Pitt Race Full Track PDE Group 1 and 2 Instructed info on Sep 8, 2021 (024205) | MotorsportReg.com

Pitt Race Full Track PDE Group 1 and 2 Instructed

Pitt Race Full Track PDE Group 1 and 2 Instructed

Pitt Race

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Pittsburgh International Race Compl, Wampum, PA

Registration closed September 7, 2021 12:00 PM at 2021-09-07T09:00:00-0700 Registration ends September 7, 2021 12:00 PM at 2021-09-07T09:00:00-0700 Registration opens February 1, 2021 12:00 AM at 2021-01-31T21:00:00-0800 Registration runs from February 1, 2021 12:00 AM to September 7, 2021 12:00 PM

PDE (Performance Driver Education) - Learn the art of track driving in a controlled environment, and then put it to the test. Train with Pitt Race’s instructors, using your car on our 2.8 mile road course. Learn the basics of race flags and high-performance driving through classroom instruction and driving sessions. The goal is for you to develop your skills behind the wheel as you experience a broad range of your car’s performance. If you want to be a better driver and experience the fun of driving on a race track, Pitt Race PDE is your source.

Participants are divided into the following Groups: 

Group 1 (Novice): Group 1 is for first time track drivers or for drivers with limited experience at other locations. If you ever wanted to learn about high performance driving, but lack the track experience, this group is for you. Drivers spend in-car sessions and classroom sessions with our driving instructors and learn the basic skills of high performance driving. This group is meant to provide a supportive and instructional, low pressure situation to learn the fundamentals of performance driving on track. Cost: $245 per driver

Group 2 (Intermediate): Once our instructors have approved you to move up from Group 1, or if you have some other previous track experience, Group 2 is the next step. This group provides more experienced drivers the opportunity to continue learning their performance driving skills. In-car instructors are still provided and classroom time is minimal. The goal for this group is to learn more advanced track technique while maintaining control and safety. Cost: $245 per driver.

Groups 1 & 2 will include three 25-minute sessions on track with our instructor, plus classroom sessions according to the schedule for each group.  

COVID-19 Information: As the guidelines and information about best practices related to the ongoing pandemic continue to change, Pitt Race will monitor the situation as it relates to our facility and programs. Once specific event protocols regarding masks, distancing, building occupancy and other factors are known, we will send out an email prior to the event. 

PDE Group 1 and Group 2 Event Outline

  • Participants may enter the property 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted in a pre-event email.
  • No race engines may be started before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m.
  • Driver Check-In begins at 11:00 a.m., followed by a mandatory driver’s meeting at 12:00 p.m.
  • Once online registration is closed, walk-ups may still be accepted at the Pitt Race Retail Store on the day of the event if open spots are still available. 
  • If you arrive after the drivers meeting you must see the lead instructor before you will be given access to the track.
  • At 12:30 p.m. classroom sessions begin for Group 1 and the first on track session begins for Group 2.
  • Pitt Race determines the schedule based on enrollment and changes may be made to account for weather or on–track incidents. Pitt Race reserves the right to limit the number of participants on the track.
  • PDE session times are subject to adjustments and modifications.
  • The driver is financially responsible for any damages that occur to the track, guardrail, cleanup, or other track property.
  • The PDE sessions will be completed by approximately 4:00 p.m.

Tentative schedule

Time Classroom On-Track
11:00 AM Instructors meeting None
11:30 AM Group 1 and Group 2 Instructors only warmup (20 min)
12:00 PM Group 1  Group 2
12:30 PM Group 2 Group 1
1:00 PM Group 1 Group 2
1:30 PM Group 2 (if needed) Group 1
2:00 PM None Instructors driving student passengers
2:30 PM None Group 2
3:00 PM None Group 1
3:30 PM None Track cold