. To avoid this, have your car tech'd in advance. If you are near San Luis Obispo, we offer a free tech at SGS Independent Porsche Care, 750 Francis St. San Luis Obispo, CA. on March 10, 2020, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
2020 DErulesrequire helmets be Snell 2010 or 2015. Up to date helmets are not available for rent at Buttonwillow Raceway, please bring your approved helmet. CCCR will rent helmets on a limited basis at the track for $10.00. Head and neck restraints are required with all 5 and 6 point harness systems. All harness systems must be used with a approved racing seat and certified with the last 5 years. Vintage Class cars must have a minimum of a three point seat belt.
Announcement!! If you do not live in the San Luis Obispo county area, we are going to have a free tech inspection at Buttonwillow Raceway on Thursday afternoon from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. This will be held just West of the cafe building near the garages. If you do not arrive at Registration on Friday morning with a completed tech form or car log book, Tech Inspection at the track on Friday will be a $100.00 charge and must be completed including registration by 7:00 AM when Drivers Meeting starts.
Download the tech form at http://ccc.pca.org/de-forms/
If you have questions, please contact Bob Bruington, 805 431-0919 or email Aircooled911SC@gmail.com