About this event
Porsche Club of America – San Diego Region welcomes you!
Join us at what has become PCA San Diego's home track for our Test and Tune DE weekend at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, Saturday & Sunday, April 10 & 11, running clockwise Saturday and Counter clockwise Sunday. Saturday experienced instructors will work with instructor trainees and new instructors. Sunday instructors can work with and trade rides with other instructors.Drivers will have usual track time and can utilize instructors as available. DE students will participate in the DE school. Spring in the low desert usually provides nearly perfect driving weather. This event has no official timing (though in-car timers are currently permitted, except for novices). Our DE events have no driving prerequisites! See Prior Experience section on the following page for details. Come on out, have fun, improve your driving skill! Time Trial Season Pass holders receive a discount. Be sure to carefully read everything on both this page and the next before signing-up so that you aren't shut out!
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTE REGARDING TIME STAMPS - Time stamps are created when you press start, not when you finish. Please make sure that you take your time and register correctly. Incorrect registrations will be given a new time stamp when they are finally corrected.
This Chuckwalla event is a Driver's Ed (DE) only with separate run groups for experienced instructors, new/trainee instructors, drivers and DE students. Run groups are allocated based upon supply and demand. All spots are allocated first come, first served (subject to Season Pass priority). If you sign-up and a spot does not become available for you, you will not be charged. Thus, if you are interested in participating, especially as a novice DE Student, indicate your interest by signing-up ASAP.
Important information for signing-up (read and heed this carefully before registration opens if you really want to attend):
- Completing the online registration process DOES NOT mean you are Confirmed to attend the event
- Sign-up correctly when registration first opens to maximize your chances of being Confirmed
- To sign-up correctly, thoroughly read this information page and the next, follow all instructions (many of which need to be completed before registration opens), then carefully fill out the registration form on the third page once it becomes available
- If you do not perform the steps that are required to be completed before you go on to register you will likely either not be able to complete registration before a sellout occurs or you will have an incomplete registration which will cause a loss of your registration priority based upon time of sign-up
- Your card will not be charged when you sign-up (though the number will be collected)
- You must monitor your e-mail regularly and be prepared to respond within 24 hours (8 hours the week of the event) to any inquiries you may receive or you will lose your priority
- Plan to check your Dashboard on MotorsportReg about 2 weeks after registration opens to view your status
- If you are Waitlisted, we do expect movement in the Waitlist as Confirmed participant cancellations occur
You may sign up for any one or both days (DE novice school Students signing up for only a single day must choose Saturday). Two day entrants get priority, so if you are sure you'd like to attend, sign up for both days to increase your chances of being Confirmed. The base price for this event (assumes early registration, no need to rent anything, etc.) is $295 for the weekend. Track time per entrant is expected to be approximately 3 hours, and traffic is anticipated to be low so everyone should be able to get tons of flying laps. Our $/hour ratio is among the lowest of any group, making it a great deal, especially when you factor in the quality aspect. See the Payment section below for more info.
To register we require that you join the PCA - San Diego group here on MotorsportReg.com (note: this just means adding PCA - San Diego to your list of Clubs on MotorsportReg; it does not make you a member of PCA). Regardless of which region of PCA you belong to or if you don't belong to PCA at all, you must join the SDR group on this web site (again, doing so will not make you a member of PCA). This will be done as a step in the registration process. Non-Porsches that meet our rules are welcome!!!
IMPORTANT NOTE – Time Trialing and Drivers Education (DE), while absolutely not racing, nevertheless entails the close proximity of cars and other objects while at extremely high speed on the track. This may result in minor to severe injury to you or your car. Also, by attending this event, and by signing the event insurance waiver at the track, you are agreeing that you understand you are required to reimburse (AutoClub Speedway, ButtonWillow, Willow springs, CVR etc.) for any physical damage to the track or its facilities caused by yourself, your crew, or your guests, and that these costs are not covered in your registration fee. Please consider these risks before attending.
Physical Damage Insurance: Insurance for your car is available for this event via Lockton Affinity, LLC, PCA's exclusively endorsed insurance provider. This insurance is strictly optional. Be sure to read all the fine print. For more info click https://locktonmotorsports.com/events and search for Chuckwalla April 10-11.
Event Info on your Mobile Phone: You must sign-up for our mobile phone notification system as part of your registration for this event. For a Standard subscription ( notifications of postings for your run group, and important announcements), simply check the box that says you do not want a Custom subscription. Even if you do not wish to take advantage of this service, you MUST have your mobile phone number on file with MotorsportReg in the Mobile/Cell field of your profile or your registration will not be processed. Having your mobile number in any other field while leaving the Mobile/Cell field blank amounts to not having your mobile number in the system. Again, your registration is not valid until this has been completed and others registering after you will be prioritized ahead of you. To check or input this, sign in, then click the “My Account” tab, then click “My Profiles”, click on your name, then click “Edit My Information”. Enter your mobile phone number into the field titled “Mobile/Cell” – even if you already have it in other fields – then click “Save My Information”.
Event Hotel: Best Western Date Tree Hotel, 81909 Indio Boulevard, Indio, CA 92201, (760) 347-3421. The rate is normally around $80/night, but due to other events in the area it may be significantly higher or even sold out. Ask for the Chuckwalla Race Track rate or the best available, in case they have a better offer at the time you call. If the Best Western is not available, check out Rodeway Inn & Suites, 82275 Indio Boulevard, Indio, CA 92201, (760) 775-2229. Alternatively, check out Blythe, about the same distance from the track as Indio, but in the opposite direction (east of the track). Or see the next section regarding renting a cabin at the track. It is suggested that you call any hotel soon and directly, rather than using any travelnow.com or other links that may appear to the right, in order to get the best rate.
Camping at the Track: You may camp at the track Friday and Saturday nights. Please phone Chuckwalla Valley Raceway to make arrangements. There may be fees payable to the track in order to camp. The track has cabins available for on-site lodging. Click here for more info.
RV rentals: If interested in an RV rental, try Class A Motorhome Rentals, El Monte RV, or Go RVing.
Late Registration: You must register with credit card on file by 11:59 pm March 28th to receive the discounted online rate; after that a $50 late fee applies through April 4th. Online registration closes at 11:59 pm April 4th, after which even higher on-site registration fees apply (though space is unlikely to be available at that time).
Payment: You MUST use a credit card to pay if registering online, VISA, MasterCard, Discover preferred, though we do accept AMEX. For complete event pricing details proceed with registration steps. You will have a chance to confirm (or abort) after you make your selections. Card billed AFTER the event.
Cancellation Fee: There are potential fees associated with cancelling after various dates. Please see the full cancellation policy at the bottom of the next page.
If you have a question about this event that is not answered on this page or the one that follows, please contact the Registrar at: preregAway@pcasdr.org.
NOTE: If you have a Porsche, before continuing on to register you MUST first enter your car on the Zone 8 car classification website to determine your 2020 car class. Even if you have previously classified your car in 2019, the rules have changed for 2020, and thus you must go to the above website, edit your car, re-examine all questions and answers, and click all the way through until you see and click on Finished to determine your proper 2020 class. Special note for those running in SS classes: You must now attest to your SS classification on the Zone 8 car classification website. You will need this info in order to register on the next page. More information on how to do this is below.
Prior Experience: DE participants need no prior experience (minimum age of 18 years, valid state driver's license, and good mental and physical health required)! A 2020 Zone 8 Solo Permit (or approved equivalent) or Student Log Book is required. DE students will have separate run groups from Solo Permit participants.
All novice drivers will be required to have an Instructor. Novice DE drivers will have a required educational component as part of their schedule that commences on Saturday morning. If you are a novice DE driver with no prior performance driving experience you must be at the TRACK by 7:00 am Saturday morning April 10th so that you are fully registered and teched prior to the drivers' meeting and mandatory classroom session. Since it is unlikely that there will be more than 1 DE Student group at this event, car sharing among 2 DE Student participants is not feasible. Also please note that there are clothing requirements and an approved Snell 2010 or later M or SA helmet is required. Please contact the Registrar at least 2 weeks prior to the event for information on helmet rental if needed (be sure to specify the size you require). Experienced drivers new to SDR track events may also be required to have an Instructor until their competency has been demonstrated.
No charge for Solo Permits!!! DE Students without Zone 8 Student Log Books: please check the appropriate box to order one when you register.
You must classify your car using the 2020 Zone 8 Rules before you go on to register for this event. If you plan to drive a Porsche in the event that was originally produced for the street, you must classify using the following website (even if you wish to run that Porsche in non-competitive X class): http://zone8.pca.org/CarClass/Default.aspx. If you had previously determined and entered your class in 2019 or earlier and have made no changes to your car you must still revisit the above website and click through the edit process in order for the site to recalculate properly for 2020. Note the resulting point totals and class and enter them when you register. Non-Porsches (which must run in X class), or Porsches not originally produced for street use, must use the following spreadsheet to determine Performance Equipment Points: http://www.zone8.org/assets/docs/DE_TTSafetyEquipCalculator.xlsx. Some exotic and special cars that were initially intended for street use may still be on the X-Car class list. Cars not listed in the zone-8 classification model list are automatically considered X-Cars; a 2004 Carrera GT is one example. Note the Performance Equipment point total and enter it when you register. You must use the appropriate version of the above for your car BEFORE you click Continue below and begin to register as you are required to input the resulting information as part of the registration process. If you register without doing the above your registration will not be considered complete and you will be placed On Hold. If corrections need to be made by the registration team you will be charged a $25 admin fee per occurrence. If you do not complete the above until after a price increase has occurred you will be required to pay the higher price. Additionally, we reserve the right to accept others whose registrations are complete while you are On Hold, which could land you on the Waitlist once your hold is resolved. Bottom line: follow the above instructions in the proper order to maximize your chances of participating!
Pre-tech is Strongly Encouraged! Please try to take your car in for service and have it thoroughly inspected prior to this event. With two full days of our high track time event in the low desert, you will want to be safe and have your car make it through the weekend. Plus you'll want to be certain that, before you leave for the track, you and your car have any required safety equipment (Stock and Street Stock coupes generally need no additional safety equipment, but see the Rules link below to be sure that you qualify). All entrants pre-teching must present a current Tech Inspection Form with name, address, phone, car, class, etc. to a qualified tech inspection shop. The form can be found at: https://www.zone8.org/assets/docs/SampleTechFormZ8.pdf. The tech form must have a date in the lower right corner of at least Dec 19, 2019. Do not use any older form as only the most recent form will be accepted and if you bring the wrong form you will need to re-tech at the track. Better yet, use our automated tech form printer, available after you classify your car on the Zone 8 classification site http://zone8.pca.org/CarClass/Default.aspx. Log onto the site and click "View/Edit My Cars" and then click "PDF" and download the Tech sheet. Save this tech form under a new name and then fill in your personal info and save/print it. Cars inspected by shops not personally known to the Registrar are subject to random on-site re-inspection. If you do not properly pre-tech you will be required to pass an on-site tech inspection at the track.
This is a Zone 8 event and it will run under PCA Zone 8 Driving Rules for 2020 which can be found here: Zone 8 rules
If there are any changes to your registration data after the online registration deadline, you need to notify the Registrar by the day of the event BEFORE the first run session. If you know you will have a change after you sign-up, it is greatly appreciated if the information can be provided to the Registrar by the Saturday prior to the event. Doing this will save you time at the track.
All entrants and guests shall be required to sign the PCA waiver upon registering at the track. This is in addition to any waiver that the track itself may require you to sign. You are responsible for your guests and may be asked to leave the event if your guests are found to have not signed the PCA waiver.
The track may charge its own separate nominal entrance fee. This fee does not go to PCA and is beyond our control.
Cancellation Policy: In the event of a driver’s cancellation within 2 weeks of an event, the Club reserves the right to retain a percentage of the driver’s base registration fee if the Club, in its sole discretion, determines that weather forecasts from any source may have had an adverse impact on registered driver cancellations (regardless of the stated reason for any cancellation). In such cases, the Club will retain only that percentage of the driver’s base registration fee necessary so that the Club at most breaks even for that event. Translation: If there’s no rain or extreme heat in the forecast at any time during the 2 weeks prior to an event, you may cancel in writing at any time for any reason up to 1 week prior to the event. If you cancel within one week of the start of the event there will be a $25 cancellation fee. If you fail to cancel prior to the event in writing (through MotorsportReg or via email to the event chair or registrar) and do not show up, there will be a $50 fee.. If there is rain or extreme heat in the forecast and you cancel during this time, the Club may keep some of your base registration fee, but only enough so that the Club does not lose money on the event.