Category Archives: Drivers Education

Driver’s Education at Nelson Ledges – July 8, 2019

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Come join Eastern Buckeye Region Monday at Nelson Ledges!  Cost is $200 for a full day of driving fun. 

If unable to register by midnight on July 1st, contact Keith Kunz @ krkkeith@gmail.comto see if we can accomodate you.

The event schedule is as follows:

Tech & Registration from 7:00 to 7:45

Driver meeting from 7:45 to 8:00

Driver/Instructor introductions and track familiarization rides from 8:00 to 8:30

First run group at 8:30

 

EBRPCA & MORPCA Joint Drivers Education Event at Mid Ohio

EBRPCA is partnering with the Mid Ohio Region PCA to hold a driver’s education event at the Mid Ohio Sport Car Course.  The event will be held Fri – Sun April 25th-27th.

It would be extremely difficult for EBR to take on an event at Mid Ohio on our own so we are very excited to team up with MORPCA to help introduce our members to such an historic and incredible track as Mid Ohio.  Over the years many of us have had opportunities to attend and meet many of the MORPCA members at their track events.  They organize a very well-run and safe event with some creative ideas to maximize track time.

Partnering at an event like this is a big step for our club, and we are really counting on a good turn out to help make this a successful event.  There will be many familiar EBR faces at this event, and it promises to be a great time.  Below are some further event details we hope to see you there.

To register go to http://www.clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=5535

There’s still a nip in the air and the pavement is cold, but we’re warming ourselves up by dreaming of the track in spring!  Nothing beats reuniting with old friends and making new ones in the paddock as the spring sun shines.  So please join us for a 3-DAY EVENT at THE MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE on April 25, 26, and 27th.

To shake the brake dust off your wheels, we’re starting off with a FRIDAY LAPPING DAY followed with a SATURDAY-SUNDAY INSTRUCTED DRIVER’S EDUCATION (DE) open to ALL experience levels.

FRIDAY LAPPING DAY:  Is open to Solo Intermediate Students, Advanced Students, and Instructors.  There is simply no other way to get this kind of track time for the money!  It’s the best deal out there… don’t miss out.  We expect the Lapping Day to sell out so sign up now. Friday Lapping will offer Expanded Passing (pass with a point anywhere on the track including in the turns).  Therefore, previous experience with this protocol is preferred.  For most, this will mean you’ve run in the Instructor or Advanced (A) Group or other event with this type of passing. Those who are experienced in the Intermediate (B) Group and who are capable of solo driving in an expanded passing environment are also eligible.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the registrar for clarification.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY INSTRUCTED DRIVER’S EDUCATION (DE): Is for all experience levels including first-time drivers.  Whether this will be your first time on track or your 100th time, we’ve got something for you… including innovative instruction programs, post-session-download driver meetings, and a special course on the “rain line” if we have any wet pavement (don’t count on that… we’re planning on sunny weather!)

This is DE for all run groups, beginner to advanced. We are committed to advancing our already advanced drivers as well as providing a lot of solo time for those who are ready.

FIRST TIME DRIVERS: You are strongly encouraged to register for this event.  MORPCA is known for being a well organized and friendly group… if you’re new to high-performance driving, or if you’re new to PCA events in general, we will be very happy to walk you through the process.

All makes of cars participate in our events, driving a Porsche in the event is not required.  It just needs to be a roadworthy, well maintained, in good condition coupe or sedan that can pass tech inspection.

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We’re offering a $50 discount to students if you sign up for all 3 days, and $25 for instructors for all 3 days.

For the 3-Day April DE at Mid Ohio, fees are as follows:

STUDENTS:

Friday Lapping Day (Student) $175

Sat-Sun DE only (Student) $350

Fri-Sat-Sun (Student) $475

INSTRUCTORS:

Friday Lapping Day (Instructor, not instructing for DE) $175

Sat-Sun DE only (Instructor) $75

Fri-Sat-Sun (Instructor) $225

Zone 4 DE Instructor of the Year 2013

Zone 4 DE Instructor Award


Congratulations to Alex Soduk from Eastern Buckeye Region, winner of the Toyo Tires® Drivers Education Zone Instructor Award for 2013. As part of the inaugural year of sponsorship of the PCA DE Program, Toyo Tires® is awarding a set of tires to one of our instructors in each of twelve Zones as recognition of their efforts to further this valuable segment of PCA. Each region in Zone 4 nominated an instructor to be entered into a drawing at PCA National Headquarters, and Alex’ name was drawn as this year’s winner.

Alex, having been around PCA events and the track throughout his childhood, could not wait to participate in his first driver’s education event in 1999 at the ripe age of 18. That April ARPCA event was the start to a very exciting hobby that he has been actively involved with since. As a student, he always used his dad’s black 944 and loved the thrill of catching and passing cars that should have been much faster. After becoming an instructor in 2002, he moved up to a red 944 turbo and began traveling to more tracks throughout the zone with both PCA and NASA. In 2006 he built his current track car, the white #6 Spec Miata, and began racing in addition to instructing and Autocrossing with EBR and the IRAC series. He completed the PCA National Instructor training in 2005 and mainly runs with EBR, NOR, and MOR PCA regions and NASA Great Lakes. He has held the positions of president, membership chairman, chief driving instructor, webmaster and autocross timing chairman with the Eastern Buckeye Region. His wife, Meredith, and Alex enjoy social events, rallies and driving tours together and have made many great friends through the Club. They both love getting new members involved in the club and try to get them all to try a driver’s education event.

Congratulations again to Alex and many thanks to all of our hard-working DE instructors throughout Zone 4- we have an excellent program because of your dedication.

Ron Carr- Zone 4 Representative (2010-2013)

Make a point to give Alex a pat on the back when you see him at an event or better yet sign up for a DE for the experience firsthand.