Track Corner

David Clardy

 

David Clardy

David Clardy is the current track chair for the Bluegrass Region of the Porsche Club of America.

And track fans, the season is upon us.  As always, our Track Chair, David Clardy, welcomes your inquiries if you are interested in participating in an upcoming track event. 
 
And here’s a bonus – our past Track Chair, Mike Wilson, is also deep into racing, particularly with the Ten Tenths group.  Mike also volunteered to be an Ambassador for anyone interested in getting started with track events and racing.  He spends a fair amount of time at the NCM track in Bowling Green (among other tracks) and is happy to answer questions and get you involved. 
 
Even though we have no track in our backyard we can be grateful to guys like David and Mike who are not only passionate about racing but also very generous with their time to help others get the most out of track days.  Take advantage of their knowledge and expertise.

 
Porsche Experience Center   A Taste of the Track or a custom 4-hour Porsche Driving Experience course at Atlanta Porsche Experience Center (PEC).  

To see a list of many track related events within a 240-mile range, make sure to check out Motorsport Reg

And to get you into the spirit, here’s my You Tube video of the month.  (Ask Dave P, it’s restoration OCD at its finest!)  Video — 1967 911 Engine Bay (Part 1)  

As always, suggestions are welcome for other events and ideas. 

I wanted to give you some track-related events to think about. Also, be sure to check out the tentative Bluegrass PCA 2019 track calendar for other track-related options later in the year. For those of you looking to hit the track with our region, I will be in attendance at the Planned Events listed below.

Date

Event

Event Website

April 20 Need Race Parts?
Giant Center — Hershey, PA
Porsche Only Swap Meet
April 26-28 Need Driver Training?
High Performance Drivers Education Event
Putnam Park Road Course – Greencastle, IN
CIR Annual Spring Brake
May 4 Shake off the rust!
Kentucky Speedway — Sparta, KY
Autocross with OVR PCA
June 7 – 9 Driver Training & Track Event (Planned Event)
Putnam Park Road Course – Greencastle, INAs with last year, a club member will rent a garage at this event for members to check brakes and perform light maintenance; or in case it thunderstorms again …
KYPCA SUMMER HEAT 2019
June 11-13 Driver Training & Track Event
Mid Ohio Sports Car Course — Lexington, OHTuesday and Wednesday will be the traditional driver education days. Thursday will be an open lapping day for advanced students or instructors with at least 10 DE events, preferably 4 or more at Mid-Ohio. There’s a vintage car option too!
Ohio Valley PCA June 2019 Mid-Week DE
July TBD Poker Run Road Rally (Planned Event)
Location TBDJoin your chapter for a good ol’ fashioned Poker Run. Stay tuned to the website for details.
 
Aug 9-11 HPDE at the Brickyard!
Mid-Ohio Region PCA sponsoring.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis Motor Speedway HPDE
Sept 6-8 Driver’s Education & Track Days (Planned Event)
Putnam Park Road Course — Greencastle, IN

KYPCA Fall Fastival 2019

A message from PCA National:  My name is Ryan Carignan and I am the Business Manager for PCA Club Racing. As some of you may have seen in various email announcements and articles in Club Racing News, Club Racing has created a new website separate from pca.org. The new site is http://pcaclubracing.org/.