March 2023

In The Zone
March 2023

Hello Zone 7,

February is almost a wrap with events now coming fast and furious. I trust your Valentines Day was wonderful (if you celebrate). I made dinner for my wife and if you ever want to sidetrack me with something other than Porsches just bring up food. I won’t turn this note to a recipe column but if you ever want my secret ingredient for slow cooked braised beef let me know.

I am looking forward to meeting with the Zone 7 Region Presidents mid-March where information will be shared from PCA National, your presidents and team member will be collaborating and sharing the many amazing things that happen all through our Zone.

For Zone info / news and more please do look at Zone 7 Website

Do you have that web and your Regions web bookmarked? I scour all the Region’s websites and am amazed at the great sites just filled with info and more.

What is the next event you will take part in?

If you are already registered for Parade, make a note that for Phase II you will register for banquets and events that opens April 5th at 9 am Pacific.

67th Porsche Parade – Palm Springs

Porsche Parade is seeking Porsches for the Historics Display on Concours day at Parade. Lori Schutz, Porsche Parade Historics Display Chair, is seeking the following Porsches:

  • 924
  • 944
  • 968
  • Carrera GT
  • 959

You will join a field of 50 special Porsches. You do not need to be a Parade registrant. If you are a Parade entrant then you cannot also be in the judged concours event.

Send a message to Lori at Lori Schutz

Specific information is also available at Parade Historics Display.

Zone 7 Events

Zone 7 Awards Dinner – Saturday, March 11, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Guadalajara Grill in Concord. The Zone 7 Annual Awards Dinner honors all competitors who competed in the Zone 7 Concours series and completed at least 50% of the events. In addition to the competitive awards, a few non-competitive awards will also be given. Check out Zone 7 Awards Dinner for additional information and to register for the event.

Date Change – 2023 Zone 7 TSD Rally School and Rally, Sunday, March 12, 2023, hosted by Sacramento Valley Region at Porsche of Fremont – This event is designed to provide fellow PCA members the opportunity to experience a TSD (Time, Speed, Distance) Rally using the RICHTA GPS timing and scoring system. Since the CRAB 38 event (April 21-23) and Porsche Parade in Palm Springs (June) will have a TSD Rally using the RICHTA app, a rally school and practice rally will give you a leg up on the competition. You can see the overview and register for the event at

Zone 7 TSD Rally School.

 CRAB 38, Sacramento Valley Region, April 21-23, 2023. Registration is open. You can see the overview and additional information at the MotorsportReg site at CRAB38. 

Shasta Region Zone 7 Tour, June 8-12, 2023. Still a couple of spots available. You can go to MotorsportReg, sign-up or peruse the Overview at Zone 7 Tour for additional information.  Registration closes March 15th.


2023 Zone 7 Autocross Schedule

as of February 24, 2023

Date Location Host Region
March 25 Crows Landing Loma Prieta
March 26 Crows Landing Golden Gate
April 29 Thunderhill Raceway Sacramento Valley
April 30 Thunderhill Raceway Redwood
May 13 Madera Airport Sequoia
August 26 Salinas Airport Golden Gate
August 27 Salinas Airport Loma Prieta
September 16 Thunderhill Raceway Sacramento Valley
September 17 Thunderhill Raceway Redwood

2023 Zone 7 Concours Schedule

as of February 24, 2023

Date Location Host Region
April 16 Concours School, Class Room  — via ZOOM Zone 7
April 29 Hands on Concours School — Hi Tech Automovite Zone 7
May 15 Hands on Concours School —- Stevens Creek Porsche Zone 7
May 27 Hands on Concours School – Nelson Residence, Shingle Springs, CA Zone 7
June 4 Porsche Rocklin Sacramento Valley
July 9 Morman Station State Historic Park, Genoa, NV Sierra Nevada
July 16 Carmel Valley Community Park Monterey Bay
August 6 Redwood City Porsche Golden Gate
October 15 Porsche Livermore Diablo
October 22 Sonoma Square, Sonoma Redwood
TBD Fremont Porsche Loma Prieta

2023 West Coast Race Series Schedule

as of March 24, 2023

April 8-9th Thunderhill Registration is open
May 6-7th Buttonwillow Opens March 20th
June 10-11th UMC (Utah) Opens April 24th
June 24-25th Thunderhill Opens May 8th
July 22-23rd High Plains (CO) Opens May 5th
August 5-6th Sonoma Opens June 19th
September 15-17th Laguna Seca Opens July 31st
Occtober 14-15th Sonoma Opens August 28th


For a list of upcoming PCA events check out


June 18-24 LaQuinta Resort and Club, Palm Springs

2023 Parade registration is open

Links to register will be live on February 1st at 9am Pacific time to register at You can click there now for information.

Phase I is for event registration and hotel rooms ONLY.

Phase II you will register for banquets and events April 5th ant 9 pacific.

Do yourself a favor and be sure your profile info is correct and complete at now , before registration is live.

2023 PCA and PCNA events

as of March 24, 2023

April 19-23 Spring Treffen, Georgia SOLD OUT
August 18 WerksReunion, Monterey
September 20-24 Fall Treffen, Missouri
September 28 –

October 1

Laguna Seca, Monterey

2023 DE/Track/Club Race events

as of March 24, 2023

March 3-4 Thunderhill (West, 2-mile) Instructor Training
April 8-9 Thunderhill East DE and Club Race
May 6-7 Buttonwillow DE and Club Race
June 24-25 Thunderhill (East, 3-mile) DE and Club Race
August 5-6 Sonoma Raceway DE and Club Race
September 16-17 Laguna Seca DE and Club Race