Driver Education


Announcing Niagara PCA 2018 HPDE Events.

HPDE Instructor Seminar –  March 24th 8:00am – 3:30pm
Burgundy Basin, Pittsford,  NY
Guest Speaker: Peter Argetsinger

The seminar will kick off with a light Continental breakfast at 8AM. Topics will include but not limited to: What’s new for our HPDE program for 2018, Tech updates, our Instructor Development program and 2018’s Niagara on the Road destination. For the first time, we will be holding our IDP winter session portion to run concurrent with the day long seminar. Also for the first time, we are opening the seminar up to advanced intermediate drivers and above to illustrate a comprehensive path on how to become a Niagara Region Instructor. Lunch is included. Seminar should wrap up around 3:30.

Registration at 

Mike Bohan Memorial HPDE at Watkins Glen – May 28 & 29, 2018

Students  $475
Garage space $65
Register and pay by May 1st to receive a free event item.
Green and White levels are sold out.

Watkins Glen – Advanced DE – June 13 & 14, 2018

Event fee $575
Garage space $65
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.
Register and pay by May 18th to receive a free event item.
What is an Advanced DE?
This event is sold out.

OctoberFast HPDE at Watkins Glen – October 1 & 2, 2018

Students $475
Garage space $65
Register and pay by September 12th to receive a free event item.


Niagara on the Road is going to INDY!!

August 10th – 12th, 2018
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

For 2018 the Niagara on the Road destination will be INDY! This will be a three day HPDE event hosted by the Mid Ohio Region PCA. Here’s your opportunity to drive the former F1 US Grand Prix venue and obviously home of the iconic Indianapolis 500. This is a traditional DE  including all instructed run groups. Save the date! August 10-12, 2018.  Contact Rich de Asis.

Registration opens March 15th for the event.

Event registration should be done through Club Registration:
Search for Mid Ohio Region PCA – Indy HPDE Event. Please be sure to read the event description and event  notices carefully. More importantly understand what it is MORPCA is requiring. This event will sell out so plan to register sooner rather than later.  Any questions contact Rich de Asis
For more info on the event, check out:

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, and Calabogie Motorsports Park in Canada with the Patroon Region BMW club and the Ottawa Region BMW 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 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.

Next classes:  TBA

Location: TBD

Event details and more information is at