Ottawa/Gatineau Christmas Party

The Ottawa/Gatineau Christmas Party will be held at Le St. Laurent, 460 St. Laurent Blvd. on Saturday December 3rd. This is a beautiful penthouse restaurant featuring amazing food, drinks and a view like no other of Parliament and the Gatineau Hills. Cost will be $110 per person and will include not just a 3 course dinner (make selections for each guest upon buying tickets) but charcuterie served during ‘cocktail hour’ where we will be able to mingle for an hour or so. If you have any dietary concerns, please email at social@rennsport.ca and I’ll see what the restaurant can do. Let’s get out and enjoy our last party of 2022!!!

Doors open at 5:30, Cocktail hour starts at 6 and dinner starts at 7. Anyone buying tickets before November 18 will be entered into a very special draw. The restaurant needs to decide on the 18th if we will be limited to 32 people or if we can have the nicer bigger space for more than 32….so sign up now! Click here to buy your tickets 

 

Octoberfest Coffee Run, Ottawa/Gatineau, Saturday, October 16

Once again the Oktoberfest Run will be led by Robert Batsch. It’ll start at that Tanger Mall McDonalds (meet at 7:30 and leave at 8:00) and end at the Granary Schnitzel Haus in Eganville. Lots of twisty roads will take us through the amazing colours of the Highlands. Everyone is welcome if they’re a PCA member and come in a Porsche ; )

Go to the the event calendar for the map 

Remember that if you don’t feel well please don’t come. Be fuelled up and ready to go!

Recall of Recaro seats

NOTICE – IMMEDIATE RECALL OF RECARO PROFI SPG XL. RECARO has determined that Profil SPG XL racing seats  produced from 2017 to 2022 are nolonger suitable for use due to possible failures.

THESE SEATS WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED AT RENNSPORT DE EVENTS.

If you have one of these seats, please contact Recaro to exchange it for you.

Here is the link:

https://help.recaro-automotive.com/en

Tow hooks

Your DE team has a goal of continuously improving our events.  In order to minimize time lost during towing incidents the installation of easily accessible Tow Hooks will be mandatory before going on track for the 2022 season.

Most Porsches come with tow hooks that can be screwed into the front or rear bumpers.  After market tow hooks are also available.  Please ensure your tow hooks are installed before proceeding to the Techline each morning.  Rennsport Tech Inspection sheets will also require a tow hook be shown to the technician performing the Technical Inspection. 

Please contact us at drivingevents@rennsport.ca if you have any questions.

Rennsport DE team

 

Rennsport High Performance Driving Theory class is now open!

To become a better driver, it is important to understand the theory of High Performance driving. Every year Rennsport offers a free High Performance Driving Theory class. This year’s session is Tuesday May 3rd
 
The 90 minute session starts at 19:30. The objective of this session is to introduce the concepts of car dynamics, control and provide the information you need to know to begin your addictive journey in the world of High Performance Driving.
This session is a must attend for all new participants to our DE program.
Please register by sending an email with the title “HP driving theory registration” to trackchair@rennsport.ca
 
You will be emailed the link to the session and other information as confirmation.
 
A great source of information on car dynamics and High Performance driving is the Rennsport Student Manual in the “DE Info Tab” of our website.  
 
Rennsport Driver Education Team

Montreal dinner

Hello Rennsport members. I am happy to announce Montreal’s first dinner of the season. April 12th, 2022 @ 530pm at the Keg St-Bruno (755 bd des Promenades). Please RSVP with Pierre Brault pierre@lesbrault.com. All Rennsport members and spouses invited. Lets get the season started with a steak!
 
See you there.

Approved helmets for the 2022 DE season

PCA and most driving clubs, recommend the use of current SNELL SA rated Helmets or their equivalent BSI and SFI counterparts. SNELL certifications are for a ten-year period. SNELL certified 2020 helmets are available at retail outlets. Therefore SNELL SA and SM 2010 helmets will no longer be accepted at Rennsport events. This rule is applicable to all PCA regional driving events.

As of 2022, ONLY SNELL SA2015-2020 or their equivalent BSI and SFI certified helmets will be permitted.

For the Rennsport 2022 DE season, each driver participating in the Drivers Education program must wear a helmet meeting the following Safety Helmet Standards:

1.  SNELL Foundation Helmets rated: SA2015 or SA2020 (recommended)
2.  Equivalent British Standards Institute (BSI): BS6658-85 type A/FR
3.  Equivalent SFI Foundation Inc. Helmets rated: SFI 31.1A

At the first event attended in the 2022 season, and all subsequent events, you are requested to bring your Helmet to the Tech Line for inspection. A Sticker will be affixed to indicate your helmet meets requirements for 2020 and future DE events.

Please do not hesitate contacting us if you have further questions at DrivingEvents@Rennsport.ca

High performance Driving Event

Hello Rennsport HPDE (High performance Driving Event) enthusiasts.

Your DE team has been hard at work finalizing our 2022 season.  We are pleased to announce the 2022 DE dates for Le Circuit Mont Tremblant.  Please reserve these dates in your calendars.  We can confirm the dates for our event at Calabogie Motorsports and our Rennsport Ground School at ICAR. Please see the dates below.

We anticipate opening up registration in www.clubregistration.net in early February. We will announcement the opening of registration when available.   

Please contact me at drivingevents@rennsport.ca if you have any questions.

Rennsport DE team

14 May Saturday Ground School – ICAR
23-24  May Monday-Tuesday Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant
27-28 June Monday-Tuesday Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant
18-19 July Monday-Tuesday Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant
15-16 August Monday-Tuesday Calabogie
26-27-28 August Friday-Sunday Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant
19-20 September Monday-Tuesday Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant