The NER Autocross Team will be holding its popular Autocross School at Devens this year on Saturday, May 7th. The format will be similar to previous years with driving exercises held in the morning, followed by lunch (Pizza supplied by NER), with actual timed runs on a full autocross course in the afternoon.
We are taking a new approach to the Autocross School this year to maximize student driving time and engagement between students and the instructors. The three morning exercises will include a slalom, a figure-eight, and offset clamshells with one instructor assigned to a pair of students for all three exercises to provide increased instruction and feedback on the students’ driving. The afternoon will consist of 4 – 5 student runs on a full autocross course with the option of letting your instructor drive to demonstrate the proper line through the course. While attendance at the school is not requisite for attending events during the season, it is highly recommended. Regardless of whether you intend to autocross or not, this is a fabulous introduction to the art of driving at a fraction of the price of most schools of its kind. Teenage drivers are encouraged to attend. Licensed teens (full license, not a permit) under the age of 18 must provide a signed waiver and have at least one parent present throughout the course of the event. For more information, please contact the registrar.
You must be a novice to attend this school. Please don’t sign up expecting a Test n’ Tune.
Autocross allows you to learn car control skills in a safe environment. We are fortunate to enjoy probably one of the best venues in the area (Moore Airfield at Fort Devens). The wide runways and ample open space allow participants to get close to or exceed the performance limits of their cars without risking damage to cars or participants – so you can see what your Porsche feels like when pushed like it was meant to be. The driving skills you’ll learn here are not just useful for autocross events, but also for DE events on the track as well as driving on the street. Plus it’s also a social event – you’ll have the opportunity to meet a friendly group of men and women who enjoy socializing with each other while having fun with their cars, and working on driving skills together. We hope you’ll come out and give it a try! In the meantime, check out our excellent instructional videos on our website at www.porschenet.com produced by Autocross Team member Richard Viard. They will give you some good ideas on what to expect, how to prepare, etc.
You must register for this event in advance. Registration is currently open online at www.pcaner.motorsportreg.com. We are limited to 48 students so register now to insure a spot.
Price: $60 (includes a free registration to one NER Autocross Event in 2020)
Eligibility: This event is for novice autocrossers only! Participants must have participated in no more than four autocross events in the past two years to be eligible. As always, special circumstances may apply, so contact Chris Ryan at [email protected] with questions.
Instructors: You must register for the event on motorsportreg as an instructor (you will not be charged) Please be on site at 7:00 AM.
Students: should plan to arrive after 8:00 AM but no later than 8:30.
For event and eligibility questions contact NER Autocross Chair Chris Ryan at [email protected] . For registration/payment issues contact NER Autocross Registrar Jeff Johnson at [email protected] .
Directions: The event will be at Moore Airfield on Route 2A which is separate from the main Army base. The Google maps address is 90 Fitchburg Rd. Ayer MA. From Rte128 or I-495: Take Route 2 West. Take Exit 38B (Route 111 North) for 2 miles. At the rotary, take Route 2A West toward Ayer. Stay on 2A as it turns right in downtown Ayer. Follow Route 2A bearing left at the fork by Tiny’s Restaurant. Continue past the Shop & Save market on your left – the entrance gate will be on your left just after the railroad tracks with a sign reading “State Police Driver Training”. Enter through the main gate, look for the “Autocross” sign and bear left up the hill to get to the airfield. At the top of the hill there will be someone to check you in, and greet you with instructions.