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PCA Diablo DE Event - Thunderhill Raceway

PCA Diablo DE Event - Thunderhill Raceway

PCA - Diablo

Friday, May 7, 2021
Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

Registration closed April 30, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-04-30T23:59:00-0700 Registration ends April 30, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-04-30T23:59:00-0700 Registration opens March 26, 2021 12:00 AM at 2021-03-26T00:00:00-0700 Registration runs from March 26, 2021 12:00 AM to April 30, 2021 11:59 PM


Porsche Club of America Diablo Region Track Day at Thunderhill Raceway

3 Mile Circuit

Friday, May 7, 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





4/14/21:  Our Beginner Lead/Follow Wait List is now full.  We can now only accept solo approved drivers.

3/29/21: The PCA has updated the helmet requirements.  SA2010 are approved through the end of 2021.  Details are below. 

3/27/21: Registration opens.


General Event Information:

This event is open to all Porsche drivers.  Only Porsche cars are allowed.

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).  

Non-Solo Qualified Drivers:

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 is 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.   

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 can bring an approved helmet to this DE event, or you can rent one on the day of the event from Thunderhill Raceway.

PCA has updated their helmet requirements: "COVID related supply chain disruptions have limited availability of Snell 2020 Rated helmets. PCA does not want to force members to compromise on such an important piece of safety equipment. We have therefore decided to continue allowing 2010 helmets through the end of 2021. As supplies improve, we do encourage those of you with 2010 helmets to replace them without waiting for the hard cutoff at the beginning of 2022. 2020 helmets are available, but in limited supply. If you have helmet preferences, please prepare for the changeover and start shopping for that new helmet."

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 and also at the entrance of the race track.  
  • 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. 

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.

Pre-Event Meeting

Our DE 101 pre-event Zoom meeting will be held on April 21 at 6:30pm.  Meeting details will be sent out via email.  We ask that every registered driver attend this event, but it is highly recommended for all new to DE drivers.


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.

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.    

Run Group Selection:

  • 4 Run Groups: Beginner Lead/Follow, Beginner Solo, Intermediate, Advanced/Instructor (Note: Run group classifications may change depending on the number of cars registered)
    • Drivers with 5 or less track days, or have not been cleared to drive solo, must register as Beginner Lead/Follow    Full
    • Drivers with 19 or less track days and have been cleared to drive solo should register as Beginner Solo or Intermediate   
    • Drivers with 20 or more track days or Instructor experience can register as Advanced  

Registration Fee: $425 for Beginner Lead-Follow Drivers, $375 for Solo Approved Drivers

  • Registration will close when the maximum driver count is reached, or on midnight April 30, 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 April 27, 2021.  
  • Instructors are $150