ORPCA Autocross

Upcoming Events

Sat 27

Cancelled: Autocross Driver Skills Clinic

March 27 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 27

Cancelled: Autocross Test and Tune

March 27 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun 28

Autocross #1

March 28 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Apr 25

Autocross #2

April 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
May 23

Autocross #3

May 23 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Jun 27

Autocross #4

June 27 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Jul 18

Autocross #5

July 18 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Aug 22

Autocross #6

August 22 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sep 26

Autocross #7

September 26 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Registration:

Registration for the 2021 season is open. Check the individual events above for links to register using Motorsportreg. 

Autocross Contacts

General Autocross Questions:
Eric Freedle: axchair@oregonpca.org

Autocross Registration Questions:
Anson Lytle: axregistration@oregonpca.org

Autocross Location:

City of Portland position on leaded fuel use at PIR: 
Leaded Fuel at PIR

Oregon PCA Autocross

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 with questions you may have. Instructional “seat time” may be offered depending on the Covid-19 restrictions. 

Located at Portland International Raceway’s (PIR’s) North or South Paddocks, participation is limited to about 60 participants per event. This allows for a better participant experience and ensures we’re able to efficiently manage the run groups. Please register early if you are interested in participating. Walk-ins will not be accepted and people on the waitlist will be added in order (priority to members) if there are cancellations.

Work assignments are mandatory and will be enforced. It takes volunteers to keep this event going. If you drive, you work………no exceptions. We realize some folks have special circumstances that may prevent them from working in specific roles. We’ll do our best to accommodate you. But we ask that you consider whether the physical aspects of autocross are appropriate given your individual health.

Please read below and check the other sections under the Autocross menu for more information. (Rules and Regulations, Tech Inspection, Car Classification and more)

What to Expect?

  • NEW requirements: No spectators. Please use a mask when not in your car or eating and please use social distancing at all times.
  • Arrive at PIR no later than 7:30am. Look for the ORPCA Autocross signs when you enter PIR
  • 7:30 to 8:30am – Our Check-In desk is open. Registered participants must check in at the desk. (Walk-in registrations will not be accepted.) Get your wristband and check your car number, and run group. Course maps will be sent the night before.   Please print and bring to the track. 
  • 7:30 to 8:30am – Tech Inspection is open. If you do not have a 2021 Tech Inspection sticker, you must get your car inspected your first event of the season.
  • The course is open for walking when the design committee releases it, generally, around 8:00am
  • 8:45am – Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
  • 9:00am – First car out
  • Two run groups – 60 car total limit

What are the Requirements?

Participants 18 years and older are required to have a valid Driver’s license and proof of insurance.
Do not ride/drive in any car except your own. 

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 (2015 or newer SA or M Snell rated) – A limited number of  loaner helmets are available.
  • If you are purchasing a new helmet for the 2021 season, make sure you purchase a 2020 Snell rated one. These are available from Neil d’Autremont of Sidedraught City. Contact him at his email: neildautrey@gmail.com or call his cell 503-781-0183. 
  • Bottled water
  • Fruit and or snacks
  • Jacket and hat
  • Change of shoes

Please check the other sections under the Autocross menu for more information.