From The Fast Lane
Lots of things are happening on the track front. Our second event of the year was at Thunderhill, beautiful weather, good DE turnout, and 36 Club Racers showed up! I decided to ride in the pace car to communicate back with the control tower to start off the race. A nice couple with a gorgeous Taycan volunteered their car to be used as the pace car. So there we were, gliding silently over the tarmac, leading a pack of mean race cars. As we pull off into the hot pit and the green flag gets thrown, we see and hear almost 10,000 hp worth of cars zoom by us along the main straightaway – just breathtaking!
Buttonwillow is coming up May 14-15 and the Central Coast Region is hosting the Friday before us, so there is still time to sign up on MSR: https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/pca-ggr-de-3-duel-in-desert-buttonwillow-raceway-golden-gate-track-events-231871
The weather should still be comfortable in late spring. We will be running the track in the counterclockwise direction, which is always a pleasure to drive. The design of Buttonwillow is unique as most of the track is a series of interconnected turns. Most tracks are straightaway, turn, straightaway, another turn. But here, it’s more cerebral, your speed and your line are always dependent on the next turn coming up. Big horsepower is not as much of an advantage here, as your car placement on the track is more important to keep a good flow.
As announced a couple of weeks ago, we secured an HPDE run group at Laguna Seca for June 4-5. We are very fortunate to have this happen, but it will be for advanced drivers only. So you Blue and Red run group drivers, sign up for the few remaining spots. If you’re not sure if you are an advanced driver, the first number of your lap time should be a 1, and the second number of your lap time should be a 3 or 4. Preference will be given to those who attend Buttonwillow!
If you are thinking about driving your Porsche on the track, I would encourage you to seriously consider it. New drivers are the lifeblood of the series, so we have developed a great group of seasoned instructors that will give you 1 on 1 instruction. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out…