PDE is an opportunity to work with an instructor and get experience in car handling and precision driving in your OWN CAR on a real race track! This is non-competitive, untimed event. Drivers will be grouped by experience. For safety, drivers are required to wear long sleeves, long pants and helmets when on track.
All of our events are held on the road course at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Gateway Motorsports Park
700 Raceway Blvd
Madison, IL 62060
Novice students will each be assigned an instructor who will guide you through the basic techniques. No prior experience required! All passing is done by a point-by in zones specified on the track map. This will be reviewed in the driver’s meeting the day of the event.
Intermediate students have the option of requesting an instructor when registering, but are also cleared to drive solo. Instructor availability is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. There is an additional passing zone granted to intermediate drivers, a clear point-by is required.
Advanced students drive solo and are allowed to pass anywhere on track besides the area between start/finish and the end of turn 1. A clear point-by is required.
2019 Event Online Registration
To get registered, check out the schedule for links to the events on MotorsportReg.
A helmet must be worn at all times on track. Both open and closed face helmets are allowed, provided they are rated SA2005 or newer.
Your helmet must have one of the following stickers inside:
Long pants must be worn, shorts are not allowed when driving on track. Your car must be in good working order, including seatbelts. See the tech sheet for more details.