august 2022

13augAll Day14GingerMan DE(All Day) GingerMan RacewayNotes:Registration is open

Event Details

The Chicago Region invites you to join us for our 27th annual Drivers Education weekend at GingerMan Raceway, which is located just outside the scenic Lake Michigan resort community of South Haven, Michigan.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 13th and Sunday, August 14th.

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. Expanded Passing Rules for Advanced Drivers!

This is an event to enjoy with your family and friends as the South Haven and nearby Saugatuck resort communities are filled with shopping, restaurants, beaches, family entertainment, and night life.

SUV Drivers!  We are planning our Macan/Cayenne Lead/follow session that was so popular last year!
Sunday August 14th at 11AM sharp!  $50! Cheap!

If you are planning to join us, we encourage you to make your lodging reservations as early as possible since many area hotels and resorts sell out months in advance!

Event registration is open to all PCA members, as well as non-members with track driving experience and an appropriate sports or performance car that meets the Chicago Region’s 2022 DE safety requirements.

Novice drivers are welcome to attend and will be assigned to work with an experienced PCA instructor for the weekend.  It is important to note that instructor availability for this event is always very limited, therefore novices will be accepted on a first come – first served basis with PCA members given priority over non-PCA members.

We will once again be holding a non-mandatory orientation session on Friday evening in the track’s pavilion.  Although this one hour session is designed for novice and first-time GingerMan drivers, anyone is welcome to attend.  It will be hosted by PCA Chicago Region instructors who will review the track layout in detail and present a chalk talk to address the proper driving line, braking points, and other important information related to the weekend’s event.  If you are planning to drive GingerMan for the first time, or if you are an intermediate driver looking to increase your knowledge of this challenging track, we encourage you to attend. 

If you would like additional information, feel free to contact GingerMan Co-Chairmen:

Glenn DeWeirdt at or 630.862.4355 before 9:00p.m.
Neil French at or 630.461.0089 before 9:00p.m.

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Glenn DeWeirdt & Neil

Health Guidelines for this Event

Other Health Guidelines COVID-19 guidelines will be based on requirements in effect at the time of the event