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Florida Citrus Region Of Porsche Club Of America Becomes CERTIFIED By The Motorsport Safety Foundation

February 7, 2018

Motorsport Safety Foundation Grants Level II Certification to Porsche Club of America – Florida Citrus Region’s HPDE Instructor Training Program

MIAMI, FL (February 7, 2018) – The Florida Citrus Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) has achieved Level II certification in the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s CERTIFIED High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) instructor training initiative. Established in 1974, the organization has grown from 25 members to over 1,100 Porsche owners and enthusiasts living in Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties. The Florida Citrus Region of PCA hosts a number of driving and social events led by a team of experienced drivers and instructors throughout the year. 

“We are very honored to receive Level II certification, and commit to continuing and building upon our long tradition of training new Driver’s Education (DE) instructors. The Motorsport Safety Foundation’s CERTIFIED program seeks to standardize instructor training standards throughout the country – a much needed approach,” said Chief Driving Instructor Bert Del Villano.

CERTIFIED was established to improve the standards and operations of HPDE schools, instructor training programs and instructors in order to provide a safer and better quality experience for all involved. The motorsport safety nonprofit believes it is important that all instructors work from the same baseline, and continue their training at an Instructor Training School (ITS) that offers a curriculum that covers, at a minimum, the standards outlined by the Motorsport Safety Foundation.

On Friday, February 9, 2018, the Florida Citrus Region of PCA is hosting an instructor school and clinic at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, GA. Eligible candidates wishing to achieve status as MSF Level II Instructors and PCA National Instructors can attend the program, which will include role-playing and classroom participation. More information about this event can be found on the Florida Citrus Region of PCA website (

“Florida Citrus Region of PCA has trained hundreds of DE instructors,” said Ron Zitza, Co-Founder of its Driver’s Education program. “We are pleased that we will now be able to award MSF Level II approval for further recognition,” added fellow Co-Founder Mark Peebles.

Learn more about the Florida Citrus Region of the Porsche Club of America at

For more information about the Motorsport Safety Foundation’s CERTIFIED program, please visit

The Florida Citrus Region of the Porsche Club of America was chartered on July 14, 1974, by key founding member Nort Northam. The organization invites Porsche owners living in Central Florida and the surrounding area to attend its monthly meetings and become members of the club. Though the Florida Citrus Region of PCA is know for its driving events led by a veteran team of drivers and instructors, the club also hosts social events. Meetings are friendly, informal get-togethers, and are open to all PCA members and enthusiasts interested in becoming members.

Direct links to register for the upcoming Instructor School and DE at Roebling Road Raceway are below.


The Motorsport Safety Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving safety standards in motorsport. It is a community where the motorsport industry can come together and have a single voice, a place to share safety concerns and collaborate on research. The charity, founded in honor of late professional racecar driver Sean Edwards, continuously works to amend those issues that can prevent another driver, crew member, marshal or even fan from serious injury or death.

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