Rocky Mountain Thunder Sept 17-19, 2021

High Plains Raceway – Byers, Colorado

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Join us for a great weekend of competitive racing in beautiful Colorado on a challenging 2.55-mile track with rolling terrain that provides over 70 feet of elevation change!

Welcome to RMR’s combined Club Race / HPDE. Club race is one of PCA’s premier driving events. There are only 29 Club Races held each year. Club Race started in 1992 and it is a point of pride that Rocky Mountain Region of PCA held the first ever Club Race in that year. RMR hosted that first event at Second Creek and did so for years after till Second Creek closed and we moved th High Plains Raceway. RMR would be on record with the Potomac Region for having the longest running event had not Second Creek closed and RMR changing the event to HPR. 

NOTE: The DE event is in conjunction with the National Club Race being held the same weekend.  Only experienced DE drivers are allowed to participate. To qualify for the 2021 Rocky Mountain Thunder DE you need to have:

  • If local to RMR
    • You have driven in at least two RMR/AMR HPDE events in the last two seasons
    • You have driven in at least one event at High Plains Raceway
  • If an out-of-town DE participant
    • You are an HPDE instructor or an intermediate-advanced driver having driven solo for at least 4 days on at least 2 different tracks
    • You can provide a track driving history and/or reference contacts with your local club’s chief driving instructor

We cannot have shared driver cars unless one driver has previously run in the Expanded Passing run groups (Orange or Black).

We will have two DE run groups. The “Black” run group, for instructors and expert level drivers, will utilize PCA’s “expanded passing” protocol where passing is allowed most anywhere on track with a point-by.  The “blue” run group, for advanced and intermediate level drivers, will utilize conventional passing only on the longer straights with a point-by.

DE drivers are also invited to participate in the HPR open-lapping day on Friday.

On-Site Tires will be at the track Fri-Sunday

If water is needed for any reason other than individual bottled drinking water, participants should be prepared to bring to track.

Thursday, September 16th   
Gates open at 4PM MDT

Friday, September 17th
Non-PCA test & tune / lapping day.  Pre-Register at http://highplainsraceway.com/open-lapping-days 
HPR Café open 7:00 am -*7:00 pm (*close is subject to change based on amount of business, with 30 min. notice)

Saturday, September 18th
2 Practice sessions, Practice Starts/Fun Race, Sprint race #1
BBQ Dinner at the track ($25 in advance; walk-ups will not be accepted)
HPR Café open 7:00 am –6:00 pm (close is subject to change based on amount of business, with 30 min. notice)

Sunday, September 19th  
Warm-up session, Enduro qualifying, 60-minute Enduro, Sprint race #2
HPR Café open 7:00 am-3:00 pm 

Advanced Solo Drivers Education Event held concurrently with two run groups. 
RV spaces are still available.  Reserve at https://www.highplainsraceway.com/rv-carport-rental-information 
 
Race Chair: Chérie Talbert clubrace@rmrporscheclub.com 303-319-5077
Race Registrar: Norma Nada sloporsche@aol.com 520-797-7612 (h) or 720-234-7601(c)
DE Registrar: Harry Jones harryb80526@yahoo.com 970-215-7373
 
Register early to ensure your space.  We look forward to seeing all of you in September!
Advanced Solo Drivers Education Event held concurrently with two run groups. 
RV spaces are still available.  Reserve at https://www.highplainsraceway.com/rv-carport-rental-information 

Paddock Layout Map

Event Schedule

PCA Clubracing COVID protocols

Thankfully, COVID-19 restrictions have been relaxed, however, we recommend that all occupants of vehicles participating in lunchtime charity rides be either 1) same household members, or 2) “fully vaccinated” (e.g., 2 weeks after vaccination regimen completed).  Always feel free to use “social distancing” and masks as you see fit and comfortable.  Hand sanitizer, masks and wipes are freely available.  Of course, COVID-19 restrictions could change so stay informed.