Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Pumpkin Run High Performance Driver Education at Putnam Park

October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Central Indiana Region of the Porsche Club of America (CIRPCA) is hosting our annual Pumpkin Run Driver Education event at Putnam Park Road Course (www.putnampark.com) in Mt. Meridian, IN. on October 2-4, 2020. The driving season will be coming to a close soon, so why not close out the year with a great weekend of track fun!


Create a free account and register for the event here!

Saturday and Sunday will be a traditional Driver Ed program, open to drivers of all levels, driving any make of vehicle, from 1st time track drivers thru advanced drivers.
Friday, October 2nd will be open for any advanced drivers, who have previously driven in either the Instructor, A or B groups with CIRPCA, or other advanced driving groups in other organizations, who do not require an Instructor. We anticipate between 3 – 4 hours of open track time for these advanced drivers. What a great way to enhance your skills, with lots of time on a less crowded track!

Putnam Park has always been a great track for both novices and advanced drivers providing a safe, open environment for High Performance Driver Education.

As always, our Saturday and Sunday DE event, features lots of track time, along with classroom training, to ensure everyone goes home a better driver. It is open to all licensed drivers, 18 and over, driving any make vehicle. Membership in PCA is not a requirement! Instructors will be provided for all drivers at the beginning or novice levels.

As always, participating vehicles require the completion of a Technical Inspection form by a qualified mechanic (inspected and signed no early than 30 days prior to the event) before presenting the vehicle at the track for final inspection. Final on-site tech inspection will be available on Friday morning at the track, and again Saturday morning at the track. Drivers must bring their completed and signed tech forms to one of the onsite tech inspections. Tech forms are available on the registration website and also on the CIRPCA website by clicking on the Driver Ed icon. More details will be posted at a later time.

NEW PCA REQUIREMENT FOR 2019 – regarding 5 and 6 point harnesses and HANS devices.
New for PCA DE events for 2019, if a car is using 5 or 6 point harnesses, the driver and potentially any instructor or student passenger, must be using an appropriate HANS device and HANS equipped helmet. The Chief Instructor will make sure that instructors assigned to student vehicles with harnesses have the appropriate equipment. If you are signing ups and your vehicle has 5 or 6 point harnesses, please be aware that you will be asked to show your HANS equipment at the onsite tech inspection. In addition, PCA requires that all aftermarket 5 and 6 point harnesses are current within the specifications of the dates stitched on the harness.

Student Registration: Registration is via www.clubregistration.net. Search for Putnam Park events, and the dates of October 2-4th. If you are new to Club Registration, you will first need to establish an account (no cost), and create a personal profile, which includes your relevant driving experiences.

Instructor Registration: Anyone registering to instruct must be an approved CIRPCA instructor. Questions here can be directed to the registrar. There may be some time Friday and during the weekend to evaluate and coach advanced drivers that may be interested in instructing in the future. Anyone interested can please reach out to our Chief Driving Instructor – Doug DeArmond at douglas_dearmond@yahoo.com.

Helmets: Only Snell certified helmets, carrying a 2010 or 2015 sticker, will be allowed. A limited number of rental helmets are available, via the clubregistration website at $65 for the entire weekend.

Garage Rental: a limited number of single bay spaces are available for $150 for the entire weekend. All garages are 1st come, 1st served, and may be reserved via Clubreg. Vehicles can be left in the garage for the weekend and there is power & compressed air available.

Host Hotel:
The host hotel will be the Holiday Inn – Cloverdale. A block of rooms will be reserved under a special code which can be entered for a special rate. Details TBD.

Onsite Tech inspection will be available Friday and Saturday mornings at the track.

Cars can be left at the track Friday for the weekend, so if you are attending Saturday and Sunday you can make things easier on yourself by coming Friday before track shutdown and completing your registration and tech inspection!

For further information or questions, please contact us:
CIRPCA Track Chair & Registrar: Mark Westlake email: markwestlake123@gmail.com
CIRPCA Chief Driving Instructor: Doug DeArmond email: douglas_dearmond@yahoo.com


October 2, 2020
October 4, 2020
Event Category:


Mark Westlake


Putnam Park
5251 S County Rd 550 E
Greencastle,IN46135United States
+ Google Map
(317) 559-1500
View Venue Website

leave a comment