Porsche Club Of America - Chicago Region

Drivers Education

Looking for a little excitement in your life? Want to experience the kind of driving your Porsche was designed for? Come find out! Let our seasoned PCA instructors show you what you’ve been missing. We will teach you the skills required to drive your Porsche or other sports car at its limits in a safe and secure environment.

The Chicago Region uses several different racetracks for its Drivers Education program; from the very scenic and long (4 miles) Road America in beautiful Elkhart Lake Wisconsin to Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois. We also hold events at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in South Beloit, Wisconsin and GingerMan Raceway in South Haven, Michigan. If you have never experienced driving your Porsche the way it was meant to be driven come give our Drivers Education events a try.

April 26, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 26, 2019
September 28 - 29, 2019

Blackhawk Farms Raceway
15538 Prairie Road
South Beloit, Illinois 61080

Event Info PDF

Three Friday events plus our two-day Oktoberfest weekend.

The season begins with our Novice Day event on Friday, April 26th. This event is dedicated to the novice driver. This is the event to attend if you are new to the club. We typically have 40 or more novice drivers at this event so in addition to learning how to handle your vehicle; it is also a great way to meet fellow club members. Again this year we will be incorporating one experienced group at this Novice Day event. This group is open to all who have previous track experience but have not reached the Instructor level.

The June 21 and July 26 events are open to novice and experienced drivers. Run groups will be based on driver experience. A novice group with both on track and classroom instruction will also be provided. A Special 50th BHF Anniversary event will be on June 21 - Stay Tuned!!

The season ends with the Oktoberfest two-day weekend event. This is open to drivers with previous experience. No novice instruction will be provided. The weekend event includes dinner party Saturday and pizza at the track Sunday.

July 12, 2019

Autobahn Country Club
3795 Centerpoint Way
Elwood, IL 60421

August 17 - 18, 2019

Gingerman Raceway
61414 County Road 388
South Haven, MI 49090

Event Info PDF

The Chicago Region invites you to join us for our 24th annual Drivers Education weekend at GingerMan Raceway, which is located just outside the scenic Lake Michigan resort community of South Haven, Michigan.

We hope you can join us for one of the season’s premier DE events.

GingerMan Raceway is a challenging 2.21 mile road course with 11 turns, a number of elevation changes, and plenty of runoff areas. Not only is it fun to drive, but it was built with optimal driver safety in mind, which makes it a great choice for less experienced drivers.

Aug 30 - Sept 2, 2019

Road America
N7390 State Highway 67
Plymouth, WI 53073

The PCACR Blackhawk Handbook is the place to look for information about:

  • General Information & Run Group ID & Car Numbers
  • Safety & Run Group Requirements
  • Passing Rules & Following Distances
  • Flags & Procedures

PDF Download *updated for 2019

Novice Drivers or drivers new to Blackhawk should check out the track map and read "A Novice Day at Blackhawk" for more information about what to expect and how to prepare for their first Blackhawk DE.

Driver Education Tech Sheet Download

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