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Feb 24 at Sebring: Instructors Needed for the Street Survival School for Teens

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The Tire Rack Street Survival school (TRSS) starts at about 9 a.m. and goes to about 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, at Sebring, in conjunction with Suncoast’s February DE. And they still need instructors – especially you ladies! We really need your help for this one – you don’t have to be a PCA instructor. Please email johnrvita@gmail.com if you’d like to be an instructor for TRSS.

The only requirements for TRSS instructors are that you enjoy working with teens and that you take an online course for certification. You’ll be assigned 2 students that you’ll do in-car instruction with throughout the day. Lunch is provided, and instructors will receive a Suncoast DE certificate for helping out. All of our instructors say it’s an awesome experience, so please come out on February 24 and help make a difference.

About TRSS:
When your teen driver attends a Street Survival school, we teach them to control their car in unpredictable situations based on its handling limits. They master the application of the physics of driving, using their car. They learn how to make good driving decisions and react more quickly. They become more aware and learn how to begin anticipating the actions of other drivers. The Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving School, hosted by Suncoast PCA at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, February 24, 2018 is only $95 per student. Teens must be at least 16 years old with a valid driver’s license. A learner’s permit is not acceptable.

For more information, please go to: www.streetsurvival.org.

To register your teen: https://www.motorsportreg.com/index.cfm/event/register.trss/uidEvent/BFB92070-0DEB-B806-D23FEC32A64C96A6


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Rolex 24 – Thank You PCA Corral Volunteers!

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Hi, Rolex Volunteers!

I just wanted to say thanks again for giving your time and efforts to make this year’s PCA Corral at the Rolex 24 so efficient, welcoming and fun! So many people came up to us and said thanks for our hospitality and that they really had a great time. You all made Zone 12 look as good as we already know it is, and your help was very much appreciated!

Some of you did multiple shifts – or multiple days! You are all such good representatives of what PCA is all about, and I certainly hope you all had a lot of fun as well. Please, if you notice I left anyone off this chain, pass this along to them as well (I didn’t have everyone’s email).

For next year, we’re considering streamlining the process more to ensure all Regions are less burdened with logistics, so stay tuned for info later this year. And if you have any specific suggestions for improvement, please let me know!

Again – thanks so much for all you do! And I hope to see a lot of you at the Sebring 12 Hours in March (please email me if you’d like to help out at the Porscheplatz)!

I’ll see a lot of you at the Sebring 48 this weekend.

Much appreciation,

Lisa

Lisa Lewis
Zone 12 Representative
Porsche Club of America


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Welcome to 2018 – and to the busiest first quarter in all of PCA!

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We’re lucky to have some of the biggest events in the country right in our own backyard. We’ll get to enjoy the routine major events all over Zone 12, as well as some Regional favorites.

Here are a few to add to your calendar:

  • Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, January 25-28: PCA Car Corral

Celebrate the start of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with North America’s most prestigious sports car race, and watch some of the biggest names in motorsports! PCA welcomes all PCA members, Porsche owners, and their guests to the PCA Car Corral Hospitality Tent, located trackside infield at “The Kink” (Turn 5). The Corral has been sold out since last summer, but if you’re going to Rolex, please stop by the Corral to socialize and watch the race.

We could use a few volunteers for Friday and for our busy Saturday morning shift at the PCA Corral; if you’d like to help us out, please email me at zone12rep@national.pca.org

Learn more about the Corral at https://www.pca.org/event/2017-12-04/pca-car-corral-rolex-24-daytona

  • 48 Hours at Sebring, February 1-4: The first Club Race of the year

The 48 Hours at Sebring is a joint effort of the Suncoast and Gold Coast Regions, and it’s the largest Club Race in North America. It’s free to attend the 48 Hours, so plan to come out and have fun with us! There’s also an Advanced Solo DE, open to all drivers with PCA Driver-Ed ADVANCED SOLO status (confirmation required, valid PCA membership, Porsche cars only), and an Autocross.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.48hoursatsebring.com/home.php

And if you’d like to volunteer, they’d love to have your help. To volunteer, please visit http://www.48hoursatsebring.com/volunteersignin.php

  • Werks Reunion, March 9, Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Spectators are welcome to attend 2018 Werks Reunion Amelia Island free of charge. No registration is needed, and parking is only $20.

Porsche owners interested in displaying their vehicles must register in one of two categories.
Porsche Corral: Display your cherished Porsche proudly alongside others in its model type. Corral participants are not considered in judged competition.

Porsche Judged Field: Compete against other owners to take home one of more than 20 available titles.
To register, visit https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/porsche-club-of-america-werks-reunion-amelia-omni-resort-golf-course-pca-136803

  • Sebring 12-Hour Race, March 17; if you’d like to volunteer at the Porscheplatz Friday or Saturday (3/16 or 17), please email me at zone12rep@national.pca.org
  • Zone Fest – save the date! May 25-27. It’s going to be at a great venue this year, and you’ll want to attend. So mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details coming soon

Hope to see you at many of these events, as well as at your local Region’s events.

Lisa

Lisa Lewis
Zone 12 Representative
zone12rep@national.pca.org


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Zone 12 Milestones Report for 2016 & 2017

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As we close out another year in Zone 12 here is a look back at the annual events and initiatives throughout 2016 & 2017.  Check out our annual report here.

Steve Kidd
Zone 12 Representative


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Happy Holidays & Prepare for an Action Packed 1st Quarter

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Happy Holidays to all of Zone 12
Over the next 3 months, Zone 12 will be blessed with not only mild weather but also lots of Regional, Zone, and National events. Check the Zone 12 or your favorite PCA websites and plan on having some fun. Here is a brief listing of some of the major events and how to get involved:

January 26-28 The Daytona Rolex 24 hours PCA corral – Always popular and always at the same location. Over the next few weeks a lot more information will be made available. This corral is the 1st on the PCA calendar of corrals, and historically the best attended. While a 2018 schedule is not available yet please see this 2017 schedule for a general idea of what may be coming – http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/2017DaytonaPCACORRALAgendaV4201601151.pdf

February 1-4 The 48 hours of Sebring Club Race – Again the first on the calendar, biggest and the best PCA Club RACE This is pure PCA racing at the world famous Sebring Racetrack. Unlike other races, this one is free to spectators, however, PCA volunteers are needed to help in many areas. Be a part of the excitement by attending the 25th running of the 48 Hours at Sebring at the legendary Sebring International Raceway, February 1 thru February 4, 2018. You may participate as a volunteer.

Volunteer sign up is now open and viewable at 48hoursatsebring.com.   Select the Volunteer’ tab. Select ‘Positions’ to get an understanding of the various position responsibilities.  Select ‘Volunteer’ tab again and ‘Volunteer Sign-up’ to complete the volunteer registration.

Volunteer questions may be directed to either Dave Herndon (Suncoast Region Volunteer Chairman) at davidh2310@gmail.com or Paul Raben (Gold Coast Region Volunteer Chairman) at praben356@gmail.com

While there are still spots available for the Racer groups and the Driver Education sessions, the area with the most availability is the Zone challenge Autocross on Saturday 2/3/2018. See details on the 48 hours of Sebring website or here: http://emailer3.pca.org:80/UploadFiles/ClubraceAutoX20181.pdf

More information on other events after the New year.

Again Happy Holidays and a PCA packed new Year!

Steve Kidd
Zone 12 Representative


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Proposed Changes to the 2018 PCRs for Review

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Please review the Proposed changes to the Parade Competition rules (PCR’s). Lots of new stuff, especially in Auto X.   Download the PDF here.

If you have comments or concerns, Please e-mail them ASAP (before 12/27) to Danny Saxton, Parade Competition rules chair at  djsaxton@bellsouth.net.

– Steve Kidd,  Zone 12 Rep.


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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.