About this event
Come join us for our Season Opening DE at Lime Rock Park. The track located in the foothills of the scenic southern Berkshires is arguably the most historic road racing circuit in North America.
We have instituted a deferred payment option. While your payment information is collected when you register, you will not be charged any sooner than 45 days prior to the event.
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.
All vehicles must inspected by an approved inspector, no sooner than two weeks prior to the event. Regardless of your region or affiliation, our tech form must be used which can be found (at this link). The NCR approved inspectors can be found (at this link) . Non NCR registrants can find their approved inspectors listed on their region's site.
Trailers may be dropped on Sunday between the hours of 4 and 6 PM no exceptions. You snooze, you lose.
For those registering in the green 1st timer, green and yellow run groups, please be aware that while we fully intend to provide in-car instruction, our ability to do so will be a function of the then current state mandates and the availability of instructors willing to provide in-car instruction.
LRP has an 88 db sound limit and strictly enforces it.
All makes and models are welcome at our DE events
Sign up early as this event fills quickly.
The Days Inn, Great Barrington MA is offering a 20% discount off their standard Sunday Monday rate.
For those looking for closer lodging, there is a B&B on White Hollow Rd, 1/2 mile from the track entrance offering two rooms with private bath. Contact hosts at
www.greenworksatwhitehollow.com or 860 435-1054
The Wake Robin Inn which is 4 miles from the track is offering a Special rate
- Online bookings at www.wakerobininn.com.
- By phone at (860) 435-2000 between 9 am and 5 pm daily.
- By text at (860) 938-7724, if using an encrypted app or an iPhone.
The Holiday Inn Express, Great Barrington is offering a Special rate.
- Online bookings at https://bit.ly/2CML5CM - Enter 100216752 Corporate Rate Code. (URL is case sensitive)
- By phone at 413 528-1810 Mention Good Neighbor Rate
|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 2015 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 either a factory installed rollover protection system, a roll bar or roll cage installed, with the following exceptions: Targas, 914s, and Boxsters. Unless arm restrints are used, all open top cars must run with tops up.
|12||We will enforce rules which require all open cars to have a roll bar that is fixed and visible at all times (except for 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