Event 2 of the Porsche Car Club 2012 motorsport calendar was a first for me, being my first club event and the first time driving Morgan Park.
The day started out fairly ordinary with me rushing like a mad man trying to change the s14’s street wheels & tyres over to my track wheels and sticky tyres, only to discover during the warm-up lap that wider grip tyres were seriously scrubbing. I have no idea why I continually insist on changing things at the track as it always bits me in the arse and this occasion was no exception with me having to forgo the first session to make further rear end adjustments.
After sorting out my straight line smoke screen issue, the s14 was running sweet. Sure it is slow and non inspiring, but it just goes round and round without a hitch so I can drive it flat all day. Something that would never happen with the old s14.
Time wise, I managed consistent 1:15’s (1:15.3 pb) which I am semi happy about. I really wanted to drop another second but I just couldn’t get any more out of the old girl.
Anyway, the Porsche Club ran what I would consider, the most organised, well run sprint day that I have ever attended. The members were welcoming (even to a beat up Silvia owner) and the track time plentiful, so I have decided to pencil in the whole session into my motorsport calendar.
New year’s resolution – More track time – check
- 24/03/2012 Event 3 – Mt Cotton
- 29/04/2012 Event 4 – Norwell
- 12/05/2012 Event 5 – Queensland Raceway
- 30/06/2021 Event 6 – Lakeside
- July Event 7 – Willowbank
- 25/08/2012 Event 8 – Queensland Raceway
- 22/09/2012 Event 9 – Mt Cotton
- 28/10/2012 Event 10 – Norwell
- 17/11/2012 Event 11 – Morgan Park