• Photo Holiday Rally
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• 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
Calendar of Events..........................................................1
Maverick Lunches ..........................................................2
Board Meeting ................................................................2
Hill Country Tour ..........................................................2
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
Hope Shelter in Need ..................................................12
Hope Shelter Update....................................................20
Removing Ugly Sunvisor Stickers ..............................21
Inside the 2006 AX/TT Rules......................................22
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
26 Autocross #1 (TMS)
28 Addison Lunch
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
Go Online For Latest Updates on Events
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
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
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
A Carerra GT from a different perspective...
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Rocky is active in Club Racing, Drivers
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and Time Trial events. His daily driver is a
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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
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.
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Jeff has been a Maverick member since 2003.
He is active in Drivers Education events as well
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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
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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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
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
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!
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Rules: 1 Point per each correct answer. 1 entry per
member. Drawing to tie break. Deadline 3/31/06.
Congratulations to our January winner,
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!
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..…
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
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
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
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Lanean Hughes, Ben Witry, and Tracey and Ed Gross lending
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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.
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
Points accumulate for each rally attended and series trophies
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Updated Hope Shelter Report
By Lanean Hughes
YOU ALL HAVE BEEN WAITING, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE
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
instruction: LHughes@fmstech.com .
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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
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
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.
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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
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Paul Norwood and friend.
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by Joel Nannis
If you have any changes that
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These original equipment tires came of a set of factory "take-off "
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One of the 265s had a nail in the tread which was removed and
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1996 993 Coupe. Less than 30k one owner miles. Full power seats,
6pack CD stereo, RS suspension (adjustable coil overs), turbo tie
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18" Track Wheels - set of Porsche Turbo track wheels, 8" fronts
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and 295/30/18 with one and one-half days use at TWS. They are
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Harness bar (Brey-Krause) for 996 perfect condition $400. Tom
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2.7 911 engine. Ate a valve, but case, crank, cams, etc should be
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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
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I can also deliver in the DFW metroplex if you buy me a beer. Steve
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96 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Red with tan interior. Black top.
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1987 944 Turbo-Turnkey PCA E Prepared Race Car Well sorted
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