Volume 39, April 2001, Issue 4
Zone 5 Presidents.....................................................................1
List of Officers/Board Chairs..................................................4
Calendar of Events ...................................................................1
May at Mayo’s ..........................................................................2
Happy Hours ............................................................................2
Board Meeting ..........................................................................3
Hill Country Tour ....................................................................3
Porsche Lunches .......................................................................3
Swap Meet at GTI.....................................................................8
One Lap of DFW......................................................................9
ALMS at TMS.........................................................................10
Autocross #1 Recap. .........................................................12-13
Happy Hour at Nuevo Leon.................................................14
Hope Happenings ..................................................................15
My First DE Event ............................................................16-19
Are You Ready To Autocross.................................................23
Dinner at The Spaghetti Warehouse..............................24-25
Driving Event Registration Form ........................................22
Working the Corners.............................................................23
Tech and News Articles
PCNA Reports Record Feb. Sales...........................................7
McKenna Porsche 911 GT3 RS Team Sweeps ALMS .......20
Day April - Events
1 Autocross School II (Mineral Ring)
4 Board Meeting
6-8 Hill Country Tour
6-8 Dogwood Spring Fling
14 Time Trial #1 (Mineral Ring)
17 Lunch in Plano
19 Happy Hour
24 Lunch in Addison
28-29 TT #2 and AX #2 (Mineral Ring)
Day May - Events
9 Board Meeting
12 Tech Session & Dinner Rally
19-20 Hill Country DE
Day June - Events
2 One Lap of the Metroplex
3 Autocross #3 (Standridge)
6 Board Meeting
9 Zone Shoot-Out (College Station)
16 TSD Rally Workshop
17 Father’s Day Picnic
23 DE at MSR
30 Milwaukee Parade
Day July - Events
11 Board Meeting
14 Gimmick Rally
21-22 TT #3 & AX #4 (Mineral Ring)
Day August - Events
4 Time Trial #4 (Mineral Ring)
8 Board Meeting
11 Tech Session & Rally to Dinner
25-26 Time Trial #5 & AX #5 (Mineral Ring)
Day September - Events
5 Board Meeting
8-9 Safari Round-Up
16 Autocross #6 (Standridge)
22-23 DE at MSR
Day October - Events
6 Time Trial #6 (Mineral Ring)
13-14 Maverick Club Race at TMS
20-21 Lone Star’s DE at TWS
27 Run Whatcha Brung Charity AX
Cyril Reif, Jay Walker, Tinker Edwards, Lanean Hughes,
Kevin Hardison, Cody Sears, Wendy Shoffit, Pam Abdalla
Cover photo of Bob Everson at MotorSport Ranch. Photo taken by Kevin Hardison.
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2001 Porsche Club Zone 5 Presidents
Bob Kelley (Shirley)
Peter Kendig (Cindy)
Steve Olsen (Peggy)
Bob Towsley (Joyce)
Fred Lavens (Maya)
James Shoffit (Wendy)
Bud Thurman (Phyllis)
Gregg Welsh (Tracy)
Walt Kendall (Barbara)
James Broussard (Melinda)
ZONE 5 REP
May at Mayo’s
Saturday, May 12th
Get ready to kick off the summer
with some great Texas barbeque!
Mayo Performance and Ussery Printing are gearing up to
host their annual barbeque for the Maverick Region.
The event will be held at Mayo Performance in Euless.
Mark your calendars now because you won’t want to miss
this fun event! More details to come in the next Slipstream.
Join us for Happy Hour April 19th at 6:30 pm at
8201 Preston Road 214-265-7389
Reserve Thursday, May 3rd on your calendar for
Moonlight At The Oasis
We're heading south for our May Happy Hour to
The Oasis Restaurant
At Lynn Creek Marina on Joe Pool Lake
5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy., Grand Prairie
Happy Hour will start at 6:30, then after dinner (about
9:30) we will head over to Joe Pool dam for a moonlight blade/bike/walk. So bring your rollerblades,
bicycle, or just tennis shoes and be ready for a great time! Watch the website calendar
for more details or call Mike Oakes, 972-780-2603 email@example.com
For more information about Happy Hours contact: Benjamin Witry - firstname.lastname@example.org,
Dennis Chamberlain - Dennis@dennischamberlaincpa.com or Tinker Edwards - email@example.com
Maverick Region Porsche Club of America
Hill Country Tour
April 6th - 8th
Once again, it is time to plan ahead and join the MR PCA Tourmiester for a frolicking weekend on the great back
roads of the Texas Hill Country. Prep yourself and your Porsche for some runs, rest, roadwork, and relaxation.
Last year's Hill Country Tour was well attended and well received by the participants. This year's tour is expected
to be even more popular, so get your reservations in early. We hope to see all of the usual 50 - 60 or so suspects
and some new faces as well. Once again, space will be limited so register as early as you can!
DETAILS: We will begin from the Metroplex on Friday at 8:00 a.m. and head to the Hodges’ family’s weekend home in
Comfort, Texas. Along the way, we will be entertained by bluebonnets, mexican food, and the hill country hospitality. This
tour will (as usual for this tourmiester) have some surprises, along with time to unwind and commiserate. We will have a
little Texas history along with this tour, and we might even have a quiz!
The cost of the 2001 April Hill Country Tour will be $30.00. $5.00 of the registration fee will go to
the Hope Shelter battered women's and children's center, Maverick Region's
charity benefactor organization.
To register, or for more information, contact:
Nelson Hodges at nhodges@HBArchs.com (preferred),
or at (817) 633-8161 evenings and weekends.
Wednesday April 4th
at the home of
James and Wendy Shoffit
1112 Santa Fe Trail
Irving, TX 75063
Belt Line Rd.
Belt Line Rd.
Santa Fe Trail
At Good Eats
Tuesday, April 17th
Collin Creek Mall in Plano
- AND -
Tuesday, April 24th
Midway Road in Addison
2001 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs
Maverick Region President
W - (972) 506-7449
H - (972) 506-7449
1112 Santa Fe Trail
Irving, TX 75063
A member since 1997, James has also been
co-editor of Slipstream and the Timing &
Scoring chair of AX. He owns a ‘90 911 C4
Cab and a ‘78 911 SC.
Carey and Mimi Spreen
W - (972) 501-3400
H - (972) 420-9953
709 Reno Street
Lewisville, TX 75077
Carey has been a member since 1979 and
Mimi since 1989. Carey has been an active
member of four different regions. They
own a ‘70 914-6.
W - (972) 969-0390
H - (940) 321-8683
1512 Shadow Crest Dr.
Corinth, TX 76210
Andy has been heavily involved with the
mailing and distribution of Slipstream for
several years. He now hopes to attend more
driving events since he has completed his
911 Coupe project.
W - (214) 461-1426
H - (214) 349-1108
Dallas, TX 75243
A member since 1986, Bob has previously
held the offices of President and Vice
President, edited Slipstream, and has won
the Selcer Memorial award. He owns a 2000
Driving Events - Chair
W - (817) 706-7678
H - (817) 251-6865
711 Manchester Court
Southlake, TX 76092
Keith has been a regular at all driving events
and has recently been heavily involved in our
Driver’s Education program.
Logistics & Support - Chair
W - (817) 366-1678
H - (817) 861-2792
704 Bowen Court
Arlington, TX 76012
Joe has been involved in virtually every type
of event that the Maverick Region holds.
He currently owns a 912 and a 914 2.0 liter.
Communication - Chair
H - (972) 506-7449
1112 Santa Fe Trail
Irving, TX 75063
A member since 1997, Wendy has recently
completed a two year stint as the editor of
Slipstream and was the year 2000 recipient
of the Selcer Memorial Award. She owns a
‘90 911 C4 Cab and a ‘78 911 SC.
Activities - Chair
H - (940) 682-4719
P.O. Box 213
Weatherford, TX 76086
Teri is a past Slipstream Editor and the
current Rally Chair. She has also been a
major force behind Round Up and the
recent Rally Schools.
W - (817) 421-0141
H - (817) 421-0086
W - (817) 366-1678
H - (817) 861-2792
W - (972) 447-2723
H - (972) 393-1580
H - (214) 739-3355
W - (972) 934-7191
H - (817) 265-0704 (
by James Shoffit, Maverick Region President
It seems like most of my articles are about the
driving events, but until someone steps up to the plate
and organizes a Concours program, the driving events
and socials will dominate. We have had some really
good events already this year, with many more coming
up quickly. Of course our Happy Hours are one of my
personal favorites now, and I try to go to every one. It
is a great way to hang out, meet new people, and
unwind with a (rather large) friendly crowd!
A new program we are starting is an official Corner Worker pool for
our Drivers Education events as well as Club Races. Corner Workers are
vital to any road course driving event and the events simply cannot happen
without them. Autocrosses and Time Trials use the drivers as workers,
but there is not as much training involved for most non-track corner
work. A small example of this is that a typical Autocross corner only has
one flag, where a fully-staffed road course corner could have up to 10!
Corner workers are the lifeblood of the event – they are the sole
means of communication to the drivers on the course. They alert the
driver of any dangerous situations through the flags they wave and how
they wave them. So the work is important work. But the best thing (to me)
about working a corner is the sense of involvement you get. You can see
the cars and learn things about how to drive better, but you also get to be
a very important part of the action. You get to hear exactly what is going
on out there and assist with the control of the event.
In the past we have been able to rely on SCCA for paid professional
corner workers to staff our club races and Drivers Education events. But
as more and more clubs are putting on races, their schedules get tighter
and tighter. So we really need a group of volunteers and good ideas on
how to get volunteers.
Joe McGlohen is spearheading this effort for Maverick Region. Read
his article about it later in this issue, and if you have any ideas on how to
make this program successful, or want to volunteer to work a corner
yourself, please contact him. There is a similar effort being led by Jim
Coshow at a PCA National level.
If you are interested in competitive or track driving, there are several
events coming up soon. If you missed the Autocross schools, don’t worry,
we have a Developing Driver class that will get you up to speed in no time.
Make sure the registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) knows you want to be in
DD. We have two time trials and a Mineral Wells autocross (plenty of
room) all coming up in April. There are also going to be two Drivers Ed
events coming up fast. Cimarron Region is hosting the Mayfast Driver’s
Education at Hallett on May 5th and 6th, and Hill Country Region is
hosting a Driver’s Education at Motorsport Ranch on May 19th and 20th.
For those of you that like an ever-changing array of twists, turns,
hills, and valleys, there is the Hill Country Tour April 6th to 8th that has
been quite popular in years past. Or, if you prefer, you can do the
Dogwood Spring Fling hosted by Cimmaron Region, which unfortunately
falls on the same dates! Either way, come on out and join the fun!
Email: email@example.com or
FAX at (817) 267-4939
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by Pam Abdalla, Slipstream Editor
I have a bit of writer’s block this month.
In fact, Slipstream is completely done except
this one little article, which has been started,
then erased, then started and erased again.
I would love to write about the fabulous
time I had at the Ladies’ Autocross, but due to
unforeseen circumstances surrounding my
availability of an automobile, I was not able
to participate. I did have a rather nice chat
with little Jasmine Shoffit on the sidelines, though. I now
know more than I ever wanted to about that strange blue
cartoon character, “The Tick”.
One thing that I did do this past month was attend the ALMS
at TMS. The greatest part for me, though, was getting there.
George and I borrowed a Porsche 550 Spider replica from a friend
and drove it there. Despite the 50-degree temperature at 8:30 in
the morning and the folks on I635 staring at us like we were
idiots, we had a blast. Once parked at The Porsche Store’s corral
outside the speedway, the car was like a spectator-magnet.
Despite all the beautiful, expensive and exotic Porsches parked
around it, this $12,000 knock-off got most of the attention. I just
wish we could have said it was ours!
by Andy Mears, Maverick Region Secretary
The March Maverick Region Board meeting
was held at the always-festive home of James and
Wendy Shoffit in Valley Ranch and was preceded
with a pizza dinner. The meeting opened at 7:01
with updates from each of the committee chairs.
Discussion opened with a proposal for the
club to purchase flag sets for corner worker stations
for use during club races. The discussion concluded
with a request for more research on the cost of making versus buying
the flags. Also discussed was a potential for MR to purchase a set of
scales for club racing.
Autocross (AX) #1 was a great success with 83 participants. The
Drivers Education (DE) event was also a great success with 87
participants. The Goodie Store also had good sales at the February
Swap meet despite the cold weather. The Ladies AX school on March
10 was fully subscribed.
The new member party had to be relocated because of a scheduling
snafu and was changed to the new Nuevo Leon at Montfort in
Dallas on March 17. May at Mayo’s dinner social is scheduled for the
12th of May.
Nelson Hodges reported on the status of the One Lap of DFW. It
is getting a lot of interest from the other car clubs and is expecting a
very good turnout. The plan is to get everyone together on June 2nd
and drive a lap around the DFW area. Contact Nelson if you would
like to volunteer and/or participate. Nelson also reported that the Hill
Country tour is set for April 6-8. There was a typo in the
March Slipstream indicating that the tour started at 8:00 PM when it
actually starts at 8:00 AM. Contact Nelson for more information.
A proposal was passed to dispose of an old laser printer in an
“environmentally sound” way, as well as to dispose of an old
computer from Joel Nannis.
The meeting closed at 8:48. The next board meeting will be on
April 4, at James and Wendy Shoffit's in Irving. As always, check the
MR-PCA web site for the most current information on all of the club's
Maverick Region PCA board
meetings are held once a month.
The board meetings are open to all
PCA members and your suggestions
and opinions are welcome . . .
. . . and there’s FREE Pizza!!!
Andy and Kelly Mears with Lanean Hughes at the Spaghetti Warehouse.
PCNA Reports Record Feb. Sales: U.S. Up 13%
SOURCE Porsche Cars North America
ATLANTA, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars in the
United States and Canada, today announced the best U.S. February sales in its history. Retail sales for the month totaled 2135 cars, an
increase of 13 percent over February 2000. This follows record numbers in January, when sales were up 7 percent.
Month to Date Year to Date Dealer
Model Current Year Prior Year Current Year Prior Year Stock
Boxster 574 519 1066 1013 641
Boxster Tip 166 158 330 304 128
Boxster S 420 389 854 846 259
Boxster S Tip 87 77 179 167 58
ALL BOXSTER 1247 1143 2429 2330 1086
All 1998 Carrera 0 2 0 2 0
Carrera Coupe 145 173 287 313 105
Carrera Coupe Tip S 52 69 99 105 16
Carrera Cabriolet 230 243 438 518 171
Carrera Cabriolet Tip S 91 111 186 203 19
Carrera 4 Coupe 53 50 128 113 26
Carrera 4 Coupe Tip 11 9 35 20 5
911 Turbo 124 0 211 0 5
911 Turbo Tip 59 0 95 0 0
Carrera 4 Cabriolet 86 62 202 140 27
Carrera 4 Cabriolet Tip 37 17 75 39 4
All CARRERA 888 736 1756 1453 378
GRAND TOTALS 2135 1879 4185 3783 1464
THE PORSCHE STORE
405 SOUTH CENTRAL EXPWY
RICHARDSON, TX 75080
Swap Meet At GTI
by Vaughan Garrett
"Porsche Parts, Porsche People" What do you get when you mix
people and parts together? A Swap Meet! About 100 swappers
showed up at Dan Butt's GTI in Euless for the Maverick Region's first
Porsche swap meet of the year. Despite a sharp wind, sunny skies prevailed
bringing Porsche fans out of winter hibernation. The swap
meet is always a friendly event and a time to meet new comers and
old timers. You can see the wheels turning in people's minds as to
how they're going to fix-up their cars for the coming season. Even
The Goodie Store had a nice set-up and made many sales.
Thanks to Dan Butts, Tinker Moncus, Lanean Hughes, and to all
who helped make this year's swap meet a successful event.
The Goodie Store table was kept busy.
The 928s were out in force and parked in a group in front of GTI’s shop.
Bill Dawson and Bryan Henderson swap stories amidst the parts.
1118 S. Airport Circle, #120
Euless, Texas 76040
Metro (817) 540-0712
Member Automobile Service Association
One Lap of D/FW Charity Drive
June 2, 2001
Sponsored by the Maverick Region PCA
A day long tour around the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex.
To benefit Familiar Footsteps (a home for mentally disabled adults)
and Hope Shelter (a center for physically and mentally abused women and children).
Saturday, June 2, 2001; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Start - Downtown Fort Worth; Lunch - Texas Motor Speedway;
Finish -The Ballpark in Arlington.
All Metroplex Specialty Car Clubs.
This year we have a great opportunity to help two of the lesser known local charity organizations through participation in
the "Charity One Lap of D/FW." The two charities listed as benefactors of this event do not receive as much notoriety or help as
other household name groups. However, they are doing a great service for our community and deserve recognition and help.
The Charity One Lap of D/FW will bring together most of the specialty car clubs of North Texas to show, parade, visit with other
people who have a passion about their vehicle marque, and to generally have fun.
The format of the event is as follows. We will all rendezvous at the appointed time and location, caravan to each successive
location along the published route to parade for the waving crowds, and end in the center of the Metroplex where each
car club can conduct their own concours, show and shine, or other awards contest if they wish. This will also give the general
public a central location to come by and get close to some of the most beautiful, exciting and interesting cars in the area, and
talk with the owners. Included in the route plan is lunch and other activities at the Texas Motor Speedway. This event will be
covered by the media to help promote the cause and awareness.
Each car club is asked to help promote the event with private and corporate sponsors for tax deductible donations to the
event. All proceeds will benefit the charities. Awards will be given to the car clubs for largest total donations, and for greatest
donations per number of participants, so let's get out the MR PCA people!
Entry fees are $25.00 per car, and pre-registration is an absolute must. We are expecting a large turnout for this event, so
make sure to be a part of a fun event. Plan your June 2nd Saturday now to join us for food, fun and merriment for a great cause.
If you would like to help, or simply want more information about how to participate for the charities contact the event chairman,
Nelson Hodges at (972) 602-9280 (w), (817) 633-8161 (h), or via e-mail at nhodges@HBArchs.com.
Help us make a difference while getting to know your North Texas car nut neighbors. We hope to make
this an annual event.
& COLLISION REPAIR
3151 Skylane, Suite104 • Carrollton (Dallas), Texas • 972.733.4807
ALMS at Texas Motor Speedway
by Lanean Hughes
The American Le Mans Series race at Texas Motor Speedway
March 4th and 5th was exciting not only for the Porsche teams
participating (who took 3 out of the top 4 positions), but also for
the Porsche Club. The turnout of club members - and their cars
- was just terrific and what made it even better was to have
a Porsche corral right up at the entrance gate. The corral was
sponsored by The Porsche Store, and we certainly want to thank
them for their support.
Saturday was somewhat “wet” needless to say, so the tent was
a blessing for the 30+ people who attended. Not only did we get
to do an incredible parade lap, around the oval and the road
course, we also had Randy Pobst one of the Porsche GT3 drivers
come to our tent for an autograph session. He spent time visiting
with us and letting us know that they appreciated the local
Porsche club support.
Sunday was a different story. We had 63 Porsches in our corral
and loads of Porsche family from Oklahoma, Houston, Austin,
Wichita and DFW. Quite a showing of all “flavors of Porsche!”
I want to personally thank The Porsche Store for the loan of
a beautiful Racer Yellow Boxster that I drove for the weekend. I
hated to return it, but made sure the front license plate was intact
when it was returned.
Thanks to Wendy and Jasmine on Saturday for their help
and to Jan for helping me “police” the area and welcome our
guests on Sunday.
All in all it was a wonderful event. The racing was great, a
nd it gave many of us an opportunity to see the Road Course
where the Maverick Region will be hosting the October Club Race
Thanks Mavericks and our extended family for supporting
our events. It makes the effort worthwhile.
(See page 20 for more on the ALMS race results).
On the way to the Parade lap.
The Porsche Corral on Sunday.
Randy Pobst, Porsche GT3 driver, and the Maverick gang in front of The
Porsche Store’s sponsored tent.
Randy Pobst signing an autograph for Jay Walker’s son, Neiman.
Autocross #1 - Standridge Stadium
by Charlie Davis
The first autocross of the season is history and it was a great start.
Graham, James, Wendy, Bill, and Kevin received well deserved compliments
from those that attended. If I missed a major player in the above
short list, please accept my apologies and (belated) compliments. This
was the largest AX in recent memory and was essentially the same size as
the big Autobahn SpeedWeekend at TMS last year...there were 83
entrants (66% PCA members)!
We continue to modify the AX event, with good results. Although I
personally didn't hear any negative comments, apparently some entrants
questioned the wisdom of our "only the first 3 runs count" rule for parking
lot autocrosses (even though the entrants got a total of six runs at this
event). I believe that this change is fair and well thought out. I assume that
most of those negative comments were due to resistance to change. With
time, I'm sure that we will hear fewer gripes. In my opinion, this change
was long overdue: We had lost the vision of what a true AX is, where an
essential part of the game is quickly analyzing and adapting to the course.
With 10-12 strike attempts, most people can get on base.
One comment that I did hear was that the course was an obvious
914 course. When a 914 took TTOD, these sages were vindicated. But
look at the top 10 times: 914, 911, 911, 914, 914, Corvette, 986, Celica,
914, Neon. Anyone familiar with Ed Mayo's driving and his car,
"Cockroach" should not be too surprised that he was the "winner".
Besides, "Cockroach" is not really a 914 anymore (a 914 on a starvation
diet and a serious exercise regimen, perhaps). So it was a well balanced
course design for any car, driven well. Plus, the course designer drove a
911 to 3rd fastest time. So, if you want to see a REAL 914 AX course,
please ask a 914 driver to design it.
Note also that the total spread in this group was 3.6 seconds (and
that 1.5 seconds of that was between Ed and the second driver, George
Abdalla), so second place was up for grabs by the other 9 drivers....
I was pleased to see several ladies competing and doing well (there
were 10 entered). Jennifer Courtney was the fastest lady and she is a relative
newcomer to the sport. She was only 2.2 seconds behind her husband
Joe (who has much more experience). So, in case you wondered why
Jennifer was on the cover of the March Slipstream, it's because she is driving
very well! An up-and-coming star?
Did I tell you that George Abdalla continues to impress everyone.
He is a natural AX driver, very calm, smooth, and intuitive. For the afternoon
runs, George and Carlo Malana swapped cars and George demonstrated
how to drive a twin turbo on a tight AX course. Fun to watch.
Our relatively new timing system was working well too. James must
be given credit for pulling all this together. It was a lot of work and he has
done a great job of updating our equipment. We averaged about 85 timed
runs per hour during the event! And doing it safely. We heard several
compliments about how smoothly the event was run!
One of the best parts of a small parking lot AX, like this one at
Standridge, is that you can see what everyone is doing and learn from
watching. I love the events at the MineralRing, but it's so big that you
can't see 70% of the courses...not as good for spectating. So, If you can't
get up the courage to start competing, come out and watch. There were
LOTS of spectators for this event. You might spectate for a while and find
that it's a sport you want to try. Talk to us about it...we'll twist your arm
Ed Mayo’s performance in the ‘cockroach’ drawing a crowd.
Tristan Poplin pushing the limit exiting the slalom.
Glen Holman manuevering through the course in his Honda.
Jud Arnold’s black 944.
Bill Campbell’s Boxster ready to go!
Ben Witry very excited that Lanean helped remove his front license plate.
Car # Name Class Time Points
2 McGlohen, Joe S1 49.487 9
66 Sears, Cody 2 42.275 9
37 Davis, Charlie 2 43.487 7
108 Dugan, Nancy 2L 49.628 9
31 Lockas, Mike 3 45.253 9
666 Easley, Jay S3 49.381 9
70 Pepper, Lee S3 53.021 7
120 de Jong, Mike 4 47.714 9
64 Shoffit, James 5 44.374 9
911 Stafford, Bill 5 46.294 7
50 Mears, Andy 5 48.205 5
78 Scales, Owen S5 48.937 9
89 Shoffit, Wendy 5L 47.376 9
119 Stafford, Marilyn 5L 49.927 7
68 Lage, Alan 6 44.09 9
241 Corley, Wayne 6 45.116 7
79 Adams, Paul 6 48.826 5
169 Witry, Ben 6 49.549 4
262 Gluck, Mark S6 47.146 9
43 Todd, Richard S6 47.279 7
133 Campbell, Bill S6 47.8 5
44 Shackelford, Mark S6 51.072 4
47 Brodigan, Mike S6 51.206 3
821 Maberry, Michael S6 51.395 2
727 Cochran, John S6 55.948 1
401 Hughes, Lanean 6L 54.603 9
72 Cochran, Suzanne S6L 54.711 9
Car # Name Class Time Points
53 Lane, Graham 7 42.177 9
772 Hrad, John 7 43.33 7
113 Cortney, Joe 7 44.426 5
459 Kull, Matthew 7 46.973 4
27 Olcha, Keith S7 44.014 9
333 Takahashi, Noby S7 48.986 7
19 Cortney, Jennifer 7L 46.659 9 **
80 Abdalla, George 8 41.801 9
99 Steele, Mark 8 44.223 7
98 Chen, Kevin S8 45.288 9
9 Steele, Lisa 8L 48.438 9
403 Malana, Carlo 9 46.715 9
74 Scofield, Dale S9 46.833 9
40 Ekenberg, Jamie 9L 47.92 9
111 Hardison, Kevin 10 42.935 9
3 Nannis, Joel 11 45.023 9
332 Leto, John 11 45.522 7
88 Dugan, Jason 11 46.727 5
48 Dugan, Bill 11 47.335 4
13 Nannis, Erika 11L 46.882 9
5 Mayo, Ed 15 40.346 9 *
41 Poplin, Tristan OG 43.926
211 Name Withheld OG 45.022
51 Name Withheld OG 47.662
57 Name Withheld OG 48.609
134 Name Withheld OG 48.672
14 Colletti, Mark OG 52.811
Car # Name Class Time Points
162 Harris, Jim OA 43.03
95 Altschul, Jonathan OA 43.92
73 Meyer, Andrew OA 44.71
92 Buehler, Chuck OA 46.041
67 Mimlitch, David OA 46.595
180 Van Dyke, George OA 49.582
90 Lyons, Chris OA 49.631
150 Kilburn, Vern OA 50.088
85 Ryman, Gary OA 50.22
771 Maurer, Grover OE 57.333
81 Fleischer, Mike OI 47.328
167 Kellogg, Chris OJ 43.439
177 Cameron, Mark OJ 45.499
15 Rapoport, Loren OJ 45.685
881 Clark, Rick OJ 46.361
69 Holman, Glenn OJ 46.887
139 Millar, Paul OJ 48.635
20 Luthy, David OJ 47.773
91 Stewart, Jimmie OJ 48.751
107 Johnson, Rocky DD 47.849
76 Miller, Bill DD 49.087
25 DeFeo, Jerry DD 51.224
59 Arnold, Jud DD 51.667
62 Rajan, Thomas DD 52.947
242 Shaffer, Darron DD 55.43
137 Zaruba, Anastasia DD 63.604
* = Top Time of Day, Men’s ** = Top Time of Day, Ladies
OA = Other American OE = Other English OJ = Other Japanese OG = Other German OI = Other Italian DD = Developing Drivers
Matthew Kull, smiling for the camera.
New Driver, Thomas Rajan, entering our Developing Driver program.
Happy Hour at Nuevo Leon
by Cheri Keehn and Mark Gluck
As is always the case, February’s Happy Hour was a great success!
It was a very nerve wracking event for myself this time. Not
only was Ben going to be unavoidably absent at this Happy Hour,
but it was expected for me to “take the reins,” so to speak, and
stand in for Ben along with Dennis and Tinker. Fortunately
Dennis, Tink and Lanean were wonderful in helping me to welcome
the New Members. So many members are now becoming
regulars at the Happy Hours. It’s fantastic to see the number of
members coming to the events increasing each month.
I have made some wonderful friends since these Happy
Hours have started. I’ve been to a few events within the Maverick
Region, all of which have been fun and educational, but the focus
is other things during these events. I think the monthly Happy
Hours give me the chance to truly get to know the new members,
and become closer to the members I have already met. The
opportunity to sit down, have a drink, and have a meal with old
and new members make it easier to learn about something other
than just when the next DE will be, or what make or model of
Porsche someone just purchased.
Many thanks to Nuevo Leon! Once again they have managed
to make February’s Happy Hour one of our best. The service was
impeccable and the food (as usual) managed to bring to Dallas a
taste of “Old-world Spain” with a flair for the art of presentation.
The appetizers were fantastic. Louis and his staff bring out their
best for Maverick Region and
never once become flustered
with a request from our group,
no matter how unusual. We hope
to have many more nights with
Nuevo Leon in the future.
We came, we saw... we came back for a repeat engagement!
Nuevo Leon was such a hit last fall that we decided to return for
our February Happy Hour. Our virtually private room came
complete with picture windows on two sides, displaying Porsches
of all types and vintage (supplied by us!). Any time the conversation
needed a starter we simply looked outside for lots of material
- or just found Tinker, who was buzzing around everywhere
with Dennis' camera. The food was great, of course, and the
Margaritas superb - right up until we closed the place!
Another feature of these evenings is that we often are able to
arrange for reserved parking, which takes the worry out of what
to do with your prized car when going out for dinner. A reason
for coming out that's worth considering on its own, let alone the
great people you get to meet.
Having an after-dinner chat.
Jimmy Carter and Paul Abbott
Marla and Ellis Cokes
by Lanean Hughes
DE Donations Well-Appreciated - The Hope Charity will receive the
$225 that was collected from the parade laps at the MotorSport Ranch
Driver’s Education event. Thanks to all of you who participated!
Girl Scout Cookies Were A Hit! - Diane Johnson and her girl scout
troop presented the Hope Shelter with 70 boxes of Girl Scout cookies on
Sunday, March 11th. It was a great day and we had lots of donations and
boxes of cookies to deliver. Neither rain nor more rain kept Wendy, five
Girl Scouts with two leaders, and me from driving to Mineral Wells!
Some of the staff members and clients were on hand for the presentation.
Your Donations Are Needed - Remember, the shelter is always in
need of adult and children clothing, as well as any household items you
might have. As you are doing the “spring cleaning”, or your last “fall
cleaning,” please remember the folks at Hope. If you have not made a trip
to the shelter, please try to work it into your schedule. They love to see
the Porsche Club and are so appreciative of all we do for them.
The Girl Scouts with troop leader Diane Johnson, and Lanean.
Lined up for the parade charity lap at the DE at MSR.
Two very special shelter residents.
My First Driver’s Education Event
by John Cochran
Getting ready for my first PCA driver’s education event at
MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, Texas was a learning experience. Having
the car “teched” meant a trip to Park Place to get a technician to check
off all the items that PCA wants reviewed. I could have had the tech done
at Mayo’s in Bedford, except I knew time would be a problem. Had I a
choice, I would have gone to Mayo’s where tech sessions often turn into
PCA social events.
John Cochran coming out of Big Bend.
Getting ready also means dealing with car numbers and signage. I
called John Hrad at The Porsche Store because he has the best looking
signs on the track, at least in my opinion. John pointed me to ProTape
Signs in Carrollton. At the autocross school, I had worked out a permanent
car number with Wendy Shoffit, 727, only to learn from Bill Dawson
that autocross and DE events use different numbers and Mark Hanna had
already claimed 727 for driving events. That’s my birth date and easy to
remember. My wife, Suzanne, claims I have a someheimer’s condition
known as CRS. Anyway, Bill and I were able to work out a cool number -
555 - which, with a little math, duly recognizes the ages that my wife and
I will hopefully achieve later this year.You will have to just guess which one
of us will turn sixty. My helmet, ordered through www.helmetcity.com,
arrived and I was almost ready to get educated in Cresson.
Suzanne and I had gone to Motor Sports Ranch last year, spending
the night at The Lodge in Granbury overlooking beautiful Lake
Granbury. I had worked a corner to see if DE was really something that
I would want to do. It was and for the past year I have been looking forward
to my first drive on the track. I had told other new PCA members
about what I had seen. Fred and Alice Wynn thought it would be a fun
weekend. We agreed to share a suite at The Lodge. Another new member
Suzanne and I had met during a PCA Happy Hour at Nuevo Leon,
Linda Crawford, also wanted to get in the DE. Linda and her grandson,
Matthew, also stayed at The Lodge. On Friday night, we got together for
a toast and later feasted at the local Italian Restaurant located in
The weather on Friday afternoon was horrible. The drive to
Granbury was remarkable only for the rain, traffic and three hours spent
on the road. However, by 6:00 a.m. Saturday morning, it appeared that
the rain had stopped. I got up and found a car wash. Our Boxster (pet
named Elga) goes faster when she is clean, or so I imagine. At 7:15, we
left Granbury and drove north to Cresson, arriving at the track just in
time to register and attend the drivers’ meeting. Keith Olcha explained
the black, red, yellow, white and blue/orange flags used by corner workers
to communicate with the drivers. Keith also emphasized that passing
is not allowed except in the straight-away and only then when the slower
car gives a hand signal to pass.
The Green Group (those like me, Linda and Fred with no experience)
was then off to the classroom where Bryan Henderson would
spend the next hour and a half talking to us about driving on the MSR
track. There were roughly thirty students in the Green Group. Brian
must have used the phrase “counter intuitive” a least two-dozen times
describing how we ought to approach corners and use the track-in cone,
the apex cone and the track-out cone. That seemed easy enough sitting
in the classroom chair. Doing it later on the track proved to be another.
While we listened and tried to absorb Bryan’s teachings, the instructors
(Red Group) were driving the still-wet track. The seasoned White and
Yellow groups would follow the instructors. These groups get to drive
without instructors. Finally, the Blue Group ran. Although they had
already been through the initial Green Group education, they still needed
an instructor with them on the track until they could be approved to
drive without an instructor.
“Green Run Group to the Grid” a lady’s voice echoed from the loud
speakers.“Fifteen Minutes. Fifteen Minutes.” Fred in his Boxster S, Linda
in her 968 and Elga headed for the grid. We had been preassigned to different
run groups and were therefore parked in different sections under
the metal roof-covered grid area, all the cars facing one another sort of
like ribs on a spine. Bob Benson initially patrolled the spine area. Jan
Mayo and Michele deJong would take over on Sunday. The Blue Group
was preparing to come off the track. Where was my instructor? I began
to get a little itchy. Everyone else had an instructor in the car. I got out
and found taped to a pole a list matching instructors with drivers. Beside
my name was that of Dave Phillips. “Great,” I thought. “ I have been in
this club for more than two years and the one guy they assign as my
instructor is the one I have never met.”I walked to a pod of folks that had
gathered under the shed to watch a boiling black cloud that was fast
approaching. “Anyone here know Dave Phillips?” I pleaded. Someone
pointed him out. “That’s him in the glasses wearing the white shirt.” I
gave a sigh of relief. I went over and asked,“Are you Dave Phillips?”“Yes,”
he replied. I shook his hand and he asked, “Where’s your car?” I pointed
to 555 and he pulled a piece of paper out of his pocket with the car number
printed 444 on it. We laughed realizing that he would never have
found 555 until everyone else had been directed onto the track and we
would be the only two people left in the grid.
Bryan Henderson, followed by other cars in the red run group.
Dave got in the car and we began to talk. He wanted to know about
my prior driving experience. Rather, I should say, lack of experience. Two
autocrosses and an autocross school are not much education I would
learn. The storm continued to approach. As we talked, the sky darkened
even more. Keith Olcha announced that it would soon blow over, at least
according to the DFW weather tower. The wind had a mind of its own.
It began to howl. The rain grew harder, the drops seemingly driven by
monsoon force winds. Dave opined that we weren’t going anywhere for
a while so we got out and watched the storm for about an hour. We
would later learn that a tornado had touched down in Sanger, just a few
air miles north of Cresson.
Kevin Burke in his Targa
The front finally passed and the rain slackened. I heard Charlie
Davis say, “We got the Green run group. We are going to be going slow.
The instructors will drive the students’ car for the first three laps anyway.
Let’s go!” Everyone got back in the cars. I learned that a driver will not
get the signal to exit the grid until eye contact is made with the grid boss
and the driver signals he is ready with a “thumbs up.” We began rolling.
Dave immediately began instruction, saying even though we got the signal,
be careful because someone else might be pulling out too early. As
we turned onto the track, a corner worker signaled that it was safe to
proceed onto the track, but Dave cautioned that I should always look to
the left for merging traffic. He then set the theme for the day: “We are
going to work on being smooth. Don’t worry about your speed. Smooth
is what I want you to learn. Speed follows smooth.” For the first three
laps, Dave drove around the track, showing me the line where he wanted
me to be on the track at all times. This, I would soon learn, is also easier
said than done.
After a quick three laps, we were back in the grid area and it was my
turn behind the wheel. No helmets yet. Just driving about forty miles per
hour around the track, and looking at the corners for the first time. Dave
reminded me to watch for the corner worker stations, check gauges, look
for the next track-in cone, apex cone, track-out cone, the next corner station
and check mirrors for cars closing from behind. “Gosh,” I said to
myself, “there is a lot more going on here in my mind than I had originally
thought.” Dave quickly brought me back to reality, asking, “What
was going on at that last corner?” “Gee, I dunno,” was all I could say. “I
forgot to look at the corner station.” Dave laughed and said we had just
received the checkered flag and would make one more cool-down lap
and exit. Gosh that first session went quickly and I was already beginning
to question my driving abilities after only one lap.
Whew! I need more practice, I realized, as we drove into the grid
area and Dave jumped out to instruct the next class. I drove back to the
paddock where Linda, Fred and I talked about our first driving session.
We would have three more sessions on Saturday and four more on
Sunday, weather permitting. The next session, we would wear our helmets
for the first time.
Ninety minutes later, sitting in the grid, Dave had a hand-held radio
with earpieces and microphones. He told me to force the receiver up in
my helmet and over my ear. A small wire piece bent to the front of my
helmet and served as a microphone. Cool, I thought. We could talk and
actually hear one another. Soon it was “Thumbs up,” out of the grid and
back to the track for our second session. The first turn out of the grid is
Wagonwheel, an “off camber” turn to the left and followed by an up hill
to Richochet.“Off camber” was a new term for me. It means that instead
of the curve being banked such as an oval at a Speedway, just the opposite
is true. If one were to go too fast, instead of planting the car on the
bank, you would simply slide laterally down the track. We learned that is
not good. There are two off camber turns at MSR. Sideways departure
allows mud to build up against the side of the tires, create a curb and
perhaps cause the car to flip over. One of the first things we learned is if
we were forced to leave the track, we were to leave headed straight, knowing
full well that it would take a wrecker to pull the car from the muddy
bog and create a “black flag” (get off the track) for everyone. This is not
recommended by Dale Carnegie. If you do not believe me, just ask Brian
Scudder what he did on Sunday afternoon to “Win Friends and
Another new experience was learning that applying power while
coming off a corner apex literally forces the car to the outside of the
track. I didn’t know this. So as I would approach a corner, Dave
would be whispering in a crescendo, “brakebrakeBrakeBRAKE” followed
by “smooth-n-easy, now turn in, look for your track out
cone, powerpowerPowerPOwerPOWER.” Sometimes I would be
enjoying the straight away way too much and I would hear,
One of the first things a student learns is that these instructors are
volunteers. Their families only loan them to PCA for a day or two. They
want them home safe and sound on Sunday evening. About the only
thing these guys know about students like me is that I do not know what
I am doing on a track. Too much testosterone is dangerous. White
knuckles come easy. I learned that Dave is an oral surgeon in Sherman.
One of the first things he told me is that a spinning steering wheel can
take a thumb off or at least crush it. Accordingly, the safest way to hold
the steering wheel is at 9:00 and 3:00 o’clock with thumbs pointed
straight up on the wheel. I didn’t know that Dave was watching me like
a hawk except about every five minutes, he would say, “thumbs up!” By
Sunday afternoon, I would shrink in the seat every time he would have
to remind me. At one point, he threatened that if I did not keep my
thumbs up, he was going to stitch them in the upright position to the
leather steering wheel. I also knew that he was observing me tense up. He
would say, “All right, deep breath. Breathe really deep.” It was amazing
how that would relax away the tension after listening to the rev limiter
tell me that Elga had reached 6800 rpm in third gear on the straightaway.
Mark Bryant in his red 996.
Earlier I wrote about how seemingly simple it ought to be to drive
from a track-in cone to corner apex cone to track-out cone. Dave would
say, “You missed that apex cone by three feet. That’s okay, we’ll get that
point next time around.”He would tell me that I did not know where the
right side of the car was in relation to the road. But then one lap later, I
would miss the cone again. Darn. Dave offered several solutions to get
me closer to the cones. First he offered to glue a piece of paper on the
track so maybe I would run over it. When that mental imagery didn’t
work, he told me if I got really close to the cone, I could see the naked
redhead painted on the cone. That didn’t work either. Not only would I
not get close enough to the cones, I would either turn in six inches too
early or two feet too late. I could not seem to get consistent even though
we were running the entire course in third gear. Dave said learning to
shift down to second for Rattle Snake and Horseshoe would come later.
Photographer Kevin Hardison, this time in front of the camera.
On Sunday morning, we were back at the track at 7:30 a.m.
Saturday night, many of us had gathered at another nice restaurant on
the Granbury Square for dinner and a bit of revelry. Golly, this is surely
an early rising group is all I could think as I drove away from The Lodge,
the sun not yet up over the horizon. Suzanne would sleep in this morn.
Before long, Keith would be again explaining the rules to drivers.“Don’t
stop after entering the grid area to let your instructor out of your car.
Let’s have fun today. Green Group, back to the class room!” And so the
day began. Bryan Henderson gave us additional information. Our
vision, he explained, should not be focused on the car ahead of us. We
should be looking down the track and using our peripheral vision.
Entering corners we should develop a pattern of brake-throttle-turn.
The goal is to be slow in and fast out. Mainly on Sunday, Bryan wanted
us to ask questions. We did for about an hour and a half. It was apparent
that Saturday’s session had embedded a bit of doubt into many of us.
Questions were many.
The first session on Sunday was uneventful. Dave just wanted me
to refamiliarize myself with the track, a “throw away session” as he
described it. We missed the second driving opportunity that morning.
As I pulled in the grid area, Jan Mayo came running and said there was
something wrong with my right front wheel. I pulled forward a bit and
backed a bit as several instructors gathered around listening to a horrible
screeching sound. John Hrad from The Porsche Store came by and
mentioned that their chief mechanic, John Gladwill, had arrived with
their race car, had all his tools and suggested I ask John to take a look at
Elga’s wheel problem. I walked back to the paddock to ask John for assistance.
He gladly put me on the back of his four-wheeler, drove up to the
grid and felt around under the front wheel. He had me drive Elga a few
feet (without noise) and then I drove her to his trailer. John completely
dismounted the right wheel assembly, brake pads, and everything else
down to the spindle. He reassembled the car and sent me packing while
I was trying (unsuccessfully) to pay for his services. The consensus is that
a rock must have somehow lodged between the rotor and the heat shield.
In any event, the car has not had any problem since. My sincere thanks
to John Gladwill and The Porsche Store.
Earlier Sunday morning, Dave had mentioned that if the weather
George Abdalla and Bob Everson drafting close behind another 911.
improved, we could run top down. After lunch on Sunday, the sun was
shining, the wind eased and I dropped Elga’s top and put on the Boxster
“Speedster Humps.” I like the way they look, although I don’t think they
have any useful purpose other than to pad the bottom line of PAG.
Driving top down on the track was a blast. I was glad I bought a helmet
with a face mask. The speed increased a bit on Sunday afternoon as I
became more accustomed to the track, the corner stations, and the line.
I inwardly smiled as I noticed the checkered flag on the next to last lap.
Finally, it’s the last run on Sunday and I am used to the procedures. Many
Green Group drivers have left early. The track is not nearly as crowded.
I have now become comfortable with Dave. He told me early on when I
was mentally kicking myself that I should not abuse myself. He promised
to give me plenty of criticism. Well, he didn’t really but I certainly
did enjoy my seat time with him as my instructor. On the last run, he
said of the corner at Little Bend,“that’s the best you have made that turn
all weekend.” I glowed inside knowing that I was learning. Hopefully, I’ll
be back for the next PCA driving event too and learn more about having
fun with Elga.
In reflection, I think about Bryan Henderson’s advice.“This event.”
he said,“is about having fun, learning to drive your car and doing it safely.”
I really did have a lot of fun and so did everyone else in the Green
Group with whom I spoke. We did it safely. The only time Elga came
close to getting a scratch was in the paddock area when someone inadvertently
opened a door and it came in contact with her handle.
Fortunately, there was no damage.
It would not be appropriate to write an article about this event
without mention of the many volunteers. They did not drive, but
worked the entire weekend so that others could enjoy the driving experience.
If you are one of those who may have been wondering if there is any
benefit to the track experience, I would answer yes. I am now driving
Elga more sensibly on the public roadways, knowing that I am not a
good driver and that those that have their motor vehicles in the lane next
to Elga don’t even know that they are not a good driver. Scary and ironic,
isn’t it. A little education is a good thing but ignorance is bliss.
Wayne Corley and John Hrad from The Porsche Store.
Ony Anglade and his shark-like Miata.
Spectators enjoying the event.
Keith Olcha directing traffic.
Bruce Hecht in his 911 Targa.
Gary Sanders and Keith Olcha wind their way through Wagon Wheel.
McKenna Porsche 911 GT3 RS Team Sweeps ALMS
Season Opener at Texas Motor Speedway
Copy Provided by Porsche Motorsports
FORTH WORTH, Texas March 4, 2001: A brand new
Porsche 911 GT3 RS race car fielded by the McKenna Porsche
Alex Job Racing Team, of Tavares, Fla, and piloted by German
drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr, dominated the GT class
by scoring a one-lap, pole-to-flag victory in today’s Leather
Center Grand Prix of Texas. For Porsche, it was the 19th win in 21
American Le Mans Series races over two years.
The second McKenna Porsche 911 GT3 RS, driven by Randy
Pobst, from Melbourne, Fla., and Christian Menzel, from
Germany, finished second, but spent the whole two hours and 45
minutes fighting off three BMW M3s and three other Porsches,
all on the same lap for most of the event. This gave Alex Job
Racing a one-two finish, its first ever in the two years of American
Le Mans Series competition. The Said/Stuck BMW was third.
Luhr, who had put the car on the pole yesterday, was gratified
that the rain stayed away from the Texas Motor Speedway and he
could run in sunny, dry conditions. After running the 24 Hours
of Daytona last month in the rain, and practice and qualifying
here in the rain, the race car performed perfectly in the improved
conditions, said Luhr, who scored his fifth ALMS career victory.
Maassen has tasted ALMS victory seven times, and narrowly
missed winning the driver’s title in 2000. The two drivers were
teammates last year with Dick Barbour Racing, but had never
shared the same car.
Perhaps the most frustrated driver in the GT class was Bob
Wollek, who, along with Johnny Mowlem, put the White
Lightning Petersen Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RS in the top
three several times, but had to settle for a fourth place finish. No
less than three times during the event, Wollek was shunted by
other competitors, resulting in either off-course or spin-out incidents.
Even so, Mowlem and Wollek finished only 1.6-seconds
out of third place.
Other top Porsche GT finishers included the Kelly-Moss
Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R driven by Christophe Bouchut, from
France, and Atlanta’s Anthony Lazzaro (sixth); the Tom
Burgess/Stefano Buttiero Seikel Porsche 911 GT3 RS (eighth);
and the Kelly-Moss Porsche 911 GT3 R of Rick Polk/Cort Wagner
Built by Porsche Motorsport in the Research and
Development Department at Weissach, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS
delivers 420 horsepower from its 3.6-liter normally-aspirated
engine. In 1999, its first year of competition, the car finished 1-2
in class at Le Mans, and has won its class in the American Le
Mans Series two years in a row.
Porsche also won its class with the GT3 R in the Grand
American Road Racing series in 2000, and is off to a fast start to
defend that title with a 1-2-3 GT finish at the recent Rolex 24
Hours at Daytona. More than 70 Porsche 911 GT3 Rs and GT3
RS‚ have been sold so far worldwide, with almost half of those
cars having raced in the U.S.
The #23 Lucas Luhr/Sascha Maassen Alex Job Racing
McKenna Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The new 2001 model of the Porsche 911 has been designated
as the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and is almost identical to the 2000
Porsche 911 GT3 R. The new car has a larger front radiator, a
slightly different front spoiler and rear wing, and other minor
changes, but remains the same for the major components.
Current GT3 R owners can purchase an update kit from Porsche
which incorporates all the improvements in the new car.
The next event for the American Le Mans Series circuit will
be the Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Dodge, which
will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2001. As they did a year
ago, Speedvision will telecast the Sebring event from flag-to-flag.
LEATHER CENTER GRAND PRIX OF TEXAS
FINAL GT CLASS RESULTS
(1) 23 Luhr/Maassen McKenna Porsche Alex Job Racing
911 GT3 RS 108 Laps
(2) 22 Pobst/Menzel McKenna Porsche Alex Job Racing
911 GT3 RS 107 Laps
(3) 6 Stuck/Said BMW M3 107 Laps
(4) 30 Wollek/Mowlem White Lightning/Petersen Motorsports
Westward Ho! Porsche 911 GT3 RS 107 Laps
(5) 42 Lehto/Muller BMW M3 107 Laps
(6) 99 Bouchut/Lazzaro Kelly-Moss Racing Porsche
911 GT3 R 106 Laps
(7) 10 Auberlen/Jonnson BMW M3 106 Laps
(8) 52 Burgess/Buttiero Seikel Motorsports Porsche
911 GT3 RS 102 Laps
(9) 17 Trinkler/Altenburg Corvette C5-R 98 Laps
(10) 98 Polk/Wagner Kelly-Moss Racing Porsche
911 GT3R 98 Laps
(11) 12 Lewis/Rice Callaway C-12R 14 Laps
Are you ready to...
Mark these dates on your calendar and come out and compete for Series Trophy!
Time Trial #1 Apr. 14th Mineral Wells
Time Trial #2 Apr. 28th Mineral Wells
Autocross #2 Apr. 29th Mineral Wells
Autocross #3 June 3rd Standridge
Time Trial #3 July 21st Mineral Wells
Autocross #4 July 22nd Mineral Wells
Time Trial #4 Aug. 4th Mineral Wells
Time Trial #5 Aug. 25th Mineral Wells
Autocross #5 Aug. 26th Mineral Wells
Autocross #6 Sep. 16th Standridge
Time Trial #6 Oct. 6th Mineral Wells
Every driver must bring his or her vehicle to the
pre-tech session at Mayo Performance
(1521 Baccarac Ct. in Euless - see map below)
on the Wednesday preceding an event weekend
between 6-8 PM. Call them at (817) 540-4939
if you are unable to attend.
Entry forms and classification forms will be available
at pre-tech.There will also be lots of people
there to help you fill them out.
Come on out and have fun at the track!
Driver Class! C
Full Instruction available at
and Time Trial!
Event Pre-Tech at Mayo Performance
Mineral Wells, Texas
Entry Fees per Driver:
Saturday $25 $30
Sunday $15 $20
Call Wendy Shoffit at
(972) 506-7449 or email her at
to register or for more information.
(Registration form on page 22)
2001 Maverick Region Driving Event Registration
Date of Event ______________________________ Saturday Sunday (circle)
Co-Entrant (driving same car)
Car (Driver) # _________ Ladies? Yes No Car (Driver) # _________ Ladies? Yes No
Day Phone:________________________________ Day Phone:________________________________
Evening Phone:_____________________________ Evening Phone:_____________________________
City, St:____________________________________ City, St:___________________________________
Send reminders about driving events? Yes No Send reminders about driving events? Yes No
Send reminders about other MR events? Yes No Send reminders about other MR events? Yes No
Emergency Contact:__________________________ Emergency Contact:_________________________
Emergency Phone:___________________________ Emergency Phone:__________________________
Do you want a driving instructor? (Competitive Series Drivers can also request an instructor ) YES NO
Have you or co-entrant driven a Maverick Region Saturday Event before? YES NO
if NO, you and/or co-entrant MUST attend Novice Orientation on Wednesday evening before the event.
Developing Driver Class - OR - Competition Class (circle one)
Maverick Base Car Class ______ Make ______________
(Questions? See Classification form.) Model ______________
Street Tires? Yes No Year ______________
Modified? Yes No Color ______________
Turbo? Yes No Displacement ________
I certify that there have been no changes and/or car modifications since the last Classification Form was signed and that
the above vehicle is structurally sound and safe.
Instructions and Maps
1. Detach the above and mail or deliver to: Wendy Shoffit, Event Registrar, 1112 Santa Fe Trail, Irving, TX 75063.
2. Please make checks payable to: Maverick Region - PCA (or MR-PCA).
3. Pre-registration must be received no later than 8 P.M. the Wednesday before the event.
4. In order to classify your car and receive your 2001 driver number(s), you must complete a Classification Form. A Classification Form must be completed
prior to the first event the car is in for the season and then a new form must be
completed each time modifications are made which could affect the car’s classification.
5. If you have not driven a Maverick Region Saturday Event at Mineral Wells, you are a NOVICE and MUST attend a Mandatory novice orientation at
Mayo Performance during the Wednesday Pre-Tech session at 7 P.M.
6. Mandatory Drivers’ meetings for each event, for all drivers are at 9 A.M. at the event site on the morning of the event.
7. Completion of Registration, Classification and Tech Inspection (safety) of your car and helmet (current and prior Snell ratings accepted) is required before you
can compete in the event. Pre-registration and Tech inspection is REQUIRED for Driving Events, unless you have made prior arrangements with the Tech
Inspector to tech at the track. Pre-tech Inspection will be done at the following location the week preceding the event:
Wednesday, 6-8 P.M. at Mayo Performance, 1521 Baccarac Ct., Euless, (817) 540-4939
8. For more information, please contact Wendy Shoffit at (972) 506-7449.
Event Pre-Tech at Mayo Performance
Entry fees per driver: PCA Non-PCA
Saturday Event $25 $30
Sunday Event $15 $20
Discounted yearly pre-payment (6 events):
Saturday $125 Sunday $75
Mineral Wells, Texas
Working the Corners
by Joe McGlohen
PCA Zone 5 has experienced a dramatic growth in track events in
the last 2 years. This growth has provided a lot of very rewarding Porsche
moments for a lot of participants. It has also created an enormous
demand for the "Supporting Cast" of volunteers to keep the events flowing
smoothly off the track, and to provide safety and support service at
the corners on the track. We have been fortunate to lean on SCCA flag
teams in the past, but now we are having so many events that conflict
with the SCCA schedule that we are going to be left high and dry for flagging
and communications workers.
One obvious solution is to ask for volunteer support from members
who are interested in track events, but perhaps not quite ready to participate,
or are not able to gain entry into the crowded field in the lower run
groups. These members can learn quite a bit while being a corner worker.
Not only is working a corner a real eye opener, but it also offers the
best view in the house.
In the 1960s when I was just getting into cars, you had to be 21 to
race in SCCA, but could stand Flag at age 18. I learned more in three
years working Flag and Communication than I would have learned from
Bondurant or Skip Barber school. Members new and old should know
proper worker techniques and to assist in this endeavor we will be conducting
a Flag and Communication clinic in the not to distant future for
HCR and for MAV. LSR held one the first Friday in February at TWS. We
generally try to rotate corner workers and get a broad view and perspective
to folks that want to broaden their exposure. Let me know if any of
this interests you. I know I speak for all of the Zone 5 Drivers Education
and Club Race committees in saying that we would be pleased to have
you join us. Joe McGlohen (817)861-2792 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on the corners!
PRINTER OF SLIPSTREAM SINCE 1982
3402 CENTURY CIRCLE IRVING, TEXAS 75062
Spaghetti Warehouse Dinner Social
by Lanean Hughes
About 40 Maverick’s gathered at The Spaghetti Warehouse in
Bedford on Saturday, February 17th for our dinner social. The food
and conversation were both delightful. Also there to enjoy the evening
was Sally and her family from the Hope Shelter. Sally, Ricky, Emily
and Riley all seemed to really enjoy meeting many of the Maverick
members in attendance. She spoke to us about where she has been
and where she is going and expressed how much she appreciated
Maverick Region and their contributions to her family. She stated that
she felt safe and her children did too, thanks to the kindness of
Maverick Region. My personal thanks to all of you who have supported
and are continuing to support Sally and her family.
New members talking with Mike Oakes.
Sally with Emily and Ricky
German Engineering With Southern Hospitality.
At Nine-Eleven, we’ve built a reputation for understanding our customers’ needs —
quality service, convenient location, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and personalized service
that is unmatched in the Metroplex. When you trust your car to us, you will have the
peace of mind that it will be serviced correctly the first time. Every time.
We strongly believe in access to those who will actually work on your car. Our
technicians are available in person, by phone, and even by pager if you have questions
or need timely information about your car.
Our clean shop, well-stocked parts department, and comfortable waiting room ensure
that you and your car will get the kind of service you deserve. Maintained tools and
equipment. Clean cars. We are meticulous about details.
Our parts department is also second to none. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you in
finding that necessary part or after-market option you require. We are an authorized dealer
for high-performance Recaro seating, Yokohama Tires, Bilstein Shocks, Bosch, and many
others. This ensures that whether you are a casual driver or an enthusiast who needs race
prep assistance, Nine-Eleven has the experience and knowledge to keep your car running
at peak performance.
Joe Field Rd.
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Service, Accessories & Parts for BMW,
Mercedes & Porsche
2120 Cindy Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229
We are conveniently located near the intersection of Stemmons and LBJ Freeways
in Dallas. We offer emergency towing service 24 hours a day and have arranged
for special rental car rates with area rental agencies. Come by for a visit between
7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, or call for a service appointment.
Deciding what to have.
Lanean taking orders.
Scott and Tricia Guenther, Ofer Moskovich, Lynn Kosmak .
Martin and Debby Custer
THERE SHOULDN’T BE A NUT AT BOTH ENDS.
You won’t let just anyone work on your Porsche. Well, neither will we. At Park Place,
every technician has received special certification from the manufacturer.
So when you bring your Porsche in for service, there’s no doubt it’s in good hands.
“Porsche Premier Dealership 1996, 1997, 1998”
©1998 PARK PLACE PORSCHE
SERVICE: (214) 559-4222 • 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
SHOWROOM: (214) 559-4222 (800) 336-7073 FAX (214) 443-5290 • 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
PARTS: (214) 443-8278 • 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
Park Place Porsche offers a 10% discount to Porsche Club of America members.
4101 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, Texas • (214) 559-4222 • www.parkplacetexas.com
If you have any changes that you would like to make to the
MRPCA membership guide, call Joel Nannis at (972) 722-2735
by Joel Nannis, Membership Chair
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Mesquite, TX 75149
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Dallas, TX 75230
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Pilot Point, TX 76258
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Fort Worth, TX 76107
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Dallas, TX 75069
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3103 Overlook Circle
Highland Village, TX 75077
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Abilene, TX 79602
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Alan & Karen Smith, Palestine
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Patrick & Gloria Mcdonald, Bartonville
Michelle & Dwight Raciopp, Dallas
Percy Jr. & Percy III Luecke, Dallas
Dr. William George & Dr. Lonna Russell, Paris
Unclassifieds are available free to Maverick Region Members and are $5 to all others. Please limit size to no more than 6 lines.
Payment to MR-PCA must accompany ad. Ads will run for 3 issues. Call 972-208-7725 or e-mail email@example.com by the 12th
to have your ad run the following month. Be certain to include a contact name and phone number. Check your ad for accuracy the
first time it runs. Contact the editor to have your ad pulled sooner.
For Sale: 1995 993 Carrera Coupe, Grand Prix White with cashmere/black
partial leather interior, 3.6 liter 6-speed, Torque Limited
Slip/ABD, dual power seats, power sun roof, power side mirrors and windows,
headlight washer, am-fm cassette stereo-6 speakers, 6 CD changer,
17” light alloy wheels with painted rim caps. Vin # WP0AA2996SS322308,
57,000 miles, asking $44,500. Contact George Weems at 972-304-7900 or
For Sale: All Porsche factory shop manuals volumes 1-7, plus all service
bulletins and technical updates thorugh 1983. $250. Contact Klaus Koch
For Sale: 1992 C2 Coupe #XP0AB296XNS420359 Guards Red w/
Black interior. 49,500 miles. Bilstein shocks, Euro Springs. All mechanical
updates. Full Colgan Bra, garaged and covered. Clarion CD & Premier
Speaker system. 3rd owner, all local, all records from birth. Excellent
Condition $34,500. Contact Jim @ 972-529-6960 or e-mail
For Sale: Original 914-6 racecar chassis # 9140432612 w/ 2.8 liter
twin plug engine with RSR crank rods and cams. Long and short gearboxes
both with Quaiffes. Dual master cylinders with cockpit adjustable
balance. 8 Compomotive and 4 BBS wheels. Ed Mayo built and maintained.
Much more info available. $20,000 Contact Les Moncus at
972-458-0396 or firstname.lastname@example.org (2)
For Sale: 1987 911 Carrera Targa, marine blue with blue leather interior,
95k miles, recent Michelins, Blaupunkt, cruise control, runs great.
$18,500. Call Bob at 214-953-6095 (work) or 214-739-1440 (home). (2)
For Sale: 1988 Carrera Coupe. #WPOAB0919JS121688. Grand prix
white/black leather, sunroof, 16" Fuchs, limited slip, short shift, sport
shocks. 29,500 miles. Completely stock, showroom condition. No
smoke/salt/racing/accidents. All records. Locally serviced at IXXI.
Flawless example of R&T's "Best 911 Ever." Please contact Brian Hurst,
214-978-3075 (days), email@example.com. (2)
For Sale: Open Race Car Trailer. Includes trailer brakes/ locking tire
rack (6-8 tires depending on size) very large locking storage box, new tires
plus 2 spares. Fuel jug rack for 3 jugs built in. New decking (treated
lumber) installed recently. Tows very well. First $1200 takes it. Glen Gatlin
214-202-7340 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org (2)
For Sale: 1996 993 Coupe. Guards Red/tan leather. 2nd owner.
Dealer serviced with all books and records, clean CARFAX, comes with
a 4 yr/45k Warranty. Well equipped standard with AC, cruise, power
windows/locks/sunroof plus power leather seats, factory phone, Alpine
CD, 17" wheels, Porsche wheel crests, Tiptronic S package, includes
steering wheel shift buttons and Trip computer. Clean and well cared for!
50K miles. $49.5K. Glen Gatlin 214-202-7340 or email email@example.com.
For Sale: 1986 Carrera Cabriolet, white Ext., wine int., leather, all
power accessories, 124k miles. Owned for last 7 years and serviced
religiously by owner, no driving events, new 993 cab forces sale, pictures
available, $19,500. Jim Williamson 817-371-1371, or send an email to
For Sale: 1988 911 Cabriolet, #WPOEB0915J5JS170274. Diamond
blue w/f. Porsche signature seats (commemorative issue), tonneau, 16”
wheels with crests, AC, Blaupunk amplifier, Autothority chip, B&B dual
exhaust, non-smoker, 35k miles, garaged, mechanically and visibly
perfect. $39,000. Dr. Peter A. Alivizatos, 3600 Gaston Avenue, Dallas
75246 (owner). Contact Wayne Pennington 972-279-0233. (2)
For Sale: 1989 911 Carrera Coupe #WP0AB0913KS12083. Silver
Anniversary Edition. Silver exterior, gray leather interior with Black
piping, 5-Speed, sunroof, CD, center console, rear wiper, tail, TX car,
78k miles, full records, $29,000. Gordon Smith at 817-263-7503. Leave
For Sale: 84 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Red/black. Immaculate condition.
New Nakamici CD, new Dunlops. Tail, bra, covers, etc. 77k. This
car has always been garaged and babied. $22,500. Call Bill Murphy
For Sale: 2 8x16 & 2 9x16 factory Fuchs. Black centers w/ Pirelli
Pzeros. 930 turbo take-offs: $2400. 2 Sparco racing seats with 911 mounting
hardware $400 ea. Full roll cage for 911, predrilled, easy installation $400.
Four 8x18 three piece BBS wheels. 5 or 7 BMW Conti tires: $3200.
Contact George Reich at 972-409-9100 voice or 972-409-9162 fax or at
For Sale: Panorama magazine collection. 11 years: 1/90 through
present. Missing 2/90, 3/93, and 3/94. Excellent condition. $100. Aubrey W.
Bogard. firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-763-3164 (w), 817-926-8603 (h). (3)
For Sale: 2000 Boxster S. Arena Red/Black/Black Tiptronic S.
6k miles. $56.5k. Yearly low mileage maintenance completed. Garaged,
covered, no accidents, third car. For details and pictures see web page
http://home.earthlink.net/~jalmml/index.html or contact Jim Lynch at
email@example.com or at 800-217-8718.(3)
Slipstream Advertiser Index
These advertisers support the Maverick Region . . . the Mavericks support these advertisers!
Baris Italian Cuisine Page 15 (940) 325-0333
Bobby Archer’s Motorsports Page 25 (817) 877-1772
Eurowerks Page 9 (972) 733-4907
Executive Inn Page 15 (940) 328-1111
German Technologies Page 8 (817) 540-0712
Glen Gatlin, Jr. Page 11 (214) 761-7907
Louden Motorcar I.B.C. (214) 241-6326
Jerry DeFeo Designs Page 23 (972) 240-5800
Mayo Performance Page 5 (817) 540-4939
Mean Green Travel Page 19 (940) 243-3788
911 Enterprises Page 24 (972) 241-2002
Park Place Porsche Page 26 (214) 559-4222
PartsHeaven Page 19 (800) 767-7250
The Porsche Store I.F.C. (214) 576-1911
Royal Purple (N. Texas Lubr.) Page 7 (972) 241-2011
Soundwerk Page 8 (817) 281-9381
Ussery Printing Page 23 (972) 438-8344
Zim’s Autotechnik B.C. (817) 267-4451
For ad rates and for more information contact Graham Lane at (817) 421-0141 (work)
Jan Mayo, Slipstream
2973 Timbercreek Trail
Ft. Worth, TX 76118
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