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Spring Brake Drivers Ed

April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

                                 CIRPCA Spring Brake Driver Education

                                  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 27 – 29, 2018.  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 do not require Instructors).

Putnam Park has always been a great track for both novices and advanced drivers, but 2018 should be especially exciting because Putnam Park has recently undergone a COMPLETE REPAVING OF THE ENTIRE TRACK!  In 2017, participants noticed far less tire wear than the previous surface. In addition, wet weather traction is outstanding!

Friday, April 27th 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.

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.


Cost for the 3 day event (advanced drivers) is $550.

Cost for the Saturday – Sunday event for all students is $375.

CIRPCA Approved Instructors may register for Saturday and Sunday for $100.

One day may be purchased for $225.

BEGINNING MARCH 1st, the event fees will be 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 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:

Again this year, a very large convention in Indianapolis has made it difficult to secure a “headquarters” hotel, but there are a number of  options available:

     -Super 8, Cloverdale….765-795-7373

     -Best Western, Brazil (about 25 mins from Putnam Park)….812-420-2299

     -Inn at DePauw, Greencastle….765-658-1000

     -Greencastle Inn, Greencastle….765-653-8424

     -Motel 6, Cloverdale…..765-795-3000

     -Days’ Inn, Cloverdale…..765-795-6400

     -Econo Lodge, Cloverdale….765-795-6900

Tech inspection again will be at the track Friday and Saturday morning – and not at any particular hotel.

Social and Meal Activities:  All drivers are invited to a light dinner and refreshments in the garage on Saturday, beginning at 5:30pm. Beer will also be served, once the track has shut-down.  There is no additional charge for dinner or drinks!

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


April 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am UTC+0
April 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
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Mark Westlake


Putnam Park
5251 S County Rd 550 E
Greencastle,IN46135United States
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(317) 559-1500
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