Fri, May 12 - Sun, May 14, 2017

RTR Pocono North Course May 2017

Pocono Raceway

About this event

Join us for a spectacular Driver's Education event on the North Course at Pocono!

There's nothing like a weekend on Pocono North: 5 ½ turns, one giant NASCAR corner, and hey – what are the odds it will snow two years in a row?


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


  • INTRO to DE: Instructed group, single-day event for drivers who have never been on the track before
  • White: Non-instructed group, intermediate drivers
  • Red/Black: Advanced drivers & instructors, placement at the discretion of the Chief Instructor following checkout ride


  • Green: Instructed group, generally drivers with less than one full season of experience on track
  • Blue: Instructed group, generally drivers with a full season or more of experience on track
  • White: Non-instructed group, intermediate drivers
  • Red/Black: Advanced drivers & instructors, placement at the discretion of the Chief Instructor following checkout ride


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

  • I’ve never done a DE before. Awesome! So glad you decided to start! Please sign up in either our INTRO to DE or GREEN run group. The difference between them is that INTRO is a one day program (Friday 5/12) whereas GREEN is Sat & Sun. (If you are an Intro driver who would like to sign up for the entire weekend, contact

    You probably have a lot of questions so feel free to contact – we’re here to help you get comfortable and fall in love with Driver’s Ed. We also urge you to read the Riesentöter Driver's Education Manual.

    Note: DE is a high speed driving school – not a racing school – conducted on a race track under the supervision of experienced instructors.  You'll learn how to control your vehicle at speeds not legally attained on public roads, which will help prepare you for emergencies in normal driving while exploring your capabilities as a driver and those of your vehicle. You won’t be pushed to go any faster than is comfortable for you.  Our participants are organized into run groups based on experience and skill, so you will be driving alongside people with similar capabilities.
  • 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 and provide your PCA instructor number. If you don’t have a PCA instructor number, provide the name/contact info for a reference (Chief Instructor or Track Chair) from a PCA region you have recently instructed with. If you have not instructed with PCA, get in touch to determine what other credentials you can provide.

Event requirements


At Riesentoter events, instructors pay half. Prices go up 10% in the final 2 weeks of registration.

  Friday Only Sat & Sun Fri-Sun
INTRO to DE registration fee $100    
Registration fee, on/before 4/16 $200 $300 $350
Instructor fee, on/before 4/16 $100 $150 $175
Registration fee as of 4/17 $220 $330 $385
Instructor fee as of 4/17 $110 $165 $192.50

Sorry, garages are not available to rent. We'll be assigning them to our instructors as a thank you for their contributions throughout the year.  

3/12 Last day for no-fee cancellation (see below)
3/13 Credit cards charged beginning on
4/28 Last day for registration
4/28 Last day for cancellation (see below)
4/29 Club tech inspection event at Dougherty Automotive
5/7 Pre-event welcome packet emailed to drivers
5/12 Event begins

You can cancel without incurring any charge up to 3/12. From 3/13 to 4/28 you can cancel and receive EITHER a 100% MSR credit for a future RTR Driver’s Ed OR a 95% refund to your credit card. Starting 4/29 no refunds or credits will be issued.

You can share a car with another registered driver as long as you are in different run groups. Each driver must register separately. 



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.

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. For your convenience, we will hold an inspection event on 4/29 at Dougherty Automotive  – cost is $20 (free for for drivers participating in INTRO to DE). You can use the lift to do any necessary prep work such as changing your oil or brake pads.

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.

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

  • You must be able to pass the “broomstick rule” (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.
  • Convertibles with “pop up” roll over protection (such as the Porsche 996, 997 & 991) are only allowed in the Intro and Green run groups. Above that, you must install a fixed roll bar. Having a hardtop does not replace the need for fixed rollover protection.

Entries (141)

Kenneth Nielsen
Robert May
Bruce Laukaitis
Rich Christine
James Wirth
James Rothenberger
Fred Brubaker
John Phillips

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, PA
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PCA - Riesentoter

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