About this event
For those of you that can't make the trek to Watkins Glen and/or Mont Tremblant, North Country Region (NCR) and Northeast Region (NER) are co-hosting a Drivers Education as well a Vintage event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) in early August.
This is a mid season event and by now you should be hitting your groove and if you're not, there is no better way to polish your driving skills than to attend this event.
For those of you that are driving vintage vehicles and are tired of dealing with the newer technology that is ever present at DE’s, we are offering 2 Vintage run groups, Not as Fast (NAF) and A Little Faster (ALF)
NAF’s include 356’s, 912’s, 924’s incl turbo, 944’s non turbo, 914’s, all 911’s up to 1983, Boxsters up to 2004.
ALF’s include 911 Carrera’s through 1989, 928’s, all 930’s, 964’s incl turbo’s, 968’s, 944 S/S2/turbos, Boxster S through 2004.
All makes and models are welcome at our DE events
A Head and Neck Restraint System commonly known as a HANS device, is now Mandatory for both students and instructors when a five, six or seven-point harness or certain approved 4 point harnesses are in use. All Head and Neck Restraints must meet SFI 38.1 or FIA 8885 or its successor certifications.
A suitable Roll Bar or Roll Cage is RECOMMENDED when Race Seats, Harnesses and Head and Neck Restraints are in use.
A suitable Roll Bar or Roll Cage along with Race Seats, Harnesses and Head and Neck Restraints provides students and instructors with a COMPLETE SAFETY SYSTEM.
If so equipped, all facets of an Automatic Collision Avoidance System will be disabled prior to entering the track and driving at speed.
Sign up early, as it will fill up quickly!
|1||A head and neck restraint system commonly known as a HANS device, is now mandatory for both students and instructors when a five, six or seven-point harness or certain approved 4 point harnesses are in use. All neck restraints must meet SFI 38.1 or FIA 8885 or its successor certifications. A suitable roll bar or roll cage is recommended when race seats, harnesses and neck restraints are in use. A suitable roll bar or roll cage along with race seats, harnesses and neck restraints provides students and instructors with a complete safety system.|
|2||If so equipped, all facets of an Automatic Collision Avoidance System will be disabled prior to entering the track and driving at speed.|
|3||Participants must be at least 18 years of age, must have a valid driver’s license, and be a PCA member or affiliate. A current driver’s license and PCA membership card must be shown at registration.|
|4||Non-participants are not permitted in either student or instructor cars. Non-participants under the age of 18 are allowed only in spectator areas. Instructors riding in student cars and students riding in instructor cars for instructional purposes are permitted. No student may ride with another student.|
|5||Participants must wear rubber soled, natural uppers shoes, long pants, and a long sleeved shirt (natural, not synthetic fibers), or wear an approved fire resistant driving suit.|
|6||Drivers must have completed registration and be through the tech line prior to the driver’s and instructor’s meetings (approximately 8:15 am).|
|7||A Snell rated 2010 or newer helmet is required. An SA rated helmet is preferred. M and K rated helmets are acceptable. Limited loaners may be available.|
|8||All participants must fill out the NCR tech form (at this link). It must completed and signed by one of the approved NCR tech inspectors (at this link) within two weeks of the event The tech inspection is a free service to PCA members unless otherwise noted.|
|9||R-rated track tires are not allowed in green & yellow run groups unless OEM fit or the car is also driven in an advanced run group. Chief Instructor approval required.|
|10||All open top cars (including targas) must run with tops installed or up, unless arm restraints are used by each occupant. All sunroofs must be closed or entirely removed while on track (arm restraints required if sunroof is removed).|
All open cars must have a roll bar installed, with the following exceptions: Targas, 914s, Boxsters and 1999 and later cabriolets are acceptable as delivered from the factory & must run with the top up or have a hardtop installed.
|12||We will enforce rules which require all open cars to have a roll bar that is fixed and visible at all times (except on 1999 and later cabriolets) plus allows the driver to pass the “broomstick rule” (top of helmet under a line drawn from the top of the windshield to the top of the bar).|
|13||Tracks will be enforcing sound limits at their tracks. You will be expelled from the event after your second offense during any given day.|
|14||Driver’s side windows must be fully down (rain or shine), passenger side optional (fully up or down). Window nets are not allowed.|
|15||Students should expect that their instructor will drive their car for several laps at each event.|
|16||All participants must obey all passing rules set forth in the driver’s meeting.|
|17||There is a mandatory Black Flag pit stop for all spins or 2 (or more) wheels-off. Two Black Flags for these or other driving infractions in a day are grounds for expulsion from the event.|
|18||No illegal drugs are allowed and no alcoholic beverages may be consumed by anyone (participant or guest) during the event.|
|19||Events in the rain and cold weather. No refunds for an event canceled after cars have been on the track, or for participants who do not come to the track when an event is not started. Partial refunds may be available to those who come to the track when an event is not started/canceled.|
Updated January 31, 2019