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PCA Race Chatter: OktoberFast at Daytona 2017

OktoberFast at Daytona 2017
Daytona International Speedway
Oct. 27-29, 2017

A chat with Steve Williamson, event chair of OktoberFast at Daytona, as he fills us in one of the most iconic tracks in the country.


Daytona International Speedway is a world class venue, home to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, and a variety of other professional and club events. Accommodations are state of the art, including competitor garages that are utilized by the teams that compete in the famous 24-hour event.

Although the first view of the 31-degree banking can be intimidating, those turns become nothing more than portions of the straights allowing for the highest terminal speeds in North American road racing approaching Turn One and the Bus Stop.


The PCA Club Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series will crown three season champions and wrap up a second successful year at Daytona, just as they did in 2016.

Curt Swearingin, representing the Tennessee PCA Region in his No. 18 ACI Motorsports entry, has already clinched the Championship class standings entering the final event of the season. Other class leaders include BGB Motorsports’ Jim Cox in his No. 38 MR entry in the Pro class and Connecticut Valley PCA Region member Charlie Craig in the Masters class.

The series is also hosting its championship celebration banquet Sunday evening at the Goodyear 500 Club at Daytona International Speedway. The event will include awards, prizes and a special sports car racing legend. Porsche Design will also present the Championship and Masters class champions with an exclusive titanium timepiece as a finale prize.


The Daytona International Speedway garages will be filled with cars purpose-built by Porsche as race cars as well as cars that served faithfully on the street until someone had the pleasure of modifying them. There is such a wide variety and history, and there will undoubtedly be some cars who competed in a pro series parked next to cars that spent much of their lives in their owner’s home garage.


The event itself has highlighted to me, as has all of PCA Club Racing, we are all here for the fun involved in the sport. Amateurs, yes mostly, but very talented drivers and extremely well-prepared cars nonetheless.

I am very proud of all of my race committee, our volunteers, the Speedway staff and the PCA Club Racing staff who join together to make this event happen. Most members of our race committee and volunteers have been working with this event from the very beginning and their efforts and talent cannot be overstated.

Source. LST Marketing


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