Important Notice Regarding Drivers Attendance at the “Drivers’ Meeting” Before EACH GPR DE Event

The Drivers’ Meeting, per PCA rules, is required before each DE event held by the Great Plains Region. Review of PCA rules, safety procedures, track notes, and potential schedule changes are presented during the morning meeting to ensure all drivers have a safe and enjoyable DE experience. To help ensure attendance, the “Tech Inspection” sticker, which is required for a car to “Grid Up” and enter the track, will be now be distributed to drivers at the conclusion of the drivers’ meeting.

The new procedure will be:

  • Cars are still required to pass tech prior to the drivers’ meeting. Tech will open at 7:00 am and close just prior to the drivers’ meeting. The signed tech form will still be collected after a successful tech inspection. Any existing/old tech stickers will be removed during the inspection process.
  • Forms will be placed in an alphabetical Tech Folder for quick access.
  • At the conclusion of the drivers’ meeting, the current DE event Tech Sticker will be distributed to drivers upon verification of their tech form in the Tech Folder.
  • Drivers who arrive late, or miss the drivers’ meeting, will need to find the Safety Officer to have their car inspected and/or receive a briefing on the drivers’ meeting, at which time the Tech Inspection sticker will be issued. At this time it will be the driver’s responsibility to locate the Safety Officer for this review.

IMPORTANT: Simpson Helmet Recall and Statement on DE/Club Race Usage

Simpson Performance Products has recently discovered a potential safety issue with its Snell SA 2015 Voyager 2 helmet. Click here to view Simpson’s full recall notice.

Use of these helmets will not be permitted at PCA DE or Club Race Events unless they have been repaired. If you own a Voyager 2 and shipped it back to Simpson for repairs you must bring the repair notice and return documentation for the Helmet to pass Tech Inspection.

Helmet Update

From the Porsche Club of America

We will now require Snell Approved Helmets 2015 or 2010. All car occupants must wear a Snell approved helmet, which has the current available Snell rating or the one previous Snell rating. Other helmets are acceptable if they are approved for PCA Club Racing.

Snell 2005 Helmet Expiration Date Extended

Attention DE Drivers and Club Racers: Snell SA 2005 helmet expiration extended to January 1, 2017

If your Snell SA2005 helmet is still in good condition and you wish to do so, you may continue to use it up to January 1, 2017. While the June 1 expiration has worked well for the past several Snell cycles, for various reasons some manufacturers are slower than in the past about getting all their models in all sizes on the market. There is no overall shortage of helmets with the latest Snell rating, but helmet fit is very important and varies with individual head shapes, and preference for make and model is important to many. The Snell Foundation recommends that helmets be replaced every five years, and racers with Snell SA2005 helmets should take that into consideration when deciding if they should purchase one of the many Snell SA2015 helmets available now, or wait until the one they want becomes available.