November 2019 Autocross Report

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November 2019 Autocross Report

Autocross #7 Report – A Cone Drama

Event day started with some drama as we found that our beloved autocross trailer had been broken into! So much for “secure storage”.

Of course, we discovered this upon picking the trailer up the morning of the event so we had no time at all to make adjustments due to stolen equipment.

The trailer was in disarray, but as we unpacked and setup most of the equipment seems to still be there and it soon became apparent we were fine and event could continue without impairment. A backup laptop was missing, but the main timing laptop had been taken home for charging so was safe. They might have also stolen few slightly used cones (I don’t have an exact count), but we have spares.

Course setup crew

Speaking of cone abuse, here’s a picture of the autocross chair making his own parking spot at the pumpkin patch. As I always advise my students: “The cones are only advisory, you must find the true line yourself”. That said, the cone was clearly knocked over so you may add 1 second to my 1st run (cone counts carry). I’m not above the law. It was worth it for the parking space.

September’s Autocross was yet another sold out event with 105 drivers. Between a few cancellations and a somewhat shorter course than usual the 99 attendees all received 10 runs each or around 1000 total runs (99×10 +some re-runs).

The fun continues with a visit from the local Fire department (no Porsche’s were harmed, just a visit). Great folks, they stayed for a bit an observed our event and chatted with us and watched some cars run.

Top AX8 class finishers are below:

Class

Top Finisher

Year

Type

Best Time

# in Class

AX02

Monte P

2018

911 GT3

35.60

7

AX03

Richard C

1973

911

39.88

1

AX04

Eric L

2015

911 GT3

37.92

12

AX05

Ovidiu P

2016

Cayman GT4

39.06

2

AX06

Fredy-Edwin E

2014

911 S

38.39

5

AX07

Teddy F

2015

Cayman GTS

37.65

14

AX08

Drew P

2014

Cayman S

38.37

9

AX09

Shannon Y

2007

Cayman S

40.53

10

AX10

Daniel D

2008

Cayman S

42.73

3

AX11

RJ H

2008

Boxster

41.01

4

AX12

Isaac P

1974

911

44.02

1

AX14

Caevon H

1980

911 SC

42.70

3

AX16

Reuben R

1973

914

49.49

1

Monte P took TTOD with a 35.60 in his GT3 shod with Hoosiers, beating out the rest of slick-shod contingent by half a second. Monte also took 1st place in PAX for the event, 4th time in a row. The following table lists PAX winners so far this year by event. Monte is also currently leading PAX overall.

Event #

Class

Top Finisher

Year

Type

1

AX02

Steve L

2011

997 GT3RS

2

AX02

Andrew B

1975

914 Race Car

3

AX02

Steve L

2011

997 GT3RS

4

AX12

Brant B

2001

986 Boxster

5

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

6

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

7

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

8

AX02

Monte P

2018

991.2 GT3

Full results can be found here: http://pca-ggr.org/autocross/results/

The final event of the year is again at Alameda: msreg.com/ggr9-2019

If you’re interested, I’d advise signing up sooner rather than later. Every AX event so far this year has sold out in 2-3 weeks, well before the event. The November event is the last of the year, then it’s on to winter projects!

We are in the process of procuring dates for next year’s autocross season. Generally we aim for the 3rd Saturday of each month as the Alameda Antique fair reserves the 1st 2 weekends of each month. I should be able to share a preliminary schedule next month. Stay tuned.

After the event I went to pickup my wine club shipment at Rock Wall Winery (right next to our site) and Dashe Winery, really worth a visit. Lots of great wineries and breweries on the ex-base. Picture of my “haul”

Speaking of “hauls” thanks Paul for helping haul in some of large items (My GT3 is fairly quick but relatively useless as at hauling).

Ed Hunter

Autocross Director 2018-2019

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