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National Driver Education Committee

The PCA driver education program is the most popular program in PCA. The sporting nature of the Porsche automobile and the ability to drive it at speed attracts Porsche drivers to these type of events. These participants, as well as the Club, have expectations that the DE event will be organized and conducted with the consideration of safety for all the people at the event. It is estimated that 20,000 drivers participate in the PCA Driver Education program annually. Many regions have been operating successful programs for over a quarter of a century, while other regional programs are in their infancy. The purpose of the National DE Committee is to help disseminate the information learned from the established programs to the organizers of beginning programs. A set of Minimum Standards is used as a basic set of rules upon which to build a regional DE program. These standards a minimum in nature, and are meant to be expanded upon as each region tailors their program for their entrants.

Pete Tremper, DE Chairman

Pete Tremper's 914National Driver's Education Committee Chairman - 2002-present. Zone 1 Representative- 1994-2001. Scahttenbaum Region President - 3 terms. Attending Driver's Education events since 1980 logging more 100,000 track miles on my 914-6. Club Race License - 1993. Instructor - Zone 1 and Zone 2.

Wally Ruiz

Wally RuizWally has been a PCA member since 2000 and has been DE instructing since 1997. He became a National Trained Instructor in 2004 and has been racing his RSAmerica since 2003 at almost every major “bucket list” track in the country. He currently Instructs for PCA Niagara, Metro NY, Lone Star, Hill Country, Maverick Regions and other non-PCA organizations. Since 2003 he has developed and implemented the PCA certified Instructor Clinic that has trained nearly all Instructors for Lone Star, Hill Country and Maverick Regions. Wally has also trained all in-car Instructors that supplement those Clinics.

Ellen Beck

Ellen Beck's 944Ellen joined PCA in late 1993 and was autocrossing her first Porsche, a 944, the next year, quickly followed by DE. Definitely a driving enthusiast, she has been North Country region's Chief Driving Instructor, and instructs for Zone 1, CVR, NER, Metro, and Rennsport (along with 6 other car clubs), and is on a campaign to drive all the great tracks across the country. Ellen was Zone 1's Autocross Chair and autocrosses regionally and at Parades in her 1989 944S2. She is active in her region's other events, and has served as region Membership Chair, Vice President and President. Ellen is currently the PCA National Historian.

Scott Mann

Scott MannIn the late 1990’s Scott purchase and now operates a small Porsche based business called Renegade Hybrids located in Las Vegas. He has been deeply involved with Porches for the last twenty-five years and is presently the Chief Driving Instructor for the Las Vegas Region. Scott has also instructed for numerous other professional high performance driving schools and is currently employed by Andretti Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His track car is a modified 928 and his street car is a 500 HP 930. Scott believes it is "an honor to meet so many PCA members in his travels with the National Instructor Training program.”

Joe Marko

Joe is the owner of HMS Motorsport, Ltd., located outside of Boston, MA and over the past ten years has been studying safety system in motorsports applications, in particular harness belts and head and neck restraints. Joe works closely with the technical directors of NASCAR, NHRA, IRL, and USAC on harness belt issues. Joe has been involved with numerous dynamic sled bed tests of harness and HANS systems at Delphi Automotive both privately and in conjunction with NASCAR and IRL. HMS under Joe’s direction has also conducted independent tests of roll bar padding and helmet/airbag testing at Delphi to address the question of open versus full-face helmets in cars with airbags.

Tom Holmes

Tom HolmesTom has been a PCA member since 1995 and has been the Delaware Region Chief Driving Instructor since 2005. Tom has participated in PCE DE as a driver since 1996, instructor since 1999 and was one of the original mentors in the Instructor Certification Program. PCA Club racer for 13 years and now has the great experience of sharing old "156" with his son Mike in Club Racing.

Dan Dazzo

Dan Dazzo

PCA club member since 1974 and DE instructor since 1979. Former Potomac region Chief Instructor, assisted with the formation of PCA Club Race program, former Club Race Chief Tech. Extensive racing, driver training and auto-cross competition experience since 1965 involving various marques - MG, Triumph, Ford, BMW and (mostly) Porsche with involvement in PCA DE, PCA Club Race, Vintage racing, BMW DE & Club Race, Corvette club, Ferrari club, VW club, and Jaguar club. Currently Administrator of the Maryland Police Drivers Training Facility providing emergency vehicle operations training to most of Maryland police officers as well as various Federal, military and out of state police agencies. Aslo worked with Bill Scott Racing as an instructor/administrator developing numerous anti-terrorists programs. Developed and enhanced numerous DE and instructor programs for Potomac and Chesapeake regions and is the current Potomac region Safety chairman.


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