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Pumpkin Run HPDE and PCA National Instructor School 2020

Driver's Ed

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Event Information

Hosted by Central Indiana Region PCA
Location Putnam Park Road Course
Event Dates 10/02/20 - 10/04/20
Registration Dates 12/22/19 12:01 AM (opens)
(central time zone)

09/30/20 12:01 AM (closes)
(central time zone)
Description UPDATE: We are currently waitlisting instructed students.  Anyone that has not been moved to a solo run group at a previous PCA event should register and not pay.  If in fact we find capacity, and can assign an instructor, we will notify you to make payment and be confirmed for the event.

CIRPCA Pumpkin Run 2020 High Performance Driver Education
and PCA National Instructor Program


Central Indiana Region of the Porsche Club of America (CIRPCA) is hosting our 3-day annual Pumpkin Run Driver Education event at Putnam Park Road Course ( in Mt. Meridian, IN. on October 2-4, 2019. Saturday and Sunday will be a traditional Driver Ed program, open to drivers of all levels, driving any make of vehicle, from 1st time track drivers thru advanced drivers.  Friday will feature open lapping for advanced drivers (those who do not require Instructors) as well as a PCA National Instructor Training program.

The PCA Instructor Training Program on Friday, October 2nd is a FREE program and is open to advanced drivers who have an interest in becoming Driving Instructors in our Driver Education program.  It features classroom, as well as on track sessions, and will be conducted by a member of PCA National’s Instructor Training group. While this is a PCA program, this event is open to advanced drivers in all makes of cars.  It is also not necessary that participants be members of PCA. We anticipate high demand for this program, so plan to sign up early! You do NOT need to pay for Friday so please sign up for Saturday & Sunday 2-day student registration when registering and select the FREE option for Friday PCA Instructor Program (STUDENT).

Putnam Park has always been a great track for both novices and advanced drivers providing a safe, open environment for High Performance Driver Education.

As always, our Saturday and Sunday DE event, features lots of track time, along with classroom training, to ensure everyone goes home a better driver.  It is open to all licensed drivers, 18 and over, driving any make vehicle. Membership in PCA is not a requirement! Instructors will be provided for all drivers at the beginning or novice levels. 

As always, participating vehicles require the completion of a Technical Inspection form by a qualified mechanic (inspected and signed no early than 30 days prior to the event) before presenting the vehicle at the track for final inspection.  Final on-site tech inspection will be available on Friday morning at the track, and again Saturday morning at the track. Drivers must bring their completed and signed tech forms to one of the onsite tech inspections. Tech forms are available on the registration website and also on the CIRPCA website by clicking on the Driver Ed icon. More details will be posted at a later time.

Student Registration: Registration is via  Search for Putnam Park events, and the dates of October 2-4th.  If you are new to Club Registration, you will first need to establish an account (no cost), and create a personal profile, which includes your relevant driving experiences.

Instructor Registration: Anyone registering to instruct must be an approved CIRPCA instructor. Questions here can be directed to the registrar. There may be some time Friday and during the weekend to evaluate and coach advanced drivers that may be interested in instructing in the future. Anyone interested can please reach out to our Chief Driving Instructor - Doug DeArmond at

Helmets: Only Snell certified helmets, carrying a 2010 or 2015 sticker, will be allowed.  A limited number of rental helmets are available, via the clubregistration website at $65 for the entire weekend.

Garage Rental: a limited number of single bay spaces are available for $150 for the entire weekend.  All garages are 1st come, 1st served, and may be reserved via Clubreg. Vehicles can be left in the garage for the weekend and there is power & compressed air available.

Host Hotel:
A block of discounted hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn Cloverdale, located at 1017 N. Main Street, Cloverdale, IN 46120. For reservations, call (765) 795-5050 and reference the code "PCA" to get the discounted rates.

Onsite Tech inspection will be available Friday and Saturday mornings at the track. 

Cars can be left at the track Friday for the weekend, so if you are attending Saturday and Sunday you can make things easier on yourself by coming Friday before track shutdown and completing your registration and tech inspection!

For further information or questions, please contact us:
CIRPCA Track Chair: Mark Westlake email:
CIRPCA Registrar: Stacy Kirk email:
CIRPCA Chief Driving Instructor: Doug DeArmond email:
Refund Policy Full refund less $25 administration costs provided for cancellations received more than ten days prior to the event start date.  No refund for cancellations within 10 days of the event start date.  Credits for future CIRPCA events will be issued if cancellation received within 10 days of the event. 
Indemnity Policy I acknowledge that the at-event technical inspection performed upon my vehicle and helmet is solely for the purpose of meeting minimum standards of vehicle preparation and helmet requirements for this driving event, and no representation is made by Central Indiana Region PCA, PCA, or its inspectors of the road-worthiness or fitness for general street driving or driving on the track in the course of the event.  No warranties are implied or expressed in passing or failing the inspection.  I release the inspectors and Central Indiana Region PCA and PCA from any and all liability arising from their inspection whether or not due to their negligence.  I acknowledge that at all times I remain solely responsible for my safety and road-worthiness of my vehicle.  I certify that I am over the age of 18, have a valid driver’s license, and acknowledge that I assume any and all responsibilities for damage I cause to the track, facilities, or property, and/or any damages that may befall my person or property.  I further acknowledge that I MUST sign the insurance waiver presented in order to be covered by the liability policy provided for this event. 

Event Fees

Entry Type Fee Description
Student Sat and Sun $425.00 Weekend fee for driver education students.
Instructor Sat and Sun $125.00 Instructor fee, entire weekend. (You must be on our approved Instructor list.)
3-day Advanced Student (Fri, Sat, Sun) $600.00 Advanced Solo approved drivers, 3-day event registration.
3-day instructor (Fri, Sat, Sun) $300.00 Instructor registration, open lapping Friday. Instructing on weekend.
Student 1 Day Registration $300.00 Single Day driver education student.

Event Options

Event Options Fee
Friday PCA Instructor Training Program (MENTOR)
Friday PCA Instructor Training Program (STUDENT)
Garage Rental
Each garage and comes with air, electric & fan. Single car/half a bay, for entire weekend, no daily rate. Only 15 spots available!
Helmet Rental
Only 8 helmets available for this event!

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