What is a PCA Driver’s Education, and why should I attend?
PCA driving schools (PCA DE) offer the perfect environment for car lovers 18 years of age and older to learn more about performance driving. Experienced instructors are paired with students of all levels to help them safely learn vehicle dynamics and high performance driving skills in a safe, controlled setting. If you have always wanted to learn more about driving technique, joining a DE event is the safest, single best way to learn. While the event is held at a race track, it is NOT a racing school. You will not be taught to race. What you will learn about vehicle dynamics and high performance driving will carry over to street driving and make you much more aware and capable in an emergency situation on the street.
To attend a PCA DE, you don’t need to own a Porsche. The schools are designed to teach you to drive YOUR car better, regardless of who manufactured it. You will see many non-Porsche cars at a PCA driving school.
Will driving on a race track damage my car?
The most important consideration for a PCA DE is safety. Each car must be inspected prior to arrival at the track and within 30 days of the event, to make sure it is mechanically ready for the weekend. You will be provided the inspection form to be completed by a qualified technician. The club provides options for getting this inspection done at no charge. Of course, cars can break down no matter where they are driven. So long as your car passes the inspection, your risk of a breakdown should be no greater at the track than on a local road.
What is the downside to doing a PCA Driving School?
Driving School Addiction! One school is almost never enough. You also may never again drive your regular commute without thinking about proper apexes, weight transfer, and cornering technique.