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Driver Education Program Review

Drive Education logoThe following information is to familiarize Diablo Region members with the specific elements of our DE Program that makes it unique and different from others.

  • We monitor all driver sign up levels and follow-up personally with those drivers we don’t know
  • We only allow Porsches
  • Appeal to relatively late model carswhich are driven to/from the track
  • Track orientation/training
  • A tech process, for which the driver is responsible
  • A form, which is a legal disclaimerand a signed statement that driver complies with the 30 day rule (car inspected for safety within 30 days of event)
  • "Grid-Tech"
  • We do Parade laps to orient driversto the track and driving conditions
  • Limited event sizeand run groups
  • Relatively conservative passing rulesand protocols
  • Well-coordinated, experienced instructors monitor students, leaders monitor groups, Chief Driving Instructor monitors instructors and group leaders

With advancing car technology, durability and performance, (stock) car component failures are a reducing cause of incidents at track days. Cars are faster than ever before, so increasing emphasis on training the driver is appropriate.

In addition to these elements, Diablo offers Track Introduction and Driver Preparation classes prior to the actual track event. The purpose is to get the members who are registered to drive at the scheduled event and those interested in getting more information about what the DE Program is, together with experienced drivers and instructors to discuss:

  • Safety Inspections— who is offering them
  • Equipmentfor the track
  • Attire
  • What to expect upon arrivalat the track
  • What to expect duringthe day
  • What each of the flagsmean
  • Driving tips and techniques
  • Review of a video of the track that will be driven

There are many individuals who volunteer their time to make the track event and this additional presentation take place. If you are not interested in driving on the track, you can still get involved with the excitement and fun by volunteering to assist with the many tasks that take place at the track.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Mike Roberts, DE Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Adam Cipriano, Track Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next Track Day Preparation is being held Saturday, March 2nd at Civic Park Community Center Lounge, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek from 9:30 to 12. See you there!!

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