Drivers Education, October 2017

Drivers Education, October 21, 2017 – Little Talladega Raceway

INSTRUCTORS, PLEASE RESPOND TO RICK BROOKSBANK WITH YOUR CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE SO HE MAY FINISH PUTTING THE RUN GROUPS TOGETHER.

Everyone else, if you wish to go and have not signed up yet please do so asap as we are filling up quickly.

The Smoky Mountain Region is planning our first drivers’ education (DE) event in several years. The event will be October 7 at Little Talladega Raceway in Munsford, AL. This is a great 1.4-mile track (site link: http://www.tgprace.com/) that will allow you to really get to know your Porsche! It has lots of runoff and is very safe with nice facilities. We are planning this to be an inexpensive fun and safe day of playing with your car. The purpose of this communication is to gauge interest from members. The track limits events to 35 cars so we need to determine how many SMT members plan to attend before opening it up to other regions.

Here is a brief description of PCA DEs from their website:
Our instructors will teach you to drive your Porsche the way Stuttgart designed it to be driven. PCA DE schools are run in a safe and controlled environment on a closed course. Like any new sport your instructor will guide you into this exciting world of high performance driving. These weekends are great sources of stories for the Monday morning coffee break. You will have dreams about various turns and wake up with memories of your instructor yelling BRAKE or DON’T LIFT. These schools are truly the only safe way to learn the engineering dynamics that went into the development of this famous racing marque. However, it is noted that PCA DE events are not racing, nor preparation for racing. No times or placings are recorded, and no awards or prizes are received by the participants of PCA Driver’s Education events; just a lot of fun and camaraderie.

Please reply to brooks944@comcast.net with your interest and the following information:
1) Yes, I would like to participate (and how many entrants)
2) How many track days you have participated in
3) If you are a PCA instructor (or instruct for other organizations)
4) ?? Please let me know if you have questions.

You can also contact Rick Brooksbank (brooks944@comcast.net) or Rick Berry at 693-8911 for information or how much fun a DE is!

 

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