Category Archives: Drivers Education

July 2012: In the Zone

July is the time for PCA’s biggest annual event, the Porsche Parade. This year it is in Salt Lake City, UT from July
7th through the 14th. Watch for a complete event review in a future issue of Panorama. Plan to come next year to
the closest Parade to you in 30 years- Traverse City, MI on June 22-29th, 2013. Check your local region’s website
and newsletter for the latest details on the many events close to you that are being planned for your enjoyment, and
check the Zone 4 Website at for other regions events, such as:

Check out the local Cars & Coffee event!!! They occur on a regular basis throughout the country on
weekend mornings. No reservations or commitment required- just clean up the car and drive it over. The
following regions are planning to participate:
o Allegheny Region- June 30th, 9 AM, Robinson Starbucks,
o Eastern Buckeye Region- (see website for time and location).
o Maumee Valley Region- July 8th at 9:30 AM, Tim Horton’s on Central Avenue.
o Northern Ohio Region- July 7th and 21st at 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at the Starbucks-City View.
A great introduction to driving your Porsche in a fun and competitive manner can be found in Autocrossing
(AX). Many regions sponsor Autocross events, and they are a great event for novices and experienced
drivers alike. Check out the following events:
o Maumee Valley Region hosts IRAC IV Sunday, July 1st at Owens Community College in Toledo,
OH. See the website for details.
o Motorstadt Region IROC 1 on Saturday, July 14th at 8:00 AM at Spartan Speedway in Mason, MI.
See their website or newsletter for details.
o Michiana Region holds an Autocross at Tire Rack in South Bend, IN on July 29th starting at 9:00
AM. See their website for details and registration information.
The Mid-Ohio Region will again participate in the 30th annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Car Show and
Cruise In at the Dublin Metro Center in Dublin OH on July 6th and 7th. Registration information can be found
Central Indiana and Mid-Ohio Regions will partner for a Drivers’ Education event at Putnam Park Road
Course in Mt. Meridian, IN on July 7th and 8th. This is a great track to begin in DE – open and user-friendly,
but challenging. Join the fun and register at Club
Southeast Michigan Region will be hosting a one-day Drivers Education at Waterford Hills Road Racing
in Clarkston, MI on July 12th. Registration information is at www.clubregistr, go to SEMPCA.ORG
for more information.
Another one-day Driver’s Education opportunity is being held by the Eastern Buckeye Region at the
Nelsons Ledges Road Course in Garrettsville, OH on July 13th. Register at and see the
EBRPCA.ORG website for details.
The Ohio Valley Region is hosting their annual Top Gun Challenge Club Race and Drivers Education
event at Putnam Park Road Course in Mt. Meridian, IN July 13th through the 15th. See the
website for more information.
Join the Allegheny Region for the 30th running of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in beautiful Schenley
Park, PA on July 21st and 22nd. Concourse Car Show, catered lunch, and racing all day. Admission is free
to the event, but there is a charge for lunch and parking with the Region (charity fundraiser)- go to http:// for details. Pre-registration ends July 18th.
Rally Sport Region will be hosting a one-day Drivers Education at Waterford Hills Road Racing in
Clarkston, MI on July 24th. Additional information is at
The Central Indiana Region is hosting a PCA Car Corral and Hospitality Suite at the “Super Weekend at
the Brickyard” (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) on July 27th (Grand Am race day). Come and join race fans
from across the country for a weekend full of every type of track action you can imagine! Event tickets are
available at the IMS website (enter promotional code B400CC and be
sure to fill in your car information to be admitted to the Porsche Car Corral). Additional event details
and lunch tickets are available at the CIR website CIRPCA.ORG.
Returning this year in a new location, the P2O™ “Casual Porsche Party” will be held in Granville, OH
on the weekend of July 27th through the 29th, sponsored by the Mid-Ohio Region. Additional details and
registration information can be found at

If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at . Hope to see you at an
event soon!

EBR Drivers Education July 13th Nelson Ledges

Registration for the EBR Driver’s Education event scheduled for July 13th at Nelson Ledges is now officially open.  The registration process is being streamlined by using  Simply follow this link to sign up:    

 If you are new to DE’s and wondering what they are about, here is a short preview.  A DE event  is an opportunity to learn the true performance capabilities of your car, and develop your skills as a driver in a safe controlled environment.  

It will only take a few laps to realize your car possesses super powers that you may not have known previously existed.  In the beginning the driver is truly the limiting factor.  Learning how to develop your driving ability to use more of your car’s capability is a blast.  DE events are the best way to accomplish this goal in a safe and controlled environment, not on public streets. 

For those of you that have never tried a DE but are familiar with Autocross, you have no idea what fun awaits out on the track.  As the club is searching for a new Autocross venue, this is the perfect opportunity to try a DE event.  I’ll be willing to bet if you like Autocross you will LOVE a DE.  You may find you have such a great time that you will be looking forward to future track events.  Don’t worry we have another DE in the works scheduled in August, more details to follow. 

If you have any questions please let me know,


Nelson Ledges 2011 Fabulous Friday Drivers’ Education

Come join us for Fabulous Friday at Nelson Ledges on July 8th!  If you have been to a Driver Education event before, you know how much fun can be had at Nelson Ledges.  If you have never been on track before, you don’t know what you are missing.

Don’t worry; there will be highly experienced instructors on hand to work with you to ensure that both you and your car remain safe throughout the day.  The track has a lot of history – we are very lucky to have such a venue so close to home. Track details can be found at

The cost of the event is just $135 for the day which includes lots of track time with instruction and you will be amazed at how much fun it is.


Registration is simple – just go to or use the following link to sign up.  You can pay online by credit card or by mailing a check once your registration is complete.  A copy of the Safety Inspection Form is available on the EBR website ( or through a link found on the website.

You can also contact Erik Ryberg at or @ (330) 618-4744 if you have any questions.

Safety Inspection Form 2011


2011 Mid Ohio Club Race and Driver’s Education

Mid-Ohio Region (MORPCA) presents their annual club race at Mid-Ohio Sport Car Course on May 13th through the 15th, 2011. This will be a three day event with practice on Friday; followed by Sprint and Enduro races on Saturday and Sunday.
Are you craving some track time? We have just what you need; an advanced three day driver education will run in conjunction with the club race. The drivers will run solo, with no instructors. However, our experienced and advanced instructors will be available for those drivers new to Mid-Ohio or for those who want some extra coaching. We can also provide limited instruction to racers that have not raced previously at Mid-Ohio.
Widely known as one of the most technical and competitive in the U.S., Mid-Ohio is a permanent road course with a 2.4 mile, 15-turn configuration. Among the track’s signature turns are the Keyhole, the Esses (Madness), Thunder Valley and the Carousel. This historic circuit has been home to many noteworthy road racing series for nearly half a century, including Can-Am, American Le Mans series, Formula 5000, IMSA GT, Trans-Am, Champ Car, and the Indy series. You will find the Mid-Ohio track to be challenging and rewarding. Smiles are no extra charge. New for this year will be Mid-Ohio Regions’ participation in the Wounded Warrior Program. We expect to host a number of our countries finest at the event and introduce them to the Porsche track experience.
For those looking for a little less intensity, come mingle in the paddock, enjoy a lunch from the concession stand and watch the races. We also welcome your participation as a volunteer. Online registration at will begin March 28, 2011. Please contact Event Chairman Ken
Bigham at, or 419-953-8667 for more information. Regular updates at