About this event
PCA Potomac Autocross School
Are you interested in learning about Autocross? Or are you a relatively new autocrosser looking to hone in your skills? Come join us at the Washington Circuit of Summit Point Raceway (map) to learn the skills you'll use to succeed at Autocross, discover your car's capabilities and limitations, and develop your driving skills. This school will also give you a chance to practice maneuvers that will make your safer on the street.
The event is open to any driver, providing they have a car that will pass tech inspection. New Autocross drivers and PCA Potomac members will be given registration preference. Due to the format of the school, each participant must have his or her own car to drive.
Spots are limited, so register today! The registration fee of $115 includes lunch and beverages will be available throughout the day.
-Students: Please note that due to the format of the school, participation as a student requires in-car instruction. We will be following strict rules to minimize risk in this regard, including minimizing time in-car with your instructors (less than a minute at a time), assigning instructors to no more than two students, wearing KN-95 masks the whole day, and keeping windows down with the vents on and pointed away from the center of the car. If you are uncomfortable with in-car instruction, please consider registering instead for one of our autocrosses. We will be more than happy to help you with the basics outside the car during a normal event.
-We will be providing KN-95 masks for all participants and volunteers. Everyone must wear your masks at all times outside of your car and when a student and coach are together in a car.
-Social Distancing must be followed at all times. If anyone is found to be blatantly violating these rules, they will be removed from the event immediately.
-Please bring your own hand sanitizer, but we will have some available on site.
-Surface cleaners will be used to wipe down shared items before handing over to the next worker.
-Our loaner helmet program has been suspended due to the pandemic. You must have your own helmet to participate. OG Racing has a helmet rental program. If you are interested in this, please call them at 703-430-3303.
-Walkup registrations are not possible with this event due to the planning beforehand that is required.
-Breakfast will not be provided.
-Lunch will be provided by Railside in a brown bag grab-and-go manner. A Google Forms link for your custom lunch order will be emailed to everyone closer to the event date.
PCA Potomac Autocross School
Anyone can participate and no prior experience is needed. Refer to our Rules and FAQ website pages for vehicle requirements. All drivers must be at least 18 years or older and have a current driver's license (no learners permits).
Registration Status: All registered drivers will be placed in "New" status. Notification of Confirmed or Waitlist status will be sent via email on Saturday April 11, 2020 at 12pm.
Waivers: You will be required to sign two online waivers 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.
Helmets: You must use a helmet with a Snell 2010 or newer (Special Applications) or M (Motorcycle) sticker. The helmet can be full face, open face, or open with a chin guard. The helmet should be rated for multiple impacts and have a fireproof liner.
Pay special attention to fit. The helmet should not be so tight that it brings on a headache, but your head should not rattle within it either. The goal is to have a helmet that is snug enough to prevent your head from having a distance to travel before hitting the padding.
Our loaner helmet program has been suspended due to the pandemic. You must have your own helmet to participate. If you are new and are not ready to purchase a helmet, you may want to call OG Racing at 703-430-3303 to inquire about their loaner helmet program.
Tech Inspection: Tech inspections at autocross events will be conducted onsite at each event. We will be checking the basic safety condition of your car (e.g., tires are not excessively worn, no evidence of leaking fluids, brakes are operating properly, etc.).
Payments: Payment is deferred until registration closes one week before the event to allow for flexibility during the pandemic. Your credit card on file with Motorsportreg.com will be charged. 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
Walk-Up Spots: No walk-up spots will be available for the school.