Announcing the Annual Carlsen Porsche GGR Beginner Autocross School

It will happen on Saturday June 16, 2018. It is really for beginners or people who have autocrossed only a few times.  If you have ever wondered what it is like to experience driving your Porsche on the edge (but safely in control) then this is for you.  This is a good safe place for drivers to learn about the handling of their Porsche.

The school will be on the large North runway area of the old Alameda NAS (just past the Alameda Ferry Terminal). The day begins at 7:30 AM with registration, teching of cars, and then a driver’s meeting at 8:15. Students will then walk the course with their instructors. After that, students will be driving on skidpads in order to learn the feel of an oversteering and an understeering car. It is a lot of fun!! In addition, there will be braking exercises. The day will proceed with students running the Autocross course with their instructors, while half of the students learn to work the course.

After the lunch break we continue to run cars in hour sessions until 5 PM. It is truly a fun day with lots of learning. One of the best parts is that students can get a ride in their instructor’s car.

The school is sponsored by Carlsen Porsche. They are a Premier Porsche Dealer located at 3636 Haven Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063. Their phone is 650-701-9200. They can help you get the best Porsche to fit your needs. In addition to new, they have Certified Pre-owned vehicles. Their service department is top rated.

You can practice your new skills at the next regular GGR Autocross. Check PCA-GGR.ORG for the schedule.

If you sign up and pay the $120 fee, you get:

1.  Instruction from the best and most experienced instructors in the west!! (Really)
2.  A lunch including sandwiches, chips, cookies, sodas and water.
3.  A Carlsen Porsche Autocross School T-shirt.
4.  The knowledge of how an Autocross is run, and how to work different jobs.
5.  A basic knowledge of car control and you will learn great tips on how to handle your car.
6.  A good feeling, as part of your fee will be donated to a local charity.
7.  You will drive home with a big smile on your face!!!!

If this sounds really good, then sign up soon on You will first need to create an account, then go to the Saturday, June 16th date and select the Carlsen Porsche GGR Autocross School. Registration will open May 1st. If you have questions, email Howard Yao at or John Seidell at We do limit the number of students to 50, so there is plenty of driving time. Advance signup and payment is required. See you there!!