Recent news ffrom PCA Zone 3.
For you old timers … Preston Henn passed away in early May. He was in his 90’s. Preston’s company, Swap Shop, allowed him to enter Porsches (Google … Swap Shop Porsche) in many prestigious motoring events, such as the 24 Hours of Daytona, Sebring and LeMans … and he partnered with famous racing drivers like A.J. Foyt.
Round two of the WEC (World Endurance Championship), was held at Spa-Francorchamps the weekend of the 6th. Porsche was trounced once again!
In LMP1 … Toyota 1, 2. Porsche (919) 3, 4.
In GTE PRO … Ferrari 1, 2. Ford 3, 4. Porsche (RSR} 5, 6.
In GTE AM...Aston Martin 1. Porsche (Dempsey) 2.
Next on the WEC calendar … June 17th … LeMans.
Not faring any better at the Weathertech race at COTA (Circuit of the Americas), Porsche continues to flounder…
In GTLM … Porsche RSR, 4th (#911), and 8th (#912)
In GTD … Porsche GT3R, 7th (#28), 8th (#73), 14th (#54), 16th (#991)
Interested in the LeMans 24 Hour line up for this year? Go to … https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/news/full-2017-le-mans-24-hours-entry-list-870556/
Smoky Mountain Region held another great Spring Thing event! OK…so one little ‘stop’ sign screwed up the TSD rallye. Great event none-the-less! Understand that the General Morgan Inn in Greeneville has already been contracted for 2018!
The Coastal Empire Region has a DE scheduled at Roebling Road, June 3 + 4. Check with that Region for additional details.
Just in case your summer isn't busy enough, Speedway Children's Charities is offering Laps for Charity at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 29th from 7:00 to 10:00 am. A donation of $25 gets three laps of the 1.5 mile quad-oval racetrack behind a pace car. Registration opens at 7:00 am. The Speedway Club is going to be open 10:30-1:00 pm for a lunch buffet at $18.95 prepaid; reservations are required: call the Speedway Club at: 704-455-3216. (not a PCA event)
The Alabama Region is hosting a Drivers Ed at Barber's Motorsports Park - Birmingham, AL. You are invited to join the Alabama Region at the Augusta of tracks: HPDE (Drivers Ed) at beautiful Barber Motorsports Park, home of the awesome Porsche Sport Driving School. Fathers' Day Weekend! June 17 & 18, 2017. 4 run groups; lots of track time for everyone! Instructors provided at no additional cost! Dinner Saturday night and a free t shirt for all participants! Details & Registration: www.clubregistration.net.
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Lodging: the Hampton Inn in Leeds, AL has a block of rooms reserved for us.
As predicted, Treffen Asheville was precariously close to being sold out within the first sixty (60) minutes!!! The Omni Grove Park could not keep up with the reservation calls. I punched in immediately at the prescribed hour, and my event number became 81! Two hundred and fifty eight people (not cars) were registered in the first eleven minutes!
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