Zone 12 News … Happy New Year!
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Hope you had a great ending to 2019 and are welcoming a new and fantastic year!
In Zone 12, we ended the year with a lot of joyous festivities and good works in our communities. Thanks to all the Presidents and leaders in our 10 Regions and to all who volunteered throughout the year to make our hundreds of events fun, enjoyable and safe.
Here are some of the “big” upcoming events. But check your Region’s website calendar for all your events, plus the Zone 12 calendar has most events listed as well: https://zone12.pca.org/calendar/
And if you’re new to PCA – WELCOME! We have a great time at all our events throughout the year, whether driving and touring, education sessions, or social events. But if you’re new to all this, it can sometimes be overwhelming. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or speak up at meetings and events, to become more involved in your local Region. As Zone 12 Representative, I help your Region leadership whenever insight, guidance or counseling is needed, and I attend as many of the Regions’ events as I can. As you get involved in your local Region, seasoned members will be there to help you get acclimated and feel at home in the PCA world!
Now, here’s our usual fast start into the new year:
January 3-5: The Roar Before the 24 is this weekend. It’s the final dress rehearsal before the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA, and it’s free with your admission to the Rolex (Rolex ticket holders received an email this week for entry to the Roar). It’s a great chance to get up close to all the teams and drivers while they’re working out the final kinks in their cars and strategies.
January 23-26: We still need a few Volunteers for The Rolex 24 at Daytona (especially Saturday afternoon). We’ll need help parking cars and welcoming PCA members all day, every day at the PCA Car Corral (Friday through Sunday). If you already have tickets and are going to the Rolex anyway – and would like to give back a few hours of time to help us – please email me now (email@example.com), and I’ll add you to the schedule.
It’s an expensive privilege to have the prime real estate that we have at the races, but we can’t manage all the parking and hospitality without your help! And if you have friends coming in from other parts of the country, please ask them to help as well. No matter where I travel to attend IMSA races, I always volunteer to help at the PCA Corral or Porscheplatz – it’s a lot of fun, a great way to meet other PCA members and a great way to help out for a few hours.
If you know you’ll be there for the Rolex at Daytona or Sebring races and can help out, please let me know now!
January 30 – February 2: The week after Rolex will be the start of the PCA Club Racing season! 48 Hours at Sebring Club Race / Driver’s Ed / Autocross.
They still need Volunteers to help all weekend. It’s a lot of fun to be there and see all the amazing Porsches, so please volunteer today if you know you can go: http://48hoursatsebring.com/volunteersignin.php
- Advanced Solo DE registration: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=10177
- Club Race registration: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=10213
- Autocross registration: https://clubregistration.net/events/event-details.cfm?event_id=10320. Early online registration ends on 1/14 – with a T-shirt included! There will be no on-site registration. Open to Porsche cars and club members only.
See full details: http://www.48hoursatsebring.com/
February 22: Teen Street Survival School at Sebring will be held on Saturday during the Suncoast Region DE at Sebring. There are still a few spots available! If you have a teen driver or have friends who do, sign them up. This school is for fully licensed drivers 16 and up and will help them learn skills to stay safe on the road. Learn more and register at www.streetsurvival.org and view the flyer for details. Questions: Contact Suncoast’s John Sabatini at 813.493.6359
March 6: PCA’s Werks Reunion will once again be held during the Amelia Island Concours weekend. Werks will be on Friday, as usual, but at a new location: Amelia River Golf Club (4477 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina Beach, FL) : https://www.ameliarivergolf.com/.
Guests are welcome to attend free of charge (parking fees apply). Porsche owners interested in displaying their vehicles must register (and pay) 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 great awards
See full details: http://www.werksreunion.com/amelia.cfm
March 18-21: SuperSebring 2020 Porscheplatz tickets are still available!
For the annual races at Sebring, if you want to park your Porsche (only Porsches allowed!) in the Porscheplatz car corral, you can still buy tickets (package includes parking and 1 or 2 admission tickets): Porscheplatz car corral/admission tickets
We’ll need a ton of Volunteers to help us run the Porscheplatz at Sebring. If you know you’ll be there, please let me know you can volunteer to have fun with us there too. I’ll start scheduling for Sebring shortly after the Rolex weekend, so please email me if you’ll be available to help at Sebring (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In Zone 12, we’re lucky to have the best winter weather in the country and the most events to enjoy! Have fun with your Region and try to get to events in other Regions as well, if it works with your schedule. And thanks for participating and helping at any events that fit into your busy life.
I’ll be all over the Zone in the first quarter, and I hope to see you at an event soon!
PCA Zone 12 Rep