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Cascade (CSCC) HPDE Track Day April 28

Cascade (CSCC) HPDE Track Day April 28

Cascade Sports Car Club - Driver Education

Friday, April 28, 2023
Portland Int'l Raceway, Portland, OR

Registration closed April 21, 2023 11:59 PM at 2023-04-21T23:59:00-0700 Registration ends April 21, 2023 11:59 PM at 2023-04-21T23:59:00-0700 Registration opens January 24, 2023 12:00 AM at 2023-01-24T00:00:00-0800 Registration runs from January 24, 2023 12:00 AM to April 21, 2023 11:59 PM


Cascade Sports Car Club HPDE Track Day at Portland International Raceway

High Performance Driving Education and Racecar Test-and-Tune (TnT)

Our track days give you the opportunity to drive on the full Portland International Raceway course. Whether your car is a daily driver or a fully prepared race car, if you’re a first time track day novice wanting to become a better driver or a seasoned race driver looking for more seat time to shake down your car before a race, we’ve got you covered.

Our ICSCC-approved Driver's Training program includes classroom sessions with professional instruction in the dynamics of car control and high performance driving. You’ll learn about contact patch, weight transfer, and the physics of a car in motion that keep you in control. In between these classroom sessions, you'll put that knowledge to use with our expert staff of in-car instructors. You’ll learn at your own pace and gradually work your way up to more challenging speeds.

Our HPDE Novice and Intermediate groups also double as a "Competition Driving School" for those seeking a competition license. Please register for the appropriate group based on your prior experience -- HPDE Novice if you have never been on track before, HPDE Intermediate if you have prior track experience -- and indicate that you are seeking a competition license.

Special Note About the Driver's Training Program: You may be expected to participate in several CSCC HPDE track day events, starting with the HPDE Novice group and its ground school content. You will work with various instructors throughout these events, focusing on the feedback they provide and their evaluation of your readiness to apply for a race license. With their approval and that of the Chief Driving Instructor (CDI), you can receive a certificate that permits you to apply for a competition race license. It will take as many HPDE/Driver's Training track days with CSCC as is needed for the CDI and your instructor to completely evaluate your competency for competitive, wheel-to-wheel racing. There is no predetermined number of HPDE/Driver's Training track days you need to complete before getting signed off for competition licensing.

For those interested in simply honing their driving skills our HPDE Advanced run group is a club day environment where the goal is to enjoy a day at the race track driving fast and safe with friends and other enthusiasts who share your same passion. Prior track experience is mandatory.  

We also offer sessions for licensed racers in the Test-and-Tune (TnT) run group.

You must have a physical competition license to show in person at registration to participate in the TnT run group. You will not be allowed to join the TnT run group if you do not have a competition license, even if you are using a fully prepared racecar or participate in a racing series that does not issue competition licenses. The HPDE run groups are the alternative in these situations. 

Read our HPDE Information Packet for event information and FAQ’s. You’ll find answers to many common questions about run groups, how the days are organized and the best place for you to start in one of our fun and informative events. 

Tentative Schedule for this event (this may be subject to unannounced changes; official schedule will be available the day of the event).

Package Cost
HPDE Novice, includes ground classroom plus full-day on-track instruction $270
HPDE Intermediate, includes full-day on-track instruction $270
HPDE Advanced is a full-day of track time $235
Test and Tune (TnT) $195
Test-and-Tune (TnT) 1/2-day (PM sessions only) $135
Open Wheel Session (end of day) $45
HPDE Instructors FREE
Helmet Rentals $10
  • $20 discount for Cascade Members registering for Driver's Training School or HPDE (contact the CSCC HPDE Organizer for the MSR discount code to enter on the online payment page)
  • 50% discount for any future HPDE event for those that volunteer their time for a full CSCC HPDE track day or other CSCC event
  • Competition license holders that volunteer their time as an HPDE instructor can receive a 25% discount (up to a $100 maximum discount) on a future CSCC race entry

You will be using your own car for these events. Vehicles that are "daily driven" are welcome and no special or extraordinary requirements are needed. At a minimum, your car needs the following:

  • Adequate tire tread
  • Proper tire inflation
  • Loose items removed
  • No cracks in windshield in the driver's view
  • Seat belts in good condition and working order
  • Driver and passenger seats secure
  • Brake lights functional
  • Ensure the positive terminal on the battery is properly covered
  • The battery needs to be mechanically secured to the car
  • The helmet requirement is Snell SA2010 or newer
  • Convertibles and cars with removable hardtops may need additional safety requirements: CSCC-ConvertibleRollbarRequirements.pdf.

For more information see our website:

PIR Policies

For questions, please con­tact our Track Day / HPDE coordinator at: