2019 OktoberFast – October 25-27

Mark your calendars, save the dates, and make your plans to attend PCA Zone 12’s OktoberFast at Daytona 2019. One of PCA Club Racing’s premier events will be held once again at the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway and it is an event you will not want to miss.  Advanced Solo DE and Autocross registration is open at http://clubregistration.net.  Race registration opens September 9.

The event runs from 8 to 5 both days, with races mixed in all day. The Autocross is on Saturday, and the Enduro is on Sunday. Come out and enjoy a great weekend of Porsche Club fun!

Event Schedule – Click here to download a PDF of the tentative schedule: subject to change.

Track parade laps for charity will be around noon on Saturday and Sunday. Bring a guest!

Download the large version here.


2019 OktoberFast at Daytona Recap

Another great Zone 12 OktoberFast Club Race at Daytona is in the books, and it was a wonderful weekend – weather and all! It’s always fun to have the Daytona International Speedway and all its amenities as our own PCA playground, and we mere mortals again had the privilege to drive the track to raise money for charity. As with all of our events, we couldn’t put it on without our Volunteers.

We’ll start planning for next year’s event soon (OktoberFast is always in late October). So, if you’d like to get involved and participate in the planning and execution, please let me know now. The event only lasts a weekend, but the following year’s planning begins almost as soon as the current event is over.

This was our 13th OktoberFast, and some of the Committee members have been involved from the start. Thanks again to everyone who volunteered this year to make things happen, from registration and tech, to getting the cars on the grid and on track, and everything else in between – we couldn’t do it without you, and we appreciate your time and dedication.

The OktoberFast Committee put in a lot of hours and year-long effort to make this a great event, and last weekend we all enjoyed the camaraderie and fun that IS OktoberFast at Daytona.

Thanks again to the team:

Steve Williamson – OktoberFast Chair
Allen Shirley – Co-Chairman
Bob Linville – Co-Chairman
Jim LaPiana – Race Registrar
Dennis Wojcik – Assistant Race Registrar
Jim Burnette – HPDE Chairman/Registrar
Bert Del Villano – Autocross Chair
Anne Del Villano – Autocross Coordinator
Jamie Thole – Pace Car/Program/Communications/Printer Wrangler
Ernesto Alvarez – Pace Car
Michael Klamm – Pace Car
Wally Lindenmuth – Treasurer/Insurance/Carts/Radios
Leslie Sikorski – Hospitality Chair
Karyn Rinaldi – Hospitality Coordinator
Raylene Grynkewich – Volunteer Chair/Media Center
Nick Grynkewich – Grid Chair
Nick Grynkewich Jr – Grid Marshall
Kevin Stadtlander, MD – Medical Liaison
Randy Watt – Chief Steward’s Assistant
Stan Kostewich – Tech Inspection/Impound
Casey Kostewich – Scrutineer Assistant
Dick Kjellsen – Announcer
Terry, Sue, Scott, Milt (and anyone I may have forgotten!) – Charity Parade Laps Team

If you’d like to help out next year on the Committee, please let me know now.

As always, thanks for all you do – in big ways and small — to make PCA great!

Lisa
Zone 12 Rep


2018 Oktoberfast – October 26-28

Race Registration opens September 10th – Register at http://register.pca.org

Advanced Solo DE and Autocross registration opens mid-July – Register at http://clubregistration.net

Download the PDF here.

See the 2017 list of activities (Club Race, DE and Autocross) and the Autocross results recap below to get a feel for what the event is all about.    We will have even more details here as we get closer to summer.

Lisa Lewis 
Zone 12 Representative (2018-2019)


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 https://zone12.pca.org/2017-oktoberfast-zone-challenge-ax-sat-10-28-2017-final-results/  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 Registration.net 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 clubregistration.net 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 www.davidmurry.com.
• 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 pcaclubrace@aol.com
• General questions may be directed to Dennis Wojcik, Daytona OktoberFast Race Registrar at daytonaclubrace@yahoo.com
• 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 pcaclubrace@aol.com
Dennis Wojcik – OktoberFast Race Registrar

Drivers Education
These 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
www.pcahpdeins.locktonaffinity.com).

Registration will be on Club Registration.net 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 CR.net. 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: Clubregistration.net 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 111margaret@att.net.

Please Note: New for the garage option this year on ClubRegistration.net 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 111margaret@att.net.

Autocross
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.


OktoberFAST 2016

Click here to visit the 2016 OktoberFAST page.