White 911 T
Dean Lyon

Silver 914
Andy Brian

Black Carrera S
Dave Sams

911 SC
Vern Rogers
Five Miles of Thunderhill - September 6/7, 2014
by Steve McCrory, photos by Barbara McCrory, Redwood Region Members

Thunderhill Raceway Park hosted the Porsche Club of America on September 6th and 7th for a combined Driver's Education, Time Trial and Club Race.  Attending Redwood Region members included Andy Brian, Dean Lyon, Mac Cranford, Dave Sams, John Hollander and Redwood President Vern Rogers ready to tackle the extended five mile track.  Dave Bunch took duties at start-finish to oversee the grid line-up.  Paul Czopek, Zone 7 Representative, was there as part of the Club Racing activity.

New to many drivers was the addition of the West Track which increased the track length to a five mile lap!  Our own memories of Thunderhill go back to 1993 when Porsche Club members accepted SCCA's invitation to visit the new track and run fast parade laps to season the fresh asphalt prior to the first official race event.  

From a very basic layout of one temporary building and a few outhouses, this track has evolved into a first rate facility for Northern California racers and track day enthusiasts.  Lunch gave us the opportunity to experience the track with Parade laps in our 944 on the new West Track addition. There is a lot to learn here with elevation changes, tight corners, and several blind rises. 

Zone 7 Region Instructor/Volunteers offered new drivers an opportunity to take their driving education to the next level - one more way to enjoy the Porsche motoring experience.

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Paul Czopek
Paul Czopek