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The following Zone 1 events are in addition to the hundreds of events put on by the 17 Regions within Zone 1 and those put on by the PCA National organization. The National events such as Parade, Tech Tactics and many others, are not to be missed. Be sure to check out www.pca.org for the complete list of events.
We know how much you enjoy the traditional and more recent, new events organized by Zone 1 volunteers each year. We are making our best efforts to resume normal programming for 2022.
2022 “48 Hours at The Glen”- Zone 1 Driver Education
Watkins Glen, NY June 10-12 2022
We are blessed that the storied Watkins Glen Race Track is located in Zone 1 and delighted that we’re able to take you there for the Zone 1 “48 Hours at the Glen” DE weekend. Whether you’re a novice or experienced DE driver, don’t miss this opportunity to drive in the tracks of past glorious winners of Formula 1, NASCAR, Trans-Am, IROC and IndyCar races that have been held here over the years. Watkins Glen is a well-maintained, gorgeous track with 11 corners and wonderful elevation changes. It is set in a beautiful location, a short drive from the historic town of Watkins Glen. Just like at your own region DE events, you’ll be organized into run groups, so that you’re on the track with others of similar experience and capability. Instructors ride with drivers in the less advanced run groups, providing guidance and feedback to help the drivers develop their skills during the weekend. This event also includes the National Instructor Training Program which takes place on the preceding Friday.
If you’ve been meaning to drive the Watkins Glen track, but have never quite got around to it, this is the year to do it. Just go to ClubRegistration.net to see more details and how to register. Come out and enjoy the track, the camaraderie and have yourself a great PCA Zone 1 weekend of fun.
2022 Zone 1 Club Race: “Clash at the Glen”
Watkins Glen, NY June 17-19, 2022
If you’re a PCA racer, Watkins Glen has got to be on your bucket list of tracks to drive. If you’ve driven it before, don’t miss this chance to come back to improve your times and win on this track where great racers such as Jack Brabham, Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney found glory.
Maybe it’s the sheer joy of racing on this superb, well-maintained track with its thrilling elevation changes, or imagining they are running with Mario Andretti, Jacky Ickx or Derek Bell, that brings out over 250 racers from all over the USA and Canada to make this Zone 1 Club Race the largest on the PCA Club Racing circuit. PCA members are welcome to attend and perhaps consider how they may make the transition from Driver Education to Club Racing.
All participating drivers will receive a special “Port Authority” Clash Jacket with 20th Anniversary Commemorative embroidery as seen in our PCA Club Racing magazine ad! Friday will begin the weekend with a full day of race practice and Fun Races/Practice Starts. Saturday will feature 2 Sprint Races for all classes in four race groups. Immediately following the last race, there will be an optional Social Hour with open bar, Dinner, Raffle, and Race Awards Announcements in the Watkins Glen Media Center.
On Sunday, following the morning warm-up sessions, we will have 3 – 60 minute Enduro races that will run back-to-back through the normal Watkins Glen lunch hour. This will allow for maximum participation with no refueling and drivers being able to do the whole Enduro with or without a co-driver or team support. The change also makes for an earlier finish and the ability to get home at a more reasonable time. Tentatively the last Enduro race will end at 12:45 PM with the Pirelli Awards ceremony at 1:00 PM.
For those of you wishing for track time at the Glen in preparation for the Clash, Metro Region is hosting a traditional Drivers Education event on Wednesday and Thursday, (June 2/3), prior the Race weekend. See ClubRegistration.net for more information.
Early Registration and hotel reservations are recommended (registration usually opens in April). Additionally the Volunteer Registration page is up on MotorsportReg.com.
2022 Zone 1 Autocross Weekend
Devens Airfield, Ayer, MA . August 27th – 28th, 2021
A whole weekend of Autocross at Devens Airfield that provides a hard-to-beat venue with its excellent 0.8 mile course set-up in a rural location. The length of the course and the high number of runs make it perfect for beginners to develop their car control skills, while experienced Autocrossers battle to reduce their run times and win as the fastest in their class.
But it’s not just the challenge and fun of zooming around those cones, it’s the social time in between and at the Saturday night barbecue, where you’ll enjoy great company among Autocrossers from all over Zone 1. See flyer for more details.
2021 Zone 1 Gimmick Rally and Concours d’Elegance
2021 Zone 1 Weekend Getaway
October 1st – 3rd Saratoga Springs, NY
The weekend getaway is back and we are ready to greet friends both old and new to this year’s Getaway.
We will be anchored at the beautiful Gideon Putnam Hotel located in the Saratoga State Park, Saratoga Springs NY.
2022 Boardwalk Reunion
Ocean City, NJ October 15, 2022
Our website is boardwalkreunion.org for updates on the 2022 Boardwalk Reunion.
Zone 1 and Zone 2 are co-hosting and working with the 356 Registry to bring you
the Boardwalk Reunion at Ocean City, New Jersey on Saturday, October 15, 2022. This new and exciting event will bring hundreds of Porsches to ‘America’s Greatest Family Resort’ on the South Jersey shore. Boardwalk Reunion is more than just a laidback cars and coffee on the Boards - it’s a unique opportunity to drive up onto and display your Porsche on one of New Jersey’s most iconic Boardwalks against an ocean backdrop that is simply spectacular. You’ll be able to meet and socialize with Porsche owners from across the Mid-Atlantic, and savor Ocean City at its most beautiful and peaceful time of the year. We’ll marshal at Ocean City’s Municipal Airport at 10 AM, depart an hour later under police escort, and then park and hang out on the mile-long Boardwalk until 4:00 PM. Many Boardwalk shops and eateries will be open, and the pristine beaches are just on the other side of the boardwalk railing. A social at one of the New Jersey shore’s most historic hotels- the charming Flanders Hotel, where there will be a reserved weekend room block for attendees. Registration fees will be minimal and announced at a later date- we would like everyone to enjoy this event for what it is: a low-key Porsche gathering “Down the Shore” at Ocean City at the height of Autumn. Contact Ellen Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Boardwalk Reunion Registration Reminder
Registration for Boardwalk Reunion 2022 will open at noon on August 1st at noon (EST). Here is the link and the QR code to Club Registration for the event. You can check out the event information at any time, and before you register, be sure to update your ClubReg Profile to add the Porsche you will be bringing to the event, and (if a member) your PCA member number, which can be used for all future events both to confirm your membership and identify your region.
The website www.boardwalkreunion.org is the place to find answers to your questions. The schedule is posted (similar to last year), the Tech Sessions speakers have been announced, links for overnight accommodations are listed, and much more.
Always feel free to email the registrar for additional information if needed at email@example.com
2022 Porsche Parade
6/12-18 Poconos PA
For more information: https://www.pca.org/events/porsche-parade-2022-the-poconos-pennsylvania
Around the Zone
Please send photos and comments about Zone 1 2021 events to Zone 1 Representative, Riccardo Diaz
Please visit your local regional site for the latest updates on events and happenings. Things are changing often and quickly, as you can imagine, so please double check plans.