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January High Performance Driver Education

January 21 - January 23

​This just in from Porsche Jacksonville and Marty Flack, FCR HPDE Chair!

Here’s a great offer from our friends at Porsche Jacksonville.  For those of you registered for the upcoming FCR DE at Roebling Road on 1/21 – 1/22, or, for those of you thinking about it, Porsche Jacksonville has graciously offered to perform Tech Inspections for no charge!  Contact Jeff Albert of Porsche Jacksonville’s Service Department to set-up a date and time.  Be advised that Porsche Jacksonville’s Service Department is currently busy with regular service appointments and it could be that Jeff will have to work you in around their schedule, but they will work you in!  Plan to take advantage of this offer from Porsche Jacksonville.  It’s a $100.00 value!

Additionally, Porsche Jacksonville will have a small display of cars from their inventory at Roebling, as well as a pop-up tent with Porsche literature on hand and a Porsche Jacksonville representative available to discuss your next Porsche purchase.

The number of registrants for the DE is steadily growing and we expect a good turnout.  We do still have several openings in the White run group.  The Green group is filled (we can put you on the Wait list) and the Blue Instructed run group still has a handful of openings available.  Of course, as always, we have need of PCA National Instructors, so please consider registering and joining us at Roebling.

See you on track at Roebling!

Marty Flack

FCR HPDE Chair

Porsche Club of America’s Driver Education Program provides a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA DE Florida Crown  Program is designed so that participants can improve their driving abilities and acquire a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and driving safety. Participants will experience first-hand the capabilities of high performance automobiles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations.

One giant word of caution: this adventure can become very addictive. Our instructors will teach you to drive your Porsche the way Stuttgart designed it to be driven. PCA DE schools are run in a safe and controlled environment on a closed course. Like any new sport your instructor will guide you into this exciting world of high performance driving. These weekends are great sources of stories for the Monday morning coffee break. You will have dreams about various turns and wake up with memories of your instructor yelling BRAKE or DON’T LIFT. These schools are truly the only safe way to learn the engineering dynamics that went into the development of this famous racing marque. However, it is noted that PCA DE events are not racing, nor preparation for racing. No times or placings are recorded, and no awards or prizes are received by the participants of PCA Driver Education events; just a lot of fun and camaraderie. Any conduct considered by the Porsche Club of America to be either unsafe or inconsistent with the spirit or purpose of the Driver Education Program will not be permitted. This approach keeps the events safe for all participants!

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Florida Crown Region PCA Driver’s Ed Florida Crown PCA Roebling Road DE Jan 21 – 22, 2023

Event Fees

Entry Type Fee Description
Driver – PCA Member $405.00
Driver – Non PCA Member $450.00
Instructor $0.00
Non-Driving Instructor $0.00

 

 

 

Registrar bronco22@bellsouth.net / 904-378-6095
Location Roebling Road Raceway
Event Dates 01/20/23 – 01/22/23
Registration Dates 10/15/22 12:01 AM (opens)

(central time zone)

01/17/23 12:00 PM (closes)

(central time zone)
Description
The Florida Crown Region Driver’s Education Series will open to PCA and non-PCA members at Roebling Road Raceway on January 21 and 22, 2023; we welcome all makes and models, including convertibles with the proper roll over protection. Please note: RRR DOES NOT permit EVs (electric vehicles) on-track. There is potential for RRR to amend their current position. Please check back for any updates.***Special note about convertibles: Any convertible or Cabrio delivered with factory-installed roll-over protection meets the minimum standards for PCA DE events. In these cars we recommend the soft-top be in the up position or the hardtop installed. If the top is in the down position, an arm restraint system (SFI and/or FIA approved) must be used. If a convertible or Cabrio does not have factory-installed roll-over protection, a roll bar or roll cage must be installed, which satisfies the “broomstick” test (the driver’s helmeted head is below a bar placed on top of the roll bar and windshield). All Targa tops must be installed unless there is additional roll-over protection. All sunroofs must be in the closed position.The windshield alone is not considered to be factory roll-over protection.All cars entered in the event must have fenders attached to the vehicle body at all four wheels.Also, Recaro has a recall campaign in effect for their Profi SPG XL racing seat. Recaro mailed a recall notice to all purchasers of record, therefore, you should be aware of this if it affects you. Please contact PCA National for further information.The event requirements are: (1) Drivers must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license to enter(2) Your vehicle has to be safety-checked by an ASE mechanic within three weeks of the event and this requirement includes Instructors. Additionally, a separate final tech will be completed by our tech team at the track (a confirmation email with a link to the approved tech-form will be emailed to you once you complete and pay for your registration) – the tech form is always available in the event files section of this event and named: FCR PCA Tech Inspection Form.pdf. (3) As of January 1st, 2022, SA2010 / SAH2010 are no longer accepted at PCA events. You must have an SA2020 / SAH2020 or SA2015 / SAH2015 helmet (no motorcycle helmets permitted).(4) As of January 1st, 2019, it is mandatory for a Head and Neck Restraint (HANS) to be used in cars with harnesses.(5) Cars can be shared but each driver must register individually and run in a different run group.(6) If you have a mechanical issue on track (i.e., dropping of fluids such as oil, coolant, etc.) that requires oil dry absorbent to be used you are responsible for the cost.Our events are multi-purpose with a focus on teaching drivers with little to no track experience the fundamentals of high-performance driving. We also accommodate those that have advanced skills and want additional track time. Note that this is NOT A TEST & TUNE NOR RACING event, but drivers’ education. If you desire these types of formats, do NOT register for this event.REGISTRATION: You must perform two things to be confirmed.1. ENABLE eSignatures and sign the PCA LIABILITY WAIVER.2. Make payment.Please note that If you have NOT signed the waiver or have NOT paid, your registration will be placed on a waiting list. First come – first served. These events are very well attended and routinely fill and close for registration 2 weeks before the date of the event.Regarding payment and fees for this event: RRR advised Crown Region of a track rental fee increase, effective January 1st, 2023. Registration fees have been increased 16% to reflect the rental fee increase by RRR. The increase is not driven by PCA.Your registration includes a Friday night pizza social at the track, an long sleeved event T-shirt and tentatively, a BBQ dinner at the track Saturday evening (catered by Jim/Nick’s BBQ). A decision, regarding whether or not the BBQ dinner is offered, will be made closer to the event date and will be dependent upon the number of registrants.Our HQ hotel for the event will be the Marriott Spring Hill Suites Savannah Airport, located at One Jay R. Turner Drive, Savannah, GA 31408 (exit 104 off I95). Hotel Code is SAVSA. The rate is $105 plus tax per night. The hotel’s phone number is 912 330 5555 or 888 287 9400. Please mention Porsche Florida Crown Group, Group Code is CRO, to receive the group rate. This is a negotiated rate for this weekend at Spring Hill Suites and any rooms in this block that are not used, will be released on December 21, 2022. After this January event, the Spring Hill Suites room rate will increase for all other PCA events, new rate TBD.Apex Performance will be supporting the PCA Florida Crown DE event at Roebling Road on Jan. 21-22. They will have communicators, head & neck restraints, helmets, and gloves. If you need something in particular (brakes, fluids, harnesses, any apparel-suits-shoes, etc.) Please let Linda know by January 18 so they have time to get items either packed or shipped directly to the track. Clark & Linda, www.apexperformance.net or 843-299-0997.Please note that the event Registrar will assign the run group. Each selected car number is assigned to a single car per event (not per run group). The driver is responsible for their numbers (the event does not provide them).CAMPING: Camping for the weekend is permitted at the track. All campsites are first-come, first-served, so please do not contact the track for a spot. All campsites do not have water. Also, there is no Dump Station at RRR.Please select the appropriate option and make payment on club registration. The fee is $50 for RVs and $20 for tents for the weekend and covers the cost of nighttime security at the track.NOTE that upon entrance to the track, RRR will ALSO charge you an additional fee for electric use of $25 for RVs (30 /50 Amp) and a $10 fee for tents (110). This is payable at the gate. When you pay for electricity at the gate, you will be given a sticker to be placed on your power cord, indicating that you have paid. RRR staff will be checking for these stickers and collecting them from anyone without one.MEDICAL: HPDE events will expose participants to mental stress, high acceleration, turning, and braking. You will also encounter high temperatures, loud noises, and vibrations.For your safety and the safety of others, you should be in good health and free from untreated high blood pressure, heart, back, or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by participation in this type of event. Contact your physician if you have questions about your participation.TECH INSPECTIONS: ALL vehicles must pass a tech inspection at an ASE-certified technician/shop within a three-week period prior to the event. The technical inspection is required of all registrants, including Instructors. Any reputable ASE-certified technician, auto shop, or dealership – preferably one who is familiar with your make or model – should be able to perform a tech inspection on your vehicle.GARAGES: there are 12 garages at the track, with rates of $60 for one day and $80 for two days. RRR does take names for these, and has a “list”, but does not collect money until the driver arrives at the track. Please contact RRR at 912-748-4205.TRACK-DAY INSURANCE: Your auto insurance usually does not cover driving your car on a racetrack. Here is a link to our preferred vendor for track-day insurance:www.hagerty.comQuestions? You can contact Chief Driving Instructor, Jim Burnett, via email at 111margaret@att.net or Event Registrar, Charlie King via email at bronco22@bellsouth.net

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Addt’l Payment Info. NA
Refund Policy
A full refund (minus any fees that club registration may charge for processing) up to 30 days prior to the event. One year credit to a future Florida Crown DE event from 7 days to 29 days prior to the event. NO REFUNDS from 6 days prior to the event. If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar

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Indemnity Policy
The undersigned hereby agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless, PCA, it’s zones and regions, as well as the inspector, from any and all claims or demands arising directly or indirectly from any incorrect iand/or inaccurate statements set forth in this form. I understand that the technical inspection performed on my car and my helmet is solely for meeting the minimum standards of vehicle preparation for the Florida Crown Region PCA’s High Performance Driving Event. No warranties or guarantees are implied or expressed by the passing of the inspection that is performed. I acknowledge that the safe condition and operation of my vehicle is entirely my responsibility. I take full and sole responsibility for any vehicle problems, malfunctions, or damages that may occur in connection with the operation and performance of my vehicle prior to, during, or subsequent to the Event. I acknowledge that HPDE events expose participants to mental stress, high acceleration, braking and turning, as well as the possibility of high temperatures, loud noises, and vibration.I am in good health and free from untreated high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by participation in this type of event. Contact your physician if you are unsure or have questions about your participation. I certify that I have no physical or mental impairments that might interfere with my safe operation of the vehicle.

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Details

Start:
January 21
End:
January 23
Event Category:

Venue

Roebling Road
1135 Roebling Road
Bloomingdale, GA 31302 United States
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Organizer

Marty Flack
Email:
martyflackcfp@gmail.com