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High Performance
Drivers Education

This DE Event is NOT an official part of Parade!

The Intermountain region (IRPCA) is hosting an HPDE at Miller Motorsports Park (www.millermotorsportspark.com) on Saturday, July 14th. This track is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City. While not an official Parade event, all Parade entrants are welcome to participate. Register at Motorsportreg.com and will be limited to 100 registrants. Fee for the day is $200 (does not include lunch). There will be a limited number of instructors available for those individuals new to DE and also includes three in-class instruction sessions and four 20-25 minute sessions on the track.

Event Requirements

Last day to register online: Mon Jul 2, 2012

Driver's Education - Drivers Education: is designed to improve your driving skills and learn techniques at speed.  No track experience is necessary and skills learned will make you a better driver. The east track is 2.2 miles long, with 14 turns and is an absolute blast to drive. MMP is a terrific facility with all the amenities, with paved parking, gas pumps and lots of amenities. 

You do not have to be a PCA member to participate and we expect a number of BMWs, Audis and other marques on the track.   There are also safety requirements for you and your car. These include a Snell M rated or SA 2005 or later helmet, and closed toe shoes. Shorts and short sleeved shirts will be acceptable for this event. NO convertibles without rollover protection. Boxsters and 996 & 997 Porsche Cabriolets have Factory Roll Over protection, and will run with the top up. Earlier model Porsche Convertibles will need Roll Bars or Cages installed. All vehicles must run with the tops in place, no open top cars allowed. (This means T-tops, Convertible tops, Targa tops, whatever, must be in place and up!) Please indicate your level of experience on the registration form. There will be instructors available for the rookie and beginner groups.

You must have had your car Teched within the last 30 days prior to this event (annual tech forms are no longer accepted). You can have your car teched at any certified mechanic locations, local Porsche dealers and other specialty shops such as Air Power Racing, Hillside Tires, JDP Motorsports, Concourse Auto, Motorsport in SLC, Kapp's European Imports in Orem, etc. It is up to the discretion of the shop as to whether they charge for tech inspections.  PCA National requires us to a "Top Tech" at the track so please be on time or you will miss your 1st session.

Driver's Education Information
We look forward to having an extremely fun and safe event. We intend to follow PCA and Intermountain Region PCA guidelines during this event.

The Driver's Education portion of the weekend is based on a non-competitive format. We will not keep track of lap times except for those participating in the "Time Trial" and there is no racing during these sessions.

Required equipment:
  1. A car that can pass a cursory tech inspection. Fill out the Tech Guidelines included in your packet and turn it in at the registration table. You are responsible to make sure that your car is safe for high-speed use. If you have any concerns, request Tech help.
  2. Shorts and short sleeved shirts will be acceptable for this event. Cotton is OK. Fire resistant materials are recommended.
  3. Closed toe shoes made of cotton or leather. Socks are required.
  4. Helmets rated Snell M or SA 2005 or newer.
  5. Stock seatbelts are OK but racing belts are encouraged as are roll bars, roll cages and Racing seats etc.  5 and 6 point harnesses can only be used with race seats. 
  6. Brake lights must work, steering must not be loose, brakes should feel firm, suspension and wheel bearings should be checked for tightness.
  7. The car's contents must be cleared out prior to entering onto the track. Batteries must be secured.
  8. Numbers on both sides of the car must be a contrasting color to car body and be at least eight inches tall. Taller numbers are recommended at this track.
  9. No Convertibles without Roll Over protection. Porsche Boxsters and 996 & 997 Cabriolets have Factory Roll over protection.  Earlier cars must add a Roll Bar or Roll Cage.
  10.  At any time, if you feel you need instruction, ask for an instructor. This track can be tricky and has several high-speed turns.

No passengers are allowed except for approved instructors (with identification) and their students.

Be safe on the track and in the pits. The Number One objective of novice drivers on a track should be to become aware of other traffic. Number two objective is to be aware of how your car responds to input.

There will be a “three spins and you're out” rule enforced for this event. If you have more than two spins during the event you will be asked to leave. Following each spin anywhere on or off the track, you will receive a black flag telling you to come into the pits safely to have a chat with the IRPCA member running that group. He will ask you to analyze what happened. If you don't know, you'll be asked to exit the track at that point. If you realize what happened, explain what you could do differently and you’ll be allowed back on the track.  Your car will also be given a quick look over for damage.

You will receive a list of the flags and their meaning when you register at the track.

Learn what the flags mean. Pay attention to the flag explanation in the drivers meeting. Also make sure you understand where passing is allowed. Passing at the wrong place or without a signal will result in expulsion.

Pass only on the straights and never in corners. Do not pass without being signaled by the driver that you are going to pass. Slower drivers should indicate your knowledge of cars about to pass you by pointing them past. You will not make friends by holding people up who are faster than you are. Have fun and learn to drive well. 

The cost for this event will be $200