Driver’s Education

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of June 1, 2016, SA2010 or newer helmets will be required for all DE events.

Please view the new GPR DE Registration and Refund Policy placed in effect on 6/6/2016.

What is Driver’s Education?

Welcome to Driver’s Education, also called Track Events. 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.

The Great Plains Region Porsche Club runs DE events from May to September at Raceway Park of the Midlands (formerly Mid America Motorplex) in Pacific Junction, Iowa, and Motorsport Park Hastings in Hastings, Nebraska. Check out our events section to see if there are driving events coming up.

We currently have an excellent article written by Sandy Steckman about the “DE Experience” along with a new article from Mike Reynolds about his first experience doing a DE. We also have driving handbooks for both RPM and MPH, if you would like to learn more about these tracks or about a DE weekend in general.

Watch the DE101 PowerPoint presentation here.

You can also download the DE safety guidelines and the tech inspection form.