Track Report

Track Report

August 2018 Track Report

Summertime! Laguna.  Laguuuunahhh. Your incredible track team (see the April blog for who makes up your track team) just completed two exciting events in July at “Laguna.”  Pronounce it with me in your best Juan Cabrillo accent – “Lahguuunah Ssseca.” Be sure and purse your lips during “guuu” and get a[…]

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July 2018 Track Report

Summertime! In the twenty two thousand one hundred and fifty five days between the first race at Laguna Seca Raceway and GGR’s next driver education event at the famed track, the population of Monterey County has grown by a factor of two and a half.  In that same period of[…]

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June 2018 Track Report

It’s Not the Cars, It’s the People We recently wrapped up another fun weekend at my favorite track, Buttonwillow Raceway.  Over 80 DE drivers (including 20 students) and 30 racers joined us for unbelievably not hot (mid-80’s) weather at a fun and challenging track.  (Your track chair particularly enjoys turn[…]

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Track Report: How Many Hands Do You Have?

First off – a reminder:  Buttonwillow DE and Club Race coming up May 19-20!  Register for the DE here, and if you’re a racer, register for the Club Race here:  http://register.pca.org. Now, grab a cup of coffee or tea.  This is going to be a long one… I don’t know[…]

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April 2018 Track News

Stewards of Enthusiasm At the Saturday morning instructors’ meeting at Thunderhill this past March 24 (that secret society assembly preceding the drivers’ meeting), there was an observable upbeat atmosphere.  Your co-Chief Driving Instructors Scott Kalkin and Brad Williams, with the over thirty instructors gathered, were going over last minute assignment[…]

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March 2017 Track Report

Hey, Coach! Your GGR track team just completed hosting its 2018 PCA National Instructor Training the weekend of February 10-11. Eighteen enthusiastic candidates were mentored by twenty-four seasoned and even more enthusiastic instructor mentors to not merely grow GGR’s instructor corps by training the many excellent candidates, but to also[…]

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Proposal to Change Competition Rules For DE

Over the past few years PCA GGR has eliminated the Time Trial Series and instead concentrated on HPDE (High Performance Driver’s Education). As newer cars are acquired by our members, and as timing equipment like Harry’s lap timer becomes more prevalent, there is less demand for the Time trial series.  As a[…]

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Driver’s Education at Thunderhill on June 24-25

Join us at Thunderhill Raceway Park on June 24-25 2017 for a Driver Education weekend.  We welcome any safe driver, with any safe car.  At Thunderhill we’ll have everyone from first-timers to more experienced track-day fanatics. This is the first time we’ve held the event in June so the weather should be[…]

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