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PCA High Performance Driver Education
Track Day Organizations
There are a number of organizations around the country that gather together to drive local race tracks for fun. Typically, these groups include novice, intermediate and advanced driving sessions within their track day outing. Many of these organizations also provide their novice groups with instructors, who can ride with you and help you gain the local knowledge of the circuit. These groups are open to all cars, so you can get to mix it up with just about any type of vehicle.
This is by no means an exhaustive list: (Click on any heading to expand more detail)
Franchise operations providing events in Northeast, California, Northwest, Southeast and Florida. Usually runs extensive days with novice, intermediate and advanced run groups. Emphasis on education as part of the novice group. Usual Circuits:
California – Laguna Seca, Sonoma and Thunderhill
Northeast – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Watkins Glen International, Pocono, Lime Rock and Pittsburgh International.
Northwest – Portland International, Oregan Raceway and Ridge Motorsports Park.
Florida / Southeast – Daytona International, Palm Beach International, Roebling Road and Virginia International.
More information at https://www.hookedondriving.com
Chin Track Days is multi-regional and visits 15 of the best known big-name, full-size road courses in the eastern half of the USA and Texas. Provides novice, intermediate and advanced run groups.
Chin Track Days currently run at 15 different circuits including:
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
Circuit of the Americas (COTA)
National Corvette Museum (NCM)
More information at http://chintrackdays.com/
Just Track It runs open track events that feature extensive track time for all driver levels. They provide instruction for novice drivers in the form of in car coaching and classroom chalk talk sessions. Their focus is the most affordable option for getting out on track.
Just Trackit runs at tracks including:
Barber Motorsports Park
Atlanta Motorsports Park
More information at https://justtrackit.net/
Exclusive Track Days provides a safe track experience with more time behind the wheel at the best possible price. They run an open track and don’t make you wait for over an hour between sessions.
Exclusive track days run at:
More information at http://www.exclusivetrackdays.org/
Mark Pfeffer started MVP Track Time after attending other track days. He did not enjoy the limited track time due to over regulation and some of the officious, ego based attitudes. Enter MVP Track Time with sensible rules, affordable track events and a welcoming atmosphere – no matter what you drive.
MVP Track Days run at:
Circuit of The Americas
NCM Motorsports Park
Autobahn Country Club
Heartland Motorsports Park
More information at http://www.mvptracktime.com/index.html
Based in California, the Porsche Owners Club has programs to take you as far as you want to go with your car! From beginners instruction right through club racing events. You’ll have an experienced Porsche driver as your personal instructor helping you develop your skills at your pace. In one weekend, you’ll grow to appreciate the remarkable handling ability of your car and you’ll control it as never before.
POC runs days at:
Chuckwalla Valley Raceway