The Zone Group 2 & 4 Sim Racing Coordinators welcome you to our group! To join the PCA Sim Racing Zone Group 2 & 4 (a.k.a. The Founders of Schnell) you need to be a PCA member in one of the regions in Zone 2 or 4 and be a member of the PCA Sim Racing League.

For instructions on how to join the PCA Sim Racing League, please click here. Once you join, you will automatically become a member of the Zone Group 2 & 4 Sim Racing League if you are in either Zone.

The Founders of Schnell welcomes and encourages all classed PCA Sim Racing members to join any of our league activities, including eDE and Zone Group races. Our aim is to further the development of all members of the PCA Sim Racing community!

Please feel free to contact any of the Zone Group 2 & 4 Coordinators via the PCA Sim Racing channel on Discord. For discussion and up-to-date news, please follow PCA Sim Racing on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Driver Classification

New drivers must complete training and receive a class assignment through the PCA Sim Racing Onboarding Program before participating in Zone Group events. Instructors will place drivers in the class which best fits their previous virtual racing experience level and skills. Drivers advancing to any National runoff may have their classification changed by PCA Sim Racing at National’s discretion.

eDE and Practice Events

The Founders of Schnell will hold “e Driver Education” events throughout the year, with the exact schedule to be determined by the PCA Sim Racing competition schedule. Our eDE events feature an open practice session during which drivers are encouraged to pair up to complete various driving exercises (lead/follow, divided highway, etc). Following practice, we will have an open qualifying session and 3 practice races. Individual driver instruction can be received by submitting a request to one of the Zone Group Coordinators. All Zone Group 2 & 4 eDE events will be posted to the PCA Sim Racing Calendar.

Current eDE Schedule for Series 9:

FIRST Tuesday of each S9 race cycle / 8 to 10 PM Eastern. Available in iRacing Hosted Sessions as Zone Group 2 & 4 – eDE session. Open to all classed PCA Sim Racing participants from any Zone.

Practice Server opens at 8:00 PM Eastern

  • 40 minutes / Open Practice with racing exercises (lead/follow, divided highway, etc)
  • 15 minutes / Open Qualifying
  • 10 minutes / Heat Race 1
  • 10 minutes / Heat Race 2 with inverted grid
  • 30 minutes / Feature Race
  • Optional / Z2&4 Instructors will be available to review and discuss incidents by request

2022 Zone Group Challenge Championship

The 2022 edition of the PCA Zone Group Challenge Championship took place in February of 2022. Zone Group 2 & 4 sent drivers to compete in every class and is proud to congratulate the following drivers for their podium performances:

  • Avijit Barua (Mid Ohio Region), 2nd Place – Sport
  • Kevin Douglas (Riesentöter Region), 2nd Place – Club
  • Daniel Ruble (Riesentöter Region), 1st Place – Club

Final results for 2022 Zone Group 2 & 4 ZGCC Qualifier Series are still available for download (ZG2-4 Results PDF). Be sure to check out the PCA Sim Racing 2022 Zone Group Champions page for the complete podium run-down.


Zone 4 – Rally Sport Region

Dave Kraige
Zone 2 – Keystone Region

David Palmer
Zone 4 – Allegheny Region

Jared Rodeheaver
Zone 2 – Riesentöter Region

Robert Rose
Zone 2 – Shenandoah Region