Fri, Jun 22 - Sat, Jun 23, 2018

IRPCA HPDE & Time Trial June 22-23rd, 2018

Utah Motorsports Campus

About this event

The Intermountain PCA Region Invites you to a High Performance Drivers Education Event at  


Utah Motorsports Campus – East Track & West Track

Friday, June 22nd (East Track) and Saturday, April 23rd (West Track), 2018
 

Sponsored by: Porsche Lehi

Pricing & Schedule:

  • Schedule - Click here to download
  • Single Day: $295
  • Two Days: $550
  • Time Trial (add-on): $25 (per day)
    • Timing Transponders are required and are available for $35 (weekend)

  

Event requirements

Driver's Education - Drivers Education: is designed to improve your driving skills and learn techniques at speed.  No track experience is necessary and skills learned will make you a better driver. We will be running on the East Track for Friday and the West Track for Saturday - this gives you a great opportunity to be tight and technical, moving towards a more open and flowing track later in the weekend!

You do not have to be a PCA member to participate, nor do you need to bring your Porsche! We expect a number of BMWs, Audis and other makes on the track.   There are also safety requirements for you and your car. These include a Snell M rated or SA 2010 or later helmet, and closed toe shoes.

Please indicate your level of experience on the registration form. There will be instructors available for the rookie and beginner groups.

Schedule is TBD - we will release a schedule a few days prior to the event.

  • Registration typically runs from 7am-8am
  • AM Drivers meeting will likely be around 8:15am
  • Every run group generally gets 4 run sessions per day, with about 90 minutes of track time per day
  • Each day will wrap up at around 5:30pm

Your car must have had a Full Tech inspection within the last 30 days prior to this event (annual tech forms are no longer accepted).

Find a full list of recommended inspection shops here: http://irpca.org/track-events/resources-rules/hpde-tech-approved-shops

Use the Safety Inspection Form found here: http://irpca.org/wp-content/uploads/DE/DE_Forms/2017_DE_TechForm.pdf

In addition, PCA National requires us to do a "Top Tech" at the track. Please have this form completed at the track, prior to checking in with the registration desk: http://irpca.org/wp-content/uploads/DE/DE_Forms/TopTechForm.pdf

Driver's Education Information
We look forward to having an extremely fun and safe event. We intend to follow PCA and Intermountain Region PCA guidelines during this event.

The Driver's Education program is based on a non-competitive format. We will not keep track of lap times.

Required equipment:

  1. A car that can pass a tech inspection, which must be current within 30 days of the event. Fill out the Tech Guidelines provided in the links above and turn it in at the registration table. You are responsible to make sure that your car is safe for high-speed use. If you have any concerns, contact the DE Chair: de@irpca.org
  2. Shorts and short sleeved shirts will be acceptable for this event. Cotton is OK. Fire resistant materials are recommended.
  3. Closed toe shoes made of cotton or leather. Socks are required.
  4. Helmets rated Snell M or SA 2010 or newerDOT and motocross helmets are not permitted.
    1. Helmets can be purchased and tried-on at the event from Makes & Models - please visit their website for further info
    2. If you need to rent a helmet, please contact Utah Motorsports Campus for details
  5. Stock seatbelts are OK but racing belts are encouraged as are roll bars, roll cages and racing seats etc.
    1. 5 and 6 point harnesses can only be used with race seats. 4-point harnesses are OK with stock seats
    2. Equal Safety Rule - if used, the passenger seat must have as much or more protection than the driver. This is to insure that instructors and students are both safe in every car.
  6. Brake lights must work, steering must not be loose, brakes should feel firm, suspension and wheel bearings should be checked for tightness.
  7. The car's contents must be cleared out prior to entering onto the track. Batteries must be secured.
  8. Numbers on both sides of the car must be a contrasting color to car body and be at least eight inches tall. Taller numbers are recommended at this track.
  9. No Convertibles without roll-over protection. Porsche Boxsters and 996, 997, & 991 Cabriolets have Factory roll-over protection.  Earlier cars must add a Roll Bar or Roll Cage.
    1. Open-wheel cars are not permitted
    2. Race Cars are OK, provided that they can either pass the Standard Safety Inspection without exception to any rule, or have a current logbook from a recognized racing association.
  10.  At any time, if you feel you need instruction, ask for an instructor. This track can be tricky and has several high-speed turns.

Need a track map or video walkthrough? Go here: http://irpca.org/track-events/resources-rules/track-maps

No passengers are allowed except for approved instructors (with identification) and their students.

Be safe on the track and in the pits. The Number One objective of novice drivers on a track should be to become aware of other traffic. Number two objective is to be aware of how your car responds to input.

There will be a “three spins and you're out” rule enforced for this event. If you have more than two spins during the event you will be asked to leave. Following each spin anywhere on or off the track, you will receive a black flag telling you to come into the pits safely to have a chat with the IRPCA member running that group. He will ask you to analyze what happened. If you don't know, you'll be asked to exit the track at that point. If you realize what happened, explain what you could do differently and you’ll be allowed back on the track.  Your car will also be given a quick look over for damage.

You are responsible to know the meaning of the flags listed here: http://irpca.org/track-events/resources-rules/track-flags
Learn what the flags mean. Pay attention to the flag explanation in the drivers meeting. Also make sure you understand where passing is allowed. Passing at the wrong place or without a signal will result in expulsion.

Pass only on the straights and never in corners. Do not pass without being signaled by the driver that you are going to pass. Slower drivers should indicate your knowledge of cars about to pass you by pointing them past. You will not make friends by holding people up who are faster than you are.

DE Insurance        

Did you know that you can get low cost insurance for your car during HPDE?  More information is available from Lockton Motorsports - info can be found here.

Have fun and learn to drive well!

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Troester: de@irpca.org

Time Trials

This event will include Time Trials for an additional fee:
TT Entry Fee  -  $25 (in addition to standard entry fee)
Transponder Rental Fee  -  $35/day

General TT Rules & Info

  1. The tech for the DE covers the TT. No other special safety equipment is required
    though additional safety items are encouraged.
  2. TT driver’s meeting attendance is mandatory to participate.
  3. Passing will not be allowed during the timed runs. If the car ahead of you is impeding your timed run, you may petition the tower for a re-run - though it will likely be obvious to the tower if that occurs, as only 3-4 cars will be out on track at one time for the official timed runs
  4. All makes are eligible, not just Porsche.
  5. Grid will be set from your practice run times (normal DE sessions). These runs will not
    count toward your “official time” in the TT session and the impedance/passing rules will not apply during these sessions.
  6. All DE rules must be followed prior to the beginning of the Time Trial.
  7. Re-runs will NOT be granted for mechanical failure of that entrant’s car, nor for an off-track excursion or spin.
  8. Re-runs will not be granted for any run in which the driver earns a DNF (Did Not
    Finish); a driver cannot erase a DNF by means of a re-run. Timing failure will not be
    cause for a re-run if the driver earns a DNF.

 

Specifics, such as the daily schedule will be made available prior to the event and additional rules/procedures will be covered in the TT Driver's Meeting.

If you have questions regarding Time Trials, please contact the TT Director, Max Dufford, at tt@irpca.org

Entries (71)

SS
Scott Smithson
DW
DEREK WOLTHOFF
CS
Conrad Stribakos
EA
Eric Aikele
AH
Adam Heller
BO
Bryan O'Meara
NM
Neal Malugade
TJ
Todd Jensen

Utah Motorsports Campus

Grantsville, UT
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Organizer

Driver School organized by

PCA - Intermountain

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