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Pumpkin Run HPDE and PCA National Instructor School 2024

Driver's Ed

Event Information

Hosted by Central Indiana Region PCA
Location Putnam Park Road Course
Event Dates 09/27/24 - 09/29/24
Registration Dates 02/12/24 12:01 AM (opens)
(central time zone)

09/22/24 12:00 PM (closes)
(central time zone)
Description CIRPCA Pumpkin Run High Performance Driver Education 2024
and PCA National Instructor Training


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 September 27th-September 29th, 2024. 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, September 27th is a FREE program and is open to advanced drivers (running solo in A or B group and with significant track experience - recommended at least 30 track days, with a recommended 10+ in advanced solo run groups) 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). For more information on the Porsche National Instructor Training program - visit

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 earlier 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 September 27th - September 29th, 2024.  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

Only Snell certified helmets, carrying an SA2015 or SA2020 sticker, will be allowed.  Please note, M rated motorcycle helmets are not allowed. A limited number of rental helmets are available, via the clubregistration website at $75 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.

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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: Pete Walker email:
CIRPCA Registrar: Keith Morgan email:
CIRPCA Chief Driving Instructor: Doug DeArmond email:
Refund Policy Full refund less $50 administration costs provided for cancellations received more than 21 days prior to the event start date.  No refund for cancellations within 21 days of the event start date.  Instead, late cancellations (within 21 days of the event) will be provided credit towards a future CIRPCA track event.  No changes to registration will be accepted 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 $475.00 Weekend fee for driver education students.
Advanced Student Fri Sat Sun $650.00 Full 3 day event fee for advanced, solo qualified drivers.
Instructor Sat and Sun $175.00 Instructor fee for weekend. (You must be on our approved Instructor list.)
Instructor Fri Sat Sun $350.00 Full 3 day event fee for instructors that want to drive during open lapping Friday. (You must be on our approved Instructor list.)
Friday (Advanced solo only) Single Day Registration $350.00 Friday single day registration. Advanced (solo approved, running A or B) drivers only
Saturday Single Day Registration $350.00 Saturday single day registration. Open to all driver education students.
Sunday (Advanced solo only) Single Day Registration $350.00 Sunday single day registration. Advanced (solo approved, running A or B) drivers only
Instructor School CANDIDATE ONLY - Friday $0.00 Use if you are ONLY attending the Instructor School on Friday
Instructor School MENTOR ONLY - Friday $0.00 Use if you are ONLY attending the Instructor School as a mentor on Friday

Event Options

Event Options Fee
National PCA Instructor School - MENTOR
For those of you who are current Instructors, we will need a large corps of Instructors to serve as “mentors” for the Instructor candidates, so please consider signing up. Your participation will be several on-track exercises with an instructor candidate. Outside of that, open lapping will be provided while students are in the classroom sessions. INSTRUCTORS THAT MENTOR ON FRIDAY WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OPEN LAPPING ON FRIDAY so just sign up as an Instructor for Sat and Sun if you are selecting to be a Friday Mentor.
National PCA Instructor School - CANDIDATE
The PCA Instructor Training program, on Friday, September 27, is open to advanced drivers who have an interest in becoming Driving Instructors in our Driver Education program. It features substantial classroom, as well as on track sessions, and will be conducted by a member of PCA National’s Instructor Training group. This program is FREE for qualified (30 track days or equivalent experience) candidates.
Garage Rental
Each garage and comes with air, electric & fan. Single car/half a bay, for entire weekend, no daily rate. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! Spots will be assigned in the order paid requests are received.
Helmet Rental
Only 12 helmets available for this event!

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