In The Zone ~ By Collin Fat

In the Zone
By: Collin Fat, Zone 7 Representative
Sacramento Valley Region

The year is certainly flying by with Parade just around the corner and all of the regions in Zone 7 quite active. To date, the regions compromising the zone have held more than 65 tours which have included many multi-day events such as the annual Mammoth Mountain tour hosted by Sequoia Region and Shasta Region’s 4 day Zone tour. We have had 4 concours events as well as dozens of local region tours to wineries, and other locations of interest. Tours continue to be one of the most popular events among members and each club has responded with plenty of opportunities,

Zone 7 Concours #4 Hosted by Sierra Nevada Region
On Sunday, July 14th, Sierra Nevada Region hosted Zone Concours Series event #4 at San Rafael Regional Park in Reno. The club hosted a social the evening before for many of the out of town competitors at Napa-Sonoma South restaurant which included hosted appetizers and a challenging tech quiz. There were a total of nearly 45 cars participating in the event with 27 cars being judged. Congratulations to Mille Smith and her crew for putting together an outstanding event.

Club Race Series host race at Laguna Seca in Monterey:
The West Coast Series holds its 3 event of the series on July 20-21st. According to Golden Gate Region Club Race chair, Jim McClelland, registration will be open to only intermediate and advanced drivers and he expects a large crowd of competitors to compete not only in the club race series but the DE that is held in conjunction.

Porsche Parade
Porsche Parade visits Boca Raton, Florida:
For the small group of 27 members from Zone 7 who are attending Parade in Florida, I hope to see you all. The Boca Raton Resort is one of the most spectacular resort venues in Florida and is located on the Atlantic shoreline. The Zone will be organizing a casual get together prior to the Welcome Party on Sunday. Several regions in Zone 7 have entered some of the various national award competitions including region of the year and the newsletter contests. I will be reporting the results in September if any region in Zone 7 is so honored.

Volunteers Needed:
Zone 7 is seeking volunteers to help out in the hospitality tent, membership booth and corral parking with the upcoming Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion August 15-18th and for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship September 13 -15th. If you would like to help out or have questions email or call me

Looking Ahead to Events of Interest:
Porsche Parade, July 21 -27th, Boca Raton, Florida. Golden Gate Region hosts Zone 7 Concours #5 on August 4th in Redwood City. Werks Reunion, August 16th. Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 15 – 18th, Monterey. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, September 13- 15th. PCA Club Race, September 7-8th at Thunderhill Raceway. Zone 7 AX series event September 15th hosted by Redwood Region at Sonoma Raceway, and September 28-29th, at Marina hosted by Loma Prieta and Golden Gate Regions. Zone 7 Concours #6 will be held by Redwood Region in Petaluma on September 22nd with Concours #7 being held on September 29th at Carmel Valley and hosted by Monterey Bay Region.