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Pumpkin Run Driver Education 2019

Driver's Ed

Registration Closed; Contact Central Indiana Region PCA at

Event Information

Hosted by Central Indiana Region PCA
Location Putnam Park Road Course
Event Dates 10/11/19 - 10/13/19
Registration Dates 11/16/18 12:01 AM (opens)
(central time zone)

10/09/19 11:59 PM (closes)
(central time zone)
Description We are now closed for registration for Instructed groups (D & C)
If you are a solo approved driver (previously ran in A or B groups with CIRPCA) or an instructor, you can register until Wednesday at midnight as we have room in those classes.


Central Indiana Region of the Porsche Club of America (CIRPCA) is hosting our annual Pumpkin Run Driver Education event at Putnam Park Road Course ( in Mt. Meridian, IN. on October 11-13, 2019. The driving season will be coming to a close soon, so why not close out the year with a great weekend of track fun!

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, October 11th will be open for any advanced drivers, who have previously driven in either the Instructor, A or B groups with CIRPCA, or other advanced driving groups in other organizations, who do not require an Instructor.  We anticipate between 3 – 4 hours of open track time for these advanced drivers.  What a great way to enhance your skills, with lots of time on a less crowded track!

Putnam Park has always been a great track for both novices and advanced drivers. 2019 has proven to be a great year so far as ANOTHER COMPLETE REPAVING OF THE ENTIRE TRACK took place in fall of 2018! At Spring Brake DE in April of this year, drivers noted an incredibly smooth surface with great dry and wet weather traction. 

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.

NEW PCA REQUIREMENT FOR 2019 - regarding 5 and 6 point harnesses and HANS devices.
New for PCA DE events for 2019, if a car is using 5 or 6 point harnesses, the driver and potentially any instructor or student passenger, must be using an appropriate HANS device and HANS equipped helmet. The Chief Instructor will make sure that instructors assigned to student vehicles with harnesses have the appropriate equipment. If you are signing ups and your vehicle has 5 or 6 point harnesses, please be aware that you will be asked to show your HANS equipment at the onsite tech inspection. 

Student Registration: Registration is via  Search for Putnam Park events, and the dates of October 11-13th.  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. 

The event fees are as follows:
Cost for the 3 day event (advanced drivers) is $575. 
Cost for the Saturday – Sunday event for all students is $400. 
CIRPCA Approved Instructors may register for Saturday and Sunday for $125.
One day may be purchased for $250.

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:
Host Hotel:
The host hotel will be the Holiday Inn - Cloverdale. A block of rooms will be reserved under a code 'PCA'.  To reserve your room, contact the Holiday Inn:

Holiday Inn Express
1017 N Main Street
Cloverdale, IN 46120
T:  765-795-5050

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 & Registrar: Mark Westlake 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 $400.00 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) $575.00 Advanced Solo approved drivers, 3-day event registration.
3-day instructor (Fri, Sat, Sun) $250.00 Instructor registration, open lapping Friday. Instructing on weekend.
Student Saturday Only $250.00 Saturday ONLY driver education student.
Student Sunday Only $250.00 Sunday ONLY driver education student. Advanced solo students ONLY.

Event Options

Event Options Fee
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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