Gold Coast Region - PCA
FEB 2016 DEC 2018
December Jun 2018 2016
KASSETTE A monthly publication of the Gold Coast Region Porsche Club of America December 2018
Editor Roger Fabel 648 NW 100 Lane Coral Springs, FL 33071 (954) 752-2501 E-mail: email@example.com
Features GCR Election Results.................................................. 7 Porsche Jazz Potluck................................................ 10 Calling All PCA Volunteers........................................ 12 University of Sebring Revisited................................. 16 Autocross Update...................................................... 28
Graphic Artist Kirk Giannola Kgiannola@comcast.net 954 551-1300
Photographers Roger Fabel Alberto Pugliese Dennis Lai
2019 Events Calendar................................................. 5 48 Hours of Sebring.................................................... 9 DRT two day event.................................................... 17 Porsches and Pancakes............................................ 21 DRT Charity Car Show.............................................. 27 2019 Autocross Challenge........................................ 29
Tech Writer Pedro Bonilla
Advertising Roger Fabel
Submissions The deadline for submission of materials is the 1st of the month of publication. Please E-mail to: rfabel@aol. com with “Kassette Material” as the subject line.
Officers & Board Members.......................................... 5 President’s Corner....................................................... 7 New Members............................................................. 8 Editor’s Notes.............................................................. 9 GCR Classified.......................................................... 20 Coordinators.............................................................. 21 Tech Corner............................................................... 24 Porschegraphy.......................................................... 31 Advertiser Index........................................................ 32
Die Porsche Kassette is the official publication of the Porsche Club of America, Gold Coast Region, Inc. and is published monthly. Any statement appearing in the Kassette is that of the author, and does not constitute an opinion of the Porsche Club of America, the Gold Coast Region, Inc., its Board of Directors, the Kassette editors or its staff. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit all material submitted for publication. Permission is given to chartered regions of PCA to reprint articles in their newsletter if credit is given to the author and the Kassette. Publication office: 648 NW 100 Lane, Coral Springs, FL 33071
President Dan Doyle
V President Stuart Jarkowski
Treasurer Kyle Rathbun
Secretary / Chief of Tech Bob Varela
Jan 12 Jan 27-28 Jan 29- F 3 Feb 2 Feb 8-10 Mar 8 Mar 10 Mar 13-16
Key Largo Brunch Daytona Rolex 24 Sebring 48 Club Race Autocross #1 at Sebring DRT Miami Car Show PCA Werks Reunion Amelia Island Amelia Island Concours dâ€™Elegance Sebring 12 Hours (67th year)
Membership Chair Paul Raben
Social Chair Bobby Varela
Past President Ed Kohly
Autocross Chair Steve Kidd
Concours Chair / Sponsor Chair Peter Olliviere
Board Alternate Ian Gerada
ON THE COVER 48 Hours of Sebring Grid Photo by Colour Tech South
President’s Corner Dan Doyle - President
Happy end of the year, everyone!! In November we had a Stone Crab Drive on November 3 and an AutoX at BB&T on November 11. It was Ladies Day and we had an excellent turn out. On November 17 we had Porsches By The Bay in Miami. It was a beautiful day with beautiful cars. Thanks to all who attended and helped out. On Saturday, December 15, we have the 1st ever Winterfest Boat Parade. Well, it’s not the first parade but it’s the first parade in which GCR will have a boat! This year we are partnering with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital as our charity of choice. Please give what you can to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital’s
“Driving for Life” Campaign. It’s a worthy cause and they need your help! Of course, this month there is also Christmas and Hanukkah (and probably some other holidays I’m forgetting). As I said last month, my best to you and your family. I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones and can carry those times in your mind into the next year which, I expect, will be another good one! As this is my last article as President, I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who helped out this year. The Club is doing better than ever and it’s all thanks to you. I couldn’t have done it without you.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! As usual, Porsches & Pancakes is on the first Saturday of the month. Please take the time to join other Porsche fans and talk about your favorite subjects: your car and Porsche! Also, we have our Thursday Socials on the third Thursday of every month where you can do the same thing! Please check your emails and the calendar on our website for updated times and locations. These socials are a great way to get to know new members and make them feel welcome! Drive safe!
2019 Elected Officers and Directors President..................................Steve Kidd Vice President.........................Paul Raben Treasurer............................. Kyle Rathbun Secretary................................. Dottie Kidd Director...................................Roger Fabel Director.....................................Ian Gerada Director................................. Peter Ollivier Director.....................................Bob Varela
Welcome GCR New Members Alfred Lurigados 2006 911 Carrera Cab
Erik Palmer 2012 911 Carrera S
John Lucka 2018 718 Cayman
Terry Glatt 2014 911 Turbo
Ed Maravilla 2012 Carrera S Cab
Pablo Altamirano 2014 911 Carrera
Tony Vanzina 1989 944
Michael McLean 2017 911 Carrera
Adam Siegel 2018 911 Carrera
Skip Goldenberg 2010 911 Carrera S
Francisco Barriocanal 2014 911 50th Anniversary
Ron Sherman 2018 718 Cayman
George Yatzkan 2015 911 GT3
Nabil Alkhatab 2007 911 Carrera Cab
Socrates Zayas 2003 911 Carrera
Alex Krys 2016 911 GT3 R
Brian Merbler 2008 911 Carrera
Harold Sparks 2018 718 Boxster GTS
Elbert Clairmont 2015 Boxster
Luis Prieto 2015 Cayman
Jim Kane 2018 911 Carrera 4S
Pedro Fernandez 2016 911 Carrera 4S
Giridhar Talluri 2016 911 Turbo
Sudeep Singh 2017 Cayman
Armando Echeverry 1974 911
Kevin Paulus 2006 Boxster
Gustavo Dardik 1983 911 SC
Ron Stevenson 2015 Panamera
Gary Lake 2012 911 Carrera
Vadim Reingevurts 2016 911 Carrera S
Andres Sarraga 2017 Macan S
Brian Sepe 1995 911 Carrera
Total Members 2770
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t seems like I just wrote the 2017 December Editor’s Notes, but 2018 has flown by and we are getting ready for 2019. Our GCR elections were completed and unlike other Florida elections we did not require a recount. Our online vot-
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ing system has been a very successful process. Thank you for taking the time to cast your votes. This is your club and the board needs your input. PCA is made up of volunteers that work very hard to keep improving your Porsche experience. In January we will provide a new list of officers and board members along with chair positions. You may ask where do the officers and board members come from. They come from the members that attend our events and get involved. It takes a lot to run the club and volunteering to help is where we all started. Dan has sent an e-mail to all of
the club about volunteering for Parade. It will not get any closer than Boca so don’t miss this opportunity. If you would like to be part of the largest club race in the world, read about the 48 Hours of Sebring that we co-sponsor. We have a great article about the different positions avalible for this great event that follows the 24 Hour Rolex at Daytona. I hope you and your family have a great celebration over the holiday and we will see you at the next PCA event. Don’t miss our annual drive to the Keys in early Jannuary. Stay tuned for details. Roger
Pot Luck Jazz Party
Photos by Dennis Lai
by Frank and Christy Spangler We thoroughly enjoyed hosting the PCA Jazz & Blues Pot Luck for the third year in a row. What a night! The festivities started around 5:30 pm and continued past midnight. PCA members form North Palm Beach County to Dade County attended. It was nice to see everyone again this year and see some new faces. Once again, we had a bit of rain, which never seems to deter the South Florida members -we all had a great time. The evening started with great food and company. Thank you everyone for bringing all the wonderful dishes and beverages. The neighborhood never look better with all the awesome Porsches parked up, down, around and on both sides of the streets by our house. It was a beautiful sight to see and made for great conversations and complements to the owner(s) of their Porsche.
The music started with the duo, Robbie Alter (Formerly of The Ian Hunter Band and Foghat) and Sister Mary Beth. One of Miami’s best Artists, Jessie Campo, as always, entertained the crowd with her Latin Jazz and Blues influence. And Headlining the evening, Grammy nominated Guitar Slim, Jr. from New Orleans, Louisiana took the stage accompanied by Frank Spangler, guitar & vocals, Blues Society of South Florida’s Mike Ancona, bass, Richie Corrcelli on drums and Steve Zoyes (Sonny Boy) on the keyboards. Frank Spangler and Guitar Slim, Jr. had just returned from a 21 day European Tour, which included nine shows in five countries. Guitar Slim, Jr.’s mastery of the guitar fret board, his performance and music seemed to entertain everyone at the PCA Pot Luck. In addition to the festivities, during the
evening, we collected for the 50/50 raffle benefiting the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. A total of $630.00 was collected in which the winner would have received $315.00. A big thank you goes to the winner who chose to donate the winnings back to the charity so the full amount could be donated! We would like to thank all the volunteers for getting things set up before the party and helping with the clean up the day after and helping out throughout the evening. It’s going to be hard to raise the bar for the next one. The amount of food and variety was perfect. Plenty of drinks and great music to top off the Third Annual Jazz & Blues Pot Luck get together. See you all at the next PCA event! We hope to see you at the 2019 PCA Jazz & Blues Pot Luck Dinner and Social Event.
Calling All PCA Volunteers Paul Raben, Volunteer Co-chair The 48 Hours At Sebring Club race committee has begun making plans for the 2019 race to be held January 31 thru February 3, 2019. It is time for all Gold Coast and Suncoast members to start planning how they can get involved. It is your opportunity to give back to your region and be involved with the most successful Club Race in PCA and help raise money for region activities and The Ronald McDonald House charity. Start making plans and reservations to make it a weekend of fun and excitement. Where will you be? What will you be doing? What could you be doing that would possibly equal spending a weekend at world famous Sebring International Raceway with about 500 Porsches? Talk about a car show: this is the largest Porsche only racing event in the world – in fact, it is the largest single marque automobile racing event in the world! How could you miss it, especially when it is almost in your back yard! Last year’s 25th annual event was a great success: we had over 450 participating Porsches. Now, its the time to start planning on how you can assist in this great event. Make hotel reservations for the days you plan to attend. Pick from the available assignments listed below. This
is a joint event consisting of friends from Gold Coast Region and Suncoast Region, the 26th edition will be even bigger and better. The 48 Hours at Sebring has grown into the largest PCA Club Race in the country. We expect to sign up over 350 racers and Advanced Solo drivers in the first two days of registration. This means we will need volunteers to help us run this huge event more than ever. Why should you care? If you are a PCA member that has been standing on the sidelines, wanting to become involved, but unsure of actually attending your first event, this is a perfect opportunity to see what PCA is all about, and meet a group of really nice people! You will be asked to work for a few hours at a job that is actually more fun than work, you get a nice T-Shirt, free lunch and free Friday night vendor showcase party. You also just might meet someone who just won the Daytona 24 Hour race, or past winners of Daytona 24, Sebring 12 Hour or Le Mans 24 Hour, or maybe someone who has won them all. For sure you will not find a better gathering of Porsches and Porsche people anywhere. The Club race raises thousands of dollars for Ronald McDonald House each year and provides the Gold Coast and Suncoast regions funds to support Socials, Drivers
Ed and AutoX programs and help local charities. What can you do to help?
At Track Registration We need 4 or 5 people to assist with getting the driver’s checked in, this is an indoor sitting job that begins at 7:00 AM Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The first couple of hours are the busiest so you need to be a morning person.
The Grid We have a lot of people returning from last year to work the grid, but we still need a few more for each day. You need to be in good shape as it entails a lot of standing and walking. Your primary responsibilities are. 1. Helping get each car in its assigned spot based on information on a timing sheet provided by Timing & Scoring. 2. Doing a quick check of the car to make sure that it is not dripping any liquids, engine & trunk lids are closed and secured. 3. Checking the driver to ensure that he or she is buckled in, with helmet on and secure. 4. Direct traffic at several locations to assist racers to the grid or back to their paddock area after each run..
Timing and Scoring We need about 5 volunteers each day. You will assist the stewards in identifying the cars as they go past the start/finish line to verify that their timing equipment is working properly. You will also assist in the preparation of the timing sheets for distribution to the grid. This is a nice comfortable inside job but it is the heart beat of the race.
Tech and Scales We need a volunteers each day to help check the Advanced Solo group cars for tire pressure, Torque lug nuts and check helmets, brake lights. Thursday and Friday are the busiest days for tech. Scales are open Friday through Sunday. The race cars are weighed on the scales to make sure they are the proper weight for their car and class. Volunteers are needed to push the cars on the scales.
The Corners We need volunteers to assist the SCCA corner-workers at each corner. This is truly where the action is! Working the corners is a fun and action packed assignment. Each corner throughout the track is manned by 1-2 professional SCCA corner workers. For each corner, we assign a maximum of 2 volunteers to assist the SCCA corner
workers. We have many volunteers who return each year and request a specific corner or corner worker. Itâ€™s amazing how much you can learn while watching skilled drivers go through a corner lap after lap. There is no better way to get closer to the action unless you are actually driving!! The responsibilities for the corner are: 1.You are an extra set of eyes and ears for the SCCA corner worker, helping observe the activities on the track; 2.In the event of an incident the corner worker may ask you to hold or wave the appropriate flag. 3. You may be asked to assist with any reporting of an on track incident. Notes. At no time would you go over the wall! Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Please do not wear colors that would be confused as a flag, for example red or yellow. White or the 48 Hour t-shirt are perfect.
Pit Marshalls This is a Sunday-only job which starts around 10:00 AM with a meeting with the race steward. This position is needed during the Enduro. Each driver is required to make a 5 minute pit stop during the each Enduro.
We need at least 12 people to observe the pit stops. The responsibilities for Pit marshals are, 1.Observe and report to PCA scrutinizer any spilled fuel etc. 2.Observe and report any crew member over the wall without proper equipment 3.Make sure that the maximum number of crew over the wall is not exceeded. 4.Enforce all rules as instructed by PCA Scrutinizers. Notes. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Training will be provided by PCA officials. Miscellaneous Positions. We need other volunteers to help with the Friday and Saturday night activities This is where we raise the most money for the charities. We need a few other volunteers to take on whatever task that may come up. + To Volunteer go to www.48hoursatsebring.com click on Volunteers,
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The University of Sebring… revisited A few years ago I wrote an article called “The University of Sebring” for Die Porsche Kassette, It was an attempt to put a “clever” twist on, what years of driving on the race track at Sebring International Raceway has meant to me and my friends. The first part went something like this: The University of Sebring, in the city of Sebring Florida, offers students many courses in higher education. This kind of, extremely high quality, focused, education is exactly what one would expect to get at one of the oldest and most revered Institutions in the world. For most folks this hallowed venue is known as Sebring International Raceway. Continuing education, a rare and valuable opportunity, has always asked the student for some of that, “shoulder to the wheel, nose to the grind stone”, focused, hard work stuff. The same is true here. At Sebring, nothing comes easy. Skills learned here, however, come with some big payouts. This experience, precious rare and valued, can provide some challenging fun filled experiences and memories that last a lifetime. At the University of Sebring, drivers on the quest for knowledge can expect to experience all of the above in spades. The venerable halls and walls, not to mention the bumps and curves, produce a learning environment second to none. Of course, as with most top learning environments the “available courses of study” here are many and varied. From the smooth and rhythmic sweeping curves of the chicane and Bishops Bend to the seemingly unsolvable conundrum that is Turn 17, the 3.75 mile long campus is home to an unlimited pool of knowledge and experience for the motivated student to absorb. Challenging, rewarding, exciting, and a ton of fun, each course offers unique opportunities for another assault on the learning “curve”. From a Driver Ed novice student’s first nervous trip to the classroom for “Car Control 101”, to the pressure packed testing of a check out ride to be signed off to solo at Sebring, (I took that test twice before I passed it), the steady stream of information never stops flowing.
Obviously I was having a lot of fun writing that piece. The article continued on a bit, first from the students, then from an instructor’s view point. While the rest of the article, from a DE perspective may not be relevant here, the Sebring experience certainly is. My first memories of Sebring, of course, come from the annual 12 Hour race. Oh those brave men in their racing machines! Names like Hurley Haywood, Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti, Phil Hill, Vick Elford, Joe Siffert, and Peter Greg come quickly to mind. The Porsche brand of course has fared well at Sebring. Porsche still owns the most overall victories in the 12 Hour with 18, as well as plenty of other records. To me the most significant record is “Most consecutive wins” at 13. That’s over a decade of domination from 1976 to 1988. Porsche cars like the Carrera RSR, the 935 and the unbeatable 962 ruled the endurance racing world and gave Porsche fans all over the world thrills with win after win at the 12 Hours of Sebring. I fell in love with Porsche and Sebring during those years. The fact that we are able to drive Porsches around the same hallowed race track still blows my mind. Of course, at the 48 Hours at Sebring Club Race, we have been doing exactly that for 25 years. I first got involved with the 48 Hours in the year 2002 as a driver. By that time the event was already steeped in 10 years of its own history! I still remember the first time I crossed the bridge heading into the paddock. It was an amazing spectacle that completely overwhelmed my senses. Momentarily pausing at the top of the bridge, I tried to take it all in…there In front of me, to the right, stretched out a seemingly endless ocean of multi colored trucks and trailers, with people buzzing around everywhere…the paddock at Sebring. Below, straight ahead, the paddock road beckoned, lined with sponsors and vendors
by Dan Smithyman, 48 Hours Co-Chair
with their flags and banners flying as they displayed their wares. I have to tell you, I felt like waving back to everyone as we drove down that road for the first time. Oh yeah, then there were the cars… hundreds of colorful Porsche race cars of every era. From a healthy group of air cooled classics in PCA Stock classes to the ever growing GTC classes, all right there, together, in Florida ready for a grand weekend. To the left I could see the front straight of the Sebring race track. It was truly a sight to behold; the vision was burned into my mind forever; I fell in love with the 48Hours at Sebring that day. I have been back every year since. As this event has evolved over the past 25 years it has become one of the largest events of its kind in the world. With the Club Race entrants, Test and Tune, Advanced Solo DE, and Autocross there are usually over 400 Porsche cars and their Drivers from all over the world attending. And why not! Is it the Florida in February part? Or perhaps because we are at one of the most historic race tracks in America with a thousand or so of your fellow Porsche club friends that makes this event hit all the right buttons. Maybe it’s just the racing. There is a lot to like going on here. Aside from the obvious fun and games going on and around the “cars on course” there is the “off track” activities to consider. For the event participants there is the usual Saturday Night Event Dinner with loads of entertainment and the famous Sebring Charity Auction, Saturday night, by the way, has a brand new menu every year now. The biggest buzz this year though, has been around the Friday night SPEED SHOW CASE a Sponsor/Vendor expo. Last year was a phenomenal success with food, beverages and plenty of bargains form the companies that support us all. There was also a surprise demonstration of the, then as yet to be unveiled GT4 with a very informative discussion. Not to be undone, for this year the event organizers, and Champion Porsche the
Presenting Sponsor, have put together a once in a lifetime up close and personal visit with one of Porsche’s most iconic machines…don’t miss it. Friday night at the track, nice, be there. From a PCA National perspective, Sebring is the place to be. Every year we extend our most sincere invitation to the PCA EC and all of the Club Race big wigs, most usually come. The 48Hours at Sebring has been on the Club Race calendar since 1992. One of the largest events and the first on the yearly Club Race calendar, for many PCA Members it is an annual trek. In recent years, it has been our pleasure to host the PCA National Awards Banquet. This prestigious event honors the past years Champions. It is an excellent opportunity for the top drivers and PCA Organizers to come together and celebrate a year of supreme effort and achievement. It has also been an honor and a privilege in recent years to be the training ground for some PCA Club Race officials. Because, Sebring “just works” we have often had our share of Stewards in Training, Scrutinizers in Training and other PCA officials and Club Race Organizers looking to learn. As always all are welcomed to enter the University of Sebring to learn and grow and just have a great adventure. Photo by Alberto Pugliese
I truly hope to see you in February.
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Tech Corner :
Best Movies Article by Pedro P. Bonilla, Tech Editor
There is a handful of movies that I’m sure we each have as our favorites. I’d guess that for most of us they’d have to be action movies with cars, car chases and racing (Porsches preferably).
but are great nonetheless, such as “Bullit” * (the greatest non-Porsche car chase with Steve McQueen staring as Lieutenant (SFPD) Frank Bullit, and the cult-classic “Le Mans” which has a lot of racing Porsches AND Steve McQueen.
Some of Tom Cruise’s early movies have Porsche content, such as 1983’s “Risky Business” (a Porsche 928S) and 1986’s “Top Gun” (a Porsche 356). Some don’t, such as “Days of Thunder” (all about NASCAR).
There have been some good racing movies, we mentioned “Le Mans” and “Days of Thunder” above, but Ron Howard’s “Rush” from 2013 about the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda and “Grand Prix” from 1966 with James Garner give us a great perspective of Formula One racing in the 60s and 70s.
(*)Frank Bullit’s girlfriend drives a beautiful Canary Yellow ’64 356C)
All of the twenty six (26) James Bond movies have car chases, but 007 has yet to drive a Porsche! Maybe he never will. Bummer.
Disney’s 2006 award-winning, animated “Cars”, starring Sally Carrera (a Porsche 996), “Cars 2” and “Cars 3” are really fantastic, and if you watch them closely and really pay attention, they are full of trivia and history. They also have the
There’s Charlie Sheen’s 1987 “No Man’s Land” where the entire movie is about stealing Porsches. There are some other ones that have almost no Porsche content
There’s also Sylvester Stallone’s 2001 “Driven” which was supposed to be about F1 but ended up being about Champ Car because of Formula 1’s secrecy with which teams protect their racecars.
voices of Paul Newman as Doc Hudson, Michael Schumacher, Mario Andretti, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Darrell Waltrip, David Hobbs, Jacques Villeneuve, Jeff Gordon, Lewis Hamilton and Richard Petty among many others. There are funny ones, such as “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” from 2006 and serious ones such as “Senna”, a documentary about one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna, from 2010.
Be warned that if you watch it with someone else, you may have to say: “it’s just something in my eye, I’m fine, really”. Patrick Dempsey, who professionally races Porsche GT3 RSRs, is one of the movie’s producers. For authenticity he brought over Jeff Zwart as second-unit-director. Jeff has been an 8-time Class Champion of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado, driving 10 different Porsches in a period of 14 years and a world-renowned Photographer and Cinematographer who has a deep love of dogs and Porsches old and new.
I’m sure that The At of Racing in the Rain will become one of my all-time favorites too. For more information on Porsches and more, please visit my website: www PedrosGarage.com. Happy Porsche’ing, Pedro Images are property of their respective
Those are some of my favorites as of today, and that’s because I’m anxiously waiting next year’s (2019) release of “The Art of Racing in the Rain” which is the screen adaptation of one of my favorite books: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, where a very loyal, apexloving dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his racecar driving owner, Denny.
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by Steve Kidd, Autocross Chair
Well first for the good news....We were able to use the regular BBT lot for event #6 on October 13th and had a great turnout. ...now for the bad news..... due to the new seal coating on the BBT AutoX lot, the surface was very slick and presented a multitude of issues. Additionally, BBT felt that Autocossing placed unwarranted wear and tear on the new surface, particularly the parking spot striping. Bottom line...For now, BBT can not be used as an AX site. Maybe in late 2019 the issue can be revisited and BBT will again be our home AutoX site. For now, we need all the help we can muster in locating a new site...see more at the bottom of this article. For those that did run, some said the new surface was like driving in rain and a higher level of caution was needed as grip was diminished. While there were sections for both the high HP cars and momentum cars, the FTD went to Steven Sulupci, driving a well set up Honda s2000. For a complete listing of all AutoX results, check the GCR website. Speaking of results, we again used live timing to broadcast results live from the AX site, that anyone can pick up on their cell phone. GCR autocrosses continue to be popular, in part, because we make new comers feel welcome, offer great instruction to first timers and offer challenging courses for our veterans, but not to difficult for rookies. Event 7 We are still in limbo regarding a date and location for our final event .We have several options at this point and will notify all the regulars when we finalize our decision. Those options include , but are not limited to: #1 Piggy back with Everglades region on their final event @ Buckingham Airport in Ft Meyers on December 9th....Yes I know its a long drive, but for most of us no longer than Sebring ... Believe me....It’s worth it ….A mile long stretch of grippy concrete, no curbs or trees, just one of the best AutoX sites I have ever run. #2 A GCR event at a new site that we are working on. most likely dates are December 1, December 8th or December 15 or 16th....Stay tuned for e-mail updates as several ideas are under consideration. Everyone is now required to pre register for any AutoX on Clubregistration.net… Please consult the GCR website and Kassette for all Autocross photos & results. • Porsche classes are loosely based on the PCR’s for medium size regions, with minor regional adjustments. The major difference will be the addition of SN (stock car/novice driver) for men and ladies. These classes are strictly for newcomers only. Please see Steve for any car class questions or if you wish to run as a novice. We reserve the right to make additional class/rule changes as needed. • Our 2018 series are planned to be 7 events. To be eligible for an end of the year award, competitors must run in at least 4 events in the same class. Each competitor’s top 4 finishes will be calculated and an end of the year class champion and possibly runner-up (depending on class size) will be chosen. In case of a tie, additional events will be added until the tie is broken. Year-end class champion awards will be presented. • No passengers except for an approved AX instructor driving or in the car instructing. • • • Questions…..call Steve or Dottie Kidd 954-946-3196 • For 2019 our advise is please register early. As a reward, early registrants will see no increase in price, however those registering the last week before the event will see an increase in event registration price. While we typically do not allow on-site registration, if we do, your registration fee will increase to a minimum of $55.The best advise is to register early, as some events do have caps and we charge a premium fee if you register 1 week or less from the event date. •
• • A huge thanks to Aaron for coming out to our Event 6 and fixing the doors on our Autox trailer. This deed will be rewarded appropriately. Now we need to work the same magic for finding a new AutoX site. If you know of a possible location, please attempt to find contact info for the person that has decision making authority and relay it to me...I’ll do what ever I can to cut a deal if the situation is appropriate.
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