Zone Group Qualifying Series

December 2021 & January 2022

For 2022, instead of drivers qualifying to represent their specific PCA Zone (as was the case in 2021), drivers will be qualifying to represent their Zone Group (in most cases, consolidation of multiple PCA Zones). This change was made in direct response to 2021 participant feedback to continue to ensure fairness in representation without compromising the integrity of the competition.

This series will qualify the 8 ZG representatives in each PCA Sim Racing Class (PCA Challenge, PCA Sport, PCA Club, PCA Pro) that will represent their ZG in the Championships. Each Zone Group determines how many races, the track venues, and the car(s) for the ZG Qualifying Series.

Check each Zone Groups webpage (page links lower right on this page) for all the details about their events.

The top 8 finishers in each of the 4 PCA Sim Racing classes will represent their Zone Group in February 2022 at the Zone Group Championships.

Zone Group 1 – Wildcats Series

December  1st – Canadian Tire (Mosport)
December 8th – Watkins Glen (Boot)
December 15th – Philip Island
December 22nd – Imola (GP)
December 29th – Suzuka (GP)
January 5th – Virginia International Raceway (full course)
January 12th – Barber Motorsport Park (full course)
January 19th – Auto Club (Competition)

Zone Group 2 & 4 – The Founders of Schnell

December 1st – Laguna Seca
December 8th – Detroit Belle Isle
December 15th – Red Bull Ring
December 22nd – Canadian Tire (Mosport)
December 29th – Nürburgring (Industriefahrten)
January 5th – Auto Club Competition
January 12th – Barber Motosport Park Full Course
January 17th – VIR Full Course

Zone Group 3 & 12 – Hurricane Alley

November 28th – Mount Panorama
December 5th – Canadian Tire (Mosport)
December 12th – Le Mans
December 19th – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
December 26th – Sebring International Raceway
January 2nd – Virginia International Raceway
January 9th – Barber Motorsports Park
January 16th – Auto Club Speedway

Zone Group 5, 10 & 13 – Central

November 30th – Sebring
December 14th – Circuit of the Americas
December 28th – Watkins Glen International
January 11th – Road America
January 25 – Virginia International Raceway

Zone Group 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14 – WWZ

December 3rd – Donnington National
December 10th – Hungaroring Road
December 17th – Chicago Street Circuit
January 14th – Monza GP (w/o 1st chicane)
January 21st – Red Bull Ring Grand Prix
January 28th – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road

Zone Group Championship

February 2022

Tracks

  • Auto Club – Competition layout
  • Barber Motorsport Park – Full Course layout
  • VIR – International layout

Car

  • Porsche 911 GT3 R
  • TBA. Setup will be determined by ZG Admins on Sunday, November 21st.
  • 50% starting fuel
  • Trading Paints

Schedule

  • 60-minute open practice
  • 10-minute qualifying (3 laps) with Strict Qualifying
  • 45-minute race

Weather

  • Races start at 9:00 AM
  • Clear Sky
  • 20% humidity
  • Dynamic Sky on

Zone Groups

The Grassroots of PCA Sim Racing

We encourage all PCA Sim Racing members to join their Zone Group and participate in its activities. You can contact each ZG Coordinator on the PCA Sim Racing Discord Server in their ZG category and channels.

Zone 1  (Nickname: Wildcats)

Zones 2 & 4  (Nickname: The Founders of Schnell)

Zones 3 & 12  (Nickname: Hurricane Alley)

Zones 5, 10 & 13  (Nickname: Central Zone Group or CZG)

Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 & 14  (Nickname: Wild West Zones or WWZ)