Welcome to Metro NY Driver Education!
Here is our DE schedule for 2018:
April 6-7: NJMP Thunderbolt/Lightning
April 27-28: Lime Rock Park
May 30-31: Watkins Glen
July 2-3: NJMP Thunderbolt
July 30-31: Lime Rock Park (July 31 from 1-5pm is UNmuffled!!)
Aug 24-26: Watkins Glen
Oct 5-6: NJMP Lightning
Nov 2-3: Summit Point
The mission and purpose of the Porsche Club of America's Driver's Education Program is to provide a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA DE 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 events 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's 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's Education Program will not be permitted. This approach keeps the events safe for all participants!
How to register. We will be using www.ClubRegistration.net again this year. Most of you have already used ClubRegistration.net and will need to do nothing more then log in and sign up. If this is your first time, you will need to create a new account. It's not difficult, and once complete, registering for events will be very easy. ClubRegistration has been busy in the offseason making improvements to web site. Registering this year should be even easier! You can even sign up for text alerts and event reminders!!
First time registrants: When you go to www.ClubRegistration.net, you will be asked to either log in or create an account. If you need to create an account, you will be walked through the steps and questions that need to be answered. Once your account is set up, you are ready to start registering for our events. You can then search for our events by first clicking on the “Search for Events” label on the red bar. Then click on the pull-down menu next to the word “Club” and select “Metro NY PCA” from the list and then click the “Search…” button.
When to register. Similar to last year, each event will have it’s own registration opening date. Events will be open for registration roughly 6 weeks prior to the event date. I say roughly, because I will try to get registrations to open on a Monday... it makes my life easier! All event registrations close one week prior to the event date. Look for DE flyers in the Post and on our web site for additional dates. Refund policies and cut off dates are listed on ClubRegistration.net. Please contact us directly at [email protected], and NOT ClubRegistration.net with any questions!
We will once again be offering limited garage rentals for Watkins Glen. See ClubRegistration.net for details.
Any questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you at the track!!