Sat, Aug 4, 2018

German Palooza HPDE

Portland Int'l Raceway

About this event

As part of the German Palooza Car show there will be a half day High Performance Driver Education at Portland International Raceway (PIR);  the program includes run groups for Advanced, Intermediate and Novice drivers.

This event is limited to 60 cars in these three run groups. 

Please sign up early to guarantee your spot in the event.  Registration is $150 and is available until the event fills up or 3 days prior to the event.

Please make sure that you full understand the event cancelation policy on the event registration page.

To enter the German Palooza Car Show go here:

To purchase Spectator Tickets to German Palloza go here:

For information about drag racing or swap meet booth, contact Pete Macias at (503) 626-0579, or e-mail him at

For more information on PIR:  

Portland International Raceway is located just west of the I-5 Freeway (exit 306-B), about 6 miles west of Portland International Airport, 2 miles south of Vancouver, Washington and about 3 miles north of downtown Portland.

Food, lodging, automotive supplies and fuel are available at several nearby locations

Event requirements

Tech Inspection:  7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Before getting into the Tech line, remove all loose articles from the interior and trunk of the vehicle.  This includes floor mats that are not fastened to the carpets. All removable wheel covers must be removed.

Mandatory Driver’s Meetings at:  8:15 a.m. You must attend the driver’s meeting to drive. Novices must be present for the all drivers meetings and will not be admitted after morning meeting.

Cars and Identification
All drivers are welcome, but you must have a German car for this event  A valid driver’s license, and insurance card carrier/policy numbers are required.

General Requirements and Safety Regulations (Read This Section Carefully)

Helmets are Mandatory:  Acceptable helmets are SNELL rated SA, M or K 2010 or later (Snell sticker must be inside the helmet).    DOT Helmets are not acceptable.

DE Event FAQ:  please go to the driver schools information page under the activities tab at:

Brakes must be in good condition with fresh brake fluid recommended. Tires must be in good condition and properly inflated. Wheel bearings and all suspension components must be in good condition. Wheel lugs should be tightened to manufacturer’s specs. The battery must be secure in the vehicle.  

A securely mounted (interior) 1A10BC fire extinguisher is highly recommended

The driver and passenger MUST wear a combination seat belt/shoulder belt.  No one under 18 is allowed on the track or in any hazardous areas.  All minors must have a signed release.

We allow open cars with structural and/or factory roll protection to run at our events (e.g.  4 point rollover protection or cage, factory rollover protection or safety systems).

Examples of vehicle with factory protection systems are:  BMW Z3 (2000 and newer), Z4, 1 and 3 Series (E46 and newer) Convertibles, Porsche Boxster and Cabriolet (996/997), Audi TT Roadster, Honda S2000 and Ferrari 360/430 Spider.

We do not allow convertibles without rollover protection to run. 


Event cancellation policy for the German Palooza HPDEDay

We will accept cancelation up to 48 hours before the event.

*A $30 cancelation fee will be assessed.

Event credits are non-transferable.

Contacts:  Greg Meythaler for general questions or specific event questions at (503) 805-9757 or email:


Entries (34)

James Cusick
Brandon Wilson
Drew Nasto
Adam Anderson
Douglas Ferling
Peter Tassi
Stephen Hodges
Timothy Connall

Portland Int'l Raceway

Portland, OR
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