Frequently Asked Questions Porsche Track Experience Birmingham Please note, reservations are REQUIRED for entry to Porsche Driving School. To make a reservation or if you have additional questions call 770-290-7000 or email TrackExperience@porsche.us
Office/Phone Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
Saturday & Sunday: Closed (please leave a voicemail)
Location: PTX Birmingham
6075-B Barber Motorsports Parkway
Leeds, AL 35094
The Porsche Track Experience is located at the Barber Motorsports Park (6075-B Barber Motorsports Parkway, Leeds, Alabama, 35094).
From Birmingham Int. Airport – Birmingham, AL to Barber Motorsports Park Exit Airport Merge onto I-20 East / I-59 North Take Exit 130 1-20 East, Take Exit #140, US-78 East Continue on US-78 East Turn right on Rex Lake Rd, Turn right onto Barber Motorsports Parkway At the stop sign, take Left and follow signs to the Porsche Track Experience Approximate driving time – 20 minutes

From Hartsfield Int. Airport – Atlanta, GA to Barber Motorsports Park Exit Airport Merge onto I-285 North, Exit onto 1-20 West Take Exit #140, US-78 East, Continue on US-78 East Turn right on Rex Lake Rd, Turn right onto Barber Motorsports Parkway, At the stop sign, take Left and follow signs to the Porsche Track Experience Approximate driving time – 2 hours 15 minutes
PTX utilizes current model vehicles. Cars are listed on each course page and are subject to change as each year we experience a model changeover. Participants must be at least 21-years-old and possess a current, valid driver’s license. Classes at PTX hold up to 30 participants in our Precision, Performance, and Masters programs, up to 24 participants in our Masters RS and Masters RSR programs. PTX Exclusive Programs range from 12 to 16 participants per class. For one hour each morning you will attend the classroom session, with the remainder of the day spent rotating through on track sessions and off-track exercises. Porsche Track Experience course gift certificates are available for purchase on the website or by calling 770-290-7000. All gift certificates are shipped via FedEx to a physical shipping address and includes gift box, key chain, and wallet size gift certificate card. Processing typically takes 24 hours and certificates purchased after 11:00AM CST or over the weekend will be processed the following business day. Both standard and expedited shipping options are available.

*NOTE: Purchasing a gift certificate does NOT confirm a registration for a scheduled course. All Porsche Driving gift certificates can be used at any of the three U.S. Porsche Driving venues. Gift certificates are transferable however they are non-refundable. All Porsche Track Experience driving activities require that participants are at least 21 years old with a current, valid driver’s license.
Not at all! We have an excellent team of instructors that are adept at working with all skill levels. We start with the basics and go from there. Our classes are designed so that participants can go at their own pace. No one has to do anything they feel uncomfortable with. Although our tuition does not include lodging accommodations, the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook is the preferred hotel of The Porsche Track Experience and offers special rates and packages for our participants. Please call 205-203-4750 to make arrangements at the Grand Bohemian, and ask for the special Porsche Track Experience rate. For transportation, or other questions, contact the Porsche Group Coordinator at the Grand Bohemian at 205-203-4750 or porsche.gbmb@kesslercollection.com. Upon registration, the Porsche Track Experience will share your contact information with our Partner Hotel (The Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook in Birmingham, AL). This information is necessary for the hotel to organize the group, room block, and transportation. If you wish this information not be shared with our partner hotel, please contact our office at TrackExperience@porsche.us. Participants are welcome to bring a pre-registered Guest for an additional $150/day. The Guest can join us for all classroom and training sessions, as well as all meals. Guests will not be permitted to drive or ride with participants or instructors. Guests will be required to sign all PTX forms and track waivers and return them immediately after registration. The minimum age to be a guest is 16 years of age, and guests between the ages of 16-18 yrs. old must be accompanied by his or her legal guardian. Guests will not incur an additional fee for transportation to and from the track. However, the Hotel front desk does need to be notified upon arrival to reserve an additional seat on the shuttle to and from the event. If there is a request to cancel or change your reservation with the Porsche Track Experience more than thirty (30) days prior to the course start date, a $250.00 fee will be charged. If the cancellation or change is requested between seven (7) and thirty (30) days prior to the course start date, the participant forfeits half the cost of the class. There are no refunds on changes or cancellations less than seven (7) days prior to the course start date. A “no-show” forfeits the full tuition. Refunds will not be issued for “no-shows” resulting from weather or airline connection problems or other members of a group cancelling. ** Cancellation policy will vary for PTX special and exclusive events.** In an effort to provide the safest driving programs possible and clear communication with all our driving participants, we require all non-English speaking participants to have a translator/interpreter. The translator/ interpreter must be scheduled in advance. Please email TrackExperience@porsche.us or call the PTX office at 770-290-7000 for a price quote. The Birmingham International Airport (BHM) is only 20 minutes from the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL where PTX is located. The Hartsville Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is approximately a two hour drive from the track. Each participant has a liability of $10,000/per occurrence for damage to property and/or vehicles. We offer an opportunity to reduce your deductible from $10,000 to $2,500 by purchasing the damage limitation for $150/per day. Damage limitation options may vary for intermediate and advanced level programs. About 95% of our participants do. No, anyone who is at least 21 with a current, valid Driver’s License may register for a class at PTX. Safety is our number one priority. Accidents are rare, but do occur from time to time, and most are minor. That said, even a small scratch on a Porsche can be expensive to repair. We do provide helmets for the course, but participants are welcome to bring their own if it is rated Snell 2015 or better. We do not require racing suits therefore we do not provide them. Registration is at 7:30 AM. Class starts at 8:00 AM and finishes at approximately 4:45 PM each day. Porsche does not allow any type of recording device to be used inside of or attached to the exterior of our cars. This includes, but is not limited to, cameras, phones, GoPros, etc. We provide the vehicles for the driving experiences. You are welcome to bring your own, but it will have to stay in the parking lot. We recommend that you wear comfortable, seasonal attire. Shorts are allowed. We also recommend you wear soft-soled shoes, such as driving or tennis shoes. No open- toed or high heeled shoes are allowed.