Whether you want to test the limits of your car, yourself or both, there is a way to do that. If you want to maximize a fun day with your Porsche, with minimal expense, minimal skill required, and minimal risk to you and your car, try Autocrossing. If you want to step things up and learn how to drive your Porsche at speed on the track, sign up for the Driver Education courses. When you’re ready, you can move up to Club Racing and experience the thrills of being behind the wheel in a competitive race.
An Autocross (AX) is a closed course driving event, held in a large open area such as a parking lot, or a closed dedicated track. The objective is to safely complete the course from start to finish in the shortest amount of time, and be faster than your competition. An autocross is not a race competing with other drivers on the course at the same time as you. Each driver is timed as they individually navigate the pre-defined course, marked with traffic cone pylons. Speeds are usually low, but skill is required as you learn the quickest way through the course. Autocrossing is a safe, fun, inexpensive way to learn more about driving your car, and the limits of its potential, with minimal risk to yourself or your car.
Drivers can drive their stock street legal Porsches on a racetrack, with other cars at speed. Drivers are grouped by experience and are paired with instructors who ride with them until they progress far enough up the experience ladder to drive solo. The passing is restricted to certain parts of the track and only when the passee waves the passer by. This is not a competitive event but it is close enough that you will get a taste of what racing feels like. This is also not a racing school. It is a car control school conducted on a racetrack, but the skills you learn are the foundation for the things you will need to learn to race.
The concept behind the PCA Club Racing series is that every Porsche sports car can be a race car and can be correctly classed to be competitive against other Porsches. Cars are classed depending on engine size, power to weight ratio, and modifications. The stock class required safety modifications are minimal enough that a car should be able to be legally driven to and from the event. There are numerous classes racing at once, usually divided up into three or four run groups. PCA Club Races are held throughout the nation, and the southeastern tracks include: Daytona(OktoberFast Race); Sebring; NOLA; VIR; and Road Atlanta.