Fri, Apr 20 - Sun, Apr 22, 2018

NCR/PCA - Season Opener at NHMS

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

About this event

It’s been a long snowy winter and you’ve spent too many nights on a cold damp garage floor getting everything just right. It is time to finish up those procrastinated upgrades and come out and play. North Country Region (NCR) is pleased to kick off the Drivers Education season with an event for everybody. We will be holding a three day event with full DE activities as well a special Car Control Clinic and class room activities for beginners. 

Friday is an advanced day for the Red, Black, and White run groups 

Saturday is a special day. While a regular DE event for all run groups, we will be featuring special activities for beginners as well  those with just a few track days under their belt. If you have never attended a DE and would like to learn about it in a safe and low stress environment. this is the day for you to get your feet wet.  Morning activities Include extended classroom sessions in performance driving techniques, skid pad and slalom training and track time with a PCA instructor.  The afternoon will have the beginner group participating in the DE track activities.

Sunday activities follow a normal DE format.

On Saturday evening kick back and relax with your fellow drivers to share the day's stories and experiences at a special social dinner event.

The dining event requires advanced reservations.

Hey, we may have just lucked out by getting a late April date..........the sno's should be off all your daily drivers by now.

Please Note

  • We have instituted a deferred payment option. While your payment information is collected when you register, you will not be charged any sooner than 30 days prior to the event.
  • All of Fridays participants must present their car for tech inspection in the morning, no exceptions.
  • Helmets Snell rated 2010 or newer are required.
  • The NHMS sound limit is 99db.

NHMS is our home track, and it is the site of many televised races, including Sprint Cup. What is not usually shown on TV is their 1.6 mile road course with 12 turns and some exciting elevation changes making for a good learning environment for Novices and a challenging and technical drive for our advanced drivers.

Event requirements

1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 Drivers must have completed registration and be through the tech line prior to the driver’s and instructor’s meetings (approximately 8:15 am).
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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).
9 All open cars must have a roll bar installed, with the following exceptions: Targas, 914s, Boxsters and 996/997 cabriolets (except at Lime Rock) are acceptable as delivered from the factory & must run with the top up or have a hardtop installed.
10 Lime Rock Park will enforce rules which require all open cars to have a roll bar that is fixed and visible at all times (not pop up) 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).
11 Tracks will be enforcing sound limits at their tracks. You will be expelled from the event after your second offense during any given day.
12 Driver’s side windows must be fully down (rain or shine), passenger side optional (fully up or down). Window nets are not allowed.
13 Students should expect that their instructor will drive their car for several laps at each event.
14 All participants must obey all passing rules set forth in the driver’s meeting.
15 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.
16 No illegal drugs are allowed and no alcoholic beverages may be consumed by anyone (participant or guest) during the event.
17 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 8, 2018

Entries (129)

Thomas Breen
Jonathan Katz
Damon Josz
Ryan Tremaine
John Campbell
Casey Goulski
David Zrimsek
Chris Hamilton

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Loudon, NH
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HPDE organized by

PCA - North Country - Drivers Education

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