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PCA Diablo DE Event - Thunderhill

PCA Diablo DE Event - Thunderhill

PCA - Diablo

Friday, September 25, 2020
Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA

Registration closed September 22, 2020 11:59 PM at 2020-09-22T23:59:00-0700 Registration ends September 22, 2020 11:59 PM at 2020-09-22T23:59:00-0700 Registration opens July 29, 2020 12:00 AM at 2020-07-29T00:00:00-0700 Registration runs from July 29, 2020 12:00 AM to September 22, 2020 11:59 PM


Porsche Club of America Diablo Region Track Day at Thunderhill Raceway

Sponsored by Porsche Walnut Creek

3 Mile Course

Friday, September 25, 2020

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




  1. All drivers and crew members will need to read, fill out and sign several documents that will need to be emailed back before this event, or brought to this event already signed.  You will receive an email with details about those forms.
  2. Only drivers, crew members and DE Staff/Track Workers are allowed to attend this event.  Guests (as in family members and friends) are not allowed per the Thunderhill Raceway Covid-19 rules.


General Event Information:

This event is open to all Porsche drivers who have been cleared to drive solo on Thunderhill Raceway.  Drivers who have been cleared to solo at other tracks, but not Thunderhill Raceway, will be considered for this event, based on the review by our Chief Driving Instructor.

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. 

We expect to run three run groups: Beginner Solo, Intermediate, and Advanced.  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).  

COVID-19 Related Changes:

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

  • We are unable to provide in-car instruction due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements.
  • As a result, this event is only open to people who have been CLEARED TO DRIVE SOLO on Thunderhill Raceway PRIOR to registering for this event. Drivers who have been cleared to solo at other tracks, but not Thunderhill Raceway, will be considered for this event, based on the review by our Chief Driving Instructor. No first time DE drivers. 
  • There is also no special registration option/discount for Instructors because we are not providing instruction.  
  • Some 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 sponsors are offering free tech inspections:

  • Porsche Walnut Creek - by Appointment only

Contact their service department team at 925-280-4363

  • Kahlers in Dublin – by Appointment only

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

Pre-Event Meetings/Dinners:

  • DE 101/201: All drivers are invited (strongly recommended) to attend our virtual DE Introduction briefing called DE 101 / 201. This call will also cover New Safety Protocols: Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 6:30pm You must RSVP with an e-mail so we can send you the Zoom meeting invite Highly Recommended for Everyone.  Below are the details of this Zoom call:

Topic: DE 101 with Adam Cipriano - PCA Diablo DE Chair

Time: Sep 9, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 872 4112 6452

Passcode: 817912

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  • Information on all pre-event meetings, and whether a pre-event group dinner will be held, will be provided to participants when available.

Run Group Selection:

  • All drivers attending this event need to have been cleared to drive solo at Thunderhill Raceway prior to registering for this event.  Drivers who have been cleared to solo at other tracks, but not Thunderhill Raceway, will be considered for this event, based on the review by our Chief Driving Instructor.
  • Please  make sure your profile in MotorSportsReq.com clearly states when you were cleared to drive this track solo, and which organization provided that clearance.
  • Drivers with 5 or less track days must register as Beginner Solo 
  • Drivers with 19 or less track days should register as Beginner Solo  or Intermediate  
  • Drivers with 20 or more track days or Instructor experience can register as Advanced
  • There are no Instructor signups 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.    

Registration Fee: $350 per driver 

  • Registration will close when the maximum driver count is reached, or on midnight September 22, 2020, 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 September 16, 2020.