Slipstream - March 2006


The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

Upcoming Events

• Photo Holiday Rally


• Autocross New Member #1


• Whitesboro Wine Tasting Tour

at Tony’s

Past Events

• Tour • Rally to Arkansas


• DE at MotorSport • Wine Tasting


• Charity • New Autocross Member at Party


December March 2006 2005 - Published - by by the the Maverick Region

Porsche Club of America


Zone 5 Presidents ..........................................................1

List of Officers/Board Chairs ........................................4

The Inside Track (President’s Column) ......................5

Maverick Minutes ..........................................................8

From the Driver’s Seat (Editor’s Column)................10

New Wheels ..................................................................27

Anniversaries ................................................................27


Advertiser Index............................................................28

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events..........................................................1

Maverick Lunches ..........................................................2

Board Meeting ................................................................2

Hill Country Tour ..........................................................2

Autocross #1....................................................................3

Tour to Whitesboro........................................................3

Photo Rally ......................................................................5

Happy Hour at Mondo’s ............................................10

DE at MotorSport Ranch ............................................16

Club Race at MotorSport Ranch................................21

Past Event Recaps

Mavericks Become Winos ..........................................14

New Member Party......................................................14

Rally School Report Card............................................18

Happy Hour at Saltgrass..............................................24


Trivia Contest................................................................10

Hope Shelter in Need ..................................................12

Hope Shelter Update....................................................20

Removing Ugly Sunvisor Stickers ..............................21

Inside the 2006 AX/TT Rules......................................22

Day March

4 Time Trial School (MW)

5 Autocross 102 School (MW)

7 Board Meeting

12 Whitesboro Tour

16 Happy Hour

18-19 LSR/HCR Club Race (TWS)

21 Bedford & Plano Lunches

25 Rally

26 Autocross #1 (TMS)

28 Addison Lunch

Day May

2 Board Meeting

6 Time Trial #2 (MW)

7 Time Trial #3 (MW)

7 Palo Pinto Tour

16 Bedford & Plano Lunches

18 Happy Hour

20 May at Mayo’s

27-29 Club Race / DE (MSR)

30 Addison Lunch

Volume 64, March 2006, Issue 3

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DE - Drivers’ Education event

HCR - Hill Country Region (Austin-centered)

LSR - Lone Star Region (Houston-centered)

MW - Mineral Wells Airport, Mineral Wells, Texas

MSR - Motor Sport Ranch, Cresson, Texas

TWS - Texas World Speedway, College Station, Texas

TMS - Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

Penn - Pennington Field Stadium, Bedford, Texas

Day April

4 Board Meeting

7-9 Hill Country Tour

8-9 Drivers’ Education (MSR)

18 Bedford & Plano Lunches

20 Happy Hour

22 Time Trial #1 (MW)

23 Autocross #2 (MW)

25 Addison Lunch

Day June

3 Time Trial #4 (MW)

4 Autocross #3 (MW)

6 Board Meeting

10-11 Drivers’ Education (LSR)

11 Autocross #4 (Pennington)

15 Happy Hour

18 Fathers’ Day Picnic

20 Bedford & Plano Lunches

24-25 Drivers’ Education (HCR)

27 Addison Lunch


Dennis Chamberlain, Wendy

Shoffit, and Mark Gluck

Cover Photo by Drew Campbell

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2006 Maverick Region - Board, Officers & Chairs


Rocky Johnson

H: 903-356-6531

C: 972-816-1769

3502 Sandy Lake Circle

Quinlan, TX 75474

Rocky is active in Club Racing, Drivers

Education, Autocross, and Time Trial. He also

instructs at Drivers Education and Autocross,

and Time Trial events. His daily driver is a

Boxster S and his track car is an F class 968.


Mark Gluck

W: 972-239-2473 x12

C: 817-706-9061

Mark drivers a Boxster S and has been a

Maverick member since 1999. He is active

with Drivers Education, Tours, and Social

events, as well as with many Hope Shelter

charity projects.


Jan Mayo

H: 817-595-4651

C: 817-313-9406

Jan joined Maverick Region in 1980 with a

1974 914, which she still has. She has been

region secretary, treasurer and editor, Zone 5

Representative plus Parade Treasurer, Parade

Worker Chair & 2004 Parade Chair. Currently

she's an active driver & instructor in AXes and

TTs and enjoys tours and rallies.


Jeff Atkins

W: 972-419-5417

H: 972-939-0893

1904 Diamond Ridge Ct

Carrollton, TX 75010

Jeff has been a Maverick member since 2003.

He is active in Drivers Education events as well

as Autocross and Time Trial. He drives a 1988

911 Targa and is a CPA.

DE Chair

Bill Dawson

H - (972) 291-8817 (

The Inside Track

by Rocky Johnson, the Maverick Region President

Ado About Nothing” is a play

written by William Shakespeare.


The title would seem to have some

applicability to the Mavericks of late. You

remember Willy, he was an early (very early)

Maverick member and drove a 1580, one-horse

cabriolet. Unfortunately, it was a British model,

not one of the more highly regarded German

marques, but I digress. Those of you who have been paying

attention no doubt recall that last year it was reported, both here

and in the minutes of the board meeting, that the Executive

Committee planned to review the current bylaws and offer some

minor revisions for consideration. The target was to vote on the

suggested revisions at Founders Day. A small, but vocal, contingent

felt proper parliamentary protocol had not been followed, so the

election was postponed. This same small group also offered up

some proposed revisions of their own. At this point, another

attempt was made to schedule an election. Shortly thereafter, events

evolved into yet another of Shakespeare’s plays, “The Comedy

Of Errors.”

It is probably appropriate to say that I take this lighthearted

note only because I feel the vast majority of the members are not

overly concerned with dotting the I's and crossing the T's in

the bylaws. Especially if their favorite events or events continue

to run in a timely and smooth fashion, which is most certainly

the case. Additionally, I don't believe that any of the proposed

amendments will have any earthshaking impact on the

day-to-day workings of the organization.

This doesn't mean I don't believe the amendments are

important, I do! I also don't mean to imply that people shouldn't

voice their opinions, they most certainly should. This article is just

a way to let folks know that the original intent to offer some proposed

revisions isn't dead, it has just become more complicated.

In fact, every time one issue appears solved, another springs up.

On line voting comes to mind. At the moment, we are planning

to hold the vote at the April DE on Saturday, the 8th. Obviously,

based on prior results, this is subject to revision. Who knows, it

may be next Founders Day before we actually get to vote! At rate,

I'm confident that in the end, results will call to mind yet

another of Willy's plays, “All Well That Ends Well.”




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Maverick Minutes

by Jan Mayo

to join Rocky.

VicePres, Mark Gluck, opened the meeting a

bit before 7-ish for Pres Rocky Johnson. Rocky had

told us that he would be absent for the February

Board Meeting but he failed to explain that it would

be because he was skiing in Colorado for an entire

month. Since nearly everyone else on the board

was present I wasn't alone in missing the invitation

Going around the room Tom Snodgrass reported on the

schools. The Ladies/Teen autocross school has at this point 14

ladies and 1 teen signed up. AX 101 has 32, AX102 has 36 and

TT103 has 17 (numbers provided by Wendy). 40% are Porsches

and 60% are non-Mavericks or Maverick members driving another

car. He has enough volunteers for instructors and workers so is

feeling well prepared. Attendees will be informed of their acceptance

during the following week. For the Club Race, they are working

on the flyer for advertisement and Tom reports that John

Sandusky is working on the application. Tom has a Club Race

Committee meeting scheduled for March. Bob Benson says they

need more workers.

Lanean Hughes said there would be a Hope Shelter Board

meeting the following evening. She attended the PCA National

Board meeting last weekend and said the 2008 Parade would be in

Charlotte, NC. The Membership website is being worked on and

she says Maverick Region needs to get back in the habit of

submitting nominations for the National awards. There will be a

PCA tent at the IMSA race that will be covered by Maverick and

Lone Star members. Information concerning this will come from

Bryan Henderson our 2006 Zone Rep. Lanean is also working on

getting Dunlop Tires to sponsor something for Zone 5.

Teri Davis said the Rally School had a fantastic turn out of 40

people. She has trophies for the remainder of the Rally Program,

the next being March 25. Teri reported that the Portland Parade is

planning a Porsche Driving Experience. It will be in half day

increments over 3 days.

Charlie Davis has been working on the Truxter carburetors and

is putting off working on the new box for holding, charging and

transporting the radios till the carbs are done. The fire extinguishers

are at Mayo Performance being inspected by William Fletcher.

William will do the recharging and repairing of ten extinguishers for

$180 - $200. There are two Halons that he can recharge for $394

each. We're going to hold off on these. The rules committee is

prepared to help people with understanding the new classifications

and will be present at the Autocross School Pre-Tech events which

will be held at Autoscope and Mayo Performance.

Bryan Bell participated in Park Place’s Cayman experience and

reported that it was a grand event. Bob Benson interjected that the

second weekend was equally as good other than the rain made the

tire usage a little less dramatic.

Ed Gross is still working on getting the Goodie Store up on the

Maverick Website. He and Tracey were pleased with the turnout at

the New Member Party in January with nearly 100 guests but were

concerned that only 8 were actually New Members. As this is not

really the results this party is supposed to generate, the topic will be

re-addressed before next year’s party. There was some discussion

about contacting new members and email addresses and what

information is currently available to Joel (membership chair) vs

what he has actually been able to access.

As this discussion died down Tracey picked up reporting that

the Wine Tasting evening was a great success and everyone had a

fabulous time. She utilized the PayPal system created by Chris

Alvarado of Hill Country (THANK YOU, CHRIS!) as the wine

tasting was a pay in advance evening. Tracey is looking down the

road for future events such as possible a Cowboy and/or Ranger

game. She's full of great ideas, so stay tuned.

Michael Wingfield has 207 drivers registered for the Feb 25/26

long track DE at MotorSport Ranch with a waiting list for Green.

The April DE registration opens the day before, Feb 24.

Maverick membership is at 1168 per Joel Nannis. He has a 100

page membership list and has updated his records. He gets a hard

copy every 6 months.

Bob Benson has been participating in an on-line discussion on

setting up an on-line voting system. There are a variety of systems

available and the committee is making progress.

Bill Dawson thanks Michael for his work on the on-line

registration. The February long track event looks like it will be

successful even with the added expenses for additional equipment.

Jack Farr is continuing to promise the track will be ready for our

use. Bill along with a team of 5 or 6 others worked with Jack on the

placement of the new corner stations and everyone feels the

locations will be good for both directions around the track. Two

existing corner stations will be moved for better driver sight and

worker safety.

Dennis Chamberlain is working on the Club Race 2006 flyer. The

January Happy Hour at Salt Grass had 38 people present. February

will be at Uncle Julios and he's working on some ideas for March.

Joe McGlohen says "We're Safe."

Treasure Jeff Atkins says the checkbook is in good shape. The

PayPal system is going well but he has some questions concerning

it's usage by various different events.

Secretary Jan continues to work with Bobby Archer for the

Truxter loaner helmets but has been given a 6 month reprieve from

Safetyman Joe as the 2005's are still not available.

Wendy is concerned on the delivery time of Slipstream. The

delays are within the Dallas Post Office and there doesn't seem to

be anything we can do about that. The board will discuss some

other options even to going back to doing the labels and delivering

the sorted/documented bags to the delivery center ourselves again.

Back to the beginning with Mark Gluck reporting that all of

the February events are insured and he has submitted the

paperwork for March. Discussion on the Bylaws came up again

along with the definition of Quorum and the continuing debate on

how we are to get together enough members to satisfy the rules of

a quorum.

The meeting was adjourned and everyone split into little

mini-subgrouplets for continued chatter.






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From The Driver’s Seat

by Wendy Shoffit, Slipstream Managing Editor

This past weekend was a very interesting one.

While you won’t see full coverage of the

autocross schools until next month, I have to

take a little time and space to mention them. We held

the Ladies & Teen and the Autocross 101 school on

the coldest, iciest, nastiest weekend I can remember.

Do you recall the weekend not so long ago (by the

time you read this) where the weather guys and gals told you to stay

home unless you had to get out? Well, I guess we felt like we had to

get out because we did. We were joined by the majority of the

students who signed up, as well. I can’t tell you how weird it felt

standing on an autocross course during a snowfall. Everyone had a

great time, though, which made it all worthwhile. Thanks go to all

the instructors, workers, and students who braved the weather to

make this event happen!

To follow up last month’s topic of Slipstream’s mailing delays,

we’re still looking into all of our options. We have discovered,

though, that the primary delay has been because of the Dallas Post

Office. We’re seriously considering switching back to Fort Worth. Of

course, I don’t want this starting up the old fight about which city is

better... everyone knows that Irving is best! *wink*

Anyway, there are so many events coming up in the next few

months I’m sure there’s going to be something that interests you. I

hope to see you at an event soon! Enjoy the view... you know!

Trivia Contest


It’s Easy To Play:

Enter online at or email

answers to:

Rules: 1 Point per each correct answer. 1 entry per

member. Drawing to tie break. Deadline 3/31/06.

Congratulations to our January winner,

Clint Blackman!

Honorable mentions go to Travis Howard (4),

Bryan Bell (4), and Don Lykins (4)

January Answers: 1) B 2) A 3) D 4) B

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Mavericks Become Winos

By Tinker Edwards

The social team of Tracey and Ed Gross took us to Tony’s Wine

Warehouse for a Wine Tasting and Gourmet dinner February

2nd. It was a sold out event with a wait list….way to go guys!

Part I

I’ve been to several wine tasting over the years – some too technical

to enjoy the class, some were a joke – this one was fun, learned a few good

tips about sparkling wine storage and wine glasses. The Wine Master kept

it light, humorous and a quick pace introducing us to approximately 20

wines…hey, after 10 tiny tastings I lost count…starting with a sparkling

Spanish wine, then to the whites, ending with the reds. While sampling

Photo by Wendy Shoffit

Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.

Photo by Wendy Shoffit

Our Wine Master for the evening.

tasty. The bestest part is yet to come …Wendy, get ready…the Former

White House Executive Pastry Chef (Roland Mesnier) joined us – not

planned - for stories of his time at the White House, chefs he has trained

in Dallas and elsewhere, his travels AND……Wendy and I are both

lovers of chocolate… drumroll…two of his creations (several plates) are

placed on the table for us to eat….bread pudding drizzled with

chocolate…to die for…and a chocolate mousse creation that was

awesome. Side note: The day after the tasting I received my copy of Sur

La Table Spring Culinary Class Preview and guess who is featured as a

Celebrity Touring Chef for one of their classes….Roland Mesnier.

Thanks again Tracey and Ed for a very fun evening…and did I hear

y’all say there would be a fall tasting?

the wines, we had trays with ample amounts of paté, several cheeses, fruit

and bread.You would think that would be enough but ooooh no….wine

is poured, salad is served, wine is poured, slice of quiche is served, wine

is poured, pasta with chicken is served, at this writing several days later

I’m thinking we had a wine with a sampling of dessert but who’s keeping

track at this point…..and 30 out of 45 of us indicated we would stay for

the gourmet dinner when RSVPing..…

Part II

Most ended the evening after the tasting, some bought wines to

stock their wine cellars – ask Claire Lewis how she got home since Bob

bought a case of wine and they drove the P-car. The rest of us stayed for

dinner including the Lewises. The group dwindled down to about 15

who stayed to enjoy the restaurant menu. Even though I wasn’t in need

of more food my curiosity was peaked… Tony’s set up a table for us

among the boxes of wine…cozy. Orders taken, food served, I didn’t hear

any negative comments, I can tell you my crab cake appetizer was very

Photo by Wendy Shoffit


The wine flowed like water and the food was amazing!

New Member Party

By Christy Dominick

Being a relatively new member myself, the New Member Party was

a great opportunity to see some familiar, and some new faces, as well as

actually converse!

I have only attended the Time Trials and Autocrosses at the end of

the 2005 season, so far. There is a lot of activity at these events and

everyone is pretty busy. The only people I got to talk with at any length

were my fellow corner workers for the day.

I met several new members, including Grant and Betsy Imsande,

Randy Csanadi, and Lee Bussard who each received a Maverick Region

PCA logoed racing shirt as a gift from our Goodie Store folks, Ed and

Tracey Gross.

The hot topic of the meeting was the introduction of the new

Autocross classifications and rules. There was a bit of excitement in the

air! Looks like we will have a little more competition this season.

Discussions and contemplations abounded throughout the club house.

Meanwhile, Jasmine Shoffit exhibited her advancing marketing

skills by creating and distributing fliers directing everyone to her Girl

Scout Cookie sale out of the “closet”. (Gee, I wonder where she gets it?)

Later, Jasmine made rounds, taking drink orders from anyone who was

not sufficiently hydrated.

It was a wonderful meeting and I personally am grateful for all those

who turned out. The Maverick Region has a tremendously friendly

membership! I’m certainly looking forward to other events!

Photo by Dave Frick

Thank you, BankSource Mortgage, for your

sponsorship of the New Member Party!!!

Lanean Hughes, Ben Witry, and Tracey and Ed Gross lending

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Photo by Dave Frick

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Rally School Report Card

by Teri Davis

Perhaps washing the car brought the rain or maybe a gathering

of rally cars did it, but wasn't it nice to see the roads

washed clean? Still, we had 12 no-shows so the rain must

have scared a few away. Oh, well, we still had 38 enthusiastic souls

come to learn about the sport of road rally. Most of those people

were able to stay all day and participate in the afternoon rally, which

featured my favorite roller-coaster road and some spectacular

skyline views. Three additional teams came just for the rally.

We were pleased to have several members of the Metroplex

Mini Club join us for the day. They did well and one pair from

the Mini Club carried home a trophy. We presented trophies to

the top three finishing teams.

Tie Breaker

Position Entrant Club Rally Errors Errors

1st Dave and Jean Frick PCA 0 2

2nd Roger and Sheri Jones Formerly SCCA 1 2

3rd Troy and Raymie Ramsey Metroplex Mini 1 3

4th Matt and Debi Hammond PCA 1 4

5th Gary McDonnell and Bill Jenkins Metroplex Mini 1 4

6th Tom and Annette Snodgrass PCA 2 0

7th Jerry and Terry Talley PCA 2 1

8th Aaron Granger and Colleen McGushin Unknown 2 1

9th Ernie Tascik and Chang Gao Formerly PCA 2 2

10th Shannon and Terry Pinkston Metroplex Mini 2 3

11th Mike and Laura Atchue PCA 2 4

12th (Tie) Ed and Sharon Fickes PCA 3 3

12th (Tie) Scott Hart and Nancy Archer Metroplex Mini 3 3

13th Drew Burroughs and April Dyson Metroplex Mini 4 5

14th Jason and Kevin Quillin Metroplex Mini 8 8

Photoshop magic allowed photographer Charlie Davis to insert the Cayenne between the Boxster

and the 911. Photo shows one place where the cars crossed the Paluxy River along the rally route.

There were 12 additional PCA members who attended the

school session and morning rally: Frank and Bobby Briggs, Shelly

and Brittany Burbank, Steve and Trish Christensen, Mike and

Arlene Fricke, Ed and Tracy Gross, Mike and Maria Stafford.

Also, Doc and Trish Chandler, Members of the Lone Star

Corvette Club joined us for the morning session.

There are three rallies left in the series this year:

March 25 - A scavenger hunt style Photo Rally in and near

the Solana area

• July 9 - An Instructed Route Rally, probably in Parker


• August 26 - A Hare and Hound Rally, location to be


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By Lanean Hughes



Are you ready for an “Insulation Party???” Well, we are needing

some members to volunteer around March 15th to install the

insulation. Then, around first part of May we will be ready for an

“Interior Painting Party!!!!” If there is a Porsche family or a group of

you who would like to sponsor a room, that is also needed. We have

bedrooms, a childrens’ playroom, a living area, and several

bathrooms. We plan to start the interior decorating in June.

We would also love to hear from anyone with landscaping

talents. The local Walmart is offering the plants and a few volunteers,

but we might need some guidance on what to plant and where.

This is something that we, as a Region, and Committee have

been waiting to hear for a long time and if all goes well, staff and

clients will move in JULY 1ST, 2006!!

The staff and board of Hope, along with the Hope committee,

thank you all for continued support of this project and your

patience. We will continue to hopefully support this organization,

and their dedication to assisting victims of domestic violence.

Next month we will have a “wish list” of items needed to

complete the shelter. In the meantime, if you have interior paint,

furniture, light fixtures, kitchen items, or whatever, please hang on to

Photo by Mark Gluck

them for the moment. We are open to any and all donations. If you

would rather donate cash for specific items, we always take $$$$$.

If we spend a weekend, it would be nice to have some food

donated to feed our volunteers, and we can make it a fun gathering.

To volunteer and let us know what you would like to

contribute, please e-mail me, and I’ll get you to the proper person for

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Removing Ugly Sunvisor Stickers

By Mark Gluck

This was heavily researched on the Boxster Board a number of

years ago and this is what worked well for me:

First - cover all dash and seat areas “in range” with thick drop

cloths, to prevent staining from any chemicals you use (and


Use denatured alcohol - RUBBING alcohol is not the same

thing - go buy denatured alcohol. For the vanity mirror stickers first

put the top down! Then cut a 3-4 layer thick 'pad' of paper towel to

the exact shape of the sticker. Soak the pad in denatured alcohol, let

excess drip out and place over the label - you don't want excess

alcohol running into the mirror.

Go away for 30 minutes. Don't peek, GO AWAY! The more you

lift and “test” the longer it will take for the alcohol to do its work -

which is soaking through the sticker and dissolving the glue underneath.

At 30 minutes lift off the pad and peel off the sticker

(no scrubbing).

Use the pad or a fresh wad of paper towel with more alcohol to

clean up any remaining glue. If there is a lot of glue you may need to

soak it some more, and/or use a piece of soft plastic, like a credit

card, to scrape some of the thicker glue. Clean off the alcohol with

any good vinyl cleaner.

For the underside stickers do the same thing, but you'll need

something to hold the pad against the sticker, without squeezing all

the alcohol out! Try cutting out a plastic food container lid to the

right shape and use that as backing for the paper towel, and hold

gently with elastic bands. It will help if you flip the visor against the

windscreen so gravity works for you rather than against.

Wait the 30 minutes, same deal. For some reason on this side it

usually leaves a very light 'ghost' image that I have not found a way

to remove. I think the original glue actually changes the texture of

the vinyl slightly.

Mark Your Calendars NOW!


Inside the 2006 AX/TT Rules

By Charlie Davis

When James Shoffit and I approached Rocky last fall and suggested

forming an Autocross Rules Committee, it had been 5

years since anybody had looked at the Rules. Well, there was a

copy on the web site, but nobody seemed to read them or pay much

attention to them anymore.

Rocky approved our idea of a Rules Committee consisting of the AX

Chair, the TT Chair, the Timing guy, the Truxster Driver, and Lisa Steele.

Our initial reason for forming this committee was to devise a

different way to select the Top Drivers. The old process had a problem:

Many classes only had one driver and without competition, it was

impossible to be selected as one of the Top Drivers!

At our first meeting, we quickly found consensus that part of the

problem was too many classes. We additionally decided to “invent” a new

algorithm that indexed drivers within class boundaries. Indexing is

controversial, because it’s difficult to do well. There are two primary

ways: 1) Collect historical event results and compile this into figures-ofmerit

for car models, and 2) Analyze each car technically and compute a

figure-of-merit for each model. The first approach is common (the

SCCA uses it, for example to generate their PAX index), but it is plagued

with sensitivities to both venue and driver. If you can collect lots of data

across many venues and drivers, this is acceptable. Unfortunately, with

only three venues and a total of about 100 AX drivers, we could do

neither. So we pursued the second option. We called the index the

“Predicted Performance Factor” or PPF for shorthand.

Bumping is an old, some say discredited technique where, as a car

collects modification points and passes a threshold value, it “bumps” up

a class. An advantage of the PPF approach is that it somewhat validates

bumping by solving one problem that discredited it: Classes organized in

historical order rather than ascending performance. The other objection

to bumping is that it requires dissimilar models to compete. We

wondered, for example, is it fair for a Cayenne to compete with a 356? In

fact, we virtually never see either one at an AX or TT, but if we did, they

might have to compete.

Our goal being good competition, we decided to have only 10

classes. We realized that with only 10 classes we would have to mix

models more than in the past. As we delved further, it became obvious

that most of the reasonably stock cars should fall into the bottom 7

classes; the upper 3 should be reserved for highly modified cars. Then we

realized that a modified 356 would probably not get beyond class 3 or 4!

Would a stock class 4 entrant (say a 2.7L 944) be upset if a race prepped

356 joined the class? The simple answer was,“Not if he beats the 356 race

car!” We asked several drivers. They all agreed with the unanimous

opinion of the Rules Committee; that competition was an important

part of their AX and TT enjoyment.

One of the big issues with the PPF approach is that it requires lots

of data. Some of the data we needed was in the Owners Manuals, Parade

Competition Regulations, Club Race Rules, Tech Spec Books and Shop

Manuals. What we didn’t find was often on a web site (some of that data

is questionable). We sent letters to the PCA Technical Committee for a

few gems. After about 3 months of work, we still have a few “holes” in the

data. Today, there are 102 different models in the list. We continue to

gather data and correct typos.

As we started piecing the PPF algorithm together, we created an

Excel spreadsheet. It’s quite complex, but only the Rules Committee

needs to delve into the “guts”. We did this work to make it easy to

classify a car. All an owner has to do is to answer a few car questions and

the classification is automatic. For a stock car you need to describe the

model and year (and for some cars, select which engine you have). If your

car is modified you must provide data about some of the modifications.

For example, if your car is lower than stock, you must supply the height

of the car at the top of the roof. If you can’t figure out how to measure it,

we’ll help (it’s actually quite simple). If you still can’t (or won’t) make the

measurement, we’ll do it for you. Our PPF scheme requires the actual

condition of the car to be known. Note that I didn’t say “if you modified

it” or “if you lowered your car”! If you bought it in a modified condition,

you have to figure out what the previous owner(s) did. Sorry…

We think most owners will have to use at least part of the

“modified” section, as most people have tires that aren’t stock.

James is converting the Excel spreadsheet to a web-based

application. It’s actually fun.You can play “what if”and see the effects…it

shows the Mod Points, the PPF, the Class, and where the car sits within

the class. The AX/TT Class Calculator will be used in conjunction with

on-line AX/TT Registration. In order to compete, you must be classified.

James will keep a class database for all competitors. You must classify

your car before your first AX/TT and if you change anything that would

affect your class, you must reclassify your car. It’s an honor system…

We are making some other changes. We will call the 10 classes

“open” classes. By this, we mean that they are open to anyone; lady

drivers can choose to compete with the men in these open classes. Some

ladies have been quite vocal about being forced to compete only with

other ladies! There is nothing to make ladies inferior to men at an AX. So,

in 2006, any lady can choose to compete with the guys. Those that don’t

like this option, can compete in a single, indexed Ladies Class. That’s a

change from the past, where we had 17 un-indexed Ladies Classes.

Usually only a few ladies showed up and populated a couple of these

classes. We will use the PPF to normalize the results within the new

Ladies Class. We’ll also index the Developing Driver Class the same way.

Drivers of either sex can chose to enter the Developing Driver Class.

Over the past several years, we have changed our timing and process

of running cars. A goal was to decrease the interval between cars. We now

routinely start a car every 25 seconds. We can do it faster but it’s pretty

hectic. This improvement was to enable us to give more runs. We

normally give 8-10 runs. The downside of our success is that the first

runs are essentially practice runs. This is counter to accepted AX norms,

where 2-3 runs are considered “right”; it’s OK to practice at a Time Trial,

but not at an Autocross.

The 2006 Rules say that our AXes (not TTs) will offer between 3 and

5 runs. At first, many think it’s silly or even evil to stop at 5, when we have

time for 10. Consider this an opportunity! We might have 2 events on one

day. In the AM, run AX#1. During lunch, change the course and in the

PM, run AX #2. We still get 8-10 runs and don’t bastardize the event by

allowing practice. Plus, it’s more flexible. Drivers will be able to choose AX

#1, AX #2, or both. For events where we don’t double up, we’ll still have

lots of extra runs (“fun runs”) for everyone after the 5 official runs. The

only difference will be that there will be pressure to peak early, not late.


We are still improving the spreadsheet, collecting missing data,

testing strange combinations of modifications, etc. We will have “tech

sessions” prior to the AX schools. Sessions are scheduled at 6-7:30pm on

February 15th and March 1st at Autoscope in Plano and Mayo

Performance in Euless. In addition to checking the students cars for

safety issues, we will also have people there that can help owners classify

cars. Please attend one of these sessions.

Hopefully, by the time this article is published, James will have a well

debugged classification application on our web site and we will have

many, if not most, of the cars classified. We plan to advertise these “tech

sessions” on the web site, hoping to get a big turnout. If you have trouble

using the on-line classification application and we don’t get you classified

prior to the first AX on March 26th at TMS, we will have workers there to

do it. But, please…try to complete the new classification process before

that event. If everyone procrastinates, we won’t do anything other than

classify cars!

We know there are a few cars that don’t easily fit into our scheme. For

example, how to measure the height when the car doesn’t have a roof? Or

how to estimate the spring rate with both coil and torsion springs? For the

moment, we will handle these case-by-case, after careful measurements

(where possible) and analysis.

We realize the 2006 AX/TT Rules make major changes. If there

are errors we will fix them; missing data, we will add it. If we find

inequalities, we will remedy them via administrative changes. The Rules

Committee hopes these new Rules permit better competition and

cultivate more fun.

Photo Name Badges

Bryan Bell

A great idea for all Maverick Region events!

These are the same size and shape as the 2004 Parade badges and

feature the same magnetic attachments. Now you can wear a name

badge with your favorite Porsche shirt without having to poke holes it!

Our photography or yours ...just $7.50 each.

Driver’s Education Car Numbers as low as $8 each!

These are heavy duty individual 10” tall magnetic numbers and are

available in white, black, red, yellow, orange, blue or green.

Custom work is also available in any color . . . including metallics!

Coming soon!

Hats • Shirts • Banners • Posters

Calendars • Track Photography

Car Numbers • Digital Photo Editing

Kevin Hardison

Irving, Texas • (972) 849-8512


Happy Hour at Saltgrass

by Dennis Chamberlain

The Happy Hour of January 19 at Saltgrass Steakhouse in Irving

had some stiff competition due to a scheduling conflict with

an introduction party for the new Cayman, so Mike Lockas

and I were surprised to have about 40 attendees. Saltgrass has always

been a big hit due to its menu and location, and that proved to be the

case on the 19th.

New members included Randy Csanadi (2005 Boxster and

1987 944 Turbo), Eric Buether (2005 911S), and Jim Clement and

Lora Richards (1999 996), and several new members who had

come to Champps in December followed it up by coming to the

Saltgrass Steakhouse, too.

For our March 16th happy hour we’re heading to Mondo’s, at

Alpha Road and Noel, just north of the Galleria. Hope to see you


Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Paul Norwood and friend.

Eric Buether

Jean Frick

Neal Fletcher

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Photo by Dennis Chamberlain

Randy Csanadi

Jasmine Shoffit




New Wheels

by Joel Nannis

If you have any changes that

you would like to make to the

MRPCA membership guide, call

Joel Nannis at 817-329-1600

Vernon & Eileen Blair

2130 Tampico Drive

Carrollton, TX 75006

2002 Boxster

Eduardo Blas

6731 East Park Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76132

1996 911

Marc & Marc Daniel Cabrera

4604 Firestone Drive

Frisco, TX 75034

2000 911

Kyle Fisher

180 Stoneleigh

Rockwall, TX 75032

2006 987

Kevin & Abigail Hughes

10231 Castle Drive

Frisco, TX 75035

2002 986 S

Apostolos Lekkos

1740 Sleepy Hollow

Southlake, TX 76092

2001 996

Austin Mu & Edward Sun

4225 McKinney Ave #14

Dallas, TX 75205

2005 Cayenne S

Avery Murphy

4105 Staghorn Circle N

Fort Worth, TX 76137

1976 914

Kevin Scott

PO Box 140486

Irving, TX 75014

2006 997 S

Grace & Kristi Smart

7414 Covewood Drive

Garland, TX 75044

2006 997

J.P. & Jenni Stahler

6027 Longley Ct

Dallas, TX 75252

2002 986 S

Ronald Threadgill

17702 Hillcrest Road

Dallas, TX 75252

1990 944

Wade Kolody

& Suzanne Rodgers

4309 Glencoe Road

Corinth, TX 76208

1976 911 S

Phil & Leslie Prodoehl

683 E. Royal Lane #2102

Irving, TX 75039

1997 993

Choncie & Doris Reid

1912 Fleming Drive

McKinney, TX

2006 Cayman S

Mike & Kay Hawthorne

1904 Pearson Xing

Keller, TX 76248

2006 987 S

David & Patrice Nicholson

PO Box 298

Coppell, TX 75019

1991 911

Louis Valois

2708 Pecan Ridge Lane

McKinney, TX 75070

2005 996

Sean & Stephen Hemphill

6236 Martel Ave

Dallas, TX 75214

2006 997 S

Christian & Ulli Schmidt

PO Box 1088

Grapevine, TX 76099

2006 Cayman S

Philip & Elizabeth Hallenbeck

995 Walnut Drive

Killeen, TX 76549


30 Years

Donald Osborne (Susan)

Carl Thomason (Barbara)

20 Years

Bob Knight (Linda)


Big Sandy


Khalid Zafar

Robert McCarter

Charles Haven

Rick Illes

David Scholes (Susan)

Hector Torres (Simon)

5 Years







10 Years

Robert Cornelssen (Shyra)

Kevin May

Flower Mound






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Michelin Pilot Sport 235 40ZR18 (x2) and 265 40ZR18 (x2).

These original equipment tires came of a set of factory "take-off "

Carrerra light weight 5 Spoke wheels and are essentially unused.

One of the 265s had a nail in the tread which was removed and

repaired at Park Place Porsche. I will accept any reasonable offer

as I cannot use these tires on my lowered 993. Brent Spinks,

903.581.5678 or (1)

1996 993 Coupe. Less than 30k one owner miles. Full power seats,

6pack CD stereo, RS suspension (adjustable coil overs), turbo tie

rods, shock tower strut, 4.0 final drive in limited slip transmission

with all steel synchros. Original suspension and gears available at

the same price. AC out but complete and can be reinstalled.

$39,500 obo. Carl Amond 817-481-8371 (1)

18" Track Wheels - set of Porsche Turbo track wheels, 8" fronts

and 11" rears. Wheels have typical track marks/scratches but all

four are straight. Tires are Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 235/40/18

and 295/30/18 with one and one-half days use at TWS. They are

mounted, balanced and ready for the track. Sell for $2,000. Tom

Murrin at 214-721-1301 or my cell at 727-424-5008. (1)

Harness bar (Brey-Krause) for 996 perfect condition $400. Tom

Murrin at 214-721-1301 or my cell at 727-424-5008. (1)

1980SC Euro. model Coupe 91A0130838, Petrol Blue 100,400

mi.Engine renewed 4500 mi.ago all new to orginal spec.

Professionally done, Complete new exhaust System,& more. CD

Radio. Looks and drives great. Health necessitates Sale. asking

$12,200. Larry in Longview,, TX. 75604

903 295 3136. Can Email Pics. (1)

1995 993 engine for sale. Complete from intake through exhaust,

including the wiring harness and "brain" Less than 30k miles.

$9,950. Also have the flywheel to adapt to 915 gearbox for $400.

993 G50 six speed, $3300. Will deliver Dallas area. Carl Amond.

817-481-8371 or email (1)

901 tail shifter for 914. $150. Carl Amond 817-481-8371 or email (1)

1988 911, 75K mi, lthr, p/seats, p/windows, am/fm, stereo, ps, ac, 911

Carrera Cabriolet Silver Anniversary, $19,900, 972-841-7677 (1)

Set of 6 connecting rods for 2.7 911. $125. Carl Amond

817-481-8371 email (1)

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Buckley’s Precision Racing (817) 239-7969 Page 7

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Impact Signs and Graphics (817) 329-3491 Page 12

Istook’s MotorSport Svcs (817) 332-6547 Page 17

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2.7 911 engine. Ate a valve, but case, crank, cams, etc should be

OK. May need one piston, rod, head??? $600. Can deliver Dallas

area. Carl Amond 817-481-8371 or email (1)

1986 Porsche 944. Only 69,500 miles. Pretty cream color, 5 speed

manual. Sweet project for restoration hobbyist. $3000 OBO.

214-328-6039 or (1)

2 Hoosier GAC 245/40ZR18 & 2 Hoosier GAC 285/30ZR18 tires. Brand

new sticker tires. I will take $800 for all four or consider offers for the

pairs split-up. I will also consider any reasonable offer for all four. I

will not sell individual tires. These are not legal for stock class PCA

racers except for practice. I can email a picture if you are interested.

I can also deliver in the DFW metroplex if you buy me a beer. Steve

Coomes day 940-440-0400 or cell 940-391-1897. (1)

28' 2000 Conquest Motorhome by Gulf Stream Class C, 28K miles,

Basement Model, Queen Bed, Entertainment center Ford E450 -

V10 Call Jim (505) 690-8393 (1)

Carbon Fiber Sparco Atlas VTR Seat. Black upholstery. No tears.

Not suited for drivers over about 180 lbs. $300. Carl Amond

817-481-8371 or email (1)

Two brand new Goodyear Eagle GSD 225x55R16. $30 each. Carl

Amond 817-481-8371 or email

96 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Red with tan interior. Black top.

41,500 miles. Last of the great ones! One of the finest in the US.

$34,900. Contact Gary Thompson 972-234-2923. (2)

1987 944 Turbo-Turnkey PCA E Prepared Race Car Well sorted

race winning turn-key club car. Too much to list, over $40k

invested. Please see web site for details and pictures: 66k miles. $25k. I

would be interested in an trade for open wheel formula car.

Contact: Darryl Reese

817-706-5973 (2)

"Must sell" 1980 Porsche 924 Race car Fresh 2.0 L Engine, 5sd

Tran, Fuel Cell, Full Roll Cage, Fire System, Fast and Great

handling Car.Good for SCCA ITB and GT-3 Class, Porsche club

racing, DE Events and Autocross. Check the car out and

make an offer. Contact Kevin Fortier at 682-225-7888 or E-mail (2)

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