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Old 11-26-2017, 08:03 PM
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I am told the West Coast series is renting the track and renting out run times to other parties, that will allow them to run the two run groups.
From the competitors I talked to running the 991 cars, they were complaining about catching the Clubsports.

I don't know if it was some track specific complaints or an overall concern.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:00 PM
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COLUMBIA, Md. (Jan. 11, 2018) - The Porsche Club of America (PCA) Club Racing Trophy East series is undergoing several exciting changes for its 2018 season, welcoming in GTC Cup cars, including the 991.1 and 997.2 versions of the 911, to join the Cayman GT4 Clubsport entries at each race event.

The series will be traveling to six events for the 2018 season at some of the United States' most challenging courses. The tentative 2018 schedule was announced at the championship celebration banquet in late October at the Goodyear 500 Club at Daytona International Speedway following the last race of the 2017 season.

The 2018 season will kick off April 6-8 at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, where the series has started its season the past two years. The second event will be May 18-20 at Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds, Alabama, which marks the series' second visit to the iconic road circuit.

The PCA Club Racing Trophy East series will also return to VIRginia International Raceway in Danville, Virginia, and Monticello Motor Club, a premier automotive country club about two hours north of New York City. Those races will be held June 22-24 and July 13-15, respectively.

Rounding out the season will be a race over Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, at the legendary Road America course in picturesque Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The series finished its 2017 season on a high note at Daytona International Speedway and will once again have the 2018 season finale at the iconic track in Daytona Beach, Florida, Oct. 26-28.

The events will continue to feature three races in an exciting, varied format relative to PCA Club Racing standards. The first and second races will be 30-minute sprint races. The third race of the weekend will be an endurance race lasting 80 minutes.

Car classes for the 2018 season will include GT4 Clubsport, 991.1 GT3 Cup and 997.2 GT3 Cup. Entries included in the 991.1 and 997.2 classes include 2010-2014 GTC5s and 2013-2016 GTC6s (excluding the Supercup 991.1).

Racing in the PCA Club Racing Trophy East Series is divided into two classes per car class - Championship class and Masters class. The Masters class is designated for seasoned drivers.

Each class is awarded with its own podium at the end of every race and individual champions at the end of every season.

Pirelli will also return as the official tire provider of the series for the third season in 2018, and Porsche Design is also returning as a series sponsor.

2018 PCA Club Racing Trophy East Series Schedule*

Dates Venue
April 6-8 Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
May 18-20 Barber Motorsports Park, Leeds, Alabama
June 22-24 VIRginia International Raceway, Danville, Virginia
July 13-15 Monticello Motor Club, Monticello, New York
Sept. 1-3 Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Oct. 26-28 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

*Tentative

For more information, please visit http://clubsport.pcaclubracing.org
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Wish porsche was more $ committed to drivers like Mazda
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:13 PM
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PCA is offering a potential cash back discount to those who sign up before the end of the month.
This is based on getting more the minimum amount of cars.

The more cars, the less money for entry fee.

Come on people, everybody sign up today.
Save me money
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Originally Posted by tcsracing1
PCA is offering a potential cash back discount to those who sign up before the end of the month.
This is based on getting more the minimum amount of cars.

The more cars, the less money for entry fee.

Come on people, everybody sign up today.
Save me money
Mine was more they pay for a clubsport ride for winners of spec Boxster - analogous to Mazda
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:12 PM
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Originally Posted by audipwr1
Mine was more they pay for a clubsport ride for winners of spec Boxster - analogous to Mazda
Now THAT would up the SPB 'fun factor'!
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Old 01-25-2018, 01:45 PM
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Default PCA Trophy East early registration rebate

Just an FYI for folks who may not be aware:

Cost for the series is $15,500 for all 6 races. Early commitments really help us plan. To encourage that, and get folks to bring their friends, we are putting the following incentive in place:

As of January 31, paid registrants are eligible for a partial refund of their fees based upon the total number paid registrants at that time.

30 Registrants – each registrant receives $1,000 back.
35 Registrants – each registrant receives $2,000 back.
40 Registrants – each registrant receives $3,000 back.

NOTE: The field size is capped at 40 registrants.

Registrants paying after DATE will pay the regular rate of $15,500.

For additional information, Racer Agreements and complete rules see: clubsport.pcaclubracing.org or contact Series Coordinator, West Dillard, at [email protected]
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the series double as a great test and tune for IMSA GS cars...
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How big was a typical CS field in the East over the last couple of years?
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Originally Posted by hf1 View Post
How big was a typical CS field in the East over the last couple of years?
11 to 20, IIRC.
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Peter is in the ballpark. Since the Clubsports haven't been made in 2 years now, we realized it would be very difficult to hit those numbers, much less grow this year. That was the driving factor behind adding 997.2 and 991.1 for 2018.

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Old 02-06-2018, 07:42 PM
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I think it is a great idea..... Hope to make some of the races.....
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Anybody with a Clubsport (or 991.1 Cup , 997.2 Cup) is welcome to pay for only the events they want to do out of the 6.
So if you are not able to commit to the 6 events but want to get a taste of the Series lifestyle, this is your chance.

Rookies are welcome and all you would need is a PCA license. It is a great way to fast forward your driving ability.

Just as a side note, I have completed two regular PCA Club Racing events this year and as fun as they were, the Series is even more fun!
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