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Austin Schnell Fest
Spring HPDE at COTA (Driver's Ed)

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Event Information

Location COTA
Event Dates 05/19/17 - 05/21/17
Registration Dates 03/30/17 12:00 PM (opens)
(central time zone)

05/12/17 12:00 PM (closes)
(central time zone)
Description The Hill Country, Lone Star and Maverick Regions of the Porsche Club of America have joined together each spring since 2013 to host a PCA Club Race at Circuit of the Americas.  Along with the Club Race we’ve also had an “Advanced Solo-Only” Driver Ed event which, as the name implies, was only open to advanced D.E. drivers.  This was because many D.E. Instructors are also club racers… so there weren’t enough instructors available to instruct the green and blue run groups during the same weekend as the club race.  Consequently, beginner and novice D.E. drivers have never had the opportunity to attend an “instructed” PCA D.E. event at COTA.  But that is all going to change in 2017!

Hill Country, Lone Star and Maverick Regions – PCA have joined with the Houston and Lone Star Chapters of the BMW-CCA to host two fully-instructed Driver Education events at Circuit of the Americas this year.  We’re calling these events the “Austin Schnell Fests” and they will take place the weekends of May 19-21 and November 17-19, 2017.  These events will be PCA High Speed Driver Education events in all respects, operating under the PCA Driver Ed Event guidelines and insurance policy. 

Both Schnell Fests will be three day events, Friday thru Sunday.  Here are things you’ll need to know:

•Registration for the May 19-21 Schnell Fest will open March 30th at Noon Central Time on 
•These events will run on the 3.4 mile United States Formula 1 Grand Prix Circuit at Circuit of the Americas.
•Beginner drivers (the Green Run Group) will run on Saturday and Sunday only.  The registration fee for beginner drivers will be $700.
•All other run groups (Blue/Yellow/White/Red) will run Friday-Sunday.  Because the Green Group will only run on Saturday and Sunday, Friday will feature lengthened run sessions for the more experienced run groups.  The registration fee for Blue/Yellow/White run group drivers will be $945.
•Registration Fee for Instructors will be $300.
•Formula 1 garages will be available for rental for $1,500 for the entire weekend.  As many as six cars can fit into one garage. 
•More details will be available soon on the Austin Schnell Fest website
•Questions? Contact

Please plan on joining us in Austin this year for the first-ever instructed Driver Education Events at Circuit of the Americas!
Addt'l Payment Info. NA
Refund Policy Please see host website for details.
Indemnity Policy Please see host website for details.

Event Fees

Entry Type Fee Description
Beginner $700.00 Saturday and Sunday Only.
Beginner - Friday Only $315.00 Green drivers not confirmed for Sat-Sun
Intermediate/Advanced $945.00 All drivers above first run group.
Instructor $300.00 PCA/BMW approved instructors only.
Staff $0.00 Event staff only.

Event Options

Event Options Fee
1/4 garage option
Beginner Only - Friday
Open to Green drivers only.
Enough space for 6 vehicles. Includes power and bathrooms.

Event Files

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