PBOC Motorsports Club started with an ideology of those who were active in club racing at all levels but were not satisfied with either the politics of Marquee Racing or the excessive contact of professional racing. Originally for BMW’s and Porsches, there was also interest from other club racers and driving enthusiasts; therefore, they started including other marquees. Now, there is a place for just about any Marquee at PBOC.
Our philosophy is to maximize safety and fun while minimizing politics and unnecessary rules. The directors of PBOC have been putting on events for over 20 years. We now organize 11 events a year at tracks including Sebring, Homestead, Barber Motorsports Park, Road Atlanta, and others. The club has a membership of over 800 people.
PBOC only puts on driving events, and the weekends always consist of both high performance drivers’ school and racing. The emphasis is on having a fun, safe, family oriented weekend for driving enthusiasts. PBOC has the best safety record of any car club, and is known by the tracks as a safe organization, aside from getting more dates at Sebring and Homestead than any other club.
We have recruited the best stewards, the best corner workers, and the best timing and scoring workers in the industry. We don’t do wine and cheese parties, concourse, or rallies. Our goal is to be the best driving club, not the largest.
The organization is very democratic and the schedule is often changed by driver vote. The incident committee for each weekend is staffed by racers themselves on a rotating basis. The registration is web based with credit card acceptance, so the registration process at the track always goes quick and easy; no long lines at the track. We usually can make arrangements with the track in order to allow the drop-off of trailers and set up paddock process of registrants the night before. Camping is always allowed if approved by the track.
The racing is run under vintage rules, strongly discouraging car to car contact. However, the officials realize that this is racing and sometimes racing incidents occur. The officials have the ability to impose or not to impose penalties based on driver conduct and racer (and drivers ed) feedback. The largest weekend is at the end of January each year at Sebring and is known throughout the US as Winterfest. Racers and driving enthusiasts come from all over the US, Canada, and Europe.
There is also a high performance driving school, a safety school on the Panoz skidpad, and a Saturday night banquet. The driving schools include classroom instruction and in car instructors for all novice, intermediate and advanced students. Students with extensive experience can sign up for solo run groups, though we always encourage instruction and learning.