Last weekend the Porsche Club of America took to the track for their annual race at Summit Point. It’s the 24th anniversary of the first PCA race held at this historic track. Potomac Region puts on a great event every year. The hard work of all the volunteers, corner workers, and generous sponsors combined makes for a great event.
The cool and cloudy conditions made for perfect conditions for turning fast laps and as a result several track records were broken. Those who were watching got to see a certain E class Carrera turn G class car times and break the class record. Nice job Evan! There was some great racing among some of the 997 Cup drivers at the front of the pack in their race group. Chris Musante, Stuart Fain and Mike Levitas put on a driving clinic at the front of the pack swapping positions and fast laps multiple times over the course of the weekend.
The 944 Cup also held their season championship race in conjunction with this event. Over 30 944s spread across SP1, SP2 and SP3 had their own race group and put on a good show. When the dust settled, Damon DeCastro was crowned 944 Super Cup Champion for 2015, finally breaking the streak held by Canadian drivers from the North Chapter. In 944 Cup, rookie racer Robbie Wilson took the checkered in first to claim his first title. Robbie has been hanging around the track for years crewing for his dad who runs in Super Cup in his 944T. Now that he’s finally 18 years old, Robbie got to play in the PCA sandbox and put on quite a show to take the win and he showed us old guys that he’s a more than capable racer.
While I was at Summit Point, Johnny was down in Daytona for the SCCA Runoffs. It’s the Super Bowl for SCCA and takes place over nine days. Racers in each class compete in two qualifying races, and then their championship race. The schedule is arranged so that a racer in a given class generally has to be there three days. They get there races in, and then can pack up and make room for the drivers coming in who race later in the week. Over the course of the event, nearly 500 competitors hit the track in the various classes to compete for national honors. Safe to say this is the largest road racing event in the country and the racers put on a great show for the spectators.
And from the gridiron, the Louisa Packers moved to 3-0 with a hard fought close win over the Redskins 14-6. The Redskins took the lead early but the Packers fought hard and ended the game with a 4th down stop at their 10 yard line as time expired. They face the Cowboys again this weekend, weather permitting.
This week I am back at Summit Point for the Washington DC Region of SCCA, MARRS 10 race weekend. Hopefully Hurricane Joaquin won’t wash out the track and the event. We will see. I’ll let you all know how it turns out next week.