June, 2021 Zone 7 Report

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June, 2021 Zone 7 Report

In the Zone

June 2021

By: Collin Fat, Zone 7 Representative

Sacramento Valley Region

cfat1952@gmail.com

PCA National Event Updates:

With the CDC recently announcing that if you have been vaccinated, you no longer are required to wear a mask indoors or outdoors, confusion has arisen. Many states have adopted the new CDC recommendation while California is reviewing its current restrictions. For the time being, PCA encourages all regions to follow their state and local guidelines regarding the wearing of masks. For Zone 7 regions and counties, masks are still required indoors. Please ensure that your members comply until further guidance is issued by your county or the state.

Werks Reunion Monterey is on schedule for August 13th with registration opening on June 16th. Due to Covid concerns and the safety of our members and all spectators, all participants must register prior to the event. There will be no walk-in spectators allowed. Also being held will the Porsche Corral and Hospitality tent at the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca on the weekend, August 14-15th. Volunteers are needed. Please send me an email if you are interested. You must have event tickets to volunteer.

Treffen Scottsdale was held over 4 days at the fabulous JW Marriott Hotel and Resort. There were 147 cars in attendance with some 280 in attendance. The volunteers of the Arizona region did a masterful job of planning and executing on some wonderful tours of the region and included 1) Sedona, 2) The Wrigley Home, 3) Distilleries, 4) Prescott and other spectacular sights in the Sonoran dessert. At the farewell banquet, Treffen chair Harry Season was thanked for his years of service in chairing the event by PCA executive vice president Cindy Jacisin. Harry introduced his successor, Alex Ching who will leading the next Fall Treffen at The American Club from October 13th to 17th in Milwaukee, Wi. Registration opens on August 4th and is sure to be another sellout.

Zone 7 Concours Series Updates:

Roy Schauben and Simone Kopitzki held their Phase 1 concours training session on May 16th via Zoom. There were 54 students in attendance for the detailed presentation which covered 1) what is concours, 2) Zone 7 categories and divisions, 3) guidelines for judging, 4) guidelines for participants, 5) guidelines for preparation, and 6) a review of the scoring procedure. The dates below are for the Phase 2 hands on training. You must have completed Phase 1 training in order to participate in the Phase 2 training.

Due to the popularity of this school, an additional one-day in person school has been scheduled in cooperation with the Sacramento Valley Region on June 27th at a private residence in the area. Registration is limited to 20 students. You can register at: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/zone-7-concours-clinic-judging-school-nelson-residence-pca-073413

Current Covid protocols will be followed including social distancing and the wearing of face masks.

2021 Concours Series Calendar:

Date Host Region Location
May 23rd Judging School – Phase 2 Porsche Stevens Creek
June 6th Judging School – Phase 2 Porsche Redwood City
June 13th Judging School – Phase 2 Hi Tech Automotive, San Rafael
June 27th Judging School – Phase 1 & 2 Nelson Residence, Shingle Springs
July 18th Monterey Bay Region Carmel Community Park
August 1st

*Date Change

Region Sacramento Valley Porsche Rocklin
August 28-29th Sierra Nevada Region Rancho Santa Fe Regional Park
September 26th Redwood Region Tbd
October 17th Diablo Region Porsche of Livermore
October 24th Golden Gate Region Porsche Redwood City
November 7th Loma Prieta Region Porsche of Fremont
November ??? Zone 7 Awards Banquet tbd

Zone 7 Autocross Series Calendar Update:

Loma Prieta and Golden Gate regions held regional autocrosses at the Cow Palace on May 15th and 16th under overcast and somewhat damp weather conditions as drivers prepare for the next Zone events being hosted on June 26th and June 27th by both regions and which will be held at the Cow Palace.

A Zone course design course is in the works and will be led by Larry Sharp. We hope to have a date set for July so stay tuned. This course is designed to teach the basics of course design and is more suited to experienced autocrossers. The course will be held virtually. If you are an experienced autocrosser and would like to learn the basics of course design, don’t miss this event.

Volunteers Needed:

Part of the Rolex Monterey Historic races is the PCA Hospitality Tent and car corral at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. If you are planning to attend and would like to donate a few hours of your time assisting at the hospitality tent, send an email to Collin Fat at cfat1952@gmail.com to let me know your interest in helping out.

Events of Interest:

1)     Loma Prieta Region 50th (plus 1) Anniversary Gala, June 19

2) Monterey Bay Region 60th Anniversary, TBD

3) Sierra Nevada Region Mammoth Lakes Tour, June 18-20th; email missmillie44@icloud.com

CANCELLED.

4)     Porsche Parade at French Lick, Indiana, July 11-17; porscheparade.org, Wait list

5)     PCA Werks Reunion, August 13; Monterey; werksreunion.com, Registration opens June 16th

6) Monterey Historic, Porsche Platz Corral August 14-15th.Tickets at weathertechraceway.com

7)     PCA Fall Treffen at the American Club, Kohler, Wisconsin, October 13-17; treffen.pca.org

8)     PCA Spring Treffen at the BROADMOOR, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 27-May 1, 2022

Note that past Treffens have sold out in as little as one hour due to their popularity. Registration for the Treffens typically opens 3-4 months prior to the event.

2021 PCA West Coast Race Series Schedule

With Federal and State directives pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Club Racing schedule is very fluid and subject to change on a day-to-day basis.  The racing schedule shown below will be frequently updated with the latest official status of each of our races.

Dates Event Status Enduro
May 22-23 Buttonwillow
Jun 12-13 UMC
Jul 03-04 Sonoma Opens 05/17
Sep 18-19 High Plains Raceway
Sep 25-26 Thunderhill
Oct 09-10 Sonoma
Oct 30-31 Auto Club

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