April 2022 Zone 7 Report

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April 2022 Zone 7 Report

By Collin Fat

Photos by Collin Fat

916-698-7966, cfat1952@gmail.com

PCA National Upcoming Events:

For those planning on attending Parade 2022 at the Kalahari Resort in the Poconos, registration is now open for phase

II events which includes banquets, competitive events such as concours, autocross, TSD rally, and the popular

tours. Phase I registration has closed and only those who have registered for Phase I can register for Phase II.

Attendance was limited based on the availability of hotel rooms, according to Parade chair, Ron Gordon. For more

information visit: https://www.porscheparade.org/

Fall Treffen will be held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs from April 17th to May 1st. The event is sold out and many members from Zone 7 who have successfully registered will be making the 2,400-mile round trip journey. For more information go to: https://treffen.pca.org/index.cfm?event=main.showcontent&page=21

Werks Reunion will be returning to the Monterey Peninsula on August 19th with registration opening May 25th. This is a highly anticipated event happening during Monterey Car Week along with the event of the week, the Pebble Beach Concours D ’Elegance. The Monterey Historic races will also be held that week with PCA planning a hospitality tent on August 20-21st in conjunction with the race.

Parade 2023 will be held at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs from June 18-24th. The hotel is a five -star rated

property that has a famous history of being the hangout for movie stars and the Hollywood elite during the 1940’s.

Zone Autocross and Concours Series Update;

The first two events of the Zone Autocross series were held on March 12th and 13th at Crows Landing near Patterson, California. The March 12th event was sponsored by Golden Gate Region and had over 60 drivers participating while the March 13th had around 50 drivers and was hosted by Loma Prieta Region. The next events in the Zone Series will be held on May 14th and 15th and Thunderhill Raceway Park with Sacramento Valley Region hosting the event on May 14th and Redwood Region hosting the event on May 15th.

Registration is open for SVR AX #3 on May 14th: http://msreg.com/2022SVRAX3

This event will be part of a 2-day ZONE event, co-hosted by Redwood Region.

Registration for Sunday, May 15th, is through the Redwood registration page here: http://msreg.com/2022REDAX1

We have arranged for a dinner on Saturday evening at the Last Stand (414 N Tehama St, Willows, CA 95988) for anyone who is interested. There will be a set of reserved tables for us in a casual, outdoor setting to allow mingling, bench racing and storytelling. If you plan to attend, please RSVP through a no-cost registration here: http://msreg.com/2022SVRAX3DINNER

Event # Date Host Region Location
1 March 12, 2022 Golden Gate Crows Landing
2 March 13, 2022 Loma Prieta Crows Landing
3 May 14, 2022 Sacramento Thunderhill
4 May 15, 2022 Redwood Thunderhill
5 July 9, 2022 Sacramento Thunderhill
6 July 30, 2022 Loma Prieta Cow Palace
7 July 31, 2022 Golden Gate Cow Palace
8 October 8, 2022 Sequoia Madera Airport
9 October 22, 2022 Sacramento Thunderhill
10 October 23, 2022 Redwood Thunderhill

Carl Winkler of Sacramento Valley in action

Early model 944 transaxle Porsche in Action

Zone 7 Concours Series Update:

The Zone concours team completed its Phase I school via Zoom on April 10th that was attended by more than 60 students and was led by Zone Concours chairs, Roy Schauben and Simone Kopitzki. It was very well organized, and the students received an update on some clarifications of the current Zone Concours rules as well as tips on how to judge and prepare cars for competition. Phase II training will be held on May 1st at Porsche Stevens Creek as well as at Hi Tech Automotive in San Rafael followed by another Phase II training session sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Region on May 22nd in Shingle Springs just east of Sacramento.

The first concours of the season will be held in Sacramento at Porsche of Rocklin on June 5th with registration now open on Motorsportreg.com at the following link: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/concours-porsche-of-rocklin-pca-sacramento-valley-events-553050

Autocross

March 12/13 — Crows Landing

May 14/15 — Thunderhill

July 9 — Thunderhill

July 30/31 — Cow Palace

October 8 — Madera Airport

October 22/23 — Thunderhill

(a total of 10 AX’s)

Concours

June 5 – Rocklin

June 26 — Gardnerville

July 17 — Carmel Valley

August 7 — Redwood City

October 2 — Ledson Winery

October 16 — Livermore

October 30 — Fremont

Concours Schools

April 10 – Zoom

April 24 – Redwood City

May 1 – HiTech Automotive

May 22 – Shingle Springs

For more information visit the Zone 7 website at

zone7.pca.org

Hands on training class held at Porsche Redwood City

PCA West Coast Club Race Series:

The first two club races of the West Coast Club Race series were held at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, Ca. on April 3-4th, and was attended by 34 drivers. This was a very good turnout especially considering it was the first two events of the series and there were several other club race events on the same weekend. The club racing series is divided into several different classes including 911Cup, GTA, GT2, GT3, and Spec Boxster with Spec Boxster being the most popular among club racers. The weekend featured several qualifying sessions and 3 sprint races. The results of the first sprint race on April 4th are below:

PCA-GGR Spring Classic Thunderhill Raceway Park

April 4-5, 2022

Results of Club Race – Sprint 1

Pos PIC No. Name Class Laps Diff Best Tm In Lap Color Description Region
1 1 3 SCOTT WINDERS GT3 17 1:52.899 3 YELLOW 87 911 GG
2 2 44 BRIAN LOWRANCE GT3 17 7.227 1:53.429 3 WHITE 69 911 GG
3 3 416 ALEX STEELE GT3 17 58.485 1:56.800 6 WHITE 76 911 GG
4 1 17 JIM RAPPAPORT GT2 17 1:35.752 1:58.119 4 BLUE/SILVER 19 718 CLUBSPORT SNV
5 1 27 ALLEN WILT 911CUP 17 1:44.762 1:59.815 3 YELLOW SPEC 72 911 GG
6 1 153 JOHN BALL GTA1 17 1:49.945 2:00.405 8 WHITE 05 GT3 RSR CUP SDO
7 2 76 PAUL GEORGESON 911CUP 17 1:51.299 2:00.135 9 RED SPEC 86 911 CARRERA SNV
8 3 8 SEAN VAN GELDER 911CUP 17 2:01.751 2:00.279 4 BLACK SPEC 86 911 SVR
9 1 666 DAN CARUSILLO GT4 16 1 Lap 2:03.401 8 RED 76 911 SDO
10 4 7 DAVID STOMP 911CUP 16 1 Lap 2:03.426 8 BLUE SPEC 76 911 GG
11 5 12 NED BACON 911CUP 16 1 Lap 2:02.901 8 BLACK/GREEN SPEC 88 911 SNV
12 6 59 MICHAEL CULLINAN 911CUP 16 1 Lap 2:03.398 9 GREEN SPEC 77 911 GG
13 7 36 KAREN HOLMES 911CUP 16 1 Lap 2:03.069 12 CHARTRUESE SPEC 73 911 T SVR
14 8 68 ANDY SIMPKINSON 911CUP 16 1 Lap 2:03.589 9 WHITE SPEC 68 911 SVR
15 9 64 WILLIAM HARVEY 911CUP 16 1 Lap 2:02.516 11 GRAY SPEC 80 911 SNV
16 10 61 BILL RAMSEY 911CUP 16 1 Lap 2:03.068 11 AUBERGINE SPEC 73 911 SNV
17 11 40 DAVID HIGGINS 911CUP 16 1 Lap 2:04.054 7 ORANGE SPEC 75 911 SVR
18 1 681 MARK SMITH SPB 16 1 Lap 2:05.185 4 MAROON SPEC 98 BOXSTER GG
19 2 10 HEATH SPENCER SPB 16 1 Lap 2:05.256 7 RED SPEC 97 BOXSTER GG
20 3 106 TEDDY FRAMHEIN SPB 16 1 Lap 2:05.295 7 BLUE SPEC 99 BOXSTER GG
21 4 07 TIM SMITH SPB 16 1 Lap 2:06.290 5 BLUE SPEC 98 BOXSTER GG
22 5 58 DOUG BOCCIGNONE SPB 16 1 Lap 2:07.788 5 BLUE/PURPLE SPEC 97 BOXSTER DIA
23 6 62 DAN ZITTER SPB 16 1 Lap 2:07.920 7 RED SPEC 98 BOXSTER GG
24 7 39 GREG CHIOCCO SPB 15 2 Laps 2:08.757 14 SILVER SPEC 97 BOXSTER GG
25 8 210 THOMAS MAK SPB 15 2 Laps 2:08.288 5 BLUE SPEC 98 BOXSTER GG
26 9 14 ANDREW FORREST SPB 15 2 Laps 2:08.442 15 IVORY SPEC 99 BOXSTER GG
27 10 103 JOHN MAI SPB 15 2 Laps 2:08.517 5 WHITE SPEC 99 BOXSTER DIA
28 12 81 BEHRAM SOONAWALA 911CUP 15 2 Laps 2:09.845 3 RED SPEC 75 911 SC GG
29 11 19 KRIS FOSTER SPB 15 2 Laps 2:12.645 10 WHITE SPEC 99 BOXSTER GG
30 12 314 JOHN SEIDELL SPB 14 3 Laps 2:08.922 4 YELLOW SPEC 97 BOXSTER GG
DNF DNF 313 WALTER NILSEN GT3 15 DNF 2:00.331 11 SILVER 07 CAYMAN S GG
DNF DNF 35 CHARLES KOLSTAD SPB 11 DNF 2:09.579 6 GRAY SPEC 99 BOXSTER GG

The PCA Club Racing Series is organized by the Golden Gate Region and is headed by Jim McClelland. The series is generally run in conjunction with a GGR sponsored DE event, Drivers Education, that is open to all PCA members and provides instruction as part of the registration fee. Novices and first- time drivers are always welcome.

Spec 911 cars on Grid

Racers hitting turn 11 at Thunderhill Raceway Park

Events of Interest:

1) Zone 7 Shasta Tour, June 9-13th, SOLD OUT

2) Porsche Parade at the Kalahari Resort, Pennsylvania, June 12-18, Registration closes May 14th; porscheparade.org

3) PCA Werks Reunion, August 19, Monterey, werksreunion.com

4) PCA Fall Treffen, September 14-18, Sunriver Resort, Bend, Oregon; treffen.pca.org

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.

2022 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
Apr 02-03 Thunderhill Opens 02/07
May 14-15 Buttonwillow Opens 03/28
Jun 11-12 UMC Opens 04/25
Aug 27-28 Sonoma Opens 07/11
Sep 17-18 High Plains Raceway Opens 08/01
Sep 24-25 Thunderhill Opens 08/08
Oct 08-09 Sonoma Opens 08/29

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