TRACK PREP GUIDE
Porsche vehicles were bred to be on a race track. While most folks will only scratch the surface of their Porsche's full capabilities, getting your Porsche on track can be one of the most rewarding aspects of owning a Porsche.
There are several clubs such as PCA, SCCA, NASA and others who focus on driving education and providing opportunities for enthusiasts to push the limits of their vehicles.
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Many clubs offer different driving experiences such as autocross, driver education (HPDE, DE, PDX), and competition racing.
Pictured: 981 Cayman at VIR (Virginia International Raceway)
Track Day Checklist
- Oil - Bring an extra quart
- Trans / Diff Fluid - Make sure to have fresh fluid
- Brake Pads - Make sure to have fresh pads or swap to a track compound at the track, ensure rotors have sufficient thickness
- Wheels / Tires - Make sure to have ample thread and no damage to tire or wheel
- Steering / Suspension - Make sure everything is functioning correctly and nothing is loose
- Engine - Make sure it is running correctly and is not leaking any fluids
- Safety Equipment - Comply with event and track rules (Snell helmet typically needed)
- Glass Cleaner - Bring in case you get debris and dirt obstructing view
- Wax - Put a coat of wax on the front bumper, fenders, and around the wheel wells for easy clean up
- Tire Gauge - Check tire temps before and after sessions
- Basic Tools - 19mm for wheel lugs, T-20, T-25, T-30 torx bits, 10mm wrench for brake bleeder valves, wrenches, etc.
- Rags / Towels
- Folding Chair - bring something comfortable