Sat, Oct 2, 2021

High Performance Driving Clinic (For Beginners)

Summit Point Raceway - Jefferson

About this event

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***ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR OWN MASKS AND HAND SANITIZERS*** 
We will be strictly adhering to all social distancing policies in place at the time (e.g., masks may be required when outside the car; classrooms may be held outdoors; no congregating in large groups / no evening happy hours, etc.).  We also require that all guests be limited to volunteers or ESSENTIAL pit crew only and they must be officially registered and have waivers signed. For those who do not have their own in-car communicator headset - especially STUDENTS! - it is strongly recommended that you get your own / do not share, and can be purchased here. Further COVID-related event details will be forthcoming.

HPDC can be the single best day you'll have in your car, with emphasis on awareness and car control in a safely controlled environment and with an instructor in the car. 

This is for students who have zero or little performance driving experience (DE, HPDC, PDX, autocross, competition drag racing, etc.). Because HPDC is one way to qualify to drive in Potomac DE events, those with ZERO performance driving experience will be given preference. Sign up early, please. Our HPDCs usually sell out more than a month in advance and have long wait lists.

Two students sharing one vehicle is not allowed. Each vehicle must pass a brief inspection (brake pad wear, brake lights, and several other items) at the event in order to be allowed on track. SUVs (yes, even the Macan and Cayenne) are NO LONGER ALLOWED to participate in the HPDC.

All drivers must be at least 18 yrs old and have a valid drivers license.

Reminders: PCA Potomac is also a social club, and new participants are welcomed and appreciated by the entire DE community. Although we love our Porsches, we encourage other passenger car marques to participate. (SUVs and Trucks are not permitted by track rules. Firearms are not allowed during track events. No alcohol or recreational drugs while cars are on track.)  Our DE program does have a “13/13 rule” that can be used at the discretion of our region’s DE leadership in reaction to inappropriate or problematic behavior on the track or in the paddock. This can result in probation and / or “time out” from our DE events for 13 months with reassessment before return permitted.  So PLEASE, drive safe, smart and have a great weekend. As always, it’s not just the cars, it’s the people!

Registration Fee: $350

Event requirements

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All drivers must be at least 18 yrs old and have a valid drivers license.

Click here for FAQs and other useful info about our DE program!

APPLICATIONS/ACCEPTANCE

  • We require prior training before participating in our DEs -- see the FAQ link above, question "What's the best way to start?" for more details.
  • Our events are open to all marques.
  • You do not need to be a PCA member to participate.
  • Registration closes a week prior to the event (late registrations are risky due to capacity).
  • You may notice your event status is yellow / "New" - until it becomes green / "Confirmed", you only have a place in line not an actual slot in the event. (Or if you see "Waitlist"...keep your fingers crossed for an opening!)  We will contact you again via email prior to the event to confirm acceptance at which time you will also receive instructions about billing and the date your credit card will be billed.
  • Green students are expected to attend all days of the DE, particularly the first day, for safety reasons. 
  • Sorry, we don't offer single-day or prorated registration. 
  • IF YOU CAN'T PARTICIPATE, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CANCEL.
  • Event waivers will be provided for review and required signatures at on-site event registration.

CLOTHING

  • Full coverage rubber-soled shoes, long sleeved and legged clothing, and socks required. Natural-fiber clothing highly recommended. Drivers’ suits, gloves, shoes and neck brace made of fire-resistant materials recommended but not required.

PAYMENT

  • Potomac accepts only credit cards for payment. You are responsible for maintaining valid credit card information in your profile.
  • We bill your credit card shortly before the event and an email will be sent a few days prior to notify you when your card will be charged and will have information on the cancellation policy. We only bill Confirmed drivers, not waitlisted drivers.
  • Billing problems result in notification by email with 48 hours to resolve the issue. If you do not correct the issue within 48 hours, your registration will be canceled. Reinstatement of a registration canceled for this reason will incur a $50 admin fee and require immediate payment with a valid credit card.
  • Credit card and billing information uses secure connections and is encrypted. You are the only person who has access to your card number. We only see the last four digits for billing.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND

  • Billing will take place 5 days prior to the DE and cancellation-without-penalty will be allowed until then.  If a documented Covid-19 related event occurs including exposure, illness, or quarantine after this 5-day limit, please cancel in MSR and Email Dechair@pcapotomac.org regarding possible refund.

Entries (135)

MS
Mike Smalley
GD
George Drewyer
DD
Dean Drewyer
DP
Danny Pijuan
MH
Martin Harrison
DM
Don Mattran
SW
Steve Wilson
IA
Irfan Alvi

Summit Point Raceway - Jefferson

Summit Point, WV
Download track map
Download track map
Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap

Organizer

Driver School organized by

PCA - Potomac, The Founders' Region - DE

Event over!