Driver Education


Announcing Niagara PCA 2019 HPDE Events.

We have some exciting news regarding our HPDE Program.  We have been very fortunate to be able to add a second Advanced DE in August and we are moving our October DE to September.  The dates are listed below, more details will follow shortly.

May 27-28 (Mon-Tues – traditional HPDE format)
June 12-13 (Wed-Thu – Advanced format)
Aug 21-22 (Wed-Thu – advanced format)
Sept 23-24 (Mon-Tue – HPDE format)

We are also pleased to announce a Special “Baby it’s Cold Outside” pricing for our Traditional HPDE Event formats as well as the Advanced HPDE Formats. This special bundled pricing is a limited time offer with specific and applicable terms and conditions.

May and Sept HPDE Events, $495 each or $899 for both thru March 31st
June and August Advanced HPDE $599 each or $999 for both thru Feb 1st

Cancelling one event will result in being charged full price for each respective attended event with balance being refunded for cancelled event less $50 admin fee. Current, standard and normal applicable terms and conditions for all other cancellations also apply.

You will not find a better value for the track this year! Sign up early as we expect these events to sell out quickly.” Your friends at NIAGARA hope these offers help you keep warm thoughts burning till Track Season Opens!

HPDE Instructor Seminar – March 30, 2019 at Burgundy Basin, Pittsford,  NY
Seminar starts at 8:00 AM. Continental breakfast upon arrival.
Lunch is included and we should wrap up around 3:30 PM.
The cost is FREE of charge to any instructor or instructor candidate.

Instructor Development Program Kick-off Meeting – April 27th – Place TBD

Registration at 

Louis Betstadt Memorial HPDE at Watkins Glen – May 27 & 28, 2019

Students  $495
Garage space $60
Register and pay by May 1st to receive a free event item.

Watkins Glen – Advanced DE – June 12 & 13, 2019

Event fee $599
Garage space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by May 18th to receive a free event item.
What is an Advanced DE?

Watkins Glen – Advanced DE – August 21 & 22, 2019

Event fee $599
Garage space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by Aug. 1st to receive a free event item.
What is an Advanced DE?

OctoberFast HPDE at Watkins Glen – September 23 & 24, 2019

Students $495
Garage space $60
Register and pay by September 5th to receive a free event item.

Registration for ALL Events via commences midnight January 1st, 2019.
Use the link below to access all of our events.


Niagara on the Road – October 5th & 6th
The HPDE Committee is pleased to announce that Niagara on the Road 2019 will be going to Road Atlanta October 5th-6th! This fabled 2.54 mile road course has been home to Petit LeMans since 1998 and is recognized as one of the world’s best road courses.
Mark your calendars! Please check here for updates.

High Performance Driver Education

The mission and purpose of the Porsche Club of America’s Driver Education Program is to provide a safe, structured and controlled teaching and learning environment. The PCA DE Program is designed so that participants can improve their driving abilities and acquire a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and driving safety. Participants will experience first-hand the capabilities of high performance automobiles in a controlled, closed-course environment and acquire skills that will enhance safer vehicle operation in all driving situations.

Niagara on the Road program provides a unique opportunity to drive on a variety of tracks in the US and Canada with the camaraderie of your fellow Niagara HPDE drivers. Niagara kicked off our inaugural “On The Road” program in 2012 by herding 20+ track enthusiast and caravanning them all down to Virginia International Raceway to attend a two day open track event with David Murry Track Days. Subsequent years included Allegheny Region PCA at Mid Ohio, Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada with the Patroon Region BMW club and the Ottawa Region BMW Club, and last year visiting the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Mid-Ohio club.

Tire Rack Street Survival

In addition to our High Performance Driver Education program, the Niagara Region PCA is also concerned with the safety of teen drivers. This article from US Insurance Agents discusses and makes suggestions regarding Common Risks Faced by Teen Drivers. Teen crashes and teen-driving fatalities are entirely too common. Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driver Safety Program is a course that we know helps significantly reduce these tragic accidents. Niagara provides instructors and volunteers for the Genesee Valley Chapter BMW CCA Street Survival program. Please visit http://www.streetsurvival.orgto learn more about the Tire Rack Street Survival® program.

Date: April 6th, 2019
Location: Webster, NY

Date: November 2nd, 2019
Location: Watkins Glen, NY

Event details and more information is at



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