Driver Education

Driver Education (DE) is an opportunity to learn to drive on a real racetrack. You typically drive in a run group of similarly skilled drivers and, if you are new to DE, an instructor will be assigned to guide you through the entire process / course. You will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to drive safely at a high rate of speed. The goal is to have safe, high-speed fun. When you participate in a DE, you become a different, better and safer driver. You develop a set of skills and reflexes that are useable in your daily driving on city streets, country roads, and highways.

The Everglades Region is not currently hosting Driver Education events. There is significant cost to rent the racetrack, especially a circuit like Sebring, and a core team of enthusiasts and instructors are needed to put on the event. At this time, Everglades Region does not have the critical mass necessary to host on our own. However, there is potential to co-sponsor a DE event in Florida with another PCA region or car club. Your board will continue to work these opportunities.

The video below gives a quick glimpse of what typically takes place at track events around the country. We hope it will encourage you to join us at the track.

In the interim, interested Everglades Region members are referred to our neighboring PCA regions. Suncoast Region ( http://suncoastpca.org ) and Gold Coast Region ( http://www.goldcoastregion.org ), frequently host DE’s at Sebring and other Florida tracks. In addition, PBOC Motorsports Club ( http://pbocflorida.com/  ) and Chin Motorsports ( http://www.chinmotorsports.com  ) schedule frequent DE events in the region. Full details are available on their respective websites. For your convenience, here are upcoming DE opportunities in South Florida that have been publicized:

2019

Jan 5-6              Chin                                            Sebring

Jan 16-20          PBOC                                         Sebring

Jan 26-27          Chin                                            Sebring

Feb 2-3              Chin                                           Homestead

Feb 16-17          Chin                                           Sebring

 Feb 23-24        Sun Coast                                  Sebring

Mar 23-24       PBOC / Gold Coast                    Homestead

Mar 23-24       Chin                                             Sebring

Apr 6-7             Chin                                             Homestead

Apr 13-14        Chin                                             Sebring

Apr 27-28        Chin                                             Sebring

May 4-5           PBOC / Gold Coast                    Sebring

May 11-12       Suncoast                                     Sebring

May 18-19       Chin                                             Sebring