The 2017 Oktoberfast Autocross

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  or click here to download a PDF of the results.

Registration is open all for Oktoberfast Activities…..Club Race, DE and Autocross

Register online at Club for all events.

Club Race
Come join us at the legendary Daytona International Speedway, October 27 thru 29 and race in the PCA Zone 12 Daytona OktoberFast Club Race.
• We recommend that you review your profile on to be ready to signup . Register early as we expect to fill up fast.
• There is no Test & Tune for this event – but, there will be a David Murry Open Track Evening, Thursday, October 26th 5 – 9 pm. It is not a PCA event. More info and registration at
• We anticipate having Sprint practice Friday, two Sprint Races per run group on Saturday and Enduro Races on Sunday.
• This is a GT4CS Trophy East Event
• Licensing and Race specific questions may be directed to Susan Shire, PCA Club Race Registrar at
• General questions may be directed to Dennis Wojcik, Daytona OktoberFast Race Registrar at
• Rookie and Provisional License Candidates who complete the PCA Club Racing School and race at this event will have their 2018 License Renewal fee waived. Some restrictions apply – please contact the PCA Club Racing National Office 847.272.7764
Dennis Wojcik – OktoberFast Race Registrar

Drivers Education
IThese drivers have something in common: Vic Elford, Brian Redmond, Mark Donohue, Pedro Rodriguez, Peter Gregg, Hurley Haywood, Bobby Rahal, AJ Foyt, Al Holbert, Derek Bell, Scott Pruett, Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Dixon. What is it? They all raced and won the 24 Hours of Daytona at the
famed Daytona International Speedway.

Here’s your chance to drive the same track these motorsports legends drove, on their way to glory and racing immortality, by attending the Advanced Solo DE at Daytona International Speedway, held in conjunction with the Zone 12 PCA Club Races on October 27th-29th, 2017. The event is not limited to Porsche. 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.

There are two registration options. The 2-day registration option (Sat/Sun) is $500.00 and the 3-day option is $550.00. A check of Daytona events, sponsored by other HPDE organizations and clubs makes this is a real bargain. Zone 12’s event is anywhere from $100.00 to several hundred dollars
lower than those organizations’ events and theirs are 2-day events!

You’ll have the opportunity to attend the racers’ “chalk talk” given by Cory Friedman of Autometrics on Thursday evening, as an initial exposure to driving Daytona (highly recommended, even if you’ve driven Daytona before). There may also be a “track walk” orientation that same evening (tbd).

We recommend that cars be equipped with DOT “R” rated tires. At a minimum, you must have tires rated at speeds of 149 or higher (V, W, Y, or Z). Tires must be new or nearly new. We recommend that your car have a 5 point harness and a roll cage/bar and we further recommend the use of a HANS device. Helmet must be at least a Snell SA 2010, or newer. Boxsters and other late model Porsche convertibles (996/997/991/986/987/981) may participate with tops up. Cars must have a technical inspection by an approved shop. We also recommend PCA-endorsed track insurance (available at

Registration will be on Club where additional event information is available including event options and fees. Be sure to search for Zone 12 events. Please be sure your driving credentials are updated in your Profile on Your credentials WILL BE VERIFIED, prior to your registration being confirmed. There is not an event hotel. There are many lodging options in the Daytona/Daytona Beach area. Lodging arrangements are on your own.

Co-drivers are permitted, assuming both drivers meet event credential requirements. Both drivers must separately register for the event on ClubRegistration. Please send an email to the Event Chair, stating your pairing intention.

We must limit registration to the first 65 so don’t wait to register and miss the opportunity to drive the very same layout as many of Motorsports’ legends.
Please Note: allows you to choose your garage location. Follow the on-screen instructions during the registration process. Once you have reserved and paid for your garage, you are guaranteed a garage. However, Event Management reserves the right to reassign you to a different
garage as/when circumstances dictate.

Questions? Please contact Event Chair, Jim Burnett at 904-910-0596. You can also reach Jim at

Please Note: New for the garage option this year on is the ability to choose your garage location. Follow the on-screen instructions during the registration process. Once you have reserved and paid for your garage, you are guaranteed a garage. However, Event Management reserves
the right to reassign you to a different garage as/when circumstances dictate.

Questions? Please contact Event Chair, Jim Burnett at 575-336-1198 during July, August or September and at 904-247-9204 during October. You can also reach Jim at

Here are the 2016 Oktoberfast Zone Challenge Autocross results Want to see how you stack up to the best Autocrossers in Florida on Saturday 10/28/2017 come Autocross at the Kart track (orange campground area) inside Daytona International Speedway.

This Autocross is run as part of the Oktoberfast activities and is considered a Zone Challenge event. We plan to have a special Oktoberfast t-shirt for those that register early. There will be a cap of 80 autocrossers. Classes for Porsches are based on PCR’s for midsize regions. Non Porsche members welcome, and must use X class (Generic non Porsche class). All competitors who register before 10/15 will receive a special T-shirt and the discounted price of $40,00. Register later and the price goes up to $50. and no t-shirt.

Proposed schedule
9:30-10:45 final check-in, tech and course walking
10:45-11:00 driver meeting
11:00 First car out
Sometime around noon…we anticipate a hard break to allow those wanting to experience the track, an opportunity to take the track tour. This is a low-speed parade lap(s), with a mandatory contribution to a charity to be determined. This will also give participants an opportunity to get a bite to eat. We anticipate finishing runs between 3:00-400 and hope to have trophies and trophy presentation soon thereafter. Unfortunately, we don’t allow ride alongs….only pre-approved instructors.

Questions …Call AX chair or Registrar…. Steve and Dottie Kidd 954-946-3196 home or 954-292-3915 Steve cell or 954-562-5915 Dottie cell.

Click here for a PDF version of this page.

Click here to visit the 2016 OktoberFAST page.