ARPCA - Mid-Ohio - High Perf. Driver Education requirements on Sep 11, 2020 (358726) |

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ARPCA - Mid-Ohio - High Perf. Driver Education

Event Requirements

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Safety information for 2020

Basic Safety and Tech Information

PLEASE NOTE: head and neck restraint device is required for all cars with

harnesses that go over both shoulders (typically 5-point or 6-point)

Please review the following as there are changes from last year:

  • HELMET – 2010, 2015 or 2020 SNELL SA or M rating REQUIRED with SNELL sticker attached.   SNELL SA (Special application) standard strongly recommended but SNELL M (Motorcycle) helmets are acceptable.   DOT-rated helmets are not permitted.  Please do not arrive with a SNELL 2005-rated or DOT helmet as you will not be allowed to participate per PCA Minimum Standards.
  • SEATBELTS – As a minimum the vehicle shall have original, unmodified, 3-point seat belts installed by the manufacturer.  If you have chosen to install 5-point or 6-point harnesses, be mindful that proper installation will require several changes to create a safe occupant system.   Harnesses must include an anti-submarine strap and be mounted in an approved manner consistent with the harness manufacturer instructions.  The harnesses must be used in conjunction with seats that were manufactured with routing holes for the shoulder belts and anti-submarine belts.  Equal restraint systems are required for both driver and passenger.  Harnesses will be checked for expiration date compliance.  
    • If you have 5-pt / 6-pt harnesses, or a harness system going over both shoulders, a head and neck restraint is required!
    • If you have anything other than original, factory supplied seat belts, or 5-pt / 6-pt harnesses installed, please contact to review your particular situation.
  • HEAD and NECK RESTRAINTS -  if the above indicates that a head and neck restraint device is required, it must meet the standards of either SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858 or its successor.
  • SEATING REQUIREMENTS – All participant vehicles must have TWO seats with equal restraints for driver and passenger.  This applies to all run groups including instructors.  
  • CONVERTIBLES – All “non-fixed-metal” roof cars must have original, unmodified, factory-installed rollover protection (e.g. 996 and later Cabriolets, Boxsters) or a proper roll bar that passes the “broomstick test”.   Convertibles will run with the top up or occupants will wear arm restraints.
  • AGE – Drivers must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license.
  • SHARING A VEHICLE – Two drivers sharing a vehicle must be registered in two different run groups.  Both drivers cannot be novices.
  • VEHICLE SAFETY – The driver is responsible for proper preparation and operation of their vehicle.   All registered drivers must print and bring ARPCA’s Vehicle Safety Inspection (VSI) form (ARPCA VSI Form), which must be completed and signed by a third-party automotive repair/inspection facility no more than 30 days before the event.  All non-instructor-driven vehicles will also be required to pass tech inspection at the track.   No refunds will be given for failure to pass tech inspection.   You may remedy failed items and resubmit your vehicle for approval.
  • INSTRUCTOR OPINIONS WITH REGARD TO SAFETY TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER STUDENT OPINIONS – The instructor assigned to the student will have final say regarding the operation of the vehicle while on track.  This encompasses the student's driving and operation of the vehicle and its’ equipment (whether original or aftermarket). Be advised that the Chief Driving Instructor is likely to side with your instructor, rather than you, in matters involving a difference of opinion regarding the operation of the vehicle on track.
  • VEHICLES NOT PERMITTED – All open-wheeled cars are prohibited.   Cars with fenders attached to the suspension and not attached to the body of the car in at least two locations are prohibited.  

Contact the ARPCA Safety/Tech chairman at with any questions about the suitability of a vehicle. 

Tell us about your abilities:

In order to place you in the correct run group, please make sure your driving resume is up to date in  A suggested format is below:

External Driving Resume:

Date / Duration / Club / Track / Run Group

4/23/17 (1 day) Mini Pgh @ PittRace D group
5/9/17 (2 days) ARPCA @ Watkins Glen D group
6/15/17 (2 days) RTR PCA @ Summit Main Green group
9/10/17 (2 days) ARPCA @ Mid-OH promoted to C group
5/5/18 (2 days) BMW @ PittRace group 3
7/15/18 (2 days) ARPCA @ PittRace C group
8/8/18 (2 days) ARPCA@ PittRace C group

Please make sure your logbook of experience in your member profile is current.  We use this information to evaluate your experience and track driving abilities to correctly place you into your proper run group.

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