Drivers Education

Each year FSR organizes two High-Performance Driver’s Education (HPDE) events. Over the years FSR has earned a tremendous reputation for putting on educational, safe, and structured events. These events target what PCA members are most passionate about – appreciating the fine automobiles they own in a way that just can’t be recognized in daily street driving.

Drivers Education (DE) Committee

The PCA driver education program is the most popular program in PCA. The sporting nature of the Porsche automobile and the ability to drive it at speed attracts Porsche drivers to these type of events. These participants, as well as the Club, have expectations that the DE event will be organized and conducted with the consideration of safety for all the people at the event. It is estimated that 20,000 drivers participate in the PCA Driver Education program annually.

Drivers Education (DE)

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.

Follow Your FSR DE Track Day Schedule Live

At our September HPDE at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), the First Settlers Region DE Committee launched the beta version of our new HPDE Web App TrackKeeper.

Drivers Education Documents

Looking for the Driver Education Documents. You arrived at the right place, please follow the link below.

Other good reads (Performance Driving Books and Articles):

Secrets of Solo Racing by Henry Watts
Driving in Competition by Alan Johnson
oing Faster by Carl Lopez/Skip Barber Racing School
Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook by Vic Elford
Speed Secrets – Professional Race Drive Techniques by Ross Bentley

Understeer and oversteer

Depiction of understeer.
Understeer: the car does not turn enough and leaves the road
Depiction of oversteer.
Oversteer: the car turns more sharply than intended and could get into a spin
Understeer and oversteer are vehicle dynamics terms used to describe the sensitivity of a vehicle to steering. Simply put, oversteer is what occurs when a car turns (steers) by more than (over) the amount commanded by the driver. Conversely, understeer is what occurs when a car steers less than (under) the amount commanded by the driver.

Watch This Video Before You Go on a Track Day

Driver’s Education (DE) events allow us to learn more about our Porsches, to learn more about ourselves and, above all, to have fun. You’ll learn the rudiments of performance driving in a safe, controlled, and non- competitive environment and be able to use the experience to improve your safety and driving ability on the street. In fact DE events are one of those rare enjoyable things in life that aren’t illegal, immoral or fattening. You’ll learn, at first, that the limits to how you drive are your’s and not your Porsche’s.







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