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PDX (Performance Driving eXperience)

** MoHud PDXes Are On Hiatus **

MoHud SCCA currently does NOT have an active PDX program. You may see special track events advertised here from time-to-time, but in the interim, please visit the following pages that MoHud recommends for track time fun:

SCCA Track Night In America

SCCA’s “Track Night In America” is positioned as way for newcomers to the track to experience a track event at a low cost with minimal time commitment.  Events typically start in the late afternoon (4 PM) and are done by 8 PM.  Costs are usually in the $150 – $200 range and consist of some classroom presentation and then two 20 minute sessions on track.  Tracks near the MoHud region include Palmer Motorsports Park, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Pocono Raceway, and NJ Motorsports Park.


Patroon Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America – High Performance Driving Experience

Many of MoHud’s track drivers are also members of the Patroon Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America (BMWCCA) – no BMW required!   BMWCCA’s High Performance Driving Experiences (aka HPDE) are track day events with a focus on safety and skill improvement through instruction.  HPDEs can be 1 – 2 – 3 day events, although the vast majority are either 1 or 2 days in length. Costs range from $350 – $500 and consist of classroom instruction, instructor input and feedback, and typically four 20-30 minute sessions per day on track. Participants are organized by experience levels into run groups, and each participant is assigned an instructor who will ride with you and provide direction and input while on track.  Drivers in the upper run groups who are safe and proficient at driving can be signed off to go solo on the track. Patroon hosts events at tracks in the Northeast, including Lime Rock Park, Watkins Glen International, and Palmer Motorsports Park.


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MoHud Hosts A Level 2 Club Trial Track Event In Conjunction With New England Region Club Racing

Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 8am to 5pm

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park, Thompson, CT

Come and enjoy this historic and challenging track, and experience SCCA’s camaraderie and sportsmanship as MoHud hosts a Club Trials track event as part of New England Region’s “Back To The Future II” club racing weekend.  We welcome drivers of all abilities as part of our club trials.

Who can participate in the time trial event?

Participation is open to any SCCA regular or weekend member. If you are not an SCCA member, weekend memberships will be available at registration.

What types of cars are allowed?

Econo-box sedans, performance cars, tuner cars, imports and domestics. Even convertibles (no roll bar required) Yes, this means you Miata/S2000/Z3/Z4 guys and girls!

How much does this cost and what do I get for it?

The event cost is only $160. For that you get (2) 20 minute on-track sessions plus appropriate class room instruction. In addition, time trial participants are allowed full access to the paddock and garage areas of the track to see the drivers and club racing cars up close. Participants are also invited to be a part of the driver/worker party at the conclusion of the day’s racing events. The time trial participants rotate as a separate run group at this club racing event so you’ll also get to see the finest club road racers in the Northeast compete in a variety of cars and classes when you are not on track or in the classroom.

Registration will soon be open at

Prospective entrants should read the following:


Questions? Event Chairperson Jim Bucci 518 944-4371 or




** MoHud is looking for some motivated individuals interested in organizing future PDX events.  Inquire within! **

The 2012 PDX happened.

Hand signals play an important part of communication between drivers on track at a PDX. This student shows the “Pit In” signal (balled fist) as he enters the pits at Calabogie Motorsports Park.


And the 2011 event.

MoHud PDX events are open to any SCCA member with a valid driver’s license and a car that meets safety requirements. A $15 temporary membership is available for the weekend for those who are not yet club members.

This is not a racing school but rather a high performance car control clinic on a race circuit under close supervision by instructors. You will be taught the fine art of car control and fundamentals of vehicle dynamics. You will be able to learn the capabilities of your car and improve your driving skills at speeds that are not permitted on public roads. All drivers will be instructed on safety regulations and general track etiquette.

Instruction is provided in-car and in classroom by our experienced cadre of performance drivers, many of whom you might be familiar with from Patroon BMWCCA.

In addition to the “Pre-Event Safety Inspection,” which the driver is required to have performed, an “On-Site Safety Inspection” will be performed at the site in the morning, prior to you getting out on track. Cars failing the on-site inspection will not be permitted on the track. No refunds will be given for cars failing the on-site inspection.

The front straight at the track may be the highest speed portion of the track, but often it gives you a chance to catch your breath before concentrating on the difficult parts: the curves and turns.


PDX Event Forms

So You Think You Want To Be A Racer

Run at different track locations throughout the country, the PDX provides an instructional environment for drivers who simply want to improve their driving skills and increase their enjoyment of driving their street vehicle. True to the “run what ya brung” adage, all it takes to be a part is your street car, a valid license and a helmet.

If you’re interested in more information of how to get from the sidelines to the racetrack, you might also want to check out the book Go Ahead – Take the Wheel.

Scenes from MoHud’s 2010 PDX at Monticello Motor Club

MoHud’s track day at Monticello earned the club recognition at the 2010 National Convention, held in Las Vegas, for “Best PDX in the Northeast Region in 2010.”