Porsche Autocross

 

 August 2015 AutoCross at PIR-59

What is Autocross?

Autocross is an exhilarating and fun way to help raise the level of your driving skills to match the capabilities of your Porsche!  This is a driving exercise, where a single car negotiates a closed course of cones to achieve the quickest time possible.  No previous experience is necessary; Novices are welcome. We cultivate an air of camaraderie and fun among our participants.  All you need is a driver’s license, an automotive helmet (SA or M2010 or newer) and a car that can pass a basic mechanical safety inspection.  Loaner helmets and instructors are always available. Cars are run in classes against cars with similar performance. Bring any older or newer Porsche, including 911s, Boxsters,Caymans, Macans, Panameras, or Cayennes.

Check out this video from the Northeast Porsche Club for an overview of what Autocross is:
https://www.pca.org/news/2015-12-28/video-pcas-northeast-region-gives-introduction-autocross

Your car will be given a tech inspection to make sure it is safe for autocrossing.  For full inspection details go to  Tech Inspection Rules. Speeds are usually below 50 mph and driving is mostly in second gear.  Each driver generally gets between 6 and 8 runs competing for best time against other cars in their class. At the end of the event, elapsed times are factored for penalties and posted for viewing.

 

 


ORPCA Autocross Program

Your ORPCA autocross team warmly welcomes all newcomers to join us in the pursuit of speed and car control. The ORPCA autocross experience is full of fun, camaraderie and a great way to make new friends.   We currently have an average of 25-30 Porsche drivers entered at each event, and other marques are invited to participate. Autocross is a great way to teach Porsche drivers the handling and braking basics in a controlled environment. Whether you are a seasoned driver that needs a brush-up, or a novice with a desire to improve basic driving techniques, autocross may be the event for you. Need coaching or instruction? There are a number of skilled drivers that form our instructor base. They are happy to help, be it a casual question or some instructional “seat time”.

Participation is limited this 2017 season to 60 participants per event.

Registration is now open – please go to: Autocross Registration
 


2017 Autocross Schedule

Annual Tech Inspection – Saturday, February 25
Matrix Integrated / 4000 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, Oregon 97239
Completed!

Drivers Skill Clinic – Saturday, March 25
Portland International Raceway (PIR)- North Paddock
Completed!

Test and Tune – Saturday, March 25
PIR – North Paddock
Completed!

Autocross #1 – Sunday, March 26, 7:15am
PIR – North Paddock
Completed!

Autocross #2 – Sunday, April 23, 7:15am
PIR South Paddock
More info at: Autocross #2.

Autocross #3 – Sunday, May 7, 7:15am
PIR South Paddock
More info at: Autocross #3.

Autocross #4 – Sunday, June 4, 7:15am
PIR South Paddock
More info at: Autocross #4.

Autocross #5 – Sunday, July 23, 7:15am
PIR South Paddock
More info at: Autocross #5.

Autocross #6 – Sunday, August 20 , 7:15am
PIR South Paddock
More info at: Autocross #6.

Autocross #7 – Sunday, September 17, 7:15am
PIR South Paddock
More info at: Autocross #7.

Autocross #7 – Sunday, October 22, 7:15am
PIR North Paddock
More info at: Autocross #8.


What To Expect?

  • Arrive at the event no later than 7:15am.
  • 7:15 to 8:15am – Our Registration desk is open. Everyone must check in at the registration desk.You must sign our liability waiver and get a wristband. Registration will then check you in, verify your car number, get your work assignment, run group, and provide the course map.
  • 7:15 to 8:15am – Tech Inspection is open. If you do not have an annual tech you must get your car inspected at each event. Annual Tech Inspections will be offered prior to the 2017 season start. To find out what a Tech Inspection consists of go to: http://www.oregonpca.org/events/autocross/rules-regulations/.
  • The course is open for walking when the design committee releases it; generally around 8:00am.
  • 8:30am – Mandatory Driver’s Meeting.
  • 9:00am – First car out. Each participant typically gets 6-8 timed runs each.

Most events are located in the Portland International Raceway (PIR) South Pits. We will provide information on accessing the North Pits for the 2 events that are located there.


What Are The Requirements?

Participants 18 years and older are required to have a valid Driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Participants 16 and 17 years old must have a valid Driver’s license and a parent or legal guardian complete a  “Waiver and Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement for Minors in Restricted Areas, Driving or Riding” form. A copy can be found online on this web site in the members section at Minor and Parent Waiver or on the PCA web at: Minor and Parent Waiver (please note these are the same forms) or from the event safety organizers.

Passengers are not allowed to ride in any participants car unless they are a Certified ORPCA Instructor. Anyone may ride in a Certified ORPCA Instructors car.


How Do I Register?

Registration is now open – please go to: Autocross Registration


What To Bring?

Always dress for the weather. A tarmac can run 20 to 30 degrees hotter than the ambient air temperature and you will be standing for possibly 1 to 2 hours. In the rain Umbrellas and hats are good. If it is below 50 degrees and raining wear waterproof gear and stay warm. Other general things include;

  • Helmet (2010 or 2015 SA or M Snell rated) – Limited Loaner Helmets Available
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit and or snacks
  • Jacket and hat
  • Change of shoes

Contacts:

General Autocross Questions:
Eric Freedle – axchair@oregonpca.org
Autocross Registration Questions:
Anson Lytle – axregistration@oregonpca.org