Sunday, October 16, 2022

Autocross Top Ten Shootout

Porsche Shootout Winners, 1st place Todd Roth, 2nd place Michael Kane accepts for Andre Cerqueira, and 3rd place John Mingst

Our local Porsche Club autocross season includes a really fun event for the top 10 drivers about this time of year, the Top Ten Shootout. OK, it's fun if you're IN the top ten, so I'm happy to have made it for the second year in a row. Last year's top ten was a fun event, right up to the end of driving when I finished 9th and had a heart attack, so I'm really hoping for better this know, like maybe 8th place. Oh, and NO heart attack! OK, seriously, ANY placing and NO heart attack is plenty good enough for me, so there's your positive live-long-and-prosper-world-peace pep talk for today, and I mean it 100%.   

Hey, You Can't Beat  A Free Mug!

The Beach at Tobay Beach!

In the 2021 Shootout we competed in a Toyota Camry, which may NOT be the best car for competitive driving, but the point of it was to have fun with10 drivers to take turns in the same car and see who does the best. This year, the surprise car was a Nissan Altima, and while I'm sure it's a fine car, it was not quite up to the power, steering, suspension, and other fun driving factors I've gotten used to in the Cayman! However, it was fun to drive, and I gave it my best for 3 runs. 

Nissan Altima

Drivers Meeting, Great Weather!

I was happy just to be out doing car stuff on a nice day, mostly sunny, about 60 degrees, not windy or raining, and a good time was had by all. For me, I placed absolutely last, but without a trip to the hospital like last year, so I'll count that as a big victory!

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