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Fall Solo Drivers Only HPDE No. 1

Driver's Ed

Registration Closed; Contact Austin Schnell Fest at deregistrar@hcrpca.org.

Event Information

Hosted by Austin Schnell Fest
Registrar deregistrar@hcrpca.org
Location COTA
Event Dates 10/30/20 - 10/31/20
Registration Dates 09/30/20 12:00 PM (opens)
(central time zone)

10/26/20 12:00 PM (closes)
(central time zone)
Description This Porsche Club of America Driver Education event is a joint presentation of the Hill Country, Lone Star and Maverick Regions - PCA, with the support of our good friends at the Houston Chapter BMW-CCA.  We’re calling these events at COTA the “Austin Schnell Fests” to emphasize the fact that these events are not just for Porsche or BMW Drivers – drivers of every make are invited to participate, and membership in PCA or BMW-CCA is not necessary.
> More information is available on the event website: http://austinschnellfest.clubregistration.net/
> Questions: contact dgross@grossandnelson.com or 512-497-1111.
Refund Policy Cancellations received by Noon Central Time on October 16th will receive a full refund.  Persons who cancel later than that deadline will receive a refund only if we are able to fill your spot with another driver by Noon Central Time on October 26th.  If we are unable to fill your spot with another driver prior to Noon Central Time on October 26th, then you will not receive a refund - no exceptions.  Registrations received after October 16th are subject to the above policy! If you do not show up for the event you will not receive a refund. 

Covid Addendum to Refund Policy

If you have a recent positive test for COVID-19, or you have symptoms, or a known recent exposure to COVID-19, then DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT.  We will credit your registration and garage payments toward the November 20-22 Schnell Fest HPDE at COTA. 
Indemnity Policy REGISTRATION PRIORITY IS BASED ON TIME OF PAYMENT: GARAGE APPLICATIONS INDEMNITY POLICY

PAYMENTS:
(1) The time that you make payment counts! Your spot in the queue of registrations is based not on the time that you submit your registration but based on the time of your payment.  If, at the time of registration, you do not pay, another applicant who registers later but pays before you will be accepted before you.  Remember time of payment counts!

NO WALK UPS WILL BE ALLOWED. 

GARAGES
Formula 1 garages will be available for rental by participants.  A garage can hold up to six cars. 

Garage spot rental is identical to that of registration priority; it's not when you register for a garage spot(s), it's when you pay that determines your priority.  If you are assigned a garage spot or spots, roughly one week before the event we will advise you of your garage assignment. 

CHARGES AND INDEMNIFICATION FOR COTA FACILITY DAMAGE
The Schnell Fest event website contains a link to COTA’s Rules: http://austinschnellfest. clubregistration. net/cotaRules. pdf.  COTA’s Rules specifically state that each driver will be responsible for all costs arising from repair of the COTA Facility property arising from damage due to his/her actions.  The COTA Rules linked above contain a specific schedule of damage fees for damage to asphalt, guard rails, tire barriers, fencing, etc.  By registering for this event you acknowledge that you have read the COTA Rules, you are familiar with the COTA charges for damages to the COTA Facility, and agree that if your actions cause damage to COTA Facilities you will pay COTA damages according to their schedule, or for unscheduled damages you will pay COTA the damage amounts they require.  Further, you agree to indemnify Hill Country Region-PCA, Lone Star Region-PCA, Maverick Region-PCA and Houston Chapter BMW-CCA for any claims brought against them for damages to COTA Facilities caused by your actions. 

PARKING
Load-in will begin at 9:00am on October 30th.  Load-in will resume at 6:00am on Saturday, October 31st. 


Event Fees

Entry Type Fee Description
Corner Worker $0.00
Crew Member $0.00
Solo-Only Driver $800.00
Instructor $350.00 Approved instructors only.
Event Staff $0.00 Only for event staff designated by DE Chair.

Event Options

Event Options Fee
1/4 garage option
$200.00

Event Files

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ASFOct2020Schedulev4.pdf
CircuitoftheAmericasTrackMap.jpg
COTALayout.pptx
COTATrackRentalCovid-19GuidelinesandInfo.pdf
COVID-19Protocols.pdf
DE-TheArtofBraking.pdf
eSignaturesHowTo.pdf
HowToEvaluateInstructors.pdf
HybridSSept2019BuyIn.pdf
MultiRegionDEHandbookRev3.0.pdf
techForm.pdf