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2019 Spring Brake Drivers Education at Putnam Park
April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019
CIRPCA Spring Brake Driver Education
Click here to Register via ClubRegistration.net
Sponsored by TOM WOOD PORSCHE
The Central Indiana Region of the Porsche Club of America is pleased to announce an exciting 3 day track event at the newly repaved Putnam Park Road Course, in Mt. Meridian, IN, on Friday – Sunday, April 26 – 28, 2019. 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 will feature open lapping for advanced drivers (those who have been cleared to run in a solo run group for a previous event).
Putnam Park has always been a great track for both novices and advanced drivers, but 2019 should be especially exciting because Putnam Park experienced some small pavement issues in 2018 with the last repave and because of this, has recently undergone ANOTHER COMPLETE REPAVING OF THE ENTIRE TRACK! In 2018, participants noticed far less tire wear than the previous surface. In addition, wet weather traction is outstanding!
Friday, April 26th 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!
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.
Student Registration: Registration is via www.clubregistration.net. Search for Putnam Park events, and the dates of April 27-29. 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.
The event fees are as follows:
Cost for the 3 day event (advanced drivers) is $600.
Cost for the Saturday – Sunday event for all students is $425.
CIRPCA Approved Instructors may register for Saturday and Sunday for $125.
One day may be purchased for $250.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The host hotel will be the Holiday Inn – Cloverdale. A block of rooms has been reserved under the code “PCA” for this weekend (Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights) with the discounted rate of $114.99. To reserve your room, contact the Holiday Inn:
Holiday Inn Express
1017 N Main Street
Cloverdale, IN 46120
Onsite Tech inspection will be available Thursday evening at the Holiday Inn Express. Details and timing to follow. Onsite tech will continue Friday at the track and Saturday morning for weekend only participants.
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!