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St. Louis PCA Intro to HPDE & Advanced HPDE

St. Louis PCA Intro to HPDE & Advanced HPDE

PCA - St. Louis

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Gateway Motorsports Park, Madison, IL

Registration closed July 20, 2019 12:00 PM on July 20, 2019 12:00 PM CDT Registration ends July 20, 2019 12:00 PM on July 20, 2019 12:00 PM CDT Registration opens June 4, 2019 12:00 AM on June 4, 2019 12:00 AM CDT Registration runs from June 4, 2019 12:00 AM to July 20, 2019 12:00 PM

The morning session is a special 1/2 day High Performance Driver Education ("HPDE" or "DE") track event for drivers WHO HAVE NO PRIOR TRACK EXPERIENCE. The 1/2 day will begin at 7:30 am Saturday July 27, 2019 and conclude at 12:00 noon. There will be classroom sessions, and 3 track sessions in which you will drive your car on the road course at Gateway Motorsports Park. You will be assigned a Porsche Club National HPDE experienced, trained, in-car instructor for "real time" instruction using in car intercoms during all track sessions.

No special car preparations are needed other than passing a pre-event tech inspection by a qualified mechanic who will complete our tech inspection form (form linked below). Registration includes a limited number of complimentary loaner helmets which you must reserve during registration on this site or by email in advance. Free car tech inspections are available by appointment from:

Porsche St. Louis (Porsches only) 314-312-1900

ET Tuning  636-583-9191

Reid Vann 314-968-4100

OR, by any qualified, professional automotive mechanic employed by an automobile dealer or repair center.

So, don't miss the excitement, the fun and the opportunity to improve your driving skills during this special half-day on-track high performance driver education event with the St. Louis Region of the Porsche Club of America ("PCA") on the 1.65 mile road course at Gateway Motorsports Park just minutes from downtown St. Louis.

PCA and non-PCA members are welcome. Most makes and models of sports cars and sports sedans are eligible to participate, as well as Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan SUVs (no other SUVs permitted).

The afternoon session (1:30 pm to 5:00 pm) is "open track" for PCA Instructors and Advanced/Intermediate (Group 1 or 2) drivers who do not need an Instructor AND who have driven solo with us for an entire weekend DE. Standard DE passing rules will be in effect. There is no charge for Instructors who instruct during the morning Intro to HPDE sessions.

Important Note from PCA National regarding vehicles equipped with "automatic (autonomous) braking systems" which apply the brakes without driver input:
Because it is presently not known how “Automatic Emergency Braking Systems” will react at speed in a High Performance Driver Education environment, PCA will NOT allow affected vehicles to run with our group at HPDE events UNLESS the system can be and is turned off whenever such a vehicle is on the track. While this feature is beneficial for street driving, we cannot risk endangering drivers, instructors and their vehicles at our on-track driving schools.

If you have installed a 5 or 6 point driving harness (four point systems are subject to special rules) several changes to the automobile must be made to create a safe occupant restraint system. Harnesses must include an antisubmarine strap and be mounted in an approved manner consistent with the manufacturer’s instructions. The Harness system must be used in conjunction with a seat which has the supplied routing holes for the shoulder and anti-submarine belts.  All pieces of the restraint system must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Every driver and any passenger using other than a factory installed 3 point safety belt MUST also use a "HANS" device and the restraint system used must also be equal for each occupant.


Tech Forms 2018 STLPCA DE.pdf

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