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Pitt Race Full Track PDE Group 1 and 2 Instructed


Pitt Race Full Track PDE Group 1 and 2 Instructed

Pitt Race

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Pittsburgh International Race Compl, Wampum, PA


Registration closed August 17, 2020 3:00 PM at 2020-08-17T12:00:00-0700 Registration ends August 17, 2020 3:00 PM at 2020-08-17T12:00:00-0700 Registration opens January 2, 2020 12:00 AM at 2020-01-01T21:00:00-0800 Registration runs from January 2, 2020 12:00 AM to August 17, 2020 3:00 PM

This event is sold out and there are many people on the waitlist. We will contact those on the waitlist if additional instructors can be found. 

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 the 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 of this group is to learn more advanced track techniques 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.  

PDE Group 1 and Group 2 Event Outline

  • Participants may enter the property at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted in a pre-event email. Please make sure motorsportreg.com emails are not going to your junk mail folder. 
  • 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 Pro Shop on the day of the event if open spots are still available. Please note: there are no walk-up reservations, all registration is required to be done in advance of the close of registration. 
  • If you arrive after the driver's 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

Pitt Race PDE Group 1 and Group 2
Time Classroom On-Track
11:40 AM Instructors meeting None
12:00 PM Group 1 and Group 2 Instructors only warmup (20 min)
12:30 PM Group 1  Group 2
1:00 PM Group 2 Group 1
1:30 PM Group 1 Group 2
2:00 PM Group 2 (if needed) Group 1
2:30 AM None Instructors driving student passengers
3:00 PM None Group 2
3:30 PM None Group 1
4:00 PM None Track cold