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Chicago Region PCA Concours School
If you ever had an interest in showing your beautiful Porsche, this is
the seminar just for you. It will be moderated by long-time national
certified judges and winners who will take the mystery and misery
out of what can be an intimidating experience. The seminar will cover
the judging basics and show you what both local and national judges
are looking for at a judged contest. Sample judging sheets will be
We will advise you on the type of products to use to get the maximum
effect when preparing your car. Using various Porsches, we will also
show you how to address common faults and what techniques to use
to correct them. Whether you have an older Porsche or the newest
model, both respond well to proper cleaning and preparation. We will
address: Exterior, Interior, Storage area, Engine and Chassis. Even if
you are not a competitor these classes will be of great benefit to the
caring of your Porsche.

We will start promptly at 9 AM with coffee and serve a light lunch at 12 NOON with a speaker
discussing the Porsche Classic Program.

The seminar will be held at Napleton’s brand new sales, service and Classic facility near Chicago.

The event fee is $15 and is payable at the door.  Exact amount is appreciated.
Chicago Region PCA 2019 Spring Tech Session 3-31-19
2019 Spring Tech Session will be held at Northstar Motorsports.  We will be discussing how to get ready for the DE track season. 
The session will include Experts covering Track, Autocross , Drivers Education, Racing and Porsche set-up.
The track season is about to begin and its important to make sure that both the car and drivers equipment are all up to the job.

Northstar Motorsports
28114 W. Industrial Ave, Suite 108
Lake Barrington, IL 60010 (847) 304-5515

Northstar will be offering 10% discount on purchases this day only (some exclusions apply).  Special pricing on HANS devices (5% discount) & Pagid Brake Pads (15% discount).
Pizza, Beer, Wine & Pop will be served!

Only $5 per person, payable at the door.

Jody Freund
DE Tech Coordinator
Chicago Region PCA Precision Car Control Clinic (aka Autocross School)
Porsche Club of America-Chicago Region is hosting this unique opportunity to learn the fundamental skills necessary for Precision Care Control from our talented members and instructors. Fundamentals include extreme braking, importance of vehicle balance, fastest and safest line through a turn and many other skills that directly transfer to daily driving, autocross, high speed Driver’s Education and even racing! Experience what it looks and feels like to REALLY control your Porsche in a safe, controlled environment.

Who should attend?
Anyone wanting to improve their driving skills, has a need for speed, or wishes to understand and experience the capability of their vehicle in a safe, closed-course environment. This is also great for folks who plan to participate in other extreme car control, Autocross or Driver’s Education events.

What should I expect?
Classroom and in-car instruction with a heavy emphasis on driving because we believe the best way to learn is to do it! The classroom sessions cover the fundamentals of performance driving and Autocross, the events our club use to test and improve these skills. You’ll also receive personal in-car instruction while navigating through various exercises marked by traffic cones. Finally, you’ll be coached by volunteer PCA-experienced drivers as you negotiate a complete, untimed Autocross course, at your own speed. This event will occur rain or shine (besides, some driving exercises are more fun in the rain!).

Autocross School co-coordinators Adam Kern and Joe Morsello, along with a whole host of volunteer instructors, will be putting on this first driving event of the season. 

Pre-registration by April 9th is required. Lunch and a t-shirt are included in the registration fee and must be ordered in advance. Those who do not pre-register by the 9th will not be provided lunch or a t-shirt.

Please be prepared to display a valid driver’s license. Minors must provide junior waivers signed by at least one parent (preferably both). Snell 2010 SA- or M-approved or newer
helmets are required but a few loaner helmets will be available. See the sponsors section of our website for PCA Chicago supporters who can provide you with appropriately sized equipment to meet your needs.
Chicago Region PCA Concours Judges School
21st Annual PCA-Chicago Region Concours Judges School

This is the event to learn how to judge at the Chicago Region Concours events and at Porsche Parade. 

All PCA Members are welcome. Please note: This session will not cover how to prepare your car. Please see the Concours School information.

Fluid MotorUnion is located right in front of the Iron Gate Motor Condos.

Questions: Michael Grove (708) 363-1294 or Pat Yanahan (312) 718-0732

The event fee is $15 and is payable at the door. Exact amount is appreciated.
Chicago Region PCA PCA Chicago Autocross No. 1 Boomers Stadium
Autocross is an inexpensive opportunity to enthusiastically drive your Porsche or other make, in a controlled, and safe environment. Drivers navigate through pre-determined course outlined with road cones. 

You will test and improve your driving skills while experiencing the impressive handling performance of your car.

Everyone is encouraged to attend, particularly if you plan to participate in any other driving events throughout the year. Join us for some fun while becoming a better driver!

Registration opens: 8:00 am
Course Open to Walk 8:30
Registration closes: 9:00 am
Drivers meeting: 9:20 am
First group starts: 9:30 am

**New This Year**

-To improve our events, we have made the following changes:
-All participants must create a ClubRegistration.Net account, register and pay online.  This includes onsite/day of, and registration after 9 pm the night before
-Registration will promptly close at 9:00 am on the day of the event
-Events will be limited to 60 participants
- The success of our events is completely dependent on volunteers. Therefore, this year we are asking for participants to pre-register for several key volunteer positions. 
- Please select one item from the "Event Options" section; see descriptions for details. 
-Please disregard the item cost, as we are using this section as a work around.

Please help us run a successful event by:

1. Pay prior to 9 pm the night prior to the event to avoid an additional $15 day of registration fee

2. Review the Tech Sheet and double check the “Registration Details” for accuracy
- This form will be attached to your confirmation and is available at the PCA Chicago Region website

3. Bring your completed Tech Inspection Form with you to the event.
- UTQG: This is the wear rating for your tires.  This can be found on the sidewall of your tires.  If you are new to autocross, the Tech Inspector can help you find where this is located. 
- Make sure the positive battery terminal is completely covered with tape.  This ensures that nothing can come in contact with the terminal. The PCA Chicago Autocross program reserves the right to deny participation to vehicles with excessive exhaust noise (95 db).

4. Park your vehicle next to the vehicle that arrived just before you (e.g.. not in the middle of the parking lot).  We would like to have all cars parked in the order of arrival.  This significantly improves the flow of our Tech Inspection process and helps us start our event on time.  If you want to park next to someone, please coordinate your arrival before entering the venue. 

5. Empty everything out of your car immediately after parking so that it can be Tech inspected.  Anything that is loose must be removed from your car, including floor mats.

6. Complete and place the Tech Inspection Form under your windshield wiper.  This indicates that you are ready to have your car inspected.

7. Wait for your car to be inspected.  After obtaining the event sticker and signed Tech Inspection Form from the Tech Inspector.  Apply sticker to the front top section of your windshield on the drivers side. 

8. Proceed to the registration table with your signed Tech Inspection Form.

9. Check in and look for your pre-printed name on the PCA Waiver. If you registered after 9 pm the night before the event, please wait for a new form to be printed

10. Apply your assigned car number to both sides of your vehicle.  Numbers should be 8” or larger (if you do not have pre-printed numbers use blue painters tape)

11. Relax, mix and mingle, walk the course or help setup the course until the drivers meeting at 9:20 am. 

12. And most importantly....Have Fun!

Participants are broken out into three groups, Drive, Rest, Work

1. This group will start driving at 9:30.
2. After your driving session is over, you will rest.

1. This group will start the day resting while the first group (Drive) runs the course at 9:30
2. Use this time to eat lunch, but please be ready to work
3. As the Drive group is finishing please keep an eye on the staging line for the last car to
complete the course.
4. After the last car has run and the course is “cold” promptly replace the workers on the
course. This enables us to quickly get the next driving group on the course

1. This group will work the course when we start at 9:30.
2. Please grab a safety vest before heading out to a workstation
3. Aside from the Starter there are no pre-assigned work stations. Fill in any work station with
less than two workers. We also need one worker to hand out timing slips.
4. After the session is over and you are done working it is your turn to drive.
We will cycle through the process of again in the afternoon. Drive, Rest, Work. We will cover this again in the drivers meeting and address any questions that you may have.

Thanks, in advance for your cooperation.
Chicago Region PCA Blackhawk I Novice Day, Friday April 26, 2019
This event is open to all sport cars that pass tech (Cayenne, Macan or other SUV's are not allowed) and to all drivers 18 and older with an emphasis on the novice driver. Dedicated instructors will provide the novice students with a full day of instruction including classroom sessions. We will have one additional group open to experienced drivers. This experienced group typically fills up so register early to guarantee a spot. We would like to thank THE EXCHANGE for sponsoring Blackhawk this year. They will be providing lunch for all drivers as well as an event souvenir.

There will be a pizza party at the track following the last run of the day. Please plan to hang around and enjoy the pizza and a cold beverage!

Refund policy: No refunds will be allowed after 4/24/2019
Chicago Region PCA Rallye School
We start off the Rallye Season with a school for all participants. It is not required but If you are thinking about trying a Rallye this year, this is the event to attend. Learn the Rallye basics or brush up on your skills for the upcoming season and Porsche Parade.  Porsches are not required but if it’s a nice day it’s always more fun in a Porsche!

There will be a 2 hour class session followed by a short beginner’s Rallye to reinforce the class lessons.  Plan to meet at the Rallye end point for some food and drinks and the opportunity to ask questions of other Rallye folks. A partner is required to participate in the Rallye portion of the school. No partner? Come to the school and we’ll try to pair you up. 

Pre-registration is not required but it is very much appreciated to ensure enough materials and chairs for all attending and to speed up the check-in process on the morning of the school. 
Chicago Region PCA Rallye 1 May 19 2019
Take a driving tour on the country roads in and around Kane and Kendall Counties west of Chicago. We promise a rallye that will introduce you to some of the basic challenges of navigation and time-distance management (aka SPEED). We’ll finish the day at Hardware Sustainable Gastropub and Brewery for amazing food and beverages.

Start Point: Parking Lot - West Aurora Plaza
2131 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506

Registration Opens: 09:30 AM
Rallye Chat: 10:00 AM
Rallye-ists Mtg: 10:30 AM
First Car Out: 11:01 AM

End Point: Hardware Gastro Pub & Brewery
2000 West Orchard, North Aurora (630-299-3977)

Rallye Entry Fee is $30.00 ($35 onsite registration)
Pre-Registration Closes May 17th at 11:59 PM

Questions/Volunteer to work a checkpoint? contact Nicki Sangdahl at: or 630-336-1790
Chicago Region PCA RADE 2019 - Road America Drivers Education - Memorial Day Weekend
The Road America Drivers' Education “RADE” event is a driver school put on each spring by the Chicago Region Porsche Club with an emphasis on safety. Held in Elkhart Lake, WI at Road America, one of the premier race tracks in the world, this program has been developed over many years to teach you the skills you need to drive your Porsche at its limits in a safe and secure environment.

We have offered a limited number of spots to Badger BMW members. Those with previous Road America experience along with their BMW’s will be allowed to participate.

This event is held over Memorial Day weekend and is open to all Porsche sports cars that can pass technical inspection (Cayennes, Macans or other SUV's are not allowed), and to all drivers age 18 and older with an emphasis on the novice driver.  Starting Thursday night, May 23th with a novice driver meeting, and ending Sunday, May 26th, RADE leaves Memorial Day open to celebrate with friends and family.

All Novice drivers to Road America must attend a drivers meeting Thursday, May 23th at 8 PM to receive instructions and be assigned a Chicago Region Driving Instructor. Novice drivers should have attended at least one prior DE track event, such as Chicago Region's Blackhawk Novice Day. 

INSTRUCTORS: PLEASE NOTE.  You still need to sign up as though you are instructing but we will be handing you a voucher after sign off on your student.  If you sign off on Saturday, you will receive a $75 voucher, If you sign off on Sunday you will receive a $100 voucher.  This non transferable, non divisible voucher may be used toward any other track related event, dinner dance or goodie store purchase.  Again...this is non divisible.  You will be notified no later than 1 week prior to the event if you will be assigned a student.

Your registration fee includes 1 free event shirt.  The shirt will be of the long sleeve variety.  In order to make sure we minimize the number of extra, unsold event shirts, those who pay after May 1st MAY NOT receive a shirt as requested.

Book your hotel rooms NOW as this is a popular weekend.

Cancellations must be in writing or email and received by
May 10, 2019 includes a $25 processing fee. No refunds after May 10, 2019
Chicago Region PCA Autobahn South Track late Afternoon DE Friday July 12th 2019
This event is a late afternoon-evening event running 5 hours on the South Track. There will be three run groups Green, Yellow and White/Black. No novice instruction will be provided. There will be 4 sessions per group and will be scheduled for 25 minutes per session. The event will sell out when we reach 75 PAID participants.  PLEASE PAY ATTENTION to registration fee increases outlined below;

PLEASE NOTE: Cost is $100 per driver for those who REGISTER and PAY by June 15, 2019.  Cost will then go up to $125 per driver for those who are PAID after June 15 until June 29 and for those who wait to pay after June 29...the cost increases to $150. 

Event registration is first limited to PCA Chicago Region members and their sports cars.  This is until end of day May 31st.

After that... the event is open to all PCA members and their sport cars that pass tech (Cayenne, Macan or other SUV's are not allowed...event registrar has final say on what constitutes a "sports car").  AGAIN...drivers 18 years and older and MUST HAVE TRACK EXPERIENCE and be able to learn and drive the track on your own.  Run groups will be based on driver experience. 

Paddock opens at 11AM, registration and tech open at 11:30 and close at 1:15PM, driver's meeting 1:30PM, first cars off 2PM, last session ends 7PM.  Dinner will be served at 7PM.  We all must be out by 10PM.

Dinner will be included and is sponsored by our event sponsor...Porsche Barrington

Refund policy: No refunds will be allowed after 06/30/2019
Chicago Region PCA GingerMan Raceway Drivers Education Weekend August 17/18 2019
The Chicago Region invites you to join us for our 24th annual Drivers Education Weekend at GingerMan Raceway in beautiful South Haven, Michigan.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th and we hope you can join us for one of the season’s premier DE events.

Registration is open to all PCA members, as well as experiened non-members with an appropriate sports or high performance car that meets the Chicago Region’s 2019 safety requirements (Cayenne, Macan or other SUV's are not allowed). 

Novice drivers are welcome to attend and will be assigned to work with an experienced PCA instructor for the weekend.  However, please note that instructor availability for this event is very limited, therefore novices will be accepted on a first come – first served basis with PCA members given priority over non-PCA members. 

PCA instructors willing to help a novice student for the weekend will receive PCA Instructor Gift Vouchers redeemable at future Chicago Region events.  Maximum value of all vouchers may not exceed $100.

Please note! Late registration/payment fee: Event fee will increase by $60 if payment is not received by August 2.  Even if you are registered, but have not paid, the fees will increase after this date.  Please be sure to register and pay early to avoid this late payment fee!

For more information please contact GingerMan DE Event Co-Chairman Kurt Konrath at (708)431-4772 or Peter Faehnrich (630) 476-2267.

Please note our refund and onsite registration policy:

- No refunds will be allowed after 8/2/2019
- Onsite registration surcharge of $20

See you at GingerMan!