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Zone Challenge AutoX at 48 Hours of Sebring – Registration is Open

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Autocross has become a feature part of the 48 Hours at Sebring Club Race, and will again be run as part of the February event at Historic Sebring raceway.  We hope to extend the tradition and see who the top dogs are in each class in this year’s Zone 12 AX challenge.  Classes will be based on PCR’s (mid-size region class structure). Trophy presentation after the last run.

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Final Registration/Tech/Course Walk from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, Mandatory Drivers meeting @ 9:40 AM with 1st car out @ 10:00 AM
Place: Sebring racetrack (Skid pad just before you go over the bridge)
Registration: via Clubregistration.net is open with a limit of 75 paid entries (Porsche cars and club members only)… no on-site registration.
Cost: $35. early/prepaid @ Clubregistration.net only. $45 if paid after Jan. 14 2018. All early/Prepaid entrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt, and we anticipate 5 runs and great trophies.
Waivers: Participants must sign a waiver & receive an armband at the main gate.
Host Region / AX Chairs: Gold Coast / Steve and Dottie Kidd  at 954-292-3915 or 954-946-3196 or autocross@48hoursatsebring.com
Sponsor: Bert Smith Porsche will again be our sponsor, many thanks to the Bert Smith Porsche Team for providing T-shirts, trophies, water and other goodies.

Please check event options to order extra t-shirts and other Club race items. A schedule revision may take place if the group needs to be split into a morning run group 7:30-11:30 and 12:30-4:00

Steve Kidd, Sebring Club Race Committee


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Photos – ClubReg Oktoberfast 2017 DE

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Hello to all registered Advanced Solo DE Drivers from this year’s Zone 12 Oktoberfast at Daytona!

You might have met Joseph Kearsey in October. Joe wasn’t driving, but, was attending as a friend of Gord McNeil, who was. Joe came all the way from Newfoundland, Canada to experience Daytona and Oktoberfast.

Joe took a LOT of pictures during our DE and has made them available to us. The Flickr link below will take you to Joe’s Oktoberfast photos; just copy-and-paste to your web browser. There’s no charge to download any of these, but, if you should happen to publish one (or more), Joe would appreciate photo credit.

Photos – ClubReg Oktoberfast 2017 DE

Jim Burnett
Event Chair


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2017 Oktoberfast Autocross Results

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Zone 12 held it’s 2nd zone challenge autoX event of the year on Saturday 10/28 at Daytona International Speedway. A challenging course was set up on the Kart track by Zone 12 Representative Steve Kidd, who also serves as the Auto X Committee chief for the Oktoberfast club race.   Zone challenge autocross’s are designed to bring out the best hot shoes from each region to compete for trophies and bragging rights.  This year 7 of the 10 regions in Zone 12 were represented with the top time of the day going to Rad Delgado of Gold Coast Region, driving a GT3 RS. Top women’s time went to Heather Hamill of Thoroughbred Region driving her Boxster S. Want to see all the results….click on the link below.

If you missed this event, our next Zone 12 challenge AutoX will be held in conjunction with the 48 hours of Sebring club race on February 3, 2018. Check this website often for new information.

You can find the Oktoberfast AutoX final results online at http://zone12.pca.org/2017-oktoberfast-zone-challenge-ax-sat-10-28-2017-final-results/  or click here to download a PDF of the results.


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Oktoberfast Zone 12 Club race at Daytona…..October 27-29

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Oktoberfast is just around the corner!  This is Zone 12’s other Club Race… (the first being the 48 hours of Sebring by Suncoast/Gold Coast regions) and will be held on October 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway. It has all the activities you have come to expect …an Autocross, a Driver Education (DE) for experienced advanced solo/Instructors, Club Race and GT4 Clubsport final race. Registration for all events is open in ClubRegistration.net and there are plenty of  DE spots and garages available open!! It’s a great opportunity for you to drive Daytona!

The DE is not limited to Porsches. Drivers must either be a PCA National Instructor, or, have achieved Advanced Solo status with their home region AND have a minimum of four events where PCA Expanded Passing was in use (passing anywhere on the track, including the turns, with a point by). Experience with “expanded passing” with other HPDE organizations (e.g., Chin, Hooked on Driving, etc.) will be acceptable. If you are a Solo driver (for example, White run group with Suncoast PCA) and want to see if you may be eligible to drive contact the Event Chair, Jim Burnett at 904-910-0596. You can also reach Jim at 111margaret@att.net.  Questions? Contact Jim. Hope to see you there!

If you are a Club racer there also lots of spots left in sprint, enduro and other racing as well as those world class garage spaces and RV sites at Daytona International Speedway…..Join the fun and race this bucket list track

Looking to still compete, but not quite ready for This track, why not consider the  AutoX taking place on 10/28 at the go-cart track. This cart track is big and offers a chance to compete against some of Zone 12’s best Autocrossers.

Registration closes soon so visit Club registration today and sign up. Auto X questions ….call Steve or Dottie at 954 946-3196.


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Suncoast PCA Instructor Weekend & DE: November 17-19

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From Denise at Suncoast:

Suncoast PCA Instructor Weekend & DE: November 17-19:
This is our annual 3 day weekend that consists of Friday and Saturday, November 17-18: Instructor training, and continuing education for advanced drivers. Open to any solo qualified drivers and current PCA Instructors. There is a lot of track time, a track walk, advanced instruction, and more. Sunday, Nov. 19: Regular DE – open to all PCA member drivers, from novice students to Instructors. Registration is open in ClubRegistration.net

Sebring Trackside Dinner – Saturday, November 18:
Join your fellow drivers and car enthusiasts for a special dinner trackside. All drivers and guests are welcome. Cost is $25.00 per person. Registration is open in ClubRegistration under Social events, https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/8594. Trackside location is weather permitting, if weather is bad the dinner will move indoors.

Our 2018 DE Schedule is set:
• February 24 & 25
• April 7 & 8
• May 12 & 13
• September 15 & 16
• October 27 & 28
• November 16, 17 & 18

Any DE questions can be directed to Denise Remus at SuncoastDEregistrar@gmail.com

Thank you!!

Denise


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Irma update & need for Oktoberfast volunteers

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Hurricane Irma caused massive damage to parts of Zone 12, particularly the lowers keys (Goldcoast region), Puerto Rico region, and the Lower SW Florida area (Everglades region).Porsche Club has always been about the people, so those who are able, please offer to help out family, friends and fellow members. Many PCA events were canceled this weekend, so continue to monitor websites and social media for updates.

Oktoberfast Volunteers needed. Want to be part of a great team and assist at one of the most famous race tracks in the Country? Consider working at the Daytona Club race, also known as Oktoberfast. We particularly need help to greet attendees at the gate and get waivers signed…. A great way to meet some really cool racers and teams as their first point of contact.We have shifts available for Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sunday. E-mail Raye at  raygrynk2@outlook.com for more information

Oktoberfast is coming…. Same great event…Different weekend…This is Zone 12’s other Club Race…(the first being the 48 hours of Sebring by Suncoast/Gold Coast regions) and will be held on October 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway. It has all the activities you have come to expect …..an Autocross, Advanced Solo/Instructors Track sessions, Club Race and GT4 Clubsport final race.  Please see the flyer here – http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017OktoberFastADv2copy1.pdf – and stay tuned for more information on print & social media, the Zone 12 website, and other forums. Registration for all events will be via clubregistration.net and members are welcome to visit & see some of the best amateur Porsche only racing at this world-class venue. AutoX and DE registrations are open, racer registration should be open in September. For details on the DE see the flyer here: http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017DaytonaClubRaceDEannouncement1.pdf

Why not plan a tour North and make one of your stops one of the biggest PCA swap meets in the Southeast? Our friends at Peachstate region have invited us to attend a PCA swap meet in Jasper, Ga. on October 21, 2017. See this flyer for details: http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017PeachstateSwapMeet1.JPG

Stay Safe during hurricane season!

Steve Kidd
Zone 12 Representative


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Oktoberfast News, Instructors Needed at 2 Upcoming DE’s, and Swap Meet

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Oktoberfast is coming…. Same great event…Different weekend… This is Zone 12’s other Club Race… (the first being the 48 hours of Sebring by Suncoast/Gold Coast regions) and will be held on October 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway. It has all the activities you have come to expect ….. an Autocross, Advanced Solo/Instructors Track sessions, Club Race and GT4 Clubsport final race. Please see this flyer  Attachment: http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017OktoberFastADv2copy1.pdf and stay tuned for more information on print & social media, the Zone 12 website, and other forums. Registration for all events will be via clubregistration.net and members are welcome to visit & see some of the best amateur Porsche only racing at this world class venue. AutoX and DE registrations are open, racer registration should be open in September. For details on the DE see this flyer: Attachment: http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017DaytonaClubRaceDEannouncement1.pdf

DE update…Instructors needed  Zone 12 regions continue to have very active DE programs. Check the Zone 12 website or individual region websites for coming events. The following DE’s in Sept. still need more instructors. If you are a PCA HPDE certified instructor and can help out sharing your knowledge with students, please sign-up on clubregistration.net, or contact:

Both events are listed on the regional and Zone 12 calendars.

Why not plan a tour North and make one of your stops one of the biggest PCA swap meets in the Southeast? Our friends at Peachstate region have invited us to attend a PCA swap meet in Jasper, Ga. on October 21, 2017. See this flyer for details: Attachment: http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017PeachstateSwapMeet1.JPG

Hoping to see many of you at these events in the future.

Steve Kidd
Zone 12 Representative


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Oktoberfast and other DE Updates

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Oktoberfast is coming…. Same great event… Different weekend… This is Zone 12’s other Club Race… (the first being the 48 hours of Sebring by Suncoast/Gold Coast regions) and will be held on October 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway. It has all the activities you have come to expect ….. an Autocross, Advanced Solo/Instructors Track sessions, Club Race and GT4 Clubsport final race. Stay tuned for more information on print & social media, the Zone 12 website, and other forums. Registration for all events will be via clubregistration.net and members are welcome to visit & see some of the best amateur Porsche only racing at this world class venue. AutoX and DE registration should open in mid-July, racer registration should be open in September. For details on the DE see this flyer 2017DaytonaClubRaceDEannouncement1.pdf

DE update – Zone 12 regions continue to have very active DE programs. Check the Zone 12 website or individual region websites for coming events. Most register using clubregistration.net. Want to learn more about DE?  Consider attending the upcoming DE beginners seminar hosted by Zotz Racing in the Orlando area. See this announcement for more details ZotzDEprepEvent1.pdf

ZONEFEST 2017….. What a great  event! While still uploading data, some photos and information are available on the Zone 12 website, with complete results and more photos to come –  If you missed this year’s Zonefest, plan on attending in 2018…We’re still looking for a hosting region, so if you want to assure minimum travel and maximum fun, contact me for specifics on hosting Zonefest in 2018.  Thanks again to North Florida Region for hosting Zonefest 2017 and their partners (Sonnenschein Region-AutoX, Gold Coast Region-Concours, Spacecoast Region-Tech Quiz and Zone12-planning, marketing and administrative assistance) for taking on key roles and assisting in spreading the workload across a broad range of talents. If you participated in Zonefest and were awarded one of those cool trophies, the custom name plates will be mailed to the region president for presentation to the trophy winners from that region. Thanks again to to the sponsors, advertisers and volunteers that help make Zonefest special.

Hoping to see many of you at these events in the future!

Steve Kidd
Zone 12 Representative


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Larry Wilson Collection – Registration Open

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Here is what many of you have been waiting for ….Register now if you want to get one of the 120 Larry Wilson spots
Larry Wilson Collection 2017 .…If you missed this event last year, you are in luck because we are doing this again on the same weekend this year…July 29th…The cost is  $35.00  and includes the tour + lunch at Orbit Racing, a short drive from the collection. The Larry Wilson Collection is one of the best private collections of Porsches and Porsche memorabilia, rivaling the Revs Institute (FKA Collier Museum), Gunnar workshop and the Brumos Collection as a bucket list destination for Porsche lovers. Located in a bunker-like environment near Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), in Jupiter FL., exact address will be emailed with your confirmation upon electronic registration and payment. There will be no on-site registration. Also for those who have never been to Orbit Racing, you will marvel at the cars in the shop and what might be for sale in their “candy store”. The easiest way to find the event on club registration is to do a general search for Larry Wilson or a date search for 7/29.

Registration link – https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=8440

Flyer for the event –  http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/HalfPageOrbitTourLunchFinal1.pdf

Oktoberfast is coming….Same great event…Different weekend…This is Zone 12’s other Club Race…(the first being the 48 hours of Sebring by Suncoast/Gold Coast regions) and will be held on October 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway. It has all the activities you have come to expect …..an Autocross, Advanced Solo/Instructors Track sessions, Club Race and GT4 Clubsport final race. Stay tuned for more information on print & social media, the Zone 12 website, and other forums. Registration for all events will be via clubregistration.net and members are welcome to visit & see some of the best amateur Porsche only racing at this world class venue. AutoX and DE registration should open in mid-July, racer registration should be open in September.

Parade update … This year’s parade in Spokane is now sold out. While Zone 12 does not have a lot of members going, we do want to have a get together at the start of Parade so folks from our Zone will get to know each other at the beginning of the event. Most likely this will be Saturday evening. Those going to Parade, I have your contact information, so stay tuned for more information.

ZONEFEST 2017….. What a great event! While still uploading data, some photos and  information is available on the Zone 12 website, with complete results and more photos to come
If you missed this year’s Zonefest, plan on attending in 2018…We’re still looking for a hosting region, so if you want to assure minimum travel and maximum fun, contact me for specifics on hosting Zonefest in 2018. Thanks again to North Florida Region for hosting Zonefest 2017 and their partners (Sonnenschein Region-AutoX, Gold Coast Region-Concours, Spacecoast Region-Tech Quiz and Zone12-planning, marketing and administrative assistance) for taking on key roles and assisting in spreading the workload across a broad range of talents. If you participated in Zonefest and were awarded one of those cool trophies, the custom nameplates will be mailed to the Region president for presentation to the trophy winners from that region. Thanks again to the sponsors, advertisers, and volunteers that help make Zonefest special.

Hoping to see many of you at these events in the future!

Steve Kidd
Zone 12 Representative


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Photos and Report – Zonefest 2017

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Zonefest Report from Steve Kidd – The weekend started on Friday afternoon with registration, socializing, Concours prep and classes for newcomers about the upcoming competitive events. One of the unique qualities of Zonefest is that the host region recruits other regions in Zone 12 to chair the competitive activities. In true form, Saturday morning started off with a Concours hosted by Gold Coast Region (Fred Kohly, chair), followed by a gimmick rally hosted by North Florida Region (Don Boggs, chair) and the final competitive event of the day was a tech quiz hosted by Space Coast region (Steve Hoffman, chair) with the final activity being a social and awards party at one of Tallahassee’s most historic pubs.

Sunday started off with a challenging autocross hosted by Sonnenschein Region (Wally Lindenmuth, chair). Wally and Steve Kidd saw to it that autocross newcomers received great instruction and improved every run. After lunch, most of the 75 registrants participated in a canopy tour thru rural Leon County, led by Tim and Shirley Kerns from North Florida region. The final event of the weekend was the awards banquet where the concluding round of trophies, door prizes and recognition’s were presented.

In the coming weeks, we will we be updating the Zone 12 Zonefest page and the North Florida Zonefest pages with the results from the weekend’s events and activities and more, so check back.

Special thanks to all the sponsors, program advertiser and staff from many regions that made this event possible!

Photos galleries from Ed Stone –

People – Just a few shots taken Friday in the welcome area of the hotel and Saturday at the buffet restaurant.

Concours – The cars, people, scenery and dog that caught my eye Saturday at the park.

Autocross – Twelve representative shots of each of the twenty-nine competitors (taken from my position along the starting leg) during their various runs. I wish there were a soundtrack to go with them!