Driver’s Education


As of January 1, 2021, SA2015 or newer helmets will be required for all DE events. SA2010 helmets are no longer permitted.

As of January 1, 2019, DE Drivers and passengers in cars with 5/6 point harness systems must also use a certified Head & Neck restraint device (e.g. HANS).

What is Driver’s Education?

Welcome to Driver’s Education, also called Track Events. The mission and purpose of the Great Plains Region and 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 can experience first-hand the capabilities of their vehicles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations.

Our DE experience is not racing. Passing is controlled and limited to various sections of the track determined by GPR Safety Chair.

The Great Plains Region Porsche Club runs DE events from April to October at I29 Speedway (formerly Raceway Park of the Midlands) in Pacific Junction, Iowa, and Motorsport Park Hastings in Hastings, Nebraska. GPR will run both one and two day events, with a novice/instructed run group available for each. Check out our events calendar to see driving events that are planned for the year.

Our DE101 PowerPoint presentation is designed to provide individuals thinking about attending a DE event a comprehensive overview of the event objectives and what to expect during a typical day at the track. It is also a great refresher for experienced DE participants. Our DE 202 PowerPoint presentation explores ways to improve and go faster. Also available for download are the DE safety & Procedure guidelines (updated January 2023) and the current tech inspection form (updated January 2024).

We also have driving handbooks for both I29 Speedway (Formerly RPM) and MPH, if you would like to learn more about these tracks.

Learning Curves: High Performance Drivers Education

Three Laps of I29 Speedway (formerly Raceway Park of the Midlands)