Everything You Need to Know for Your First Pitt Race PDE

If you have the need and a car that can get you the speed but don’t know what to do with it, the Pitt Race Performance Driver Education (PDE) is for you!

During the PDE classes students will be learning, hands on, the art of driving fast with one of Pitt Race’s seasoned pro instructors. Thanks to those instructors, you’ll feel right at home on our road course as you experience a broad range of your car’s performance. You’ll learn the fundamentals of driving techniques based on racing.

Now that you know what a PDE is, what should you expect at your first one?

Group 1, or Novice students will learn the basics of high performance driving. Your instructors are there to help and support you by keeping the pressure low for the safest experience possible. Don’t think you’re going to jump in the car right away though, all Group 1 classes have two classroom sessions as well as three 25-minute sessions on track. You’ll be given a Student Log Book to bring to future PDEs to keep track of your progress.

Check to make sure you have your driver’s license before leaving for the day. You don’t want to be that person that shows up to a driving class without their license.

If you have a helmet, bring it! Snell certified helmets with the ratings: SA2010, SA2015, SAH2010, SAH2015, M2010, and M2015 are all accepted. If you don’t have a helmet, don’t fret! There are helmets in the Pitt Stop Pro Shop available for rent!

Wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, and shoes that cover the whole foot. Don’t wear sandals or heels, and especially not crocs (that’s just a shoe nightmare).

Don’t forget to fill out your self-tech form! Take a good look at your car (or have a mechanic look at it) to make sure everything is working properly and in good shape to be run on track. The form will be included in the material you receive when you register.

If you’re planning on bringing a convertible, it MUST have some type of rollover protection system, whether it is roll bars or a factory installed hard top. You want to be safe and we want to keep it that way.

Unfortunately we do not allow SUVs, vans, or trucks to be used for PDEs. Isn’t it time to trade yours in for a nice sports car anyway?

That’s the basics of the Pitt Race PDE. If you have any questions don’t be afraid to give us a call. The next step is to get out there and have fun!

To register for Pitt Race PDEs, click here

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