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PCA Diablo DE Event - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

PCA Diablo DE  Event - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

PCA - Diablo

Friday, April 7, 2017
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA

Registration closed April 4, 2017 11:59 PM on April 4, 2017 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends April 4, 2017 11:59 PM on April 4, 2017 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens February 21, 2017 12:00 AM on February 21, 2017 12:00 AM PST Registration runs from February 21, 2017 12:00 AM to April 4, 2017 11:59 PM


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

 Friday, April 7, 2017 

 Sponsored by Porsche of Walnut Creek

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

BEGINNERS NEEDING INSTRUCTORS:  We are currently wait listing any people registering for Beginner Drivers who require an instructor.  If more instructors are accepted we will confirm your registration on a first come, first served basis.  There is no cost to you to be on the Beginner wait list.  We only charge your credit card if you are accepted into this event.

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 two sponsors are offering free tech inspections:

  • Walnut Creek Porsche – by appt. only

Call 925 280 4363 or stop by the dealership to make an appointment.

  • Kahlers in Dublin – by appt. only

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

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 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, an opportunity to share experience for all levels.  This event is tentatively scheduled for March 22 at Porsche of Walnut Creek, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Pizza will be provided!

The always popular and fun no-host group dinner and check-in will be Thursday night, April 6, at Tarpy’s Roadhouse at 2999 Salinas Highway, Monterey.  The dinner will start at 6:30 pm. Bring your guests to dinner as well, it's always a good time.   

Run Group Selection:

  • Drivers with 5 or less track days experience should register as Beginners (Beginners who need Instructors are currently Wait Listed)
  • Drivers with 19 or less track days should register as Beginners or Intermediate
  • 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.  We are offering these on a $50 per car basis.  Registration is via a separate event on MSR.

Embassy Suites in Seaside – Special Room Rate :

We have negotiated a discounted room rate of $189 for Thursday evening only at the Embassy Suites in Seaside. Attendees may book over the phone by dialing 1-800-Embassy and referring to the “Porsche Club of America” or by referencing the group code “PCA”.  You can also book on their website www.embassymonterey.com.  After entering the arrival and departure dates, click on Add special rate codes and enter “PCA” under group code.

Registration Fee: $335 per driver 

  • Refunds are subject to a $75 cancelation fee.  Sorry, no refunds after March 26, 2017.  Registration will close when driver count is reached, or on midnight, March 31, 2017.
  • Instructors driving their cars are $50.  Instructors not driving are free. (All Instructor sign ups are currently Wait Listed.  All further Instructor sign ups will need to be approved by our Chief Driving Instructor.  Please contact Jeff Urnes (traqrat@gmail.com) for further information.)  


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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Location Salinas, CA
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