Sat, Oct 17 - Sun, Oct 18, 2020


High Plains Raceway

About this event




Saturday, October 17  & Sunday, October 18,  2020


Come join us for the final HPDE of the short 2020 season!  Due to the coronavirus pandemic this event will be for qualified solo drivers only.  Also, due to the pandemic our important changes we have implemented at our events this season will continue.

As an exciting change we will run the High Plains Raceway FULL course on Saturday and the West course on Sunday.  The west course eliminates turns 9ab, 10, 11 and 12, putting you straight from turn 8 into the corkscrew of what is turn 13 on the full course.  It will be a blast!!

Additionally on Saturday night we will hold a “Walk the track” event focusing on the West Course to prepare for Sunday’s new course.

 Due to the coronavirus pandemic this  HPDE will be for qualified solo drivers only. Also, due to the pandemic we have a few other important changes.

COVID-19, the novel corona virus, has become the forefront of immediate health concerns.  The RMR Board has been following and discussing these issues frequently.  We understand that members have concerns. In all things we do, we consider first and foremost the health and safety of our members, volunteers, and sponsors.  As we begin to host events again, we ask that everyone follow the guidelines below to help keep themselves and fellow members safe.

  1. Social distancing is key when gathering for the event.  Please maintain a distance of 6 feet from friends and staff whenever possible.
  2. Face coverings are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult.  Face coverings are meant to protect those around you in case you are unknowingly infected.  We are requiring that masks be worn at all times unless eating, drinking, or driving. Please bring your own face mask and have it on when you arrive at the gate.
  3. Avoid handshakes, fist bumps, and other forms of physical contact.  When appropriate, use hand sanitizer or wash your hands and avoid touching your face. For your health please bring some hand sanitizer and use it frequently.

Following these guidelines will help to lower the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19, and will facilitate our ability to host more events in the future.

**These guidelines are subject to change as the demands of the pandemic are constantly evolving, so we ask for everyone’s flexibility as we prepare and host this event.  Any changes will be announced by email communication before the event, or at driver’s meetings at the event. **

Due to COVID-19 concerns there will NOT be a dinner on Saturday night.  There will be beer-30 on both Saturday and Sunday, with certain precautions.  Concessions at the track will be open for breakfast and lunch, but will not provide dinner service so if you are staying at the track make sure to pack food for evening meals.

 There will be a Zoom meeting with participants 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night, October 13, 2020 with an emphasis on safety, COVID-19 protocols, what to expect, etc. Please, put this in your calendar and plan to attend. There will be important information for the event at that time. You will receive an email invitation at a later date for this very important meeting.

We are excited to support our charity for this event – The Colorado Mission of Mercy (COMOM).  COMOM is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality dental services, at no cost, to individuals of all ages who cannot afford and access dental care; eliminating dental pain, promoting oral health, creating smiles, and providing oral health education.  Every year COMOM holds a two-day dental clinic in a large facility in different locations around the state of Colorado as an open door clinic to the community.   Dental services are provided to any person on a “no questions asked” basis. Patients are evaluated and treated based on their most urgent dental needs. Patients undergo dental treatments such as cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions.  The best part about COMOM is that this quality treatment is provided at no cost to patients, and it is staffed by an all-volunteer force of dentists, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, dental assistants, and community volunteers who donate their time, materials, and expertise.   Since its inception in 2007, COMOM has served 15,000 patients and provided $13,000,000 in donated dental care.  More information at

Lunchtime charity rides will be held for $20 per vehicle - Any roadworthy vehicle can drive the track at touring/highway speeds.  All proceeds benefit our charity for the event, COMOM.  With COVID-19 restrictions all charity ride vehicles may have passengers, but everyone in each vehicle must have arrived at the track (traveled to/from) together.  No unrelated parties may ride together in the charity ride.

This Event will be using Deferred Billing, if you are paying with a credit card it will not be charged until Wednesday, October 14th, 2020.

Date:           Saturday, October 17  & Sunday, October 18 , 2020

                    Gates open at 5:00 PM Thursday night  and remain open until after the event ends on Sunday

                    Registration: 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM Saturday and Sunday Please register BEFORE  the 8:00 AM drivers' meeting. Onsite Check-in CLOSES at 8:00 AM!

                    Mandatory all drivers’ meeting at 8:00 AM,(each day). 

Location:   High Plains Raceway, 17 miles east of Byers on US-36 (Deer Trail)

Event Registration fees:

                     Either day:       Each Driver: $210.

                     Both days:        Each Driver: $335

                                              Early Bird Special is a $15.00 discount that ends on September 17, 2020. You must register for the entire weekend for this discount.

Event Chairs:  Nick Shumaker Thomas Borch Thomas.Borch@ColoState.EDU

Chief Driving Instructors:  Vicki Earnshaw  & Dave Stribling Stribling

They can answer any questions about registration confirmation, cars, run group assignments, instructor assignments, etc.     

Registrar:  EJ Bennett



Event requirements

National PCA membership number and membership status will be verified as part of the registration process.  If you do not include a valid PCA membership number (or forward a pending membership confirmation from PCA to the registrar), a $10 non-member fee will be assessed.

You must be 18 or older with a valid driver's license to participate in this event.  Your driver's license will be checked at registration!

You need to have a Snell-certified SA2010 or M2010 or newer helmet.  You will need to wear long pants (made of natural fibers) and an all-cotton short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes while driving. Helmets will be checked at Pre-Tech or Tech at the Track.  Your helmet will need an RMR/PCA sticker. A limited number of loaner helmets are available.

No convertibles or open cars without roll bars, trucks, or non-Porsche SUVs.

NEW PCA RULE:  If you have added a racing-type seat in order to use 5-point, 6-point or 7-point harnesses (which must be replaced every two years or every five years depending on whether they are SFI certified or FIA certified belts, respectively), you must also have and use an approved Head and Neck Restraint device.  Further, if there is to be a passenger (e.g. instructor), same must be provided and used by the right-seater.

   three (3) driver cars are not allowed.

Attendance at RMR DEs at HPR will be limited to a total of 135 drivers per day.  To implement this, everyone registering for the DE will be listed as ON HOLD, subject to CONFIRMATION BY THE CDIs.

Your priority in being confirmed for an event will depend on the date and time you register.  When an event fills up, further priority will be given to PCA members.

Pre-techs will be held on Wednesday, October 7,  2020 at the following locations:

Poudre Sports Car

5806 S College Ave, Fort Collins 80525
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Simple Automotive Solutions
7191 Arapahoe Road Ste C, Boulder 80301
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM      

Simply Euro Automotive
7520 Village Square Dr.
Castle Pines, Co 80108
(720) 580-2900
5:30 - 7:00 PM

Thomas Motosaka’s Garage

11986 S Stroll Lane

Parker, CO 80138



Contact Josh Wyte for any tech questions:                                                                                                                                                                      


If you do not have your car pre-teched there will be a $50 fee for Tech at the Track.


Lodging is available in Byers at the Longhorn Budget Host Motel  contact # 303-822-5205.

Lodging is available in Watkins at the Country Manor Motel. Contact # 303-261-9650

Lodging is also available at The Inn at The Feed Store.  Continental breakfast is included. All rooms are $95 per night plus tax.   Bunks (twin) are $30 plus tax per night.  

Rooms are also available in private homes.   Rooms are $85. plus tax per night.  Continental breakfast IS NOT included.

Contact Denelle Runstrom 720-425-3346 for rooms at the inn and rooms in private homes.  CASH OR CHECKS ONLY.









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Vicki Earnshaw
Gene Davis
Mike Chott
Mark Mitchell
Austin Buckett
Michael Childs
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High Plains Raceway

Deer Trail, CO
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