HPDE organized by
PCA - Wild Rose
Sun, Aug 18, 2024

PCA Alberta Regions HPDE Powered by Riegel Tuning

Strawberry Creek Raceway

About this event

The Polar and Wild Rose Regions of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) are holding an High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE) :  the PCA Alberta Regions WRR HPDE Powered by Riegel Tuning, It is a full day track day at Strawberry Creek Raceway on August 18, 2024. 

Registration is limited to maximize the driving sessions.  You will be wait-listed, if our maximum is reached (register selecting the "Wait List Option").

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Save up to $100! 

Register before July 15 to get the EBD rates.  See below

PCA Alberta Regions HPDE Powered by Riegel Tuning is open to the general public. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.  SCR has a 92 db sound restriction.  Your vehicle must have a muffler. 

In addition to lapping sessions for everyone, novice track participants will benefit from PCA’s HPDE Driver training. This will include a pre-requisite classroom training held prior to track day to maximize seat time, as well as on track training, consisting of a national certified instructor sitting in the passenger seat during all the sessions, providing one on one instruction. You will be enrolled in the robust, PCA HPDE Program designed to help you learn and lap safely.  You can view our introductory webinar on what to expect here https://youtu.be/aHmSCAAlv5k Registration is limited for Novice and Beginners.  You will be wait-listed, if our maximum is reached (register selecting the "Wait List Option").

Participants will also receive special SWAG courtesy of our supporters 

Fees (CAD)

PCA Member Participant Primary Driver Fee: EBD $395.  Fee after July 14: $495

PCA Member Secondary Driver (sharing a vehicle in the same run group as the primary driver): Novice/Beginner:  EBD $200 Fee after July 14: $250; Intermediate/Advanced Driver not requiring an instructor  EBD $100  Fee after July 14: $150.  Secondary driver must complete their own registration.

Non-PCA Member: Add $50.

Spectator: $25

Cancellation & Refunds:

  • Request for refunds of Participant Registration Fees must be claimed before 11:59 PM MT, July 14, 2024. There will be no refunds after this date.
  • Event may be canceled by the organizer, if the minimum number of participants have not registered by July 19, 2024.


1. Classroom Training

A. Orientation for All who have not driven SCR (30 min)

B. Classroom Training For Novices (mandatory for those who have never tracked) and Beginners (1.5 hr)

Location:  TBD 

and online Webinar 

Date:  August 7, 2024

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Early Grid Inspection will be conducted starting at 5 PM.  NOTE: This is the second inspection, that requires the completion of the Tech Inspection.  

Coffee available.

RSVP required

2. Track Session

Location: Strawberry Creek Raceway - 2042 Township Rd 504, Thorsby, AB T0C 2P0 (strawberrycreekraceway.com)

Date: Sunday, August 18, 2024, 10 AM- 5 PM  Please be there early on time for 10 AM, to give yourself time to check-in and perform the Grid Inspection, if not already performed at Classroom session.

Registration: 10 - 11 AM

Event End: 5 PM

Lunch will be provided. Indicate any food restrictions when registering.

If you do not have a valid helmet you will need to rent or borrow one.


Download these forms that you will need to complete for this registration and prior to track day.

WRR Driver Questionnaire 240229.docx

 2024 - National DE - Tech Inspection Form WRR 240610.pdf (revised June 10, 2024)


NOTE: This is a WRR event.  If you have questions or concerns, you must contact the registrar.  Do not contact the track.


Partner: Riegel Tuning Calgary's Porsche Authority - Service Repair - Riegel Tuning

Associate: Alpine Autowerks ALPINE AUTOWERKS ONLINE 


Event requirements

  1. Participants must be at least 18 years old, and hold a valid drivers license. Please complete the following Driver's Profile and attach to the appropriate question when registering. WRR Driver Questionnaire 240229.docx  

Mandatory Safety Equipment

The following section covers the only mandatory safety equipment - a helmet.  A helmet is a mandatory safety item for PCA HPDE events and all helmets must carry the Snell Foundations certification (orange sticker usually located under the foam inside the helmet.  The helmet safety standards are updated every five (5) years, the current standard for auto-racing helmets being 2020.  The “SA” designation is generally required for automotive use and the “M” designation is for motorcycle use.  Read about these standards at the Snell Foundation Web site: http:www.smf.org

For 2024, we allow the following helmets:



We do not allow M rated helmets.  This differs from our Autocross which are run at slower speeds.   NOTE: You must provide your own helmet.  Some spare helmets are available; or helmets may be rented at the track.  If you drive a properly prepared open car (full roll cage, etc) we require a full-face helmet with the shield in place.  If you drive a coupe or sedan you may wear any style of approved helmet.  

It is often asked, "How much do I need to spend on a beginner’s helmet?" to which the answer is, "How much is your head worth?"  Seriously though, price isn’t always a good guide. Helmets come in a variety of price ranges running from $250 to over $1000 depending on the weight, paint, etc.  A good helmet that is properly cared for will last several years. That said, all helmet designs must pass the same Snell certification.

The fit of your helmet is very important and a very personal choice. You will spend a bit of time inside it - some of it in unpleasantly hot weather. Although the Internet does have various fitting guides and you may get a better price, it is recommended that you look at local suppliers where you will be able to try on various helmets and get good advice as to selection. Not all same-sized helmets feel the same and by trying them on, you will be able to make a much better choice. Various styles are available and, again, a local supplier will be able to help you choose. For example, some helmets are designed primarily for open cockpit racing and have a small eye port, others have a larger eye port to take account of eyeglass wearers (if you are an eyeglass wearer, don’t forget to take them with you when you go to buy a helmet), some have full-face protection, others are open-face, some have a visor, others don’t, etc.


Modern helmets can be a little claustrophobic if you are not used to wearing one. Your first track event is not the time to find you are uncomfortable. It is suggested that you practice wearing your helmet at home before coming to the event. Here are a few suggestions as to where you can get helmets:


Pre-Event Preparation


Once you have been confirmed for the event, don’t forget to settle your accommodations. Depending on where you live, the event may require you to travel on the day or evening prior to the event.



Spectators are welcome at DE events. If you want to bring along a spouse or a friend please feel free to do so. The spectators must register at MSReg, and will be required to sign the PCA waiver of liability.  We strongly encourage spectators pre-register ($25 fee that includes lunch) to minimize disruptions during the event.  Any non-registered spectators will be subject to a Gate Spectator Fee of  $65.  They will need to contact the sponsoring registered attendee.  The sponsoring registered attendee must obtain approval from the onsite WRR Registrar, and then will obtain and submit a signed waiver from the spectator, and pay the fee in cash to the Registrar.  The registered attendee must review the safety procedures with the spectator.  


Technical Inspection

ALL cars MUST go through two separate pre-event Technical and Grid  inspections before each and every DE event. This is an important part of your preparation and this includes: (1) instructors, (2) log-book cars and (3) cars that have an annual certificate.

The Web site PCA HPDE Technical Inspection Form - WRR Performance Driving Events - PCA Wild Rose Region (porsche.ab.ca) contains the revised 2024 Tech form that you need to complete.  This is the same form:2024 - National DE - Tech Inspection Form WRR 240610.pdf   Fill-in the top and bottom sections. Email the completed form to de_events@porsche.ab.ca Present a printed copy with your car at the inspection station at the track. Each event requires a separate form and the car must be inspected no more than 4 weeks prior to the event.  NOTE: You cannot do the checks yourself and sign the form – ALL tech inspections must be done by an approved vendor.  See our approved vendors whom we have arranged special pricing here: WRR PCA Driving Event Technical Inspections - Vendor Special Deals - WRR Performance Driving Events - PCA Wild Rose Region (porsche.ab.ca) Contact de_events@porsche.ab.ca  to approve any other vendors. 

NOTE: The condition of your car is your sole responsibility.  PCA, the mechanic, and PCA volunteers are not liable for your vehicle.


You can save yourself some stress by arranging your tech inspection in good time, and by getting any remedial work done early. You can check many of the items yourself before bringing it to a shop which is highly recommended. Virtually all the items on the interior and exterior checklist can be easily verified, as well as the engine and trunk components: Check your brake lights, inspect your tires for wear, learn to determine how much brake pads you have left, keep records of when the brakes were last bled and when the brake fluid was last changed and so on. 


Don’t leave yourself open to disappointment by leaving the inspection till the last minute, only to find you need some work done which may mean you miss the event. Tip: Always have your brakes bled, not just the brake fluid topped off.

Strawberry Creek Raceway

Thorsby, AB
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HPDE organized by

PCA - Wild Rose

PCA Alberta Regions HPDE Powered by Riegel Tuning

Sun, Aug 18, 2024