Sat, Mar 4 - Sun, Mar 5, 2023

PCA-GGR DE 1: The Wild West

Thunderhill Raceway Park

About this event

The 2023 Porsche Redwood City Track Series
PCA-GGR DE 1: The Wild West
Thunderhill West
Willows, California

Date: March 4-5, 2023

Join GGR for its first HPDE of the 2023 season at Thunderhill's West course!  PCA-GGR's Driver Education events are focused on safety, fun and maximum track time. This track series is sponsored by our dear friends at Porsche Redwood City.

This event will include our annual instructor training! Also note the Diablo Region will be hosting the HPDE on Friday March 3rd, so go ahead and make it a three day weekend.

Video Ground School: Saturday, Feb 18, 2023, 10:00 am to approximately Noon. Video call link will be emailed.

At Track Orientation: Friday evening preceding the event (see event schedule for time). All are welcome.

Video of Track: If you have not driven this track, watch some YouTube or try to drive it on simulator. Here is a video from a couple years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLe__Qk4jjo

Fees:

Certified Drivers: For those of you who have completed at least two clean weekends with GGR. If you were recently certified and can only register as a student, email the CDI to change your account setting.
Two Days (Sat/Sun) - $575
One Day (Sat or Sun) - $425

Students: Don't be discouraged if you're on the waitlist. We keep you on the waitlist until enough Instructors register.
Two Days (Sat/Sun) - $700
One Day (Sat or Sun) - $500

Approved Guest Drivers: All guest drivers will automatically be put on waitlist until the CDI has a chance to communicate with you.
Two Days (Sat/Sun) - $575
One Day (Sat or Sun) - $425

Instructors:
Two Days (Sat/Sun) - $275
One Day (Sat or Sun) - $175
Non-Driving Instructor -  $0

Invited Instructor Candidates:
Two Days (Sat/Sun) - $275

Procrastination Fee:
Run groups are mostly set two weeks prior to the event. The procrastination fee goes into effect on that day.

Paddock Camping:
Paddock camping is allowed under the following conditions:

  • No open flame campfires or barbecues. Only gas grills used for cooking are allowed.
  • No waste water dumping is allowed.

Permanent Reserved Numbers:
If you are a regular participant of our HPDE events, we encourage you to order a nice set of numbers for your beautiful Porsche. You will keep your number as long as you attend events regularly. If you don't attend an event in 24 months, your number will be made available if requested. Click here to see the numbers, if you find one that is not taken, email your desired number to: track@pca-ggr.org

PCA - HPDE Insurance Program:
In June 2009, Porsche Club of America and Lockton Affinity announced the PCA - HPDE Insurance Program. This innovative program provides single-event physical damage coverage to PCA members who purchase the coverage through Lockton and attend High-Performance Driver's Education events. Over the past several years many auto insurers have changed their policies to exclude coverage for claims "occurring on a surface used for racing," "at a high-performance driving event," or "use of an auto at a racetrack." Your existing auto insurance policy may not cover damage to your car at the track.

Information on the PCA HPDE Insurance Program can be found here:
http://pcahpdeins.locktonaffinity.com/Default.aspx
(This information is provided as a convenience to our members and should not be construed as an endorsement.)Coverage from other companies are available as well.

See you at the track!

Howard Yao
GGR Track Chair
track@pca-ggr.org

Sean O'Boyle
GGR Chief Driving Instructor
ggr.cdis@gmail.com

Heath Spencer
GGR Track Registrar
GGRRegistrar@gmail.com

Keep up to date!  Sign up for the GGR announcements email list to insure you are receiving the latest information: http://www.pca-ggr.org/emails

 

Event requirements

IMPORTANT STUFF

Know the Rules:  Rules and requirements about you and your Porsche can be found on the GGR website. Please review them here before registering.

Tech Form:  The Tech Form is available here.  Please submit a completed tech form prior to arriving at the track.

2015 or later Snell SA Helmet Certification Required

Head and Neck Restraints Required:

  • SFI or FIA approved Head and Neck Restraints are required for all Drivers and Passengers in harness-equipped vehicles.
  • The same type of restraint system is required for both driver and passenger.
  • Harnesses are required to be SFI or FIA approved for competition and mounted in the manufacturer-approved configuration.  Any harness approved for PCA Club Racing is acceptable when installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Head and Neck Restraints must be recertified every five (5) years to maintain SFI certification. An SFI 38.1 conformance sticker marked with the inspection date is required.
  • If factory stock/DOT approved 3 point restraint systems (stock seat belts) are used, additional head and neck restraints are not required.
  • GGR will not rent or provide head and neck restraint systems. Participants must provide their own systems if required.

Guest Driver / Student Waiver Policy:  GGR considers you a student unless you've completed two clean events with us. If you are an experienced driver but this is your first event with GGR, please visit GGR's Guest Driver / Student Waiver Policy here. You are responsible for facilitation of the required endorsement. Please contact the Chief Driving Instructor with any questions about the policy.

PCA - HPDE Insurance Program:
In June 2009, Porsche Club of America and Lockton Affinity announced the PCA - HPDE Insurance Program.  This innovative program provides single-event physical damage coverage to PCA members who purchase the coverage through Lockton and attend High-Performance Driver's Education events.  Over the past ten years many auto insurers have changed their policies to exclude coverage for claims "occurring on a surface used for racing," "at a high-performance driving event," or "use of an auto at a racetrack."  Your existing auto insurance policy may not cover damage to your car at the track.

Information on the PCA HPDE Insurance Program can be found here:  http://pcahpdeins.locktonaffinity.com/Default.aspx
(This information is provided as a convenience to our members and should not be construed as an endorsement.)

Coverage from other companies are available as well.

Questions?
Visit the Official Website: http://www.pca-ggr.org/track/events
Ask the Registrar: GGRRegistrar@gmail.com
Ask the Track Chairman: track@pca-ggr.org
Ask the CDI: ggr.cdis@gmail.com

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Thunderhill Raceway Park

Willows, CA
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PCA-GGR DE 1: The Wild West

Sat, Mar 4 - Sun, Mar 5, 2023