Zone 12 has a lot going on! In the next few months, we have everything from an IMSA Race (Rolex), Werks Reunion Amelia Island, several HPDE’s (one includes a Ladies Day), a special Valentine’s Dinner (no need to find a dinner reservation!), PCA Club Race along with an AutoX (48 Hours at Sebring), and the Sunrise to Sunset Rally (March 24-25) is finally back after COVID!! I think we are so fortunate to have so many amazing events to participate in here in Zone 12. All these events are run by volunteers. Volunteering is a really great way to attend some of these events and see them up close and personal. No experience necessary!!!
Rolex 24 at Daytona – January 26 -29 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
There are still some volunteer shifts available at the Rolex Race. Volunteering is super easy and there is no prior experience required!! I do have a very limited number of free tickets for the day that you volunteer. Below are the shifts that are currently available, and each shift has multiple openings. To volunteer, drop me an email at Oneporschegirl@gmail.com .The shifts will be given to the people that contact me first. Let me know if you have any questions! Please note – parking for Rolex (unless you have a parking ticket) is across the street at Daytona One and there is a Tram that brings you trackside.
|Friday January 27
||9am – 1pm
||9am – 1pm
|Saturday January 28
||8am – Noon
||8am – Noon
|Sunday January 29
||8am – 11am
For Rolex event information: https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/events/rolex24-at-daytona/
Roar Before the Rolex 24 – January 20 – 22
The Roar kicks off the racing season at Daytona as the three-day test serves as the final dress rehearsal before the Rolex 24 at Daytona. This will be the first chance to see the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship cars of 2023 up close! For tickets and additional information: https://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/events/roar-before-the-rolex-24/
HPDE at Roebling – January 21 – 22
Florida Crown Region is sponsoring a HPDE at Roebling Road on January 21 and 22, 2023. Participants will be assigned into run groups from beginner (instructor in the car with you) to advanced solo. Registration includes a T-shirt and a Friday evening pizza party. For more information, please see clubRegistration.net. (https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=12700 ) Registration closes January 17 for this event.
HPDE at Roebling – February 4 – 5 / Ladies Day on February 3
*Instructors are still needed for this weekend!!*
Florida Citrus Region is hosting their annual Ladies Day & Solo Day on February 3, followed by a HPDE February 4-5, sponsored by Drivers Choice Motors. Please register separately for each event.
Ladies Day – This is a fabulous opportunity to have Ladies only out on the track and have an instructor with you. Come just for Ladies Day or register for Ladies Day on the 3rd and the HPDE on the 4th and 5th. (Note: Ladies registering for weekend HPDE should register as “Ladies Also Driving HPDE”). Registration for Ladies Day is here: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=12845
The 2-day HPDE is focused on developing high performance driving skills for all drivers. Learn how to drive your Porsche the way the engineers designed it – in a safe and friendly setting.
There are still openings for Solo Drivers on February 4 & 5.
For questions about this event: CitrusHPDE@bellsouth.net
48 Hours at Sebring – February 2-5
The first weekend in February kicks off with the first PCA Club Race of the season. Also during the weekend is an advanced solo DE and on Saturday 2/4, there will be two AutoX – a morning session and an afternoon session. All events are currently open on clubregistration.net. Never done an AutoX? Here is an opportunity to attend AutoX school and learn about AutoX!! More information on ClubReg or on the AutoX page of the 48 Hours of Sebring web page (48 Hours at Sebring). The 48 Hours of Sebring is a great place to VOLUNTEER, and no experience is necessary!! For a description of volunteer positions and to sign up for shift(s), visit this link: 48 Hours at Sebring This is a great opportunity to see all of the fun up close!!
February 14th – Valentine’s Day Dinner & Party
Register here: https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/13033
This Valentine’s Day the Space Coast PCA will have its first “inaugural” dinner and party. This is truly a very special night to have with your significant other. Don’t worry about getting reservations for dinner at a fancy restaurant where you either have very early or very late dinner plans because you did not call three months before for reservations and stuck in a table next to the bathroom or kitchen. Well, we have a gala event that you and your significant other will remember, we have a beautiful setting where we are going to have drinks on the expensive stone deck overlooking the ocean, I mean right on the ocean. We will have hors d’oeuvres, a choice of three entries, either Thyme and Rosemary Prime Rib, Herb-Roasted Chicken Breast, Natural Jus or Grilled Mahi with Cajun Shrimp Sauce. The Chef tells me all these are favorites at the restaurant and top it off with your choice of several sides White Wine Pan Roasted Mushrooms, Seasonal Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan. Remember, this a buffet, tray all if you like. We will top it off with a romantic desert of Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Last but not least, we will have entertainment by one of the best DJ’s in Brevard County Mr. Michael Van Ness who will play those beautiful melodic music of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s with some Etta James thrown in there. A perfect time to take your special person have a toast on the deck or get down and boogie on the dance floor or wait for that special spooning song that takes you back. You get all of this for $65/pp. You will not find a better deal anywhere or get what you are getting here, come and join us for a night to remember. Of course, we will have door prizes that will make you want to come out just to see what they will be good.
2023 WERKS Reunion Amelia Island at Amelia River Golf Club – March 3
VOLUNTEERS are needed for this event. There are opportunities to volunteer on Thursday March 2 (set up day) and Friday March 4 (event day). If you have never been to a Werks event before, this is a great opportunity to see a breathtaking array of Porsches, from rare to current models and everything in between!!
Do you wonder what you would do as a volunteer? Below are some of the great opportunities that are available for you to help with:
Thursday March 2
Bag Stuffing – this activity is when all the goody bags for the entrants of the judged and corral parking are filled with the “good stuff”. Need at least 12 people.
Signage – we would like to setup and place as many of the event’s signage as possible on Thursday. Need 3 people.
Judged Field setup – laying out or marking the position of the judged Porsches for Friday’s concours.
Corral Field setup – laying out or marking the positions of the Porsches parking in the corral area of the field.
Miscellaneous – there are other tasks that need help setting up.
Friday March 3
Will Call – this is at the entry drive into the Amelia River Golf Club to assist registered entrants who have not picked up their credentials. Will need at least 4 people for different shifts.
Signage – place the remaining event signs out onto the field prior to the event starting time. Need 3 people. And to take them down at the end of the day.
Corral Parking – to check pre-registered Porsches into corral parking and to help park the Porsches in the corral, and hand out the entry goodie bags. This usually takes at least 12 people, (6 at o’dark thirty morning shift and 6 late morning)
Concours – to check pre-registered Porsches onto the judge field and to assist with parking / staging the Porsches. Need as many as we can get, at least 14. Preferably people who can quickly recognize the different classes.
Trophy / Awards Stage – assist with displaying and presentation of trophies to award winners. Need 1 guard person to make sure the trophies don’t get picked up and broken, etc. This is a sitting job!
There are many other roles that need to be filled, including: Help with Spectator Parking, collecting money as people come in and guiding them to the parking area, golf cart drivers to transport people from the parking area to the Judges field, assisting with cleanup by breaking down and repacking of supplies, signs etc.
Please contact Dora Barren, volunteer chairperson – firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer for this National PCA event. PLEASE PUT WERKS IN THE HEADING OF THE EMAIL, AS WE GET LOTS OF OTHER EMAILS AND I DON’T WANT TO MISS YOUR EMAIL FOR THE EVENT.
Sunrise to Sunset Rally-March 24-25th, 2023
Register here: https://clubregistration.net/events/signUp.cfm/event/13004
The Sunrise to Sunset Rally has returned and is sponsored by the Space Coast PCA and Porsche Melbourne!
The SUNCHASER TROPHY is once again up for grabs between our local PCA Regions (Space Coast is the reigning champion!) on March 24-25th, 2023. Plan to attend the Friday evening reception at 7PM hosted by Shay Rowe and Porsche Melbourne at their beautiful showroom.
On Saturday morning we will watch the sunrise beachside at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Melbourne Beach where our generous Porsche Melbourne dealer will host a fantastic buffet breakfast before setting out across Florida on a fun gimmick rally. Our Evil Rally Masters have some interesting elements to find.
We will watch the sun set on the riverside deck and enjoy dinner at Pier 22 at 1200 1st Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205
Trophies will be awarded to the top Rally Teams and for our most Spirited Team!
You will also receive a commemorative Sunrise to Sunset T-Shirt for driver and navigator.
All of this for only $100.00 per person. Get registered before this event sells out!
Out of town participants can stay at the Crown Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront for a discounted rate of $209+ for a King Balcony Room for Friday March 24th, 2023. Please reference group code “POR” when reserving by phone at 1-877-701-9252. You can also click on this link to your direct booking link (no group code needed here): Porsche Club – Direct Booking Link . Reservations will be accepted at the group rate until January 31, 2023. Unfortunately, we do not have a room block for the West Coast, but there are many great hotels in the Bradenton area.
Touring – No Gimmick Questions, just follow the drive and meet us in Bradenton for sunset!
Novice – For those who have only done a few rally’s (and never placed top 5) and want an easier event
Expert- For seasoned rally-ers who want a challenge
Suncoast Region 2023 DE Dates
Suncoast Region has many opportunities in 2023 to get out and do a HPDE at Sebring. Registration will be on ClubReg. Here are the dates for 2023:
- March 4 & 5 (register 1/17 – 2/27)
- April 15 & 16
- May 12, 13 & 14
- June 17 & 18
- August 5 & 6
- September 9 & 10
- October 20, 21 & 22
- November 17, 18 & 19
For any questions, contact Denise or Stephen at DERegistrar@Suncoastpca.org