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PCA Diablo DE Event - Laguna Seca


PCA Diablo DE Event - Laguna Seca

PCA - Diablo

Friday, March 19, 2021
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA


Registration closed March 10, 2021 4:59 AM at 2021-03-10T04:59:00-0800 Registration ends March 10, 2021 4:59 AM at 2021-03-10T04:59:00-0800 Registration opens February 4, 2021 6:00 AM at 2021-02-04T06:00:00-0800 Registration runs from February 4, 2021 6:00 AM to March 10, 2021 4:59 AM

 

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

Friday, March 19, 2021

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

 

 

UPDATES:

3/9/21: The registration issue has been resolved. If you encounter any issues registering please contact ciopyk@comcast.net

3/6/21: There is an issue with the registration page, asking for either the Participant or Instructor Quantity Field.  This issue has been reported to MSR.  If you were planning to register and could not complete your registration due to this error, please email ciopyk@comcast.net to let me know what group you were planning to register for.

3/3/21:  We are now wait listing Advanced drivers. There is no charge to be on the wait list.  We expect to have the final disposition on this wait list by March 8.

3/2/21:  We are currently wait listing people who register for the Intermediate run group.   There is no charge to be on the wait list.  We expect to have the final disposition on this wait list by March 8.

2/9/21: Beginner Lead-Follow run group is sold out. Anyone who has already registered for Beginner Lead-Follow is on a wait list, while we work out the total number of participants we can handle.

General Event Information:

This event is open to all Porsche drivers.

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 DE team will review all registered drivers and will confirm the run group classification for each driver 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).  

We are offering a limited number of spots for Lead / Follow Instruction.   That means if you have not yet been cleared to solo, you will have the chance to get back on track with us this year, subject to availability.   Reservations for drivers who need instruction on a first come, first served basis.  All Instruction will conform to the Porsche Club of America Lead-Follow instruction protocol, where student (non-solo certified drivers) will drive solo in their car, but will be following a certified instructor who is driving their own car.  Both instructor and student will communicate using radio equipment.   

We expect to run four run groups: Beginner Lead-Follow, Beginner Solo, Intermediate, Advanced/Instructor.  The Beginner Lead-Follow group is expected to fill up quickly. 

At this time all participants registering as Beginner Lead-Follow will be placed in a wait-list, while we confirm the total number of Instructors for this event.  This wait list will be cleared on a first registered/first cleared basis.

IMPORTANT: Helmet Rating Requirements:

You are required to bring an approved helmet to this DE event as Laguna Seca does not offer helmet rentals.

Helmets must be certified for one of the following standards: SA 2015, SA 2020, FIA 8859–2015, or 8860-2018.  No other helmets types/ratings are allowed.  

The Snell Foundation updates the safety standards for helmets every 5 years.   In October of 2020 the newest iteration of helmets that meet the newest standard (SA 2020) started to become available at local and on-line retailers worldwide.   Our minimum DE standards require that helmets used in HPDE events be of the current standard (which is now SA 2020) or the one immediately prior (SA 2015).  Helmets meeting the FIA 8859–2015 or 8860-2018 standards are also approved for DE use.   This means helmets with an SA 2010 sticker or pre-2015 FIA sticker will no longer be suitable for our events going forward.

COVID-19 Related Changes:

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and requirements, this event will be run differently than pre-Covid-19 Diablo PCA DE events:

  • We are unable to provide in-car instruction due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.  Instruction will be via Lead/Follow (Student following an Instructor driven car)
  • All participants will need to read, sign, and return specific waivers that will be provided before the event.  
  • Event details, such as the DE 101/201 class, meals at the event, and general event logistics, will be communicated to registered participants as we get closer to the event date. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Private Instructors/Coaches:

Private instructors/coaches are not allowed at this event. 

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. 

Sound Limit Strictly Enforced:

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca enforces a strict sound limit.  This is expected to be a 92db day, so please make sure your car will pass under the sound limit prior to arriving at the track.  Porsches with the PSE (Porsche Sport Exhaust) option WILL EXCEED THE SOUND RESTRICTIONS when at full throttle at Laguna Seca, even if the PSE option is turned off!   Please read the Laguna Seca sound restriction information on our DE website (http://www.diablo-de.org) to learn how to keep under the sound limit and avoid being denied driving at Laguna Seca.  No refunds if your car fails to pass the track sound 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 (http://www.diablo-de.org/home.html). All drivers must complete this safety inspection form to verify that the condition of their car is ready for the track. 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 sponsor is offering free tech inspections:

  • Kahlers in Dublin – by appt. only

Contact them at service@kahlers.com or by phone at 925-829-2050.

Instructors

All instructors will need to drive their car on the track, and must have been certified by a PCA Region to provide Lead-Follow instruction.  The Diablo Region DE team will review all Instructor sign-ups.  No non-driving instructors are needed for this event.

Garages/Parking:

Reserved garage parking at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is no longer available for our DE events.  Parking at this event will be subject to the track’s requirements and restrictions.

Run Group Selection:

  • 4 Run Groups: Beginner Lead/Follow, Beginner Solo, Intermediate, Advanced/Instructor
    • Drivers with 5 or less track days, or have not been cleared to drive solo, must register as Beginner Lead/Follow   <SOLD OUT>
    • Drivers with 19 or less track days and have been cleared to drive solo should register as Beginner Solo or Intermediate  (wait list)
    • Drivers with 20 or more track days or Instructor experience can register as Advanced (wait listed)

Two Drivers Sharing One Car:

If two different drivers are planning to drive the same vehicle, BOTH drivers must reside in the same household, per COVID-19 requirements, AND must be qualified to drive in different run groups (i.e., one driver must have enough DE experience to run in a higher run group than the other driver).  Both drivers will not be allowed to drive in the same run group.  

No passengers or guests are allowed in cars during hot lap sessions.    

Registration Fee: $385 per driver

  • Registration will close when the maximum driver count is reached, or on midnight March 10, 2021, whichever is earlier.
  • All 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.
  • All refunds are subject to a $75 cancelation fee.  Sorry, no refunds after March 9, 2021.  
  • Instructors are $175