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2024 Driver Education Ground School (intro to track events)

2024 Driver Education Ground School (intro to track events)


9:30 am - 1:00 pm


HMS Motorsports
100 Ferncroft Ave, Danvers, MA, 01923

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Are you a new member of the Porsche Club? Or, perhaps, a long term member getting back into Porsche-related activities?  Are you interested in expanding your Porsche experience into more exotic realms? Would you like to drive your Porsche ‘spiritedly’ without the risk of running afoul of the polizei?

If you’ve ever dreamed of driving your Porsche at speed, feeling exhilarated by its performance and learning to take full advantage of its capabilities, we invite you to get a head start on our 2024 track season by attending NER’s Driver Education Ground School on Saturday, March 9th. This is NER’s annual classroom-based introduction to our Driver Education program and again is being graciously hosted by Cody McLean of HMS Motorsport at HMS’s facility in Danvers MA. Additional information about HMS and directions to their facility can be found at

HMS Motorsport started life as a New England regional center for performance tuning of Mustangs and BMW’s, and has since grown to become the industry’s leading safety equipment supplier to professional, amateur, and beginning drivers. They sell only the finest equipment that will fit the end user’s needs, and pride themselves on firsthand experience with the products they sell. HMS has cultivated a devoted customer base that enjoys their honest, down to earth representatives and commitment to making track driving as safe as it can possibly be. Included in this customer base are the vast majority of NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck teams, many IRL, ALMS, and Grand Am teams, as well as countless SCCA and Club-level racers and driving enthusiasts. HMS can be found at regional race tracks throughout the Northeastern US for many of the summer months. They support PCA, BMWCCA, SCDA, COM, SCCA, and Ferrari Club driving events among others.

PCA’s Driver Education program is the most popular activity offered by PCA and the events are for all PCA Club members who are licensed drivers and 18 or older. NER’s Driver Education events are especially well-known to be among the best organized, safest and the most enjoyable and rewarding DE events in this part of the country.

The Ground School will give you a great overview of NER’s on-track Driver Education program. While not geared to grooming you to become the next Formula 1 champion, we will discuss the fundamentals of high performance track driving and how many of these techniques can be applied to improve your everyday, on-street driving. You’ll hear how to prepare for an event, how and where our events are held, what to expect when you get to an event and, most of all, you’ll learn how much fun DE’ing can be.

Advanced registration for this highly-popular event is strongly suggested (and will save you money). Check-in and a continental breakfast will begin at 9:30 AM followed by our presentation from 10 AM to Noon. At the end of the program, HMS will host a pizza lunch. You’ll also have ample time to ask questions and see the practical and fun stuff that HMS has to offer, including helmets, gloves, harnesses and other safety equipment.

And remember, attending this Ground School in no way obligates you to sign up for a DE event. However, we hope you agree that the only way to truly experience and appreciate what you and your Porsche are capable of doing is to drive it on track. Questions? –  email Stan Corbett or call me (please, NLT 9PM) at 774-275-1621.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in improving their driving and learning about our 2024 Driver Education program.

While everyone is welcome to attend NER’s 2024 Ground School, drivers participating in NER’s on-track Driver Education events must hold a current, valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years old.

Registration is on Motorsports.Reg.

The 2024 DE Ground School Presentation is AVAILABLE HERE.