2024 NER DE Academy at Calabogie

2024 NER DE Academy at Calabogie


07/03/2024 - 07/05/2024    
All Day


Calabogie Motorsports Park
462 Wilson Farm, Calabogie, Ontario, K0J 1H0

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Location : Calabogie Motorsports Park (Calabogie, Ontario, Canada)
This event is open to all solo drivers (Yellow can attend with the Chief Instructor’s permission) and enjoy a ton of track time!

Sponsor: We are proud to welcome Catellus Engineering, Inc. as sponsor for our Calabogie DE. Catellus Engineering specializes in race preparation, service, and remanufacture of sports car transmissions and related components. Their standards are high, and their goals are to be “better than factory” while delivering 100% client satisfaction.

Limited to 45 drivers;

Open to all car types  (NER DEs always allow non-Porsche drivers)
All PCA Driver Education requirements are in effect.
Before the event –  All drivers should set personal goals for the three day event and be prepared to share those with the lead NER Instructors. In that way, we can assimilate your goals with a series of personalized in-car sessions.
During the event – PCA NER will have Calabogie’s head coach, Francis Marquis, for all 3 days. As in past years the event will consist of more track time than our normal events. Each day will have a minimum of 3 hours per day, but you will probably have the opportunity to drive even more, so be sure to bring extra tires. We will have on track “Drill Sessions” where drivers will share the track and can work on various aspects of both the track and driver training. These drill sessions include driver exercises such as passing skills, braking exercises, trail braking, corner entry and exit speed drills, etc. These sessions will be run at typical Yellow/Blue Run Group pace, and afford drivers a slower paced opportunity to work on their driving skills. Each driver will also receive 1:1 time directly with our coach for an on-track session.
The remaining track time during the day will be divided evenly between run group sessions where drivers can work at their own driving pace to work on their own goals. The format will be a cups and saucers format, with two 30 minute sessions each hour for faster and slower cars.
There will be a classroom each day during lunch (which will be locally catered!). These classes will be taught by the attending NER Instructors.
There will be a 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 day’s events and set goals for the following day.
Yes, a box lunch will be provided each day, trackside.

Registration Details – We must have at least 30 people signed up for all 3 days of this event and committed (fully paid) by the end of March. Registration opens on January 16th, with a strict no cancellation policy after March 25th. You can still sign up after March 25th, but we will not be able to hold this event if we do not have at least 30 people signed up and paid by March 25th. Entry fees are $450 per day or $1250 for all three days. Registration includes daily lunch, beer & wine social, all classroom setting, coaching session and track time at one of the best tracks in the northeast. Please note: Calabogie Motorsports Park does have race car rentals available. Please contact the track directly to arrange for a race car rental.

Registration is on MotorsportsReg and SpeedWaiver is here.

Event Information:

  • On-Line Driver’s Meeting Pack – there is NO Drivers Meeting Pack for this event given its specialized format.
  • Track Sound Requirements – Sound testing must be completed by each vehicle on your first day at the track. A sound tech-sticker will be placed on your windshield. No cars will be allowed on track without a sound test sticker.  Sound levels will be measured 15 feet in front and behind the vehicle while the engine is revved at 2/3’s of redline of the tachometer. For cars, the average should be no more than 100 dbA with no single reading over 104 dbA. The full Calabogie Track Rules are in the Track Rats.
  • Track Waiver: The track has asked to complete their waiver in advance. Click on the link to access Calabogie’s on-line waiver posted 25 June
  • Track Rats note from Stan updated 29 June
  • Event Schedule posted 26 June
  • “iPhone” Schedule posted 26 June
  • Run Groups “Cups and Saucers” division will be done at the track
  • Worker Assignments will be done at the track
  • Adult Waiver posted 25 June

Local Hotels:

Calabogie Motorsports Park:

Calabogie Peaks Resort:

Somewhere Inn Calabogie:

Calabogie Lodge:

Local Activities:

Calabogie Motorsports Park:

Calabogie Highlands Golf Resort:

Calabogie Brewing Company:

Tom Irwin Adventure Tour:

Lake Swimming area:

Local Vineyards:

Logistics for Crossing the Border: Pretty much the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Canada has an app to make crossing easier which is not mandatory for land travel. There are also rules for getting back into the USA you should review. Read the links below and everything should go smoothly. I have not personally crossed the border under these rules. 

Canada arrival rules:

Arrive Canada App:

Rules for entering the USA:

Entering the USA FAQ:

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. The latest word is that you might need form CBP 4457.