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Peachstate PCA Region cruises Into 25th Anniversary of The Peachstate 225 club race

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

More than 180 cars will compete in The Peachstate 225 at Road Atlanta March 31 - April 2, as the Peachstate Porsche Club of America (PCA) Region celebrates its 25th anniversary of the event.

The nearly sold out event is put on by a joint effort between the PCA Club Racing National Committee and local Peachstate Region volunteers.

"It is Peachstate PCA Region's great honor to host another year of fun and competitive PCA racing at Road Atlanta," said Mike Hopper, Peachstate PCA Club Racing Chair.

Hopper said the Peachstate Region welcomes hundreds of drivers, families, and friends each year from across the United States and Canada to the 12-turn, 2.54-mile road course in Braselton, Georgia, located about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta.

"Older racers know, and new racers will discover, that Road Atlanta is a great test of your driving skills," Hopper said. "Add a pack of your friends on track all going for the checker, and you have one fabulous time and a phenomenal racing experience."

Last year's event was host to the historic debut of the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in a one-make series that marked a new beginning for PCA Club Racing as the first series of its kind. The PCA Club Racing Porsche GT4 Clubsport Trophy East series was the culmination of efforts among Porsche Club of America, Porsche Motorsport North America, and Porsche Cars North America. The series provides a bridge for Porsche racers to climb to the professional ranks through this semi-professional racing series.

"We're pleased to have Clubsport back at Road Atlanta — we're not only supporters, but we're fans," Hopper said. "They're fun to watch race. We are so glad this series once again chose to run with us, along with the other class staples that make up PCA Club Racing."

This year's event will consist of practice sessions on Friday, March 31, sprint races on Saturday, April 1, and enduro races on Sunday, April 2. It also marks the start of the second year of Cayman GT4 Clubsport series competition.

On Saturday at 6 p.m., drivers can enjoy a social event hosted and sponsored by BBS of America. The BBS Motorsport Department supplies wheels and trackside service to virtually every major road race series in the US and is located immediately adjacent to Road Atlanta. There will be appetizers, refreshments, and door prizes, plus the Peachstate Region will also recognize the Sprint Race winners and The Worker's Choice Award.

"The Worker's Choice Award is a prestigious award that the SCCA corner workers vote on and choose," Hopper said. "The driver who wins may not be the winner of any races, but instead someone who showed great racing skills and sportsmanship on track."

The Peachstate 225 will also offer charity track tours for $20 per car on Sunday from 10:15-11 a.m. Drivers can use any street muffled car and the proceeds will benefit two charities this year: Nobis Works and Second Wind Dreams.

Nobis Works helps both youth and adults with disabilities find meaningful jobs, while Second Wind Dreams is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the perception of aging through the fulfillment of seniors' dreams and through educational programs on understanding dementia. The dreams can be anything ranging from visiting an old World War II buddy to having a family dinner to celebrate a birthday.

"Road Atlanta is an iconic track and it's a lot of fun," Hopper said. "We always put on a good event and we are proud to donate to two extremely worthwhile charities this year."

PCA Club Racing continues to grow thanks to the generous support of racers and volunteers like those of the Peachstate Region.

"The Peachstate Region and outstanding National PCA crew of volunteers all work hard to put on a safe, competitive and enjoyable experience for everyone and we can't wait to kick this event off."

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