Chesapeake Region PCA - Intro to AutocrossPrince George's Stadium (Bowie)
About this event
Are you a new Porsche owner and want to understand what your new machine is capable of doing? Have you owned your Porsche for a while and wondered what this thing called “Autocross” might be? Do you want to become a better driver by understanding how to control your vehicle in emergency situations? Are you already an experienced autocrosser, but want to improve your skills? This event is for you!
The day will start on-site at Prince George's Stadium with driver check-in and tech inspection to make sure your car is ready to autocross. A one hour Autocross Chalk Talk (classroom session) will be held outdoors at the autocross venue during which our Chief Autocross Instructor will cover many of the finer aspects of autocrossing: general car control, weight transfer, oversteer/understeer corrections, precision braking, and a host of other techniques.
Once complete, students will drive in the skills exercises where they will be able to apply what they have learned and receive additional "live-fire" mentoring as they practice emergency braking, slalom techniques, and car control on a skid pad. Lunch and drinks will be provided during a break after the morning skills exercises and before the autocross. Finally, the students will have a chance to put it all together and compete on a full autocross course.
- $80 gets you the classroom session, basic skills driving exercises, and multiple runs as you compete on a real autocross course.
- All makes and models are welcome.
- A maximum of 28 attendees will be accepted.
- There are no walk-ups available for this event.
Schedule: Here is the tentative schedule of the day's events:
0800 - 0830 Check in at Prince George's Stadium and get your car through tech inspection
0830 - 0930 Class/Chalk Talk
0930 - 1000 Prep for Driving Sessions
1000 - 1100 Driving Session #1
1100 - 1200 Driving Session #2
1200 - 1300 Driving Session #3
1300 - 1345 Lunch / Driver's Meeting
1345 - 1410 Course walkthrough
1410 - 1420 Group #1 drivers to their cars, Group #2 to their work stations
1420 - 1600 Autocross Heat 1 (Group #1)
1600 - 1615 Transition Group #2 drivers to their cars, Group #1 to their work stations
1615 - 1800 Autocross Heat 2 (Group #2)
For new PCA Members or first time autocrossers: Upon successful completion of the event, you will receive a discount code for use on motorsportreg.com that will allow for free registration at one 2022 Chesapeake Region Autocross Event (except Summit Point, WV or Ripken Stadium events).
Participants must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license, but our JPP (Junior Participation Program) allows any 16-18 year old child/grandchild of an active (in good standing) PCA member to participate in autocross events providing they have a valid license (this means their license allows them to drive on the street by themselves). The parent or grandparent has to be present at the autocross, and must complete a "Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability" form. The minor participant must complete a "Minor's Assumption of Risk Acknowledgement" form. All participants must complete a “Waiver and Release of Liability" form (signed on site if spectating and not attending, Speedwaiver signatures are accepted for registrants). Copies of these forms can be found below:
- Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability form
- Minor's Assumption of Risk Acknowledgement form
New for 2022 (helmet rating of 2010 or later): Each driver must wear an "M" or "SA" rated helmet carrying a 2010 or later Snell Memorial Foundation approval sticker. For those purchasing a new helmet, an "SA" rated helmet is strongly recommended, but an "M" rated helmet is acceptable. Loaner helmets and head socks will be available for new drivers.