About this event
PCA - Potomac's Skidpad 5 - Morning Session: Beginners
This event is a low-to-medium speed auto driving event in the morning at the Shenandoah Circuit Skidpad of Summit Point Raceway. (map)
The AM event will feature instructors in car for beginning students. Sign up for the AM Beginners event if you've never done skidpad before or have not yet been able to correct for understeer and oversteer with a score of at least 2.5 (if previously scored by PCA Potomac).
Trucks and non-Porsche SUVs are not allowed at skidpad events.
At a skidpad event, drivers learn how to recover from understeer (front skid) and oversteer (rear skid). Drivers will learn on a wet skidpad with no more than one other car at a time, going in the same direction. Skidpad is not competitive. Each student will be coached first through understeer before beginning to learn about oversteer. The focus will be on translating skills from skidpad to safely recover from either understeer or oversteer in other events such as Autocross or High Performance Driver's Education. Please note that bringing your car on skidpad will require you to wash it after (as soon as possible).
Skidpad events are capped at 10 people per session (morning or afternoon).
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Cost is $65 for PCA members and $80 for non-PCA participants. Payments will be charged when registration closes to allow for flexibility during the pandemic.
-Junior Participants (under age 18, with a valid driver's license) can participate in skidpad sessions per the Junior Participant Program rules. Please visit our policies page for more information: https://pcapotomac.org/activities/autocross/autocross-policies
-Helmets are not required for this event
-In-car instruction will be provided for all drivers until skill level is determined.
Waiver: You will be required to sign an online waiver using MSR's SpeedWaiver digital-signing module. As you register in MSR, you'll be asked to enter your cell number. Please list your actual number as MSR uses this to text you a personal link to the SpeedWaiver system.
Restrictions: Firearms and drones are not allowed at our events. Additionally, no alcohol or recreational drug consumption is permitted while cars are on track.
Clothing: Footwear must be non-slip and NOT be open-toe or have heavy-duty soles such as those found on hiking shoes or work boots.
Payments: Payment is deferred until you are confirmed for the event. Your credit card on file with Motorsportreg.com will be charged at that time. If the event is full, you will be added to the MSR waitlist and payment will not be processed. If you are on the MSR waitlist, payment will be due only if you are notified via email that you have received a confirmed spot. At that time, payment must be made as directed (often within 24 hours or less) to confirm your spot or you will forfeit the spot. Please refer to our website for detailed payment, cancellation and refund policies: https://pcapotomac.org/activities/autocross/autocross-policies