Notes for Newbs

Some events are more tailored to beginners than others. Those are the clubs that I recommend for new HPDE drivers.

Club Car Control Clinic Required Beginner HPDE School Recommended for First-Timers? Comments
Alfa Romeo Owners of Oregon
No
No
No
Audi Club NW
Yes
Yes
Yes
Clinic at Bremerton
BMW ACA Portland
No
Yes
Yes
BMW CCA Puget Sound
Yes
Yes
Yes
Clinic at Bremerton
Cascade Sports Car Club
No
 

Yes
Yes
School tailored to novice racing preparation; results in novice ICSCC license. Excellent value.
Club Lotus NW
No
No
No
No novice group.
Hooked on Driving (Pacific NW Region)
No
Yes
Yes
IRDC (school/lapping)
No
Yes
Yes
School tailored to novice racing preparation; results in novice ICSCC license. Excellent value.
Mustangs Northwest
No
No
No
Northwest Alfa Romeo Club
Yes
Yes
Yes
Caveat: Recommend car control clinic and Bremertons HPDE events for new-to-lapping drivers.
Oregon Region Porsche Club of America
No
Yes
Yes
PNW Porsche Club of America
No
Yes
Yes
Clinic at Bremerton
ProFormance
No
Yes
Yes
Pricy, but by far the best one-day open-lapper training in the PNW. Includes car control clinic.
SCCA Track Night in America
No
Yes
Yes
Best value for beginners. Novice program is pretty easy going. Not as much coaching as some schools.
Team Continental
No
Yes
Yes
School tailored to novice racing preparation; results in novice ICSCC license. Excellent value.
Turn2 Lapping
No
No
No
Better for drivers with at least some training on HPDE etiquette.

Note: I previously included pricing estimates, but figure to keep maintenance of this to a bare minimum. Prices only go up, so plan on spending a lot to do this @#$%.

Find links to preparation and background info in my Track Day Resources listings..

YMMV.

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Updated: 8/13/18

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