On April 21st North Country Region (NCR) will be holding an event of interest to those who have never attended a Driver’s Education(DE) event. “First Track Day” will be held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). We are holding this First Track Day event only once this year, and although complete newcomers are welcome to any of our events, this day has a special focus for those with no experience. Unique to this event we will have special extended classrooms as well as a Car Control Clinic (CCC) including time on a skid pad and a braking exercise with emergency lane change maneuver.  In the afternoon you will also be spending time on the NHMS 1.6 mile road course with a PCA instructor.

You can register for this event at this link.  Look for the NCR Season Opener event and select the Purple Run Group.

The following provides a little more detail about the day and what you need to do to prepare.

Let us start by reiterating what a Driver’s Education event is all about.  DE events are held at racetracks, but are not races. There are no prizes or rankings, and how well you drive fast is much more important than how fast you are. The intent and focus of the event is to allow you to take your Porsche to the track and explore your own and the car’s capabilities at speeds unobtainable on the street in a relatively safe environment and under the guidance of a PCA instructor.

Before you actually hit the track there is some stuff you should know and some pre-event procedures.  You will receive an email with a link to the “Track Pack” several days before the event that will include a detailed schedule and additional instructions.  For your convenience a few important facts you need to know are summarized below and appendix provides a draft schedule:

Tech-Inspection:  Prior to arriving at the track your car will need to go through a tech inspection by an approved PCA inspector. The form that must completed (and stamped) by the mechanic can be found here and the list of mechanics can be found here.

Arrive On Time:  On the day of the event please get to the track on time. The gates open at 7am. The track is located at:

New Hampshire Motor Speedway
1122 Route 106 North
Loudon, NH 03307

GPS Coordinates: 43.359298, -71.465277

When you arrive, you will need to check in at the main gate window first with the NCR team and then with the NHMS representative.  In each case you will have to sign a waiver and will receive and wristband (NCR) and either stamp or wristband (NHMS).  Please bring your license and PCA card to the NCR window.