About this event
Porsche Club of America – Zone 8 welcomes you!
The 16th Annual California Festival of Speed comes to Auto Club Speedway April 21, 22, and 23, 2017 This registration site is for Time Trial registration only. The Time Trial once again welcomes back POC participation for points alongside PCA, and features timed practice sessions on the roval all three days, with "qualifying-style" official timed runs on Sunday afternoon. There is a single base price to drive in this three-day mega-event ($395, plus any other fees discussed below). You may run one, two, or all three days for that price, so long as you attend the mandatory Drivers Meetings on the days you wish to drive. There will be 3 Time Trial run groups, including a group with Expanded Passing on the entire course.
This event also features a Club Race. Complete registration for the Club Race, including Time Trial Timed Runs (with no practice sessions) for Club Racers only, is at a different site: http://www.ClubRegistration.net. If you aren't sure of the difference between a Time Trial and a Club Race, please contact the Registrar prior to signing up so we can help you register for the proper event on the proper system.
To register online for the Time Trial practice sessions and Timed Runs we require that you join our group here on MotorsportReg.com. Regardless of which region of PCA you belong to or if you don't belong to PCA at all, you must join the PCA - Zone 8 CFOS group on this web site (note: this just means adding PCA - Zone 8 CFOS to your list of Clubs on MotorsportReg; it does not make you a member of PCA). This will be done as a step in the registration process. Non-Porsches that meet our rules are welcome!!!
TIME TRIAL REGISTRATION PRIORITY: Registrations are taken first-come, first-served WHEN COMPLETE (see next page for details, but please keep reading this page). Students that require an Instructor may be Waitlisted until an Instructor becomes available for them. Credentialed drivers that wish to have an Instructor assist them are prioritized only after all Students that require an Instructor are accommodated. When you initially register your status will be New, which simply means you attempted to register, but you have not been accepted into the event. It is your responsibility to check back within 2 weeks to determine your true status (e.g., Confirmed, Waitlisted, On Hold, etc.). You may view your status by returning to MotorsportReg and checking your Dashboard.
PCA and POC competition points: When registering, drivers will select whether they wish their participation and lap times to count towards the annual competitions for PCA, POC, or both (additional $50 fee for both). POC drivers running a Porsche and wanting points only for POC must nevertheless classify their car on the PCA Zone 8 classification website and tech on the PCA form (see following page), but will be placed in PCA X Class for the event in order to steer clear of PCA competition classes. These POC drivers will receive credit with POC in their appropriate POC class after the event concludes.
Physical Damage Insurance: Insurance for your car is available for this event via Lockton Affinity, LLC, PCA's exclusively endorsed insurance provider. Note that liability coverage is not included and Time Trial Timed Runs are optionally included for an additional charge. Check the policy details before you purchase to ensure it provides the coverage you want. This insurance is strictly optional. For more info click here, then set a filter for Auto Club Speedway, Fontana and look for PCA San Diego April 21.
Event Hotel: The event hotel this year is the Radisson Ontario Airport Hotel, 2200 E Holt Blvd, Ontario, CA 91761, 800-333-3333 or click here. The PCA Zone 8 Festival of Speed Rate (code PCAPCA) is $89/night plus tax if booked prior to April 13. Use the link above or call the hotel directly using the above number. This rate is not available on ANY other website or via ANY other phone number other than what is shown immediately above; any travelnow.com or Expedia links that may appear to the right DO NOT offer these rates.
Camping at the Track: You may camp at the track. The cost is $120 for the weekend and covers 24 hour security/in-out privileges and restrooms with showers, as well as electrical and water hookups. Check the camping option when you register.
Parking: We are assigning parking for garages, big rig parking and large group (>5 cars) parking. If you have one of these, let us know when you register. Garage allocations will be made in April and the rental of a single bay for 1 car for the weekend is $175. Garage availability will be first-come, first-served based upon the timestamp of all registrations for both the Time Trial and Club Race. An appropriate adjustment will be made to fairly compensate for the fact that Club Race registration opens at a different time than Time Trial registration.
Fuel: Various grades of fuel will be available at the track, some by advanced order. Look for an e-mail regarding fuel after you've registered, sometime in March.
Food: The track's concession stands will be NOT open. Instead, we will have a "food truck food court" throughout the weekend from morning until sometime after the track goes cold.
Drones: Strictly prohibited. Please leave them at home.
Lap Times and Event Info on your Mobile Phone: You may sign up for our mobile phone timing and notification system as part of your registration for this event. For a Standard subscription (lap times for your car, notifications of postings for your run group, and important announcements), simply check the box that says you do not want a Custom subscription.
Shirts: An event commemorative T-shirt as well as embroidered men's and women's Polo shirts are available for purchase ($5-$50) if ordered on or before March 28.
Payment: You must use a credit card to pay and registration is exclusively online at this site. VISA, MasterCard or Discover only. For complete event pricing details proceed with registration steps. You will have a chance to confirm after you make your selections. Note that late fees apply beginning March 18 and VERY significant last minute fees apply beginning April 7. Cards charged once you have been accepted into the event and all of the items you have requested to purchase have been resolved.
If you have a question about this event, please contact the Registrar at: TTRegistrar@CalFestival.org.
Prior Experience: Time Trial participants without a PCA Zone 8 Solo Permit, Zone 8 Student Log Book issued by SDR, or a POC Time Attack License must have completed at least 8 Autocross and/or DE and/or Driving School/PDS days or equivalent over the past 24 months. If you do not have one of the above Zone 8 or POC credentials you should e-mail your driving event history, including performance driving dates, locations, event types, and name of group organizing the event, to the Registrar immediately after registering.
All non-credentialed drivers will be required to have an Instructor. Also please note that there are clothing requirements and an approved Snell helmet is required. Please contact the Registrar at least 2 weeks prior to the event for information on helmet rental if needed. TT Students without Zone 8 Student Log Books: please check the appropriate box to order one when you register.
Classify your car: All participants, including POC drivers, must accurately classify their car using the 2017 Zone 8 Rules before going on to register for this event. Even though POC drivers will get event credit in their POC classes, proper PCA classification is necessary in order to pass the required PCA tech inspection for this event. If you plan to drive a Porsche in the event that was originally produced for the street, you must classify using the following website (even if you wish to run that Porsche in non-competitive X Class): http://zone8.pca.org/CarClass/Default.aspx. If you had previously entered your car info and determined your class in 2016 or earlier and have made no changes to your car you must still revisit the above website and click through the edit process in order for the site to recalculate properly for 2017. For detailed instructions see http://tech.pcasdr.org/files/RegisteringPorscheAndDriverOnTheZ8Site.pdf. Note the resulting point totals and Zone 8 Class and enter them when you register. If you are registering to drive in a higher class than what the classification system determines to be your actual class, you must leave a note in the Notes to the Registrar section of the registration form stating you are upclassing. Non-Porsches (which must run in X class), or Porsches not originally produced for street use, must use the following spreadsheet to determine Performance Equipment points: http://www.zone8.org/assets/docs/DE_TTSafetyEquipCalculator.xlsx. Note the Performance Equipment point total and enter it when you register. You must use the appropriate version of the above for your car BEFORE you click Continue below and begin to register as you are required to accurately input the resulting information as part of the registration process.
Mobile phone numbers: In addition, all drivers must have their mobile phone number on file with MotorsportReg before registering. To check or input this, sign in, then click the “My Account” tab in the Dashboard, then click “Edit profile”, then click “Edit My Information”. Enter your mobile phone number into the field titled “Mobile/Cell” – even if you already have it in other fields – then click “Save My Information”.
Registrations are taken first-come, first served WHEN COMPLETE. A partially complete registration has no standing. Your registration is not considered complete until all requested info has been provided and your Porsche has been properly entered on the Zone 8 classification website, or your non-Porsche has been entered into the spreadsheet linked above. If space is still available when your registration is complete but a price increase has occurred you will be required to pay the higher price.
You must respond in a timely fashion to any electronic requests you receive for information needed in order to process your registration. If you do not, your registration is subject to cancellation.
Pre-tech is Strongly Encouraged! Please try to take your car in for service and have it thoroughly inspected prior to this event. With three full days of driving on a super speedway, you will want to be safe and have your car make it through the weekend. Plus you'll want to be certain that, before you leave for the track, you and your car have any required safety equipment (Stock and Street Stock coupes generally need no additional safety equipment, but see the Rules link below to be sure that you qualify). All entrants pre-teching must present a current PCA Zone 8 Tech Inspection Form with name, address, phone, emergency contact info, car, class, etc. to a qualified tech inspection shop. The easiest way to generate the current, correct form for a Porsche is directly from the classification site listed above. Once your car is accurately entered, click on "Car Info PDF". Fill in all fields that are not pre-filled, then print and sign. Non-Porsches may use the form at: http://www.zone8.org/assets/docs/SampleTechFormZ8.pdf. The tech form must have a date in the lower right corner of at least Dec 10 '16. Do not use any older form as only the most recent form will be accepted and if you bring the wrong form you will need to re-tech at the track. Cars inspected by shops not personally known to the Registrar are subject to random on-site re-inspection. If you do not properly pre-tech you will be required to pass an on-site tech inspection at the track.
This is a Zone 8 event and it will run under PCA Zone 8 Driving Rules for 2017 which can be found here: http://www.zone8.org/assets/docs/2017/Rules/2017Z8Rules.pdf.
If there are any changes to your registration data after the online registration deadline, you need to notify the Registrar by the day of the event BEFORE the first run session. If you know you will have a change after you sign up, it is greatly appreciated if the information can be provided to the Registrar by the Sunday prior to the event. Doing this will save you time at the track.
Transponders: If you have an AMB/MYLAPS Transponder and thus elect not to rent one, you must be sure you've entered the serial number in the vehicle profile for the car you will be using for this event (click the “My Account” tab in the Dashboard, then click "edit" next to the vehicle with which you will use the Transponder at this event, enter the Transponder Number in the appropriate box, then click "Save Vehicle" at the bottom of the page). If you don't have a Transponder, they are available for rent (be sure to check the "Transponder Rental" box on the next page) and you must have a Transponder that is on and functioning at all times to drive in the Time Trial. Alternatively you may borrow one from someone who is NOT participating in the event, or purchase your own. If you utilize one of these alternatives you must provide the serial number by one week prior to the event.
Car Numbers: If you do not have a PCA-SDR TT car number already assigned, please be sure you have 3 choices of three-digit number preferences in the profile for the car you will drive at the event in the Preferred Numbers fields. POC members, please make the first Preferred Number your POC car number. If not being used by a regular PCA participant, we will assign you that number. Otherwise we will assign you that number with a 1 or 7 before and/or after it so that any numbers you currently have on the car can be temporarily amended with tape. Number assignments will be confirmed via e-mail by two weeks prior to the event. Note: As of 2016, car numbers are now required on the rear, in addition to both sides, of all vehicles participating in a Time Trial. Please see the Rules link above for number specs.
Waivers: All entrants and guests shall be required to sign the PCA waiver upon registering at the track. This is in addition to any waiver that the track itself may require you to sign.
Cancelation Policy: All cancelations for registrations paid by credit card are subject to the retention of a 5% fee to cover processing costs. After April 10, 2017 all refund requests are subject to a $100 cancelation fee. Shirt purchases are non-refundable. The Registrar must receive the refund request by e-mail by April 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm. No refunds if requested after April 17, 2017. Refund requests will be processed following the event and refunds made by check. Requests should be directed to: TTRegistrar@CalFestival.org.
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When you click Continue below you will be taken to the actual registration page. Please be sure you have read everything above as well as on the prior page first, and that you have performed the required tasks. Please take your time when filling out the registration form. Read each question carefully, including the explanation immediately below it, in order to minimize the need to contact you to correct mistakes and risk losing your standing. You are better off taking a little longer to register correctly than going too fast and making a mistake. Festival management appreciates your help!