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The Hill Country Region Porsche Club serves the Austin, TX metropolitan area and surrounding Central Texas counties.  HCR offers current and future Porsche owners the opportunity to engage in various social activities, driving events and technical sessions throughout the calendar year.  Come check us out.

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PCA Zone 5 Rep Notes – June 2020

Chuck Bush

PCA Zone 5 Representative

Monthly Note – June, 2020

I hope you all are doing healthy, safe and enjoying your Porsches.  Another month of COVID-19 disruptions, and unfortunately we seem to […]

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Visit the Hill Country Region PCA Store for hats, shirts and jackets with our local HCR crest logo or a generic Porsche logo.

October 11, 2020

Good evening.  Hope all is well with you.  I Looks like we are on a downward trend with our positivity rate.  Let’s keep up the good work and look forward to the day we can all get together in person.  Wear those masks, social distance and stay safe.

 Watched the F1 race this morning.  Lewis won his 91st and now is tied with Michael Schumacher.  Regardless of what you think of Hamilton, 91 wins in F1 is a heck of an accomplishment. 

 

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES

If you were able to attend our most recent DSS featuring T.J. Campbell from Tire Rack, I hope you were as impressed with his knowledge and presentation as I was.  The feedback from those who attended was overwhelmingly positive.  If you missed it and are interested in seeing it, HCR has obtained permission from Tire Rack to share the video with all PCA members.   It can be viewed here on our website => https://www.hcrpca.org/envira/distinguished-speaker-series/

If you know of anyone from another Region, Zone 5, or PCA National who would enjoy the video, Gordie Robbins, our DSS Coordinator can arrange to download if off his Google drive. 

Upcoming Events

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Thu 22

HCR – N/C Happy Hour (postponed)

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
To be announced
Austin TX
Organizer: Gregory Harrington
512-799-0093
Sun 25

Monthly Informal Breakfast (postponed)

October 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Walnut Cafe
10817 Ranch Road 2222
Austin TX 78730
(512) 241-0333
Organizer: Tuffy von Briesen
Nov 03

HCR – Board Meeting (postponed)

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kerbey Lane Cafe @ 183 N
13435 Hwy 183 Ste 415
Austin TX 78750
512-258-7757
Organizer: Tuffy von Briesen
Nov 07

Cars and Coffee at Werks11

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Werks11
302 W. Adams Ave
Temple TX 76501
(254) 633-3313
Organizer: Tuffy von Briesen
Nov 12

HCR – Lunch Bunch (postponed)

November 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
To be announced
Austin TX
Organizer: Bob Hieronymus
Nov 19

HCR – S/W Happy Hour (postponed)

November 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
To be announced
Austin TX
Organizer: Jennifer Anderson
Nov 26

HCR – N/C Happy Hour (postponed)

November 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
To be announced
Austin TX
Organizer: Gregory Harrington
512-799-0093
Nov 29

Monthly Informal Breakfast (postponed)

November 29 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Black Walnut Cafe
10817 Ranch Road 2222
Austin TX 78730
(512) 241-0333
Organizer: Tuffy von Briesen
Dec 01

HCR – Board Meeting (postponed)

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kerbey Lane Cafe @ 183 N
13435 Hwy 183 Ste 415
Austin TX 78750
512-258-7757
Organizer: Tuffy von Briesen

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Fall Duo HPDE Special Offer – Limited Time Only!
PCA Driver Education at Circuit of the Americas!
October 30-31 and November 20-22

Solo HPDE Drivers:

Right now registration is open for the “Fall Duo” of Schnell Fest Driver Education events at Circuit of the Americas – October 30-31 and November 20-22.

Registration for the October 30-31 event will close at Noon on Monday October 26th. All drivers who register and pay for both of the “Fall Duo” events prior to Noon on Monday October 26th will receive a $150 discount on the combined registrations for those two HPDE events.

This discount is available to full-fare drivers who have registered and paid for the October event and Friday/Saturday/Sunday of the November event.

Act NOW to secure your $150 discount!

NEW: Advanced coaching available with Riley Dickinson, IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge driver!

For more information and to register: austinschnellfest.clubregistration.net/index.cfm
Questions: dgross@grossandnelson.com

Join us at COTA for the Fall Duo of Schnell Fest Driver Education events!!!!!
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Fall Duo HPDE Special Offer – Limited Time Only!
                PCA Driver Education at Circuit of the Americas!
                          October 30-31 and November 20-22

Solo HPDE Drivers:

Right now registration is open for the “Fall Duo” of Schnell Fest Driver Education events at Circuit of the Americas – October 30-31 and November 20-22.
  
Registration for the October 30-31 event will close at Noon on Monday October 26th.  All drivers who register and pay for both of the “Fall Duo” events prior to Noon on Monday October 26th will receive a $150 discount on the combined registrations for those two HPDE events.

This discount is available to full-fare drivers who have registered and paid for the October event and Friday/Saturday/Sunday of the November event.  
 
Act NOW to secure your $150 discount!

NEW: Advanced coaching available with Riley Dickinson, IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge driver!

For more information and to register: https://austinschnellfest.clubregistration.net/index.cfm
Questions: dgross@grossandnelson.com 

Join us at COTA for the Fall Duo of Schnell Fest Driver Education events!!!!!

David Gross, Schnell Fest HPDE Chair and Tim Strehl, Schnell Fest HPDE Manager area announcing a special offer for those interested in driving in our upcoming October and November Schnell Fests.

Registration is now open for the “Fall Duo” Schnell Fests at Circuit of the Americas October 30-31 and November 20-22. The events are hosted by HCR, Maverick and Lone Star Regions of PCA with support from the Houston Chapter of the BMW Car Club.
Registration for the October 30-31 event will close at 12:00 PM Friday October 23rd. All drivers who register and pay for both of the “Fall Duo” events prior to Noon on Friday October 23rd will receive a $150 discount on the combined registrations for those two HPDE events. For more information and to register go to: austinschnellfest.clubregistration.net/index.cfm Act NOW to secure your $150 discount!

And as an added benefit, Riley Dickinson, driver of the #53 Moorespeed Porsche GT3 in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge will be available for advanced coaching.

For questions about registration or coaching with Riley contact David Gross at dgross@grossandnelson.com

Looking forward to seeing you at COTA in October and November.
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David Gross, Schnell Fest HPDE Chair and Tim Strehl, Schnell Fest HPDE Manager area announcing a special offer for those interested in driving in our upcoming October and November Schnell Fests.  

Registration is now open for the “Fall Duo” Schnell Fests at Circuit of the Americas October 30-31 and November 20-22.   The events are hosted by HCR, Maverick and Lone Star Regions of PCA with support from the Houston Chapter of the BMW Car Club.  
Registration for the October 30-31 event will close at 12:00 PM Friday October 23rd.  All drivers who register and pay for both of the “Fall Duo” events prior to Noon on Friday October 23rd will receive a $150 discount on the combined registrations for those two HPDE events.  For more information and to register go to: https://austinschnellfest.clubregistration.net/index.cfm  Act NOW to secure your $150 discount!

And as an added benefit, Riley Dickinson, driver of the #53 Moorespeed Porsche GT3 in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge will be available for advanced coaching.  

For questions about registration or coaching with Riley contact David Gross at dgross@grossandnelson.com

Looking forward to seeing you at COTA in October and November.

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RILEY IS GOING BACK TO ROAD ATLANTA

The IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama returns to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for Rounds 10, 11, and 12 this weekend during the Motul Petit Le Mans event. The Moorespeed team and I couldn’t be more ready to be back on track and get back to work!

Our previous event was at Mid-Ohio a couple of weekends ago. As a team we had a good weekend, although it was not quite the result we were looking for. Bottom line, we all learned from it and moved on. More the reason to be looking forward to being back at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

During the gaps between our events this season, I’ve had the opportunity to get more involved with my local Porsche Club of America region which is Hill Country encompassing Austin, Texas.
As I have mentioned before, the PCA Hill Country Region and I formed a partnership earlier this year and as a result they have been supportive of my 2020 racing season.

Since we announced our partnership, I wanted to figure out ways to give back and help the club. Throughout the years I have never shied away from where it all began, which was the local kart track in my hometown of New Braunfels, Tex. Whether it’s been to compete in a race, have fun with the community on the weekends, or to just simply decompress from a stressful event.

Being at the local track continues to be important to me. As part of that, the one piece that has always been my favorite thing to do is teaching and working with the young drivers. For a while, my “help” would be a casual conversation on race or practice days, pointing out areas where they could improve and then how to execute.

About a year and a half ago, I began to formalize the process, and found ways to provide actual “coaching” for these drivers. A vast majority of the drivers that I’m working with at the kart track are kids. The youngest one is Paxton Dyson. He is six years old, about to be seven, and quite honestly one of my favorite kids to work with. He is one of those who always has his helmet in hand, pushing his dad to go to the track all the time, and he puts in a ton of work.

Whether it’s Pax or any of the other kids that I coach, I truly enjoy seeing them energized from successful sessions on track. It’s motorsports at the grassroots level and paying it forward to this group is something I relish being a part of. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do today if I didn’t have people do the same with me eleven years ago when I first started racing.

As you may remember, earlier this year I spent some time with the Porsche Track Experience at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. as an intern to learn about more about their program, and to assist in any areas that I could.

Later this month and again in November, the Hill Country Region PCA is hosting Solo HPDE events at Circuit of the Americas in Austin. Just like in karting, I will be giving back to the club by providing coaching. I’m very much looking forward to both these events and having the opportunity to work with my fellow Porsche Club of America members.

Also, I can’t wait to continue spreading awareness of Porsche Motorsport North America, and more specifically their involvement with the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, to many more Porsche car enthusiasts!

At some level, all tracks are mentally and physically demanding on drivers. However, there are a few that are simply elevated above the rest. Road Atlanta is hands down one of those places. This has always been one of my favorites, and I’m excited about the extra race being thrown in.

This year I have put a huge emphasis on my physical conditioning, and I know that I’m physically up for the challenge and can’t wait to get the weekend underway!
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RILEY IS GOING BACK TO ROAD ATLANTA

The IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama returns to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for Rounds 10, 11, and 12 this weekend during the Motul Petit Le Mans event.  The Moorespeed team and I couldn’t be more ready to be back on track and get back to work! 

Our previous event was at Mid-Ohio a couple of weekends ago. As a team we had a good weekend, although it was not quite the result we were looking for.  Bottom line, we all learned from it and moved on. More the reason to be looking forward to being back at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

During the gaps between our events this season, I’ve had the opportunity to get more involved with my local Porsche Club of America region which is Hill Country encompassing Austin, Texas. 
As I have mentioned before, the PCA Hill Country Region and I formed a partnership earlier this year and as a result they have been supportive of my 2020 racing season.

Since we announced our partnership, I wanted to figure out ways to give back and help the club.   Throughout the years I have never shied away from where it all began, which was the local kart track in my hometown of New Braunfels, Tex. Whether it’s been to compete in a race, have fun with the community on the weekends, or to just simply decompress from a stressful event.

Being at the local track continues to be important to me. As part of that, the one piece that has always been my favorite thing to do is teaching and working with the young drivers.   For a while, my “help” would be a casual conversation on race or practice days, pointing out areas where they could improve and then how to execute.

About a year and a half ago, I began to formalize the process, and found ways to provide actual “coaching” for these drivers.  A vast majority of the drivers that I’m working with at the kart track are kids. The youngest one is Paxton Dyson. He is six years old, about to be seven, and quite honestly one of my favorite kids to work with.  He is one of those who always has his helmet in hand, pushing his dad to go to the track all the time, and he puts in a ton of work.

Whether it’s Pax or any of the other kids that I coach, I truly enjoy seeing them energized from successful sessions on track.  It’s motorsports at the grassroots level and paying it forward to this group is something I relish being a part of. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do today if I didn’t have people do the same with me eleven years ago when I first started racing.

As you may remember, earlier this year I spent some time with the Porsche Track Experience at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. as an intern to learn about more about their program, and to assist in any areas that I could. 

Later this month and again in November, the Hill Country Region PCA is hosting Solo HPDE events at Circuit of the Americas in Austin.  Just like in karting, I will be giving back to the club by providing coaching.  I’m very much looking forward to both these events and having the opportunity to work with my fellow Porsche Club of America members.

Also, I can’t wait to continue spreading awareness of Porsche Motorsport North America, and more specifically their involvement with the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, to many more Porsche car enthusiasts!

At some level, all tracks are mentally and physically demanding on drivers. However, there are a few that are simply elevated above the rest.  Road Atlanta is hands down one of those places. This has always been one of my favorites, and I’m excited about the extra race being thrown in.

This year I have put a huge emphasis on my physical conditioning, and I know that I’m physically up for the challenge and can’t wait to get the weekend underway!

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Riley Dickinson wins at Road Atlanta!! Congratulations to Dickinson and the Moorespeed team for winning Race 2. They placed second in Race 1 after suffering a rear shock failure. An impressive weekend overall! . . #atx #austin #austintx #hcrpca #porsche #porschemoment #porscheclub #pcanational #porschegt3cup #gt3cup #porscheracing #gt3cupchallenge ...

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We’re excited for the first IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Race since our partnership with Riley Dickinson and Moorespeed. They compete today at 6:15 pm eastern time at Virginia International Raceway in Race 1 of a two race weekend. Dickinson starts P2 based on season points after qualifying was cancelled to carry out track repairs. Race 2 is currently set for Sunday at 11:40 am EDT. Catch the live races at www.imsa.tv. Dickinson is currently tied for the lead in points after a WIN and second place at the season opening round at Road America. Stay tuned for your chance to bid for a coaching session with Riley. Go team! Photo reposted from @moorespeed_austin . . #atx #austin #austintx #hillcountry #imsa #imsagt3cup #pca #pcanational #porsche #porscheclub #porschemoment #sportscar #sporstcartogether #porschegt3cup #gt3cup #gt3cupchallenge #rileyd253 ...

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Racing Plaids from Striipe Design done in collaboration with Spirit of Le Mans Tartans. Two iconic Porsche partnerships: Gulf Racing in blue/orange and Martini Racing in red/blue. Striipe Design is not associated with PCA #atx #austinatx #hcrpca #porsche #porschemoment #martiniracing #gulfracing ...

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Looking for a sporty mask inspired by vintage Porsche cloth seat inserts? This one from Striipe Design is back in stock. Discount code FANDF20 should get you an additional 20% off select items at checkout. Striipe Design is not associated with PCA ...

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How about some online content to keep you occupied? Check the informational and educational videos on PCA YouTube. Tech stuff, car care, DIY repair, interviews with Porsche factory drivers, etc. Search PCAHQ on YouTube and then click on Playlists. #hcrpca #pcanational #pca ...

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Looking for Porsche themed masks? Try blipshift.com and select Shop, then Accessories. Please note their website currently states “Ships out in 2-3 weeks”. blipshift is not associated with PCA ...

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Please help prevent the spread of COVID-19 . . #besafe #besmart #beconsiderate #publichealth #atx #austintx ...

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Donate blood at COTA with WeAreBlood on Thursday, July 2nd! Donate whole blood or double red cells and help someone in need while visiting COTA. All donors and staff are required to wear a mask and donations are by appointment only. Go to @wearebloodtx and click link in bio - or visit WeAreBlood.org and click Donate Blood. . #atx #austintx #weareblood #donateblood #giveblood #savealife #cota ...

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If you’re looking for a way to help out during the pandemic, consider making an appointment with @WeAreBloodtx to donate blood. If you choose to donate, give them the group code of D103 or indicate that you are donating as part of “Hill Country Region Porsche Club of America.” As they say "your donation doesn't travel far, but it goes a long way." ...

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Do something special for Mother’s Day and help those in need. Make an online donation to the Central Texas Food Bank - then drive a Parade lap at COTA this Sunday, May 10. For details, click the link in the @cota_official bio or go to TheCircuit.com . #texanshelpingtexans #foodbank #ctxfoodbank #covidresponse ...

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Porsche extends warranty due to coronavirus crisis. For details, see the link at @porsche_newsroom or go to Newsroom.Porsche.com ...

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Who knew the 1974 Turbo 3.0 was such a bargain right now? . . 📷: @jonathanhaggar #atx #austin #austintx #carclub #forza #hcrpca #lego #legospeedchampions #speedchampions #legoporsche #porsche #porschemoment #porsche911 #porsche911turbo #911turbo #pca #pcanational #porscheclub #sportscar #sportscartogether ...

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Hill Country Region member, Greg Brill, sent us this photo and caption: "Delivered some essential to my boys great grandmother in style. Stay safe and healthy." Thanks, Greg! ...

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Carrera of the Americas Club Race and Advanced HPDE at COTA . . 📷 @jonathanhaggar . . #atx #austin #austintx #cars #cota #carreraoftheamericas #clubracing #hpde #pca #pcanational #pcaclubracing #porsche #porsche911 #porscheatx #porscheclub #porschemoment #porscheracing #porscheclubracing #sportscar ...

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Saturday Sprint Race at COTA - Carrera of the Americas Club Race and Advanced HPDE . . #atx #austin #austintx #cars #carreraoftheamericas #clubracing #cota #hpde #pca #pcanational #pcaclubracing #porsche #porscheatx #porscheclub #porschemoment #porscheracing #porscheclubracing #sportscar ...

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Carrera of the Americas is here! Club Racing + Advanced HPDE. Presented by Porsche Austin. Fri, Sat & Sun @ COTA. See you there! . . Info at cota.clubregistration.net . . #atx #austin #austintexas #cars #cota #hpde #pca #pcaclubracing #hcrpca #pcanational #porsche #porscheracing #porscheclubracing #carrera #porschecarrera #sportscar ...

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Porsche finished P2 and P7 at the the 6 hour Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas . . 📷 @jonathanhaggar . . #austin #atx #austintx #cota #colorful #circuitoftheamericas #gtepro #lmgte #lmgtepro #hcrpca #pca #pcanational #porsche #porsche911 #porsche911rsr #porscheracing #porschemoment #panningshot #racing #slowshutterpan #speed #sportscar #wec ...

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The Porsche GT Team qualifies 2nd and 5th for Sunday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. . . 📷 @jonathanhaggar . . #austin #austintx #cota #autoart #gtepro #lmgte #lmgtepro #motorsportphotography #hcrpca #pca #pcanational #porsche #porsche911 #porsche911rsr #porscheracing #porschemotorsport #panning #panningshot #slowshutter #slowshutterpan #sportscar #wec ...

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The Carrera of the Americas Club Race and Advanced Solo DE presented by @porscheatx is coming soon on Feb 28 - Mar 1. Hope to see you there. . cota.clubregistration.net . . #austin #austintx #automotivephotography #cars #cota #hcrpca #hpde #pca #pcaclubracing #pcanational #porsche #porscheracing #porscheclubracing #porsche911 #sportscar 📷 by @jonathanhaggar ...

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The Porsche 917 turned 50 this past year. We think it still looks amazing! Let us know your favorite Porsche race car. . . #classicporsche #porsche #porscheclub #pca #porschemoment #porscheclassic #porsche917 #917 #rennsport #vintageracing #lagunaseca 📷 @jonathanhaggar ...

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