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Event Information

Hosted by Chicago Region PCA
Registrar RLConforti@gmail.com / 224-234-1774
Location Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Event Dates 05/27/22 - 05/29/22
Registration Dates 02/11/22 12:01 AM (opens)
(central time zone)

05/24/22 12:00 PM (closes)
(central time zone)
Description The Chicago Region Porsche Club presents RADE, a novice driver school with an emphasis on safety, in Elkhart Lake, WI at Road America—one of the premier racetracks in the country. This program, held over the Memorial Day weekend, was developed to teach novice drivers 18+ the skills necessary to drive your sports Porsche (no SUVs or E-cars) at its limits in a safe and controlled environment. All students will be provided an in-car instructor to show you the proper “line” around the track, teach how the principles of accel- and deceleration impact your vehicle, and help you learn car awareness on this 4-mile, 14-turn track. Novice drivers are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to attend both the Precision Car Control Clinic and the Novice Day DE at Blackhawk prior to coming to this event. These events will help you get up to speed on the big track at Road America.

All drivers who have not driven Road America previously should attend the valuable, novice driver’s orientation meeting on Thursday, May 26th at 8p in the Siebkens Resort dining room, featuring veteran Club Race drivers John Ruther and Greg Turek, after which instructors will be assigned. Additional classroom sessions will be provided throughout the weekend.

Payment via club registration is required in full prior to event confirmation. Initial Early Bird pricing is $600 for Friday through Sunday, $500 for either Fri+Sat or Sat+Sun. No one day registrations are available. Discounts for 2 people sharing the same vehicle is at 75% of the offered rate.

Prices will increase on the following dates;
+$50 for all those NOT PAID by April 3rd
+$50 for those NOT PAID by May 15th

Cancellations must be via email to the event coordinator or registrar.
Cancellation Fees are as follows:
Prior to April 3 - No fee
April 4 - May 15 - $50 fee
May 16 - May 22 - $100 fee
No refunds after May 22, 2021 or for no shows at the event due to the cost incurred by the club to rent the track and put on this event!

Online waivers are required for all participants. Your entry will not be confirmed until the e-waiver is completed, and payment is made. Be sure to opt in for text communications to stay up to date with all event announcements.

We recommend booking your hotel room as soon as possible as this is traditionally a very popular weekend in this resort town. Mention PCA Chicago if booking at the Osthoff Resort to receive the discounted block room rate. Camping is not available as part of the PCA event, but Road America is hosting a family camping weekend - see their website for details on that option.

All applicable COVID protocols in place at the time of the event will be recognized and enforced.

INSTRUCTORS: To accommodate in-car instruction for novice drivers, please sign up as an instructor, if you are comfortable. Instructors will receive a non-transferable, non-divisible $75 voucher for 2 days and $100 for full weekend instruction that can be used toward another PCA Chicago track event or the annual holiday Dinner Dance. Instructors will be notified at least a week prior if a student will be assigned. 

Questions about the event or registration? Please contact:
Cheryl Lehman Collier or Dave Mansfield at RoadAmerica-DE@PCA-Chicago.org
Ross Conforti at RA-DriversEd-Reg@PCA-Chicago.org
Refund Policy Cancellations must be via email to the event coordinator or registrar. 
Cancellation Fees are as follows:
Prior to April 3 - No fee
April 4 - May 15 - $50 fee
May 16 - May 22 - $100 fee
No refunds after May 22, 2021!
No show/late cancel will not receive a refund of the event fees!
Do not attend the event if you are sick.  Contact the event team and we will issue you a refund in the case of illness. 
Indemnity Policy I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Porsche Club of America-Chicago Region, as well as its directors, officers, employees, agents, advisors, and assigns (collectively, the "Club") from any loss, liability, damage, fees, or cost, including bodily injury or property damage of any sort, that I may incur or cause arising out of or related to my presence at or participation in the Club's events, whether caused by the negligence or fault of the Club, or otherwise.  I acknowledge that I remain solely responsible at all times for the safety and roadworthiness of my car, including its condition, preparation, and suitability for the Club's events, as well as my own physical and mental fitness to participate in Club events.  By participating in the Club's events, I am assuming all responsibility for risk of damage to or caused by my car, and agree that if I or my car damages or destroys any event facilities or property, I will reimburse the Club for any such expenses incurred, including without limitation, all costs and fees incurred in connection with the clean up, repair, or removal of any damaged property, spilled fluids, discarded tires or other scrap, or fees for late exit from the event facilities. 

I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Club and any supplementary rules or regulations provided in connection with the Club's events or by the event facilities owners or operators. 


Event Fees

Entry Type Fee Description
Weather Watcher - Driver Friday, Saturday & Sunday $700.00 Fees include $50 for post-May 15 registration
Weather Watcher - Driver Friday & Saturday $600.00 Fees include $50 for post-May 15 registration
Weather Watcher - Driver Saturday & Sunday $600.00 Fees include $50 for post-May 15 registration
Weather Watcher - 2nd driver same car F, Sa & Su $550.00 Fees include $50 for post-May 15 registration
Weather Watcher - 2nd driver same car F & Sa $475.00 Fees include $50 for post-May 15 registration
Weather Watcher - 2nd driver same car Sa & Su $475.00 Fees include $50 for post-May 15 registration
Instructor Not Driving Car $0.00
Corner Worker $0.00 Corner Workers to pre-sign waivers
Admin $0.00

Event Options

Event Options Fee
Out-of-Region Fee
This fee is for guests of the Chicago Region Porsche Club of America. If you are a member of PCA-Chicago Region, please update your clubreg account with your PCA member ID, if you will not be an active member of PCA-Chicago Region during the dates of this event please select this guest fee option.
$10.00
Charity Donation
Optional donation to this year's PCA charity, SparkShop. Enter qty of $10 donations. Thank you for your generosity!
$10.00
Additional Event Shirt(s)
Additional Event Shirt (ea). Please select size for each additional shirt you would like to purchase. Shirts are not guaranteed if you pay for your registration after May 14th.
$20.00
Golf Cart 3 day - 4 seat
Golf Cart 3 day - 4 seat. Note this is the only cart rental option offered by RA this year.
$400.00
Voucher Credits
Vouchers received by instructors may be applied to the cost of this event. Up to 4 vouchers may be redeemed. Voucher numbers need to be listed in the associated question box and the physical voucher(s) must be presented at on-site registration at the track.
($25.00)

Event Files

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2022_DEtechsheet_V2.pdf
2022RADERegistrationPre-EventPacketv2.pdf
2022RADETENTATIVESchedule.pdf
BHawkSchedulew-map_6-24-22_temp_V1.pdf
Blackhawk_2022_Handbook.pdf
MinorsinRestrictedAreas,DrivingorRidingWaiverofReleaseofLiabilityandIndemnityAgreement.pdf
NovicedayatBlackhawkv2022_Final.pdf
NoviceSessionGoals.pdf
PCAMinorWaivers-UpdatedJuly1,2021.pdf
PCANoviceClassroom2022-PreEventMaterials.pdf
RADE2022Flyer.pdf
ReleaseandWaiverofLiabilityAssumptionofRiskandIndemnityAgreement-Adult.pdf
RulesofRoadAmerica.pdf
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