Sun, Aug 25, 2024

August 25 Pocono Autocross - PCA #3

Pocono Raceway

About this event

Welcome Autocrossers!

Join us for a great day at world famous Pocono Raceway.

All cars and drivers welcome!

New for 2024, $95 entry fee for all drivers!



This event will be a one day event on the 'East" course (infield) at Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA. We set fast, fun and safe autocross courses on the racetrack using traffic cones to slow you down. Slower than DE, but faster and more fun than parking lot autocrossing, Pocono is a great venue! Our courses are usually about 1 mile long and take 65-75 seconds, and we aim for 6 runs, at least! A great motorsports value! We will run either two heats or three, depending on number registered. All drivers will have a "work assignment" during the day.

We run PCA classes for all Porsches and X class for non-porsches, with SCCA PAX modifiers available for all cars.

Event Schedule

  • 7:30 - Arrive - Prepare your car for racing. Empty it out completely including floor mats, etc.
  • 8:00 to 9:00 - Registration check in at Tent. Confirm work assignements, sign waiver!
  • 8:15 - Course Open for Walking. Pocono is BIG! Over a mile, get your walks in early.
  • 8:30 on - Tech Inspection. We do roving tech, have your car ready and it will be inspected.
  • 9:00 - Novice Course Walk (optional). Walk with an insructor
  • 9:15 - Course Closed for Walking
  • 9:20 - Mandatory Drivers' Meeting
  • 9:45 - First car off - The sooner we start the more runs we get!

It is important that you class your car properly. Classes allow fair competition. The classing document is linked below. Find your car and pay close attention to modifications which determine if you are in Stock (what it sounds like), Production, Improved or Modified.

  • Stock (Showroom Stock) cars must be as delivered from the factory in every way. Zero mods. Nothing can be added or removed from the car. Tire treadwear >200tw. ANY modification puts you in P classes.
  • Production Class also allows performance mods in suspension, brakes, interior, safety, etc. Must run >200 treadwear tires.
  • Improved is more serious performance mods and DOT racing and track tires like Hoosiers are allowed.
  • Modified is for all race cars that have weight removed, running racing slicks, etc.

If you prefer, select "FUN" (which is non-competitive). FUN is for Porsches only. All Non-Porsches please register in X Class. All cars can select an SCCA Pax modifier if you want.

PCA FUN Class for All Porsches, you see your times, but non competitive.

Showroom 1 / Production 1                                                           

1948-1965         356        

1965-1969        912        

1976               912E     

1965-1977       911 All               

1978-1983       911 SC               

1970-1975 914 All  

1976-1988 924 924S  

1983-1989 944 944S  

1986-1991 944T 944TS 944S2 951

1987-1995 928 All  

2003- Cayenne  

2014- Macan  

2010- Panamera  

1992-1995 968  

1997-2004 Boxster 986

1984-1989 911 Carrera 3.2 All 

2000 -2004 Boxster S 986S


1976-1989 911 Turbo 930

1989-1994 911 Carrera 2 / 4 / RSA 964

1995-1998 993 All non turbo 993

2005-2008 Boxster / Cayman Base 987.1

2009-2012 Boxster / Cayman Base 987.2

2005-2008 Boxster S / Cayman S 987.1


1999-2005 911 Carrera All  Non Turbo 996

2005-2012 911 Carrera Base 997

2013-2016 Boxster / Cayman Base 981

1990-1994 911 Turbo 965

2001 - 2005 911 Turbo 996

1995-1998 911 Turbo 993

2005-2008 Carrera S 997.1

2012-2019 911 Carrera Base 991

2009-2012 Boxster S / Cayman S 987.2


2013-2016 Boxster Cayman S / GTS 981

2017 - 718 Boxster Cayman Base 982

2010-2012 Boxster Spyder / Cayman R 987

2015-2016 Boxster Spyder /

2012-2019 Carrera S / GTS / R / 4S/ T 991

2020-2023 Carrera Base  992


Cayman GT4 981

718 Boxster Cayman S/GTS 982

718 Cayman GT4 Spyder 982

2004 -911 GT2 GT3 GT3RS GT4RS All

2019–2023 Carrera S / GTS / R / 4S/ T 992


Improved All Based on Mods All

Modified All Based on Mods All

Information on Modifications and Classing is here PCA Classing Info.pdf along with a link to the complete Parade Competition Rules (PCRs) for 2022.

This event is operated by and run under the rules of NNJR-Porsche Club of America. 

We will allow limited instruction / instructional rides.  No passengers without approval.  If there are two people in a car, one MUST be an approved PCA AutoX Instructor

Liability Waiver Download

Please note that we will limit registrations to ~80 entrants.

Format is TBD, either 2 heats split morning/afternoon or 3 single heats.

We expect between 6-9 runs total; depending on weather, attendance and technical success :-)

Please read all information and download and read all linked forms.

On-site sign-in Tent/Event opens at 7:45 AM.

We will set a course that creates a challenging and safe autocross environment.

If you have questions about autocross, what is required, or a typical day, please go to our website, including the documents/download page which has TONS of information.

NNJR PCA Autocross

Also, search for information on other websites.  I really like what Potomac PCA (Founders Region) has done here.

Potomac PCA Autocross

And from SCCA, Perry Aidelbaum's great website on everything autocross in the Northeast US

and the NNJR-SCCA Solo Page


Autocross is also a great venue to learn how to drive your car and learn - car control, proper braking techniques, how to calculate the proper line, and how your car handles at the limit (or beyond), all in a safe environment.  We will have instructors available to coach novices -- but we will limit this activity.  (Be sure to talk to think about what you want to learn.)

It's also a great & FUN way to learn your car's true potential, and have a fun day with your friends - even if you are not a "competitive" autocrosser.

But don't be surprised if the friendly competition grows on you :-)

All Drivers Pay $95 this year!  Thank you to all our PCA and Non PCA Autocross friends for registering!

There is no on-site registration.

This event runs rain or shine. Weather is not a legitimate reason to cancel.

If you do not want to deal with the complexities of classing your car, simply select "FUN" - you will still receive your times, but you will not be competing with others in a class.

If you do not know your class, documents are available on the PCA and SCCA websites

SCCA and PCA Classing Notes

We will run all SCCA classed cars in "X" Class.  SCCA PAX modifiers will also be used to level the field.

If you do not know your class, please go here:

Registration will be limited to approx. 80 entrants


Event requirements

All drivers must have a valid driver's license.

Minor must be accompanied by a parent.

All drivers and spectators must sign the waiver.

All cars are accepted except for those with very high centers of gravity.
(Porsche Cayennes and Macans are allowed and encouraged!)

No pre-tech is required but you must pass on-site tech and must empty (EMPTY!) your car before driving.  Tech is basic safety information such as no damaged tires or loose suspension components.  Any car is subject to tech inspection at any time. 

A helmet is required. All Helmets must be SA or M 2010 or newer. 

Entries (11)

Marc van Hengst
Mark McAteer
Jim Clark
Lane Leppo
Chris Drabouski
Rick Newman
Nancy Gleason
Scott Gleason

Pocono Raceway

Long Pond, PA
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