PCA Diablo DE Event - Laguna Seca info on Nov 19, 2018 (037806) | MotorsportReg.com

PCA Diablo DE Event - Laguna Seca


PCA Diablo DE Event - Laguna Seca

PCA - Diablo

Monday, November 19, 2018
WeatherTech Raceway, Salinas, CA


Registration closed November 13, 2018 11:59 PM on November 13, 2018 11:59 PM PST Registration ends November 13, 2018 11:59 PM on November 13, 2018 11:59 PM PST Registration opens September 11, 2018 12:00 AM on September 11, 2018 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from September 11, 2018 12:00 AM to November 13, 2018 11:59 PM

 

Porsche Club of America Diablo Region Track Day at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 

 Monday, November 19, 2018

Sponsored by Porsche Fresno

Limited size run groups, lots of track space, tons of track time

"Have Fun, Be Safe, Drive Fast"

THIS EVENT IS FOR PORSCHE CARS ONLY - All event details can be found at www.diablo-de.org

Instructors may drive any make of car

 

10/5/18: WE ARE CURRENTLY WAIT LISTING ALL NON-SPONSORED BEGINNERS WHO ARE NOT CLEARED TO DRIVE SOLO ATLAGUNA SECA.  REGISTERING AS A WAIT LISTED DRIVER IS FREE AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WITHIN 1-2 WEEKS OF THE EVENT IF WE HAVE ENOUGH INSTRUCTORS TO ACCEPT YOU. THE WAIT LIST IS HANDLED ON A FIRST REGISTERED/FIRST TO ACCEPT BASIS.

10/8/19: WE ARE NOW WAIT LISTING ALL NON-SPONSORED BEGINNERS.   REGISTERING AS A WAIT LISTED DRIVER IS FREE AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WITHIN 1-2 WEEKS OF THE EVENT IF WE HAVE ENOUGH INSTRUCTORS TO ACCEPT YOU. THE WAIT LIST IS HANDLED ON A FIRST REGISTERED/FIRST TO ACCEPT BASIS.

10/12/18: WE ARE CURRENTLY WAIT LISTING ALL NON-SPONSORED INTERMEDIATE DRIVERS.  REGISTERING AS A WAIT LISTED DRIVER IS FREE AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WITHIN 1-2 WEEKS OF THE EVENT IF WE CAN ACCEPT YOU. THE WAIT LIST IS HANDLED ON A FIRST REGISTERED/FIRST TO ACCEPT BASIS.

General Information:

This event is open to all Porsche drivers from first time beginners through advanced level track drivers. We expect to run four run groups: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Instructors.  The DE team will review all registered drivers and will confirm the run group classification of all drivers based on overall track experience.  During the event the DE team will work to accommodate drivers wishing to change run groups, subject to approval by our Chief Driving Instructor (CDI).  Instructors will be allocated to all 'first time' drivers to the track.

Two Drivers Sharing One Car:

Please note that if you intend to share one car with two different drivers, BOTH drivers need to register AND be capable of running in different run groups.  That is, both drivers cannot drive in the same run group.  No passengers or guests allowed in cars during hot lap sessions.   If we do offer a parade lap session during this event, passengers will be allowed at that time.

Passing will be with mandatory point-by in all groups. We take safety very seriously, and will 'black flag' any participant who disregards passing protocols or consistently fails to give point by's, including denying access to the track with no refund of registration fees if deemed necessary by the safety officer. (Fortunately, in 7 years we have hardly ever had this happen because, as a limited sized group, we have a chance get to know each other and conga lines rarely happen!).

We are a Porsche club, not a driving school or a driving business.  We run several safe, fun and friendly track events each year. We do not race, time trial or time laps. We limit this event to 25 cars per run group so that we can offer plenty of room on track and lots of track time. The registration fee includes a full yummy lunch and bottled water throughout the day.

Sound Limit Strictly Enforced:

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca enforces a strict sound limit.  This is expected to be a 90db day so please make sure your car will pass under the limit prior to arriving at the track.  No refunds if your car fails to pass the at track sounds checks.

Safety Inspection Information:

All drivers must certify that their car has passed a safety inspection by an authorized person within 30 days of this event per PCA guidelines.  The safety inspection form can be downloaded from our DE website (https://www.diablo-de.org). All drivers will complete this safety inspection form which verifies the condition of their car is ready for the track and will be handed to us at check-in, or at 'grid tech', which is final inspection of your car on the day of the event. Well maintained Porsches should have no problem passing tech inspection, if they have good brakes, tires, no oil leaks and no defects. If in doubt, have the experts look at your car.  

The following sponsors are offering tech inspections:

  • Kahlers in Dublin – by appointment only

Contact them at service@kahlers.com or by phone at 925-829-2050 for a free tech inspection.

  • Porsche Fresno - by appointment only

Contact the dealership at 877-707-8498

Private Instructors/Coaches:

Private instructors/coaches are welcome to attend our events once approved by our Chief Driving Instructor (CDI).  If you are bringing a coach to provide you instruction, please be aware that your instructor will need to:

  1. Contact our CDI to discuss their participation and obtain approval. 
  2. Need to register on MSR as an ‘Instructing Only’ instructor, and also list your name in the ‘Are You Sharing a Car’ section of their registration form.
  3. Will not drive their own cars on the track (unless they have registered as a participant and pay the participant fee).
  4. Adhere to all Diablo PCA and track operator requirements

Private instructors/coaches who show up at the day of the event without following the pre-registration requirements are not guaranteed to participate in this event.  Please contact the CDI if you have any questions.

Pre-Event Information:

Drivers are invited (Beginners strongly recommended) to attend our DE Introduction briefing called DE 101 / 201, which is typically held two weeks prior to the event. We will have a section for new drivers to track, as well as discussion on driving WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, an opportunity to share experience for all levels.  This event is will be scheduled soon.

Local Hotel Recommendations:

  • Embassy Suites in Seaside at 1441 Canyon Del Ray in Seaside, CA – about $215 / night
  • Holiday Inn Express at 1400 Del Monte Blvd in Seaside, CA – about $129 / night
  • Travelodge at 2030 N. Fremont St. in Monterey, CA – about $89 / night

Run Group Selection:

  • Drivers with 5 or less track days experience should register as Beginners (All non-sponsored Beginners are being wait listed)
  • Drivers with 19 or less track days should register as Beginners or Intermediate (All non-sponsored Beginner and Intermediate are being wait listed)
  • Drivers with 20 or more track days or Instructor experience can register as Advanced

Garages (Day of the Event Use):

We are able to provide a limited number of garage spots for this event.  Each parking space holds two cars, parked one car in front of the other.  You will be sharing a garage with another registered driver.  We are offering these parking spots for $50 per car..  Registration is via a separate event on MSR.

Registration Fee: $335 per driver 

  • Refunds are subject to a $75 cancelation fee.  Sorry, no refunds after November 8, 2018.  Registration will close when driver count is reached, or on midnight, November 13, 2018.
  • Instructors driving their cars are $100.  Instructors not driving are free. 
  • All non-Instructor registrations are considered preliminary until confirmed by the DE committee.  You will be notified once your registration is confirmed, or if you are wait-listed, or if we were not able to accommodate your registration for this event.

 

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Organizer

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Venue

WeatherTech Raceway
Location Salinas, CA
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