Ending The Race Year

This last weekend we wrapped up the race season for the year and will starting sorting the cars out for next year. We had a couple great events to finish it off, including NASA @ KS Speedway, and WRL @ Hallett.

KS Speedway is always a fun event, I placed 1st in class (and 2nd overall in a 27 car field) in ST3 in the first race, but had to quite the 2nd race early when a tire started coming apart.

Also got the chance to drive the Elan Prototype car which is NASA’s newest creation for spec class racing. What a riot to drive, the G-forces and grip is unreal.

A full house.

Was able to set the ST3 track record for the speedway with the 944.

Photo by Kyle Yoder. Amazing photography.

Then it was off to Hallett with the Boxster and Car 54 for 16 hours of racing. We placed 2nd and 3rd in the Boxster, but 54 lost the pinion in the transmission with about 3 laps to go on Saturday. Boo. Wes, Kai, Kris, Bill, and Chris all ran great in the 2 cars. We weren’t as efficient as we normally are, but we all had a blast.

Getting the Boxster prepped early morning when it is quiet.

Boxster starting on pole in saturday’s race. 16 hours of beating the tar out of the car and she just kept going.

Aaron, Mike, and Myself.

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josh wyte

October 22, 2015 at 8:23 AM

Glad to see your 944 doing well! Mine is still getting fab work done to add an auxiliary radiator and move the oil cooler.

Time for you to try out a different rear wing and sell me your current Brooks one cheap! Be a pal and help me out!

    porschedoc

    October 22, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Ha! The wing is crazy good. Wish I could wind tunnel the car to really fine tune things, but for a bolt on out of the box deal, the splitter and wing really made a big difference.

      josh wyte

      October 22, 2015 at 9:36 AM

      What splitter are you running and how big is it? I’ve been lusting after the Brooks wing for awhile. Doesn’t help that they’re local to me. Wish they made one in FRP to help lower the costs…

        porschedoc

        October 22, 2015 at 9:39 AM

        I made my own using alumilite from a sign company. It is thin aluminum with like a carbon honeycomb material sandwiched between the two sheets of aluminum. Nice and light and super strong. 4×8 sheet is usually about $100. I took the bumper off, mounted it to the bottom, then cut the shape with the jigsaw with a bimetal blade. Quick and easy.

          josh wyte

          October 22, 2015 at 9:43 AM

          How far does it stick out? I’ve been running a fiberglass front splitter for awhile now, probably 3″ or so.

          Definitely feel it in front end bite, but without a big rear wing, the rear end is “unstuck” if you know what I mean…

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