Welcome to the Porsche Club of America ………….Zone 4
Greetings Zone 4 Members,
With summer upon us, there are many events available throughout Zone 4 to entertain you each and every weekend regardless of what types of events you enjoy. There have been several detailing and tech sessions held to get us ready for the driving season. Quite a few regions began their autocross seasons hosting schools designed to teach and develop the basic skills necessary to participate in an autocross. By attending these schools and mastering the basic skills, it helps to encourage the students to participate in future autocross events by giving them confidence. There have been a number of DEs held, as well as several driving tours. And, there are always dinner drives and social gatherings, which provide plenty of opportunities to get together.
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, I joined several hundred members from Central Indiana, Mid Ohio, and Ohio Valley Regions, to spend the day touring the Taj Ma Garaj in Dayton, OH. The Taj houses a World Class collection of Porsches including legendary classics and one of a kind vehicles. It is certainly one of the most unique and entertaining car themed venues ever created. The event included drives from each of the regions to the venue as well as a tech quiz with the winning region taking home a trophy.
Over the past few years, there has been a steady increase of people interested in participating in Driver’s Education events. So much so that regions are forced to restrict the number of attendees due to a lack of instructors for these new students. As a result, many regions have held DE Instructor Training Schools. I joined Central Indiana Region for the weekend as they hosted the most recent school at Putnam Park. Scott Mann a member of the National DE Instructor training team spent an entire day teaching prospective instructors and leading in car exercises. At the end of the day, 30 new instructors were available to assist the region with their HPDE that weekend.
I also recently attended MORPCA’s Club Race and fully instructed HPDE at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. During the 3 days, they ran 4 Sprint races and a combined Enduro as well as practice runs and a fun race on the first day. The HPDE included a lapping day and 2 days of instruction, which made for a very full weekend. The region held a reception on Friday night and an awards banquet was held after Saturday’s exciting races due to Mid-Ohio’s notoriously unpredictable weather. Sunday morning was the 90 minute combined Enduro race.
The fun and good times are definitely in full swing throughout all of the regions within the Zone. I have already visited many of the regions and have attended over 12 events, spending time on the track and at social gatherings interacting with a number of PCA members. As I visit each region I am always reminded that for me the PCA motto is so true, It’s not just the cars, it’s the people!
There are a number of wonderful events taking place this year throughout the zone. As region calendars firm up and events continue to be added, please remember to check your inboxes, region’s newsletter and website for the most up to date information about events available to you. Please continue to check the master calendar on the events page, as well as your local region’s website and newsletter for the latest details on the many events close to you that are being planned. Also, consider attending other regions’ events listed below.
June 3 - CIR CruZionsville Charity Car Show
June 10 - WMR Tech Session
June 14 - Michiana Monthly Meeting
June 24 - SEM Progressive Dinner
Zone 4 Regional Event Calendar 2016
|Autocross School & Autocross|
|Sat June 3||Allegehny Region||arpca.org|
|CruZionsville Charity Car Show||Sat June 3||Central Indiana Region||cirpca.org|
|Sat June 10||Eastern Buckeye Region||ebrpca.org|
at Euro Autowerks
|Sat June 1o||Western Michigan Region||wmi.pca.org|
|Drive and Wine Event|
at the Wine Mill
|Sat June 1o||Northern Ohio Region||norpca.org|
at Circleville Raceway
|Sun June 11||Mid-Ohio Region||morpca.org|
|Ault Park Concours D'Elegance||Sun June 11||Ohio Valley Region||ovrpca.org|
at Dandino's Supper Club
|Wed June 14||Michiana Region||michianapca.org|
at Grattan Raceway
|Thur-Sun June15-18||Rally Sport Region||rsp.pca.org|
|Progressive Dinner||Sat June 24||Southeastern Michigan Region||sempca.org|
|IROC 1 Autocross|
at Spartan Speedway
|Sat June 24||Motor-Stadt||mst.pca.org|
It's not just the cars, it's the people!