Grattan – 3 Day HPDE (2023)
Come join Rally Sport Region PCA and their team of nationally recognized instructors for a challenging and enjoyable 2- & 3-day driver’s education event at Grattan Raceway!
Grattan is just northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan in picturesque Belding, Michigan.
This is a popular event, so be sure to register early!
Early Bird discounts shown below end Tuesday June 1st; all registration fees will increase after June 1st by +$25 for single days & +$50 for multi-days
PCA Member early bird registration:
Sat/Sun: $335 on or before June 1st
Non PCA Member early bird registration:
Sat/Sun: $385 on or before June 1st
Friday is for Instructors and APPROVED ADVANCED DRIVERS:
PCA member: Fri/Sat/Sun $520 on or before June 1st
Non-PCA member: Fri/Sat/Sun $570 on or before June 1st
Instructor: Fri/Sat/Sun: $210
PCA member: $375 Friday only
Non-PCA member: $425 Friday only
PCA member: $215 Saturday or Sunday single day
Non-PCA member: $245 Saturday or Sunday single day
Camping at the track: $25/night
Saturday Dinner: It’s BAAAACK!!! There will be a catered-in dinner/BBQ shortly after the last checker flag falls, but it will be fresco — i.e., open air tent maintaining required social distancing. Please bring a little cash to help defray costs.
Friday Sessions: Please contact the Track Chairperson, Christian Maloof at email@example.com before signing up for Friday if you are not an Instructor. If you are approved as an advanced student by the Track Chairperson, you will be added to the Friday list and an email notification will be sent to you.
All drivers will be placed in run groups based on experience. I.e., if you are a beginner you will be on the track with other beginners and an instructor will be with you in the car. More experienced drivers will be placed accordingly. So come on out to the track June 10-12th whether it is your first driving event or one of many.
Grattan charges $10/person track entry fee for both drivers and spectators (cash only).
Garages rent for $100 per weekend through Grattan, Please contact Sam at 616-691-7221 to reserve a garage.
COVID: Since we cannot predict what the status of the pandemic will be for this DE, stay tuned to this registration site and watch for RSR Email blasts to stay up to date in case we need to adjust our instruction protocols.
LODGING – We have reserved a block of rooms at the SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids – near the Grand Rapids Airport. Please mention “RSRPCA Porsche Club” to receive the discount rate of $119/night for King Suite or $129/night for Queen/Queen Suite plus applicable taxes. The number of rooms is limited (Thurs-15; Fri/Sat-35) and will only be held available until Thursday May 19st, so book early. You must make your own reservation.
Address: 5250 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 464-1130, and mention RSRPCA Porsche Club
or click on the on-line reservation link below:
Camping is allowed in the track’s paddock area Thursday-Saturday nights for $25/night
Tech Inspection form is posted below and on the the club website:
If you have questions concerning this event, please contact our event chair/chief instructor, Christian Maloof at firstname.lastname@example.org or the registrar, Charlie Brown III, at email@example.com.
- Pre-registration is mandatory.
- Helmet must be Snell SA2015 or SA2020.
Motorcycle helmets are not longer allowed.
- Minimum 3 point seat belts. Driver’s and passenger’s must be equivalent.
- IMPORTANT RULE FOR 2020 and beyond: Driver and passenger must wear a HANS device (or equivalent) in any vehicle equipped with 5-, 6- or 7-point harnesses.
- Driver(s) must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.
- Long sleeve cotton shirt, cotton pants, and leather or canvas shoes must have rubber soles.
- Tech inspection form must be completed prior to arrival at the track.
- Have you updated your driver experience/logbook info recently?
- Open cars must have a roll bar and pass the “broomstick test.”
- NOTE: if you damage any track facilities — e.g., Armco or concrete barriers, buildings, fencing, corner stations, picnic tables — you are financially responsible for repairs or replacements per track policies.
Grattan Friday Instructor Motorsport Safety Foundation Level 2 Certification, PCA B-level Instructor training and Advanced driver/solo Day
All Rally Sport Region PCA instructors are welcome to participate in the Friday Instructor MSF Level 2 Certification. The format will consist of lead and follow, lapping and instructor development exercises. The purpose of this day is to offer our hard-working instructors a day to work on their own skills vs. those of others. The day is intended to thank them for their support as well as facilitate their improvement.
If an instructor from another club would like to participate in our Level 2 Certification, they must have completed MSF Level 1 Certification and have more than 5 years of instructing experience and submit their resume with a minimum of 3 references for review. If the instructor does not meet these requirements, they may sign up as a ‘solo student’ and request to start the RSR PCA Instructor Training (please refer to the RSR-PCA Instructor Training doc., online at http://rsp.pca.org/forms2/RSP_PCA_Instructor_Training.pdf ).
Participating Advanced Solo Students
Three solo run groups for experienced solo advanced students who attend at least 75% of RSP PCA track events during the calendar year (or at least 3 out of the last 5 weekend Drivers Education events) will be available.
Students who participate in the FIDD will have separate rules from the instructors similar to Driver’s Education days and will not be allowed to drive in all run groups.
All students wishing to participate in the FIDD are subject to review and participation is not guaranteed. Even when a student is accepted, their on-track behavior will be monitored. If students do not demonstrate appropriate track etiquette they will be asked to park their car for the remainder of the day and their money will not be refunded.
Proper Etiquette is defined as (but not limited to):
- Demonstrating excellent car control, (offs that require the track to shut down will not be tolerated)
- Knowledge of the limit of traction
- Condition-appropriate driving
- Respect for other cars, both while passing and being passed (ignoring mirrors will not be tolerated)
- Respect for flag stations and lead tower
Loaner/Rental Helmet Policy: Helmets are “loaned” to Green Group drivers only for a maximum of 4 events, cumulatively. Loaner helmets MUST be returned at the end of the event. Don’t make me hunt you down!! After the 4th loan the club reserves the right to “rent” the helmet to the driver for $35/event. Loaners will be tracked effective 2021 season opener and will carryover to future years. All loaner helmets are SA2015 or SA2020 and all now have HANS anchors.
NEW FOR 2021 and beyond: PLEASE use the link below for electronic event waiver signatures.
June 10-12 Grattan HPDE Speedwaiver
This link covers any PCA Waivers:
* PCA Release and Waiver of Liability and
* PCA Communicable Disease Waiver (if applicable)
This is our new process to eliminate stacks of paper & handling/long-term storage of waivers.
NOTE: The Minor Waiver is now a optional click within the SpeedWaiver link above.
* If you have issues with the electronic SpeedWaivers we will always have paper waivers at the Registration table.