HPDE Road Atlanta
The Appalachian Region HPDE program consists of three High Performance Driver's Education events per year hosted by other PCA Regions. HPDE #2 for Appalachian Region is at Road Atlanta on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2022.
An HPDE is an ideal way to experience the performance and road handling characteristics of your Porsche in a controlled, safe environment. (See description below if you are new to HPDE.)
How to Register for HPDE #2 at Road Atlanta
Registration is through ClubRegistration.net using this link: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=12263
Novice and more experienced drivers are welcome. There will be four run groups so you will be on the track with drivers of a similar skill level and car speed. For the very seasoned driver, there is extended passing. This means you can pass anywhere on the track with a point-by.
If you have never driven in an HPDE and would like to consider this one, contact HPDE Chair David Wells or President Jim Moore. We will take you through step-by-step everything you need to do to have a fun, exciting weekend.
The cost for this event is $650 if you require an instructor and $600 if you are a Solo driver.
All marques are welcome!
Lodging for the Event
Appalachian Region Drivers will be staying at the LaQuinta Inn about 10 minutes down the road from the track. We have a special rate of $120.99 per night plus tax if you book via this link: Road Atlanta – PCA Booking Link
Track time is Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5, 2022 but you will want to arrive in Atlanta Friday afternoon, June 3, 2022 to register for the event and put your car through tech inspection.
What to Expect at a HPDE Event
A PCA HPDE event is the ultimate experience of Porsche ownership. You can drive your Porsche fast and safe while learning the handling aspects of your high-performance machine.
At an HPDE event you’ll have a wide range of drivers and cars that are split into drive groups based on your experience and power of your Porsche. Since we are talking about your first track day experience you will be assigned to the novice green group.
The day starts with a classroom session where you learn some of the basics of cornering and braking under high-speed driving.
You’ll be assigned an instructor who will ride in your car in the passenger seat while you drive the track. The instructor will help moderate your speed as you are advised about braking zones, corner turn-ins, hitting the apex and turn-out. (This may all sound foreign now but will be standard vocabulary for you after your first track weekend.). You’ll build speed gradually as your confidence and skills build. This is the primary goal of the instructor: helping you progress in your driving skills in a gradual, safe progression of driving.
There will be other cars on the track while you are driving but the cars are spaced out so you can focus on your driving rather than passing or being passed. If through your driving skills you either approach another car or one approaches you, you will have been instructed what the zones are on the track where passing is allowed. Passing in an HPDE is done through a point-by system where the driver who is being passed signals to the car behind when to pass and what side of the car to pass. Cars will bunch up when slower cars don’t quickly offer passes, or cars are hesitant to pass in novice groups.
You can expect four driving sessions each day.
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