EVENT #1 SATURDAY March 15th Z-Max Race Way Concord, NC (Across from Charlotte Motor Speedway) Registration Opened Now - Registration CLOSES March 2nd at Midnight (or earlier if we Max our Registration) Direct Link to Register: www.clubregistration.net/index.cfm?direct=5692&pca
EVENT #2 SATURDAY June 14 Z-MAX EVENT #3 SATURDAY July 19 Z-MAX EVENT #4 SATURDAY August 16 Z-MAX EVENT #5 SATURDAY September 20 Manheim EVENT #6 SATURDAY Oct. 25 Manheim
Honestly you can't go wrong with either group. The PCA generally has more simple courses that are easier to find your way around and also a mandatory course walk in the morning. I believe they also offer instruction to new drivers, and you will get a little more seat time. The only catch is that I believe registration is now closed for the next PCA event, so you'd have to wait until July.
This region of the SCCA is fantastic with novice drivers. There is a group dedicated solely to the novice program. They go over the course map, do course walks, discuss worker safety, and basically tell you everything you need to know for your first time out. There are also instructors to ride along and teach you the sport. It's also a great overall group, and pretty much anyone in the paddock will help you if you need it or have questions.
So, you can't go wrong either way, and there are quite a few people here who run with both clubs. Just come on out and join the fun!
Everything Matt said but you may still be able to get in the PCA event if you email Sean and ask him soon. He usually shoots for 100 or so and right now they are at 85 registered. They have instructors there but you can probably get anyone in their "SCCA" class to instruct you as well. Dont wait around for the mandatory course walk, sometimes they dont do them at ZMax. Make sure you walk it a few times, find someone to walk it with so they can give you pointers too. And try to get a ride along with someone early in the day too.
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Thanks for the advice. I think I'll make my initial autocross attempt in August once my work schedule clears up!
I'll reach out to guys later to see if you'll be at the August events!
Why wait for the PCA, when CCR does great events.
We are helping the SCCA run the Starting Line School and Autocross at Metrolina on July 26/27. With top tier instruction on Saturday and an autocross on Sunday, it is money well spent for someone new to the sport.