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PCA Diablo Thunderhill DE Track Event


PCA - Diablo

Friday, March 23, 2018
Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows, CA


Registration closed March 22, 2018 11:59 PM on March 22, 2018 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends March 22, 2018 11:59 PM on March 22, 2018 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens February 3, 2018 12:00 AM on February 3, 2018 12:00 AM PST Registration runs from February 3, 2018 12:00 AM to March 22, 2018 11:59 PM

Porsche Club of America Diablo Region Track Day at THUNDERHILL RACEWAY PARK

Sponsored by Porsche Walnut Creek 

 Friday,  March 23, 2018 

3 Mile Track Configuration

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

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.

Please note that if you intend to share one car with two different drivers, BOTH drivers need to register separately 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 9 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.

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 at (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 sponsor is offering free safety inspections for participants of this event:

  • Porsche of Walnut Creek – by appt. only
    • Call 925-280-4363 or stop by the dealership to make an appointment.

  • Kahlers in Dublin – by appt. only

Sound Limit Strictly Enforced:

Thunderhill Raceway enforces a strict 103 db sound limit.  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 and is expelled from this event.

Pre-Event Activities:

DE 101/201: Drivers are invited (strongly recommended) to attend our DE Introduction briefing called DE 101 / 201. We will have a section for new drivers to track, as well as discussion on driving Thunderhill, an opportunity to share experience for all levels.  This event will be held on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Porsche Walnut Creek.  NO RSVP REQUIRED, INSTRUCTORS AND ALL REGISTERED DRIVERS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.  Pizza will be provided.

Dinner: The always popular and fun no-host group dinner and participant check-in will be Thursday night March 22 at Casa Ramos in Willows beginning at 6:30pm.  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 (Yellow Group) 

  • Drivers with less than 19 track days should register as Beginners or Intermediate (Yellow Group or Green Group)
  • Drivers with 20 or more track days or Instructor experience can register as Advanced (Blue Group)

Note: If you are a Beginner, but have been cleared to drive on the track without an Instructor, please select the Beginners-Solo run group.

As of Feb 21 we are Wait Listing all Beginners (solo drivers and those who need instruction). There is no cost to be on the wait list, and we will clear the wait list on a first added first cleared basis.  You will be informed of your registration status by March 16. This wait list does not apply to Sponsored Drivers.

As of March 1 we are Wait Listing all Intermediate drivers. There is no cost to be on the wait list, and we will clear the wait list on a first added first cleared basis.  You will be informed of your registration status by March 16. This wait list does not apply to Sponsored Drivers.

As of March 6 we have stopped accepting registrations for Beginners (whether solo or requiring an Instructor).  We encourage Beginners to register for one of our future DE events. This change does not apply to Sponsored Drivers.

As of March 8 we have stopped accepting registrations for Intermediate drivers.  This change does not apply to Sponsored Drivers.

As of March 16 all non-Instructor spots are filled.   We will only be accepting Instructors until end of day March 18.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT RUN GROUP TO SELECT, PLEASE CONTACT OUR CHIEF DRIVING INSTRUCTOR (CDI) AT traqrat@gmail.com

Registration Fee: $300 per driver 

Registration fee includes a lunch.  Guests can also purchase a lunch ticket at the event 

Instructors driving their cars are $100.  Instructors who are only instructing and not driving their own car on track are free.

Refunds are subject to a $75 cancelation fee.  Sorry, no refunds after March 13th.  Registration will close when driver count is reached, or on midnight March 16th.

 

 

 

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Venue

Thunderhill Raceway Park
Location Willows, CA
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