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Performance Driving class at PIR - anybody have experience with that?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by adiggs, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. adiggs

    adiggs Active Member

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    I'm looking at getting some performance driving training in the Portland area, and I'm wondering if anybody has experience. I have 0 track background, but besides sounding like fun, I would like to be a more knowledgeable and skilled driver of the Roadster (less likely to unwittingly exceed either what I or the car can do!). Ok - mostly it sounds like a lot of fun.

    Anyway, I'm looking at the Car Control and Performance Driving classes offered by Pro Drive.

    Things I'm wondering about and hoping to get insight on:
    - anybody with personal experience of those particular offerings?
    - anybody with experience tracking their Tesla at PIR? Are there options for charging throughout the day?
    - other alternatives to Pro Drive?
    - any other related thoughts you might have

    Thanks!
     
  2. SweetP

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    I took a 2 day Pro Drive course a couple summers ago and had a blast. Cars were Formula Ford track cars and were super responsive. Instruction was great. You can add a third day and get a driving certificate as well.
     
  3. donv

    donv Member

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    I've taken classes from ProDrive-- I highly recommend them. My brother has had his S on the track at PIR-- the big issue is that you can only get a couple of laps in before the power really starts to be limited.

    I believe there is a charger at PIR (maybe a Roadster charger?).
     
  4. 7racer

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    my friend is a GTR track junkie...use to run PIR but learned it in a day and is now a member at OIR (Oregon International Raceway).

    I find I get more out of DE events and some of the "course" where you lead follow absolutely BORING.

    If you want me to find out from my friend I can ask him what the good events are for novices.
     

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