Autocross #9 Report; Awards Banquet; 2020 Dates

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Autocross #9 Report; Awards Banquet; 2020 Dates

All good things must come to an end, and so it was for the 2019 Carlsen Porsche Autocross Season. We ended the season by sharing a meal together at Pacific Fine Food in Alameda, a few minutes from the Alameda autocross site after AX9, our last autocross of 2019 season:

Photo credit: Jay M

Some of the catering staff came out and joined us earlier in the day and hitched some rides and we were able to have a little car show/concours in front of our dinner venue, including the proprietor’s 1999 Boxster.

We came across Pacific Fine Food while seeking a local Alameda business to assist with one of our upcoming events, the Annual Autocross Awards Banquet. This year we are happy to announce it will be held at another local Alameda institution, the USS Hornet, which is moored on the other side of the Base from where we hold our autocross events.

There’s a lot of great history around this World War 2 Carrier, which was designated a National Landmark in 1991 and opened as a museum in 1998.

Another interesting tie in is that Porsche recently filmed a Taycan promotional video on her deck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbA4RHgDB5g

The space we’ve arranged for our Awards dinner is the Officer’s Wardroom, which seats up to 125 guests and we have an option to upgrade the space if demand warrants. The proceeds from our rental, benefits the non-profit that maintains the ship and museum.

Signup link: msreg.com/hornet

Now back to autocross news…

The course was on the longer side this time, with times ranging between 52 and 81 seconds. Average times were around 60 seconds.

Top AX9 class finishers are below:

Class

Top Finisher

Year

Type

Best Time

# in Class

AX02

Monte P

2018

911 GT3

52.027

6

AX03

Dave D

1970

911 Race Car

54.340

1

AX04

Eric L

2015

911 GT3

54.171

10

AX05

Ovidiu P

2016

Cayman GT4

55.313

3

AX06

Doug B

2011

Boxster Spyder

55.298

6

AX07

Mack T

2014

Cayman S

54.113

18

AX08

Himanshu P

2014

Cayman S

56.053

9

AX09

Freddy-Edwin E

2018

Cayman

56.356

10

AX10

Daniel D

2008

Cayman S

60.033

7

AX11

RJ H

2008

Boxster

58.671

4

AX12

Brant B

2001

Boxster

57.364

4

AX13

Thomas C

2000

Boxster

63.220

1

AX14

Caevon H

1980

911 SC

62.555

5

AX16

James H

1971

911 T

67.422

1

Monte P took TTOD with a 52.027 in his GT3 shod with Hoosiers. Monte also took 1st place in PAX for the event, 5th time in a row, winning PAX overall for the 2019 season.

The following table lists PAX winners this year by event:

Event #

Class

Top Finisher

Year

Type

1

AX02

Steve L

2011

997 GT3RS

2

AX02

Andrew B

1975

914 Race Car

3

AX02

Steve L

2011

997 GT3RS

4

AX12

Brant B

2001

986 Boxster

5

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

6

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

7

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

8

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

9

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

Full results can be found here: http://pca-ggr.org/autocross/results/

For you statistics geeks (you know who you are, Alan…),

  • In 2019, we averaged 92 drivers per event (102 at Alameda, 75 at Marina) and every event sold out.
  • We collectively made 7399 runs over 9 events, or 822 average runs per event, 9 per driver
  • During 1 event we peaked over 1000 runs, 3 events tallied over 900 runs
  • We did a low of 6 runs at our rain event and went home early that day. 8 runs twice, 9 runs 3 times, 10 runs twice, and 11 runs once. Here’s a graphic for thoise of you so disposed (the dip is the rain event, #3):

Finally, we are still working through contracts on 2020 dates so these dates are not yet confirmed, but some of you have been asking so you can start planning 2020. These are the current “dates of record”:

  • AX1 Alameda 3/21
  • AX2 Marina either 4/25 (joint Zone weekend with LPR)
  • AX3 Alameda 5/16
  • AX School Alameda 6/13
  • AX4 Alameda 6/14
  • AX5 Alameda 7/18
  • AX6 Alameda 8/15
  • AX7 Marina either 9/27 (joint Zone weekend with LPR)
  • AX8 Alameda 10/18
  • AX9 Alameda 11/21

Ed Hunter

Autocross Director 2018-2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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