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Chicago Region SCCA PDX 2014 #5

SCCA - Chicago Region - PDX

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, IL

Registration closed September 10, 2014 11:59 PM on September 10, 2014 11:59 PM CDT Registration ends September 10, 2014 11:59 PM on September 10, 2014 11:59 PM CDT Registration opens August 4, 2014 12:01 AM on August 4, 2014 12:01 AM CDT Registration runs from August 4, 2014 12:01 AM to September 10, 2014 11:59 PM

Performance Driving Experience

Sponsored by Blackdog Speed Shop, Discount Tire and Underground Autosports.

Ever noticed the phrase “Professional Driver on a Closed Course” at the bottom of your TV screen during an ad? We have a closed course; come be the driver!

A PDX event provides the unique opportunity to drive your car on a real racetrack. Do you want to improve your driving skills? Do you want to learn how to better control your car at a higher rate of speed than is legal on public roads? All you need to participate in a PDX event is a registered streetcar, valid drivers license, and a helmet.

You Will Be A Better Driver

First and foremost, a PDX event is about you driving your car. Our primary focus is the safety of you and your car. If you are a novice track driver, getting you as much seat time as possible with instruction is our next goal, so you can become more comfortable behind the wheel of your car at speed.

If you bring people along, be sure to remind them to ask about “Instructor Ride Along” opportunities available to them for a small fee while they are on site.

What is the schedule at one of the PDX Events?

First you make sure that you and your car qualify for a PDX event. You must be at least 16 years of age* with a valid driver license. Convertibles**, unless they are equipped with a hard top or an approved roll bar/hoop, are not allowed. Vehicles with other removable tops (t-tops, targa tops, etc.) must meet appropriate safety regulations. Be sure to check this link to Level 1 PDX Rules. Next, register!

*Drivers under 18 must possess a completed SCCA MS-L minor waiver (Form MS-L).
**The 2002 Porsche Boxster, the Honda S2000 and the MINI Cooper convertibles have been approved by the manufacturer as having factory rollover protection and may enter a SCCA Track Day (PDX) Event.

This event, which will take place on the Autobahn CC South Course, will start one hour earlier than summer events. Plan on getting to the track by at least 1:30PM. Once you arrive at the track, you will check in at the gate, park, unload your vehicle and prepare it for the track. Then you go through event check-in. If you are a novice driver, you will need to get your car inspected. Then you will report to the classroom for a drivers' briefing. Once that briefing is over, usually no more than 45 minutes' time, the rest of the event should be spent behind the wheel of your car, resting between sessions, and riding along with your instructor to gain a better understanding of the track, the proper line, and driving tips. These tips are provided by qualified instructors, most of whom have years of competition experience. We have the track from 4:00 until dark (about 7:00PM depending on weather conditions).

Should I do anything before I arrive at a PDX?

Please refer to our PDX page, including Track Flags and Tech Sheet, on the SCCA Chicago Region website.

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Autobahn Country Club
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