Participating in a High Performance Drivers Education track event will take you as far as you want to go with your car. We offer the tracks, the instructors and the experience to show you how to get more from yourself and your Porsche. You’ll be on a dedicated race track, with no passing or unpredictable situations. You’ll have an experienced Porsche driver as your personal instructor, helping you develop your skills at YOUR pace. In one weekend, you’ll grow to appreciate the remarkable handling ability of your car and you’ll control it as never before.
Ever want to experience a race track? HPDE events are great for learning what you and your car can do when you push the limits, something that you can not do on the street safely. HPDE events are geared towards the average sports car owner who may only drive their car on the street. You don’t need a fancy suspension, big horsepower car, or a full blown race car to participate either! So, lets take some time to talk about what it takes to get you and your car out to one of these well run events.
First, what does an HPDE event consist of? For the beginner, you will be paired with an instructor who will guide you through the weekend. You will have a mixture of classroom learning, in addition to the on track driving with your instructor sitting in the passenger seat. You will be out there in a group of similar skilled drivers, so no need to worry about getting run over by a fast, advanced level driver! It will be a busy weekend of learning, but KCRPCA promises your face will hurt from smiling as you are accelerating through a turn and down a straightaway. As you advance through the intermediate to advanced level, time will be focused more on the driving aspect with your instructor one on one vs. having a mixture of classroom/driving duties. Typical events will give you 4-5 driving sessions a day (plus classroom), somewhere between 20-30 minutes each.
For the car, you will need to have a Tech Form completed saying that your car is “fit” for duty. This form will be provided by the KCRPCA Club Racing Chair. Follow the instructions outlined in the email you will receive after registering for the event. The Tech Form will contain items like the following (we’ll only hit a few of the major items, keep in mind there are more to check):
The mechanical condition of your car is very important. Make sure to get all these things checked out well in advance of the event (a few weeks), so that if you need to have something addressed, there will be ample time to get your car up to snuff, so you don’t miss your event. Also, it isn’t any fun breaking down at the track and ending your weekend early from something that could have been prevented before hand!
Getting Weekend Track Insurance might be something to consider. While we are all out there to learn and have a good time, anytime you push the limits of a car and driver, bad things can happen. While these things are VERY VERY rare, it is never fun to see bent sheet metal and broken car parts as the result of an incident. There are companies out there that can provide you weekend track insurance for your car for a piece of mind (most standard auto companies do not insure on track incidents). Lockton Insurance here in KC is the best there is. https://locktonmotorsports.com Feel free to give them a shout and see what they can do to make your weekend low stress in that regard. They are true car enthusiasts and fellow racers and will likely be out participating in the event.