Track Report

Track Report

July 2019 Track Report

Reports have been that Jim McClelland was last seen at the bottom of the new Burlingame high school pool.  Other rumors are that he will be released from captivity after the Laguna Seca club race July 18-21.

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Track Report: Discovery Mode

Drivers! Your track chair is so incredibly appreciative of the drivers and racers who have helped GGR’s efforts to introduce (or re-introduce, as is applicable) “new” and/or “rarely visited” courses this year.  Hot on the heels of discovering the fun of driving Thunderhill’s 5 mile course in the clockwise direction (a[…]

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May 2017 Track Report

Efeilhcsrednuht! Drivers! As promised, GGR’s Track Program is adding opportunities to learn “new” courses.  This past weekend, one hundred and nine enthusiastic Porsche drivers (plus three BMWs, one Ferrari, one Miata, one McLaren, and one Mitsubishi Evo) commando raided Thunderhill Raceway in a coup d’ status quo.  (The event was passively called[…]

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April 2019 Track Report

Now That Daddy Took the T-Bird Away Drivers! First, a quick report on GGR’s DE #2 and Club Race #1 at Thunderhill March 23-24.  Over 120 enthusiastic drivers attended the hard kickoff of the season, kept the track dry through the few sprinkles we had on Saturday (rain came right when[…]

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Surround Yourself with the Best

Drivers! A year ago at this time, your GGR track team had just completed hosting its 2018 PCA National Instructor Training.  Fast forward to the recent weekend of February 16-17, where we hosted the National Instructor Training once again. Last May (“How Many Hands Do You Have?”), your track chair tinkered[…]

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February 2019 Track Report

Learning Curves In last May’s write up, we reviewed the opportunities to learn and/or increase our proficiency at more courses than we had typically done in the past several years, simply by driving oft-visited tracks in the opposite direction from which we usually have run.  There is always a “learning curve”[…]

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Vibrant and Inspired Awards Gala Packs a Porsche Punch

To the grand orchestral score of Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” the 58thAnnual Golden Gate Region Awards Gala kicked off the New Year with a curated collection of luxury and sports Porsches on parade (including a ’73 911 Carrera RS) in a “Circle of Light” spectacular with sound and[…]

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Various and Sundry Items

Esteemed Drivers, As we start off the 2019 calendar year, there are a few “business” items to pass your way.  Let’s get right to them. DE and Club Race Registration Dates:  Perhaps it would be nice if we gave you some kind of notice of when registration for our 2019 track events[…]

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December, 2018 Track Report

Jack Stands Esteemed Drivers, Your track chair was MIA from the November issue of the Nugget because he was, well, over there…    …doing that water polo stuff again. Polo relinquished its grip on him November 15 with the conclusion of the NCS championship games. Your track chair won’t bore you with any[…]

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October 2018 Track Report

Thank You, Drivers! Thank You, Track Team! Dear Reader, I will assume that each of us, from time to time, have difficulty in pulling up an off-the-beaten-path theme for a writing assignments, especially when that writing assignment was due four days ago.  This morning is one of those times.  I[…]

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