About this event
Welcome to registration for the July 23rd, 2021 PCA-Milwaukee Region Driver’s Education (DE) event at Road America! We hope you can join us for this annual event at Elkhart Lake's venerable 4-mile, 14-turn road course, considered by many (including Mario Andretti) to be one of the best courses in the country, if not the world! If you have never driven this course, cross off a bucket-list item by registering this year!
In addition to our DE program we will be hosting the following activities on the 23rd:
- Food drive to benefit Hunger Task Force
- Road tour to the track from Richfield
- Sunset Cruise tour laps after the DE
- Dinner at the Tufte Center
An important note to all participants: When you register for this DE event, please update your driving experience log on the MSR registration site. In many cases, that information is the only means we have for evaluating whether a driver's experience is commensurate with the run group assignment being requested. Also, this would be a convenient time to update your car information.
A NOTE TO PREVIOUS INSTRUCTORS: We can use all the help possible from experienced instructors! Our field of novice drivers has been growing and we need experienced instructors to help them gain experience safely. Remember, at one point, you were a novice driver, and someone helped you out by sitting in the passenger seat of your car and teaching you car-handling and safe-driving skills. Novice drivers are truly the future of our event. Consider giving back this year! We are offering a $50 price break for experienced drivers willing to share their skills. If you are not interested in driving, but are an experienced driver/instructor and willing to help instruct, your cost will be $0.00. Plus, you will get a free event tee-shirt.
You will need to provide car numbers for your vehicle for this event. You may use any legible style lettering including painted, magnetic, self-stick, or tape. Numbers must be at least 6 inches tall to be legible to corner workers and the control tower. If you are unable to provide numbers, they may be purchased for $10 on the following registration page.
We anticipate providing Porsche-themed, long-sleeved tee shirts, at no cost, to all participants again this year. You will be queried regarding your preferred shirt size on the registration page. You will be able to purchase additional long-sleeved tee-shirts for gifts for your family or friends. The order blanks for additional shirts appears at the bottom of the registration page.
Participants in this DE event are strongly encouraged to have their cars thoroughly tech inspected prior to arriving at the track. Only cursory tech inspection will be available at the track on the day of the event. A blank tech inspection form can be accessed on the PCA-Milwaukee Region website, www.porschepark.org. Please print the blank form and take it with you to a dealer or independent shop to have all the items on the inspection form reviewed and evaluated. Please bring the COMPLETED tech inspection form with you to check-in on the day of the event. For those from the Milwaukee Region, a list of dealers and independent shops is also available on the "Resources" page. Run Group 3 drivers may complete their own tech inspection, if they consider themselves competent to do so.
We will also require a COMPLETED "Emergency Contact" form to be submitted by EACH participant at check-in. A blank emergency contact form can also be found on the "Resources" page under the "Regional Documents" heading.
We plan to offer early check-in at the track, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 22nd (i.e., the evening prior to our DE). Check-in the morning of our event will begin at 6:15 AM. Please allow time to complete check in and limited (cursory) paddock-area tech inspection prior to the 7:30 AM driver's meeting. Participation in the driver's meeting is mandatory; failure to participate in the driver's meeting will result in disqualification from the event.
We anticipate that the main concession stand will be open to serve lunch. Typically, the stand is operated by a local non-profit organization. We encourage all participants to support the local economy by purchasing lunch there! The stand is located near the crest of the hill, on the right, as one walks downhill from the paddock towards the main entrance tunnel.
Garage space is available at the track for a fee. This space should be arranged by contacting Road America directly at (800) 365-RACE (7223). PCA-Milwaukee Region will have no involvement in arranging for garage space. All waste tires and equipment must be removed from the Road America premises by participant. Pavement damage in the paddock area or other roadways by high point loads (e.g., by jack stands or similar equipment) shall be the responsibility of the participant causing the damage.
Online payment is required at the time of registration. The fee for the DE event varies depending on several factors. The fee schedule follows:
Run Group 1 (Novice Driver), First-Time Participant (at this event), early registration* $250.00
Run Group 1 (Novice Driver), Previous Participant, early registration* $275.00
Run Group 2 or 3 (Intermediate or Advanced Driver), Driving Only (i.e., Not Instructing) Participant, early registration* $275.00
Run Group 2 or 3 (Intermediate or Advanced driver), Driver/Instructor Participant, early registration* $225.00
*Early registration ends at midnight on Thursday, June 24th, 2021 (i.e., 4 weeks prior to our event). After this time, the fee for each category will increase by $30.00. Cost can be saved by registering early, and early registration helps us plan the event, so early registration is strongly encouraged!
On-Line Registration for this event closes at 11:59 PM on Friday, July 9th, 2021. On-site registration will be first come first serve for Run Groups 2 & 3 only at a rate of $400 and is subject to availability. To guarantee your spot please register online prior to the cut off date.
FOR ON TRACK DRIVER'S EDUCATION (DE):
The PCA National Minimum Standards document, in its entirety, is available online on the National PCA Web site (www.pca.org)
This year SNELL SA2010, SA2015, or SNELL SA2020 will be REQUIRED. The following helmets are NOT acceptable for this event: SNELL 2005 or older, DOT only rated helmets, M rated helmets including SNELL M2010, M2015, & M2020.
Per PCA National SA2010 helmets should be replaced but are allowed at DE events due to supply chain issues per the notice below:
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.
TOUR TO THE TRACK, AND TOUR OF THE TRACK (aka: SUNSET CRUISE):
Participants must register for these events here on MSR. The tour to the track (from Richfield, WI) is free. The cost of the tour of the track (aka: Sunset Cruise) is $20 per vehicle (not per person), to be paid in advance on MSR when you register. In addition, all participants in these events (drivers and any guest(s)) must sign the event waiver and the COVID-19 release which can be accessed here:
In addition, any minor (under age 18 years) guest(s) or passenger(s) for the tour to the track or the tour of the track (Sunset Cruise) must have a PCA Minor Waiver signed by both parents to present at check-in. The PCA Minor Waiver can be accessed here:
FOR THE SUNSET CRUISE:
The driver must possess a valid driver's license. Passengers are allowed providing they have a seat and proper seat belts. No vehicle 6' 2"; in height or taller will be allowed on track, and ensure your vehicle has at minimum 1/2 tank of fuel. More information is available on the Road America Website.
If you have questions contact us at MilwaukeeDE@Gmail.com