Fri, Aug 21 - Sun, Aug 23, 2020

RTR ADVANCED DE @Palmer August 2020

Palmer Motorsports Park

About this event

**Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions in Massachusetts are preventing us from holding the event.**

Come check out a brand new track in our lineup this year, Palmer Motorsports Park!

Palmer map

We will be driving the course in counter clockwise direction.

RUN GROUPS
At this event, we are offering the following run groups:

  • White: Our intermediate non-instructed group, drivers who have been promoted to an RTR equivalent solo run group
  • Red/Black: Our advanced/instructor run group, drivers who have been solo for many seasons or are an instructor with HPDE organizations; placement at the discretion of the Chief Instructor

READ THIS if you're new to Riesentöter Driver's Education (DE)

  • I've done DE, but never with Riesentöter. Welcome! Please sign up in the run group you think you belong in. We'll verify your experience with a PCA region (or similar club) you've recently driven with. Your actual run group will be determined by our Chief Instructor. Please note: New drivers aren't placed in our advanced (Black) group without a checkout ride, so don't get salty when the registrar tells you so - it's nothing personal.
  • I'm an instructor, but I've never instructed with Riesentöter. Before signing up, please contact registrar@rtr-pca.org and provide your PCA instructor number. If you don't have a PCA instructor number contact registrar@rtr-pca.org to learn about our new instructor checkout process.

Event requirements

**Unfortunately, COVID-19 restrictions in Massachusetts are preventing us from holding the event.**

EVENT PRICING
Prices go up 10% in the final 2 weeks of registration.

  Friday Sat & Sun Fri-Sun
On/before 07/26, attendees pay $300 $400 $500
On/before 07/26, instructors pay $300 $400 $500
As of 07/27, attendees pay $330 $440 $550
As of 07/27, instructors pay $330 $440 $550

KEY DATES

06/21 Last day for no-fee cancellation (see below)
06/22 Credit cards charged beginning on
07/27 Prices go up on
08/07 Last day for registration
08/07 Last day for cancellation (see below)
08/08 Begin tech inspection window (see below)
08/16 Pre-event welcome packet emailed to drivers
08/20 Trailer drop off (evening - see welcome packet for exact timing)
08/21 Event begins
08/21 Track walk (TBD - inquire at Driver's Meeting)

CANCELLATION POLICY

The cancellation deadline for this event is Friday August 7, 2020. NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THIS DATE.

You can cancel without incurring any charge up to 06/21/20.

We have a $25 cancellation fee for refunds. Cancellations occurring between 06/22/20 and 08/07/20 will be issued your choice of a refund to your credit card (your registration fee minus $25) or a 100% credit in MotorsportReg. Credits can be applied to any future Riesentöter Driver's Ed event through 12/31/21, at which time the credit, if unused, will expire.

SHARING A CAR
You can share a car with another registered driver ONLY IF you are in different run groups. Each driver must register separately.

REQUIREMENTS

Licensed drivers 18 and older
All drivers must be 18 or older and present their valid driver's license at registration on the first morning of the event. If you cannot present your driver's license, you will not be allowed on track.

Helmets
Drivers must wear a helmet with one of these ratings:

  • Snell SA/SAH 2010 or 2015
  • Snell M 2010 or 2015

We recommend full-face helmets. However, open face helmets can be used in cars with working, factory-installed air bags.

Mandatory pre-event tech inspection
All cars must be inspected by a qualified mechanic using the current RTR inspection form. The inspection must take place no more than 2 weeks before the event.

If you live in the RTR region your inspection needs to be done by an RTR approved inspector.

If you live outside of the RTR region, please have your car inspected by your local dealer or an ASE certified mechanic who is familiar with your marque. The mechanic must use the current RTR inspection form.

Eligible Vehicles
RTR events are open to passenger cars of all marques (sorry no trucks or open wheel cars). See below for info on convertibles. Please check the RTR inspection form for additional details regarding vehicle requirements.

Vehicles With Multi-Point Harness Systems

If you are driving a vehicle with a multi-point harness system (5 point harness, 6 point harness, etc) you must utilize a head and neck restraint system, also known as a HANS device. The head and neck restraint device must meet either SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858 or its successor.

For more information, please see: Driver Education Minimum Standards

Convertibles
Before registering, please review the specific safety requirements for your car on the RTR inspection form.

  • You must be able to pass the "broomstick test" (your helmet must fit below an imaginary line between the roll bar and top of the windshield) when seated in your driving position.
  • If you will drive your car with the top down/off, you must wear arm restraints. If you will have an instructor, or hope to get a checkout ride, you must provide arm restraints for your instructor too.
  • Convertibles with only "pop up" roll over protection (such as the Porsche 996, 997 & 991) are only allowed in Intro to DE. Beyond that, you must install a fixed roll bar. Having a hardtop does not replace the need for fixed rollover protection.

Cars with Collision Avoidance/Automatic Emergency Braking Systems
All collision avoidance/auto braking systems must be turned off when you are on track. Please review your car's manual to understand how your system works and how to turn it off. If the system needs to be turned off each time you start the car, be sure to work that into your run session prep routine. Please don't confuse these systems with stability management systems that should remain ON while driving on track.

Palmer Motorsports Park

Palmer, MA
Download track map
Download track map
Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap

Organizer

Driver School organized by

PCA - Riesentoter

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