About this event
Drivers Education Event - PCA - Inland North West Region
QLispe Raceway Park - Saturday, October 15, 2022
The Porsche Club of America (PCA) prides itself in having one of the most extensive driver education (DE) programs available to the amateur driver of Porsche or any other make of vehicle. The INWR DE Program follows the guidelines and training made available to each region by the PCA.
All drivers attend a mandatory meeting prior to going on the track with novices attending a longer version where they will learn key objectives of driving at a race track and how the day works. While at the track, novices will have an instructor who will be with them for as much of the day as required to gain a level of comfort and safety with the experience of track driving.
There are different RUN GROUPS for the day matched to driver experience level and car capability. An instructor will be assigned to all NOVICE drivers. They will be in the car until the driver is ready to go on the track solo. Advanced drivers with a history at INWR DE will continue at their last INWR DE level. New drivers to the INWR DE program must be checked out by an Instructor for assignment to the appropriate RUN GROUP. This requirement can be waived by the INWR Chief Driving Instructor (CDI).
Our Driver Education events have 3 RUN GROUPS (NOVICE, INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED, INSTRUCTOR) for different experience levels of drivers. Some NOVICE drivers may be cleared to drive SOLO in the NOVICE GROUP for the day by an Instructor. Each run group goes in turn and then the cycle repeats four times during the day. The sessions are 20-25 minutes with a break for lunch. If time permits a final RUN GROUP of INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED/Instructors will be allowed one final session. As you progress in your skills and you choose to be advanced to the next run group, there will be an instructor assigned to certify that you are ready for the next level. Requests to advance levels must be made to the CDI.
- There will be no timing or competition allowed at the event.
- Non Porsche Club participants and Non-Porsche vehicles are welcome!
- PCA Certified Instructors are available to all participants, please register early to avoid losing track time waiting for an available instructor.
- A lunch will be offered to all registered participants.
- Registration will be cutoff 2 days prior to the event.
- The event starts at 7:00AM with participants encouraged to be there at 6:30AM.
- A trackside inspection of your car, display of the completed inspection form and helmet check will be done prior to any track time.
- A drivers meeting will be held at 8:00AM where RUN GROUP and Instructor assignments will be made.
The registration fee for this 1-Day event is $275. All registration is through motorsportREG.com.
For the latest Event and Drivers Education information please check at INWR Website (http://inwr.pca.org/driversed.html)
NOTE: IF YOU ATTENDED THE INWR DRIVERS SKILLS EVENT ON MAY 7, 2022 YOU WILL GET A $50 DISCOUNT TO THE NORMAL FEE OF $275. PLEASE USE THE DISCOUNT CODE OF "SKIL" AT CHECKOUT. (REGISTRATION WILL BE VERIFIED)
For PCA recognized instructors who wish to instruct. After registering for the event as an instructor, you will be contacted the INWR PCA Chief Driver Instructor to confirm your assignment as an instructor. If instructing, you will not be charged to participate in the event.
Vehicle Inspection: All cars must pass a safety inspection within 30 days prior to participating at a Track DE event at QLispe Raceway Park. The inspection form can be read, downloaded and printed by using the link. Note that self inspections are allowed if driver is competent to do so. You must have permission from the organizers to self-inspect your car.
Link to Inspection form: 2019 INWR TECH FORM 12-7-18.pdf
Note: Remember to bring the completed inspection form with you to the track
Free Inspection: Porsche of Spokane offers a “free” check of your Porsche by their certified Porsche mechanics; however the participant must schedule the inspection through their service department during their normal hours. It is highly recommended that the first inspection of the Driving Season be done by a Certified Mechanic.
Critical - Brakes: The brake pads must be 50% or more of "brand new" thickness. The brake fluid in the car must have been flushed within 12 months of the inspection - proof will be required to pass this requirement.
Critical - Tires: The tires on the car must be the correct speed rating specified by the manufacturer. An inspection of your tires will be made prior to each event. If you fail this inspection your fees WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
Helmets: Snell rated SA2015/M2015/K2015 or newer are required. FIA 8859-2018 certified helmets meet the Snell 2015/2020 certification.
Harness Systems: A new PCA minimum standard is the requirement for a HANS HEAD RESTRAINT device if the car is equipped with a 4 or 5 point safety harness. There is no requirement if the factory three point safety belt is used. The same rule applies to the passenger seat if a passenger rides in the car.
Attire: Wear a cotton T-Shirt, Long Cotton pants and closed shoes. Driving gloves and shoes are optional
Drivers License: Minimum age 18 with a valid, non-restricted driver's license.
PCA Membership: No club membership is required for this event; however if the event is over subscribed and has a wait list, preference is given to PCA members.
Porsche Ownership: You don’t need a Porsche to participate; all models and makes that pass the safety inspection are welcome.
Refund and Cancellation Policy: There is a minimum number of registrations required for each class and, until the minimum has been reached, there are NO refunds available. We reserve the right to cancel the class if the minimum class size has not been reached. If we cancel the class you will get a full refund.
After the minimum class size has been exceeded and you desire to cancel your registration you will get a full refund, less any fees incurred, if we are able to find someone to take your place. If we cannot find someone to take your place, there will be NO refund.
If you do not show up for the scheduled day of the event, there will be NO refund.
1) Attend a Drivers Skill course to learn your car’s dynamics (optional but recommended)
2) Review QLispe Raceway Park turn-by-turn description (PCA INWR Drivers Ed Website)