Date: August 13, 14 and 15th
Location : Calabogie Motorsports Park (Calabogie, Ontario, Canada)
Open to all drivers – limited to 65 drivers;
Open to all car types (NER DEs always allow non-Porsche drivers)
All PCA Driver Education requirements are in effect.
Venue and Overview This event will have in attendance up to three Professional Coaches for the duration of the event. They have been hand selected by Lee Carpentier (Lee’s info can be found here: Site 1 & Site 2 ) and members of the NER DE Team to specifically work with attending Solo drivers and PCA Instructors;
Before the event, all Solo Students will be required to set personal goals for the three day event and share those with the Pro Coaches and lead NER Instructors. In that way, we can assimilate your goals with a series of personalized in-car sessions. Too, all solo students will have a series of things to accomplish before even arriving at the track;
During the event – there will be four 30 minute “Instructed Sessions” each day where solo students (with a pro coach or NER Instructor) will share the track and can work on various aspects of both the track and driver training. These sessions will be run at typical Yellow/Blue Run Group pace, and afford Solo drivers a slower paced opportunity to work on a one-on-one basis with someone in the “right seat”;
The remaining track time during the day will be “Open Track” where Solo students can be paired with the Pro Coach or Instructor at their own driving pace – or of course, drive solo to work on their own goals. There will be at least four hours of “Open Track” per day;
There will be a mandatory classroom each day during lunch (which I’m working on to be locally catered?!). These classes will be taught by the attending Pro Coaches and NER Instructors;
There will be a mandatory classroom & debrief when the track goes cold at the end of the first two days (liquid refreshments will be served). These sessions are designed to wrap up the days events and set goals for the following day;
During certain times, we will be holding a series of “On Track” driver exercises including passing skills, braking exercises, trail braking, corner entry and exit speed drills, etc.
During the event, we will also have corner “spotters” working at various times. They will share their observations both personally and in the general classrooms.
Registration for this event is open at Club Registration.
- On-Line Driver’s Meeting Pack – there is NO Drivers Meeting Pack for this event given its specialized format.
- Track Rats note from Stan posted 6 August
- Event Schedule posted 26 July
- Run Groups updated 7 August
- Worker Assignments will be done at the track
- Student/Instructor Assignments will be done at the track
Trailering a Car Over the Border The following information could be useful if you’re trailering your car across the border to one of our DE events in Canada. From the Department of Homeland Security website at Automobiles you need, “…specific proof of U.S. origination. This proof may be a State issued vehicle registration card or a CBP certificate of registration (CBP 4455) completed and verified by a CBP officer before departure from the United States.” So, if your car is registered you are good to go. If it’s a track only vehicle not registered for the street then the CBP 4455 will do the job. It’s available on the DHS website at CBP 4455.