DE Message Board 2020

Messages and Notices about Driver Education 2020

Contact our Track Chairman Dave Osborne for any further details.


13 thoughts on “DE Message Board 2020”

  1. Don’t be alarmed when you log on January 1st and find yourself only able to register for the first 3 DE’s of the season. With so many people signing up for the entire season and then cancelling later we found ourselves unable to plan ahead in the fall last season. We’ve had as many as 30 last minute cancellations and that really inconveniences those who still need to have their Tech Inspection done and book lodgings.

    So at the planning meeting the Team decided to try staggered Registration for 2020. You can sign up for the first 3 DE’s on January 1st. Registration for the last 3 DE’s will open on May 1st, to give those who completed IDS a fair shot at getting in. We’ll give this a shot and if it doesn’t work out well, then we can always just go in and open it all up again.

    I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Dave – got my Provinz today and, as usual, opened it to your column first. I was interested to see you write that 360 registrants for DE had been accepted by noon on New Years Day. Funny thing is, I registered at approximately 9 am for White group that day and am wait listed. How early did the last White group driver get accepted?

  3. Hi David,
    I have good news and bad news for you! The bad news is that the last entrant into the May 30,31 event in White was at 8:29 and there are now 37 people on the Waitlist in that group. Now the good news! Only one other person at 8:37 is ahead of you. So with your entry at 8:55 you can be 99% assured that you will get into the event. As soon as we get some cancellations or group movement, we’ll make the changes and send you your notification.

    Don’t forget that Registration for the last three events of the season opens at midnight on May 1st, so set your alarm just a little bit earlier!

    Cheers,
    Dave

  4. I found a great video of Mark Webber driving the new 718 GTS. What was especially interesting was watching his feet work the peddles as he heel and toes through the downshifts. A great demonstration I have seen of what is fast becoming a lost art, but needed for those of us who are third peddle hold outs. Abe still give a better explanation though!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3PlIdq8RMI

    1. I saw that as well. I was thinking though — I am pretty sure that car has the Porsche Autoblip feature. I always wondered if you could even turn it off. So is it his footwork doing that or was that just reflex on his part?

      1. Brian, According to Jim Kenzie, the rev matching can be turned off if you are not driving in sport or sport plus mode. I will assume for my education (and amusement) it is his footwork doing it.

  5. I hope our participants rest assured that; if we determine that the April 11th IDS has to be cancelled, that no late fees or cancellation costs will apply. We are trying to balance current and future conditions to steer the best course for everyone. That decision will be made by March 28th and will be based on the best public information at the time. Until the decision is made, no event payments will be processed.

  6. Hmm – it seems that almost all the Driver Education pages linked to in the drop down menu are gone or at least display “404” not found messages for the links.

  7. Hummm, there is still the description of an IDS on the website for July 17:

    Friday July 17th, 2020 @ CTMP Driver Development Track
    Loads of Porsche Fun with Lunch Provided, Slip & Slide in Safety with Instructors. Prerequisite for the DE Program.

    That is cancelled right? We’re still holding an optional Friday solo-lapping but it’s only available in conjunction with participation in the full Sat./Sun. DE program, right?

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