2021 Zone Group Challenge

Congratulations!

These drivers are podium winners of the Zone Group Challenge and have raced their way into the Championship. All drivers have an invitation to join their ZGCC Class league.

Challenge Class
Ryan Rapolas / Riesentöter Region / Zone 2
David Snelling / Northeast Region / Zone 1
Alan Kirby / North Country Region / Zone 1
Challenge Class Final Results

Sport Class
Gregory Samson / Maverick Region / Zone 5
Thomas Lamay / Northeast Region / Zone 1
Adam Girling / Metropolitan New York Region / Zone 1
Sport Class Final Results

Club Class
Al Burke / Upper Canada Region / Zone 1
Julian Velez / Northern

2021 Zone Group Winners

Congratulations to the following drivers who will be representing their Zones in the upcoming 2021 Challenge Championship! Drivers with an asterisk signify they are podium winners of the Zone Group Challenge, and have raced their way into the Championship field.


Zone 1


Pro
James Huth
Chris Braun
Cameron Martineau
Shaibal Bandyopadhyay
Michael Polasek *

Club
James Su
Mark O. Harris
Robert Lacroix
Jeremy Mazzariello
Al Burke *
Julian Velez *

Sport
Aaron Ambrosino
Paul Solk
George Markadakis
Peter Yerxa
Thomas Lamay *
Adam Girling *

Challenge
David D. Palmer
Kim Fricke
Anker Berg-Sonne
Robert Benson
David Snelling *
Alan Kirby *

Zone 2


Pro
Joshua Vieira
Igor Soykher
Jason Lisner
Richard Franco

Club
Jared Rodeheaver
Jeff P. Smith
Kevin Douglas
Tamer Elbaga

Sport
Dave Kraige
Daniel Ruble
John

March 30th, 2021|Categories: zone groups|Tags: |

WWZ Series 1 Race 5 at Imola

By Chip Witt, Redwood Region PCA

On Friday, December 11th, the fifth and final race of the Wild West Zones Series 1 was held at Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari (a.k.a. Imola).

All driver classes joined on-track together in a single 23-car grid comprised of Pro and Club drivers in the 911 RSR and Sport and Challenge drivers in the Ruf 12RT Track, creating some incredible multi-class action.

After the dust settled following the 40 minute, 24 lap slug-fest, Dave Schwartz came out with the overall and Pro class victories.

Brian Granger finished second overall and walked away with the Club class win.

Chris

December 13th, 2020|Categories: zone groups|Tags: , , |

ZG 3 & 12 at Imola

By Jacob Shum, Carolinas Region PCA

Introduction

Zone Group 3 & 12 held their 5th race at Imola and it was an incident-filled event!

Qualifying

Qualifying started with a bang as the top three drivers qualified within 0.2 seconds of each other with Jacob Shum leading Rafael Amorim and Robert Rattray.

Heat Race

From the green flag, the 30-minute heat race found the top-3 fighting closely with each other until the round of pitstops where Jacob had a slow stop. Robert and Rafael fought tooth and nail to the end until they came up behind a backmarker.

At Rivazza, Robert successfully cleared the backmarker. Rafael tried to

December 7th, 2020|Categories: zone groups|Tags: , , , |

ZG 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 14 Silverstone Highlights

By Chip Witt, Redwood Region PCA

The Wild West Zone Group (WWZ) held their 4th race of Series 1 at Silverstone this past week.

After a short one-week holiday hiatus, the Wild West Zones brought their battle to the historic Silverstone Grand Prix circuit for the fourth race in the five-race “fun series” on Friday night, December 4th.

Continuing the trend of adding unique, surprise challenges to the series, all classes were combined for a 22 car grid that mixed Porsche 911 RSR (Pro and Club) and Ruf RT 12 Track (Sport and Challenge) for a multi-class bonanza.

Traffic management and patience were keys

Zone 1 Road America Race

By Anker Berg-Sonne, Northeast Region PCA

The ZG1 Championship Begins

The first championship point race for the Zone 1 Wildcats was run Friday, December 5th, at Road America.

Road America is a fun, fast course with a couple of very tricky corners. Corner 3 requires a lot of braking and patience to hit the apex and track out. Failure puts you in the grass or a plodding exit speed leading on to the Moraine Sweep.

Corner 5 has a downhill approach and punishes late braking by putting you in the runout, as does corner six, where you end up in the grass and inevitably

December 6th, 2020|Categories: zone groups|Tags: , , |

Get ready for the Zone 1 championship races!

By Anker Berg-Sonne, Northeast Region PCA

This week the Zone 1 champion race series will begin.

On Monday, November 30th, we will have an eDE starting at 7 PM Eastern time, hosted by master racer, James Huth, who will walk us through the venue for the first race, Road America, and also takes us through some drills to improve our racing skills.

On Wednesday, December 2nd, again at 7 PM Eastern, we will have a Prelude, a practice race, with an hour of practice, 10 minutes of qualification, and 40 minutes of racing.

On Friday the 4th of December we will be racing for

November 30th, 2020|Categories: zone groups|Tags: , |

2020 Turkey Trot

By Chris Paiz, Lone Star Region

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving saw PCA Sim Racing drivers compete in a fun exhibition race at Road Atlanta, the Turkey Trot.

The one-hour, multi-class race was put on by the Central Zone Group (Zones 5, 10 & 13) to get drivers from all over North America together during the winter off-season. Within the first twenty minutes of registration, the field hit capacity with over sixty drivers ultimately taking to the grid. Skill levels of drivers varied in this event with all four PCA driver classes represented.

All four PCA Sim Racing classes
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November 27th, 2020|Categories: zone groups|Tags: , , , |
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