Our first APR Autocross event is at the Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds in Laurens, SC on Sunday July 8, 2018 and is sponsored by the Carolinas Region PCA.
This event will be held in the Vehicle Dynamics area which is a 14 acre asphalt pad which is absolutely perfect for Autocross. To see a map and facility details just click on the following link: https://aprpca.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f10c204c4c630b5e64b81deeb&id=27fc48f6be&e=b68f60a02b
This is a great way to experience the performance potential of your Porsche in a safe environment. And, if you are interested in getting on the track, an Autocross is a great first step! Porsches Line Up For The Start At Michelin
Autocross is a low speed event held on an open paved lot. The intent is to familiarize drivers with their limits and the limits of their cars. The course is laid out using highway cones in a road course fashion. Runs are timed. Safety is a primary concern and instructors are available but not required.
This event is open to PCA members and non-members and welcomes all car marques. The cost for members is $55. More event information and rules can be found at: https://aprpca.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f10c204c4c630b5e64b81deeb&id=7ad6a072d8&e=b68f60a02b
For those that prefer to drive down the night before, Hampton Inn and Suites is just off I-26 and about 20 minutes from the Michelin Testing Grounds. Hampton Inn & Suites: https://aprpca.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f10c204c4c630b5e64b81deeb&id=7f7ee75801&e=b68f60a02b
Also, don't forget our upcoming "Introduction To Track Days" tech session. This tech session will be held at Porsche Asheville starting at 9:30 on July 21. APR member Jack Chandler will take the mystery out of what to expect and how to get started. Jack is a certified PCA driving instructor and licensed race driver. Jack has introduced hundreds of new drivers to the techniques of making a track day a fun, safe event.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you at the track!
David Wells, Track Chair Appalachian Region Porsche Club of America