PDX/Time Trial Overview

Time Trials

The Time Trials program is designed to accommodate all types of cars – from street cars in the first-level, instructional Performance Driving Experience (PDX) events to prepared race vehicles in the third-level Track Trial and fourth-level Hill Climb formats.

PDX – Level 1

For those who have never sat behind the wheel while on a track, the PDX provides instruction in both the classroom and on the track, giving drivers the opportunity to improve their driving skills and increase their enjoyment of driving their street vehicle.

Club Trials – Level 2

When you’re ready to race against the clock, Club Trials is ready for you. The second level of the program, Club Trials builds on the instruction you received in the PDX while allowing drivers their first chance at competing against time. Competition classes are formed (with both street and fully-prepared race cars), and winners are decided by fastest time around the course. In 2011, South Carolina Region’s Time Trial events at Carolina Motorsports Park will run under the Club Trials rules.

Track Trials – Level 3

Street cars no longer cut it at Track Trials. Only cars specifically prepared for Road Racing or Time Trial events are allowed as speeds and intensity levels are higher. The tier-three program offers closed-course track time, with competitions again decided by fastest time around the course.

Hill Climbs – Level 4

Hill Climb events are run on paved mountain roads over short distances, and in the true spirit of racing, fast time wins. Full safety gear is mandatory as it’s just you, your car and a mountain road.