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Slipstream - September 2002

The monthly newsletter of the Maverick Region of the Porsche Club of America

TT #4-Hope these new

TT #4-Hope these new tires/wheels improve my times By Mike Bridges I’ve been consistently driving at the PCA Time Trial events starting this year with the Autocross 102/Time Trials class last March (which I highly recommend to everyone). Up until recently my ’94 Z-28 has Mike’s old wheels and tires been mainly stock, running on my daily driver street tires on 16” wheels. But, then I decided to get some new wheels and tires (17” up front, 18” in back). I’m hoping that my times improve with the better rubber. What do you think? Photo by Mike Bridges Photo by Bill Dugan George Edwards getting even more track time. tail! (Didn’t know tigers came in blue, did’ya?) I spun out twice on corner 4 (we were running course #1), and had the tires squealing and complaining everywhere else. Going into turn #3 was great fun, screaming into the hairpin in 3rd gear at better than 100 mph (according to my HUD), down into 2nd gear, powering off the corner towards that EVIL corner 4. “Please, Lord, don’t let me screw up!” Finally, Mike’s consistent “smooth, Smooth, SMOOTH!” Photo by Mike Bridges The new upgraded wheels and tires. She’s a 2000 Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe that I got the Friday before Father’s Day (gonna be hard to top that one next year!) I’ve been wanting a Vette for 30 years, and finally sold enough unused toys to pay for it. On to the time trials. It’s commonly said that the secret of success of any group is the people involved, and that’s certainly the case with MR PCA’s time trials and autocrosses. Literally everyone works together to help each other out. Mitch Williams and Mike Lockas have been instructing me in both cars, and the one thing I’ve learned is I DON’T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE! On the other hand, that’s what makes racing at the Mineral Ring so much fun! Now, on to the racing. The first time I took my new “wheels” on the track I left the traction control system engaged in the name of sanity, but felt I wasn’t really learning what the car would do. So, the 2nd time out I disengaged it, and WOW, did I have a tiger by the Photo by Bill Dugan . . . don’t let me screw up . . . entered my hind-brain and I slowed down in both turns 4 and 5 (felt like I was just coasting), and dropped my lap times down by 1.2 seconds! So, when you hear someone say “slow down to go quicker,” you REALLY need to slow down! Anyway, PCA’s time trials are just the greatest fun I’ve ever had in a car, and the people are the best! See you at the next time trials! Myra Sutton winning top family honors in their 911! Photo by Bill Dugan Photo by Bill Dugan David Baker cornering hard. Alan Lage looking ahead. 20

Photo by Bill Dugan Time Trial #4 Results Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts. Class 2 1 Sears, Cody Red 914 71.379 1 9 26 Bailey, Ron Blue 914 77.357 2 7 Class 3 31 Lockas, Mike White 944 72.400 1 9 Class 4 332 Baker, David White 911 T 72.108 1 9 102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 73.023 2 7 21 Halla, John Tangerine 911E 75.771 3 5 55 Gauthier, Rick Black 911 E 80.519 4 4 Class 5 64 Shoffit, James Black 911 SC 70.001 1 9 Class 5L 11 Shoffit, Wendy Black 911 SC 71.757 1 9 Class 6 311 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster 69.826 1 9 161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 72.580 2 7 3111 Machala, Charles Silver Boxster 73.342 3 5 68 Lage, Alan Black 968 73.692 4 4 750 Graidage, Colin Red 911 Targa 74.963 5 3 62 Boone, Rick Maroon 944 Turbo75.109 6 2 Class S6 76 Miller, Bill Black 911 Coupe 73.510 1 9 Class 7 257 Takahashi, Noby Silver Boxster S 69.076 1 9 Class S7 619 Johnson, Rocky Silver Boxster S 73.033 1 9 222 Edwards, George Black 911 C4 79.909 2 7 Class 8 99 Steele, Mark Red 993 67.653 1 9 Class 8L 9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 72.524 1 9 Class 13 242 Shaffer, Darron W-Green Boxster S73.996 1 9 Class 15 5 Mayo, Ed Black 914 (Cockroach) 65.107 1 9 Class 16 550 Diller, Richard Red 911S 67.519 1 9 Class OG 999 Name Withheld Red 328is 77.808 1 66 Copeland, Scott Gray TT 79.711 2 Class OGL 1999 Name Withheld Red 328is 83.510 1 Class OJ 148 Balachandra, Sanjeeva Yellow S2000 71.325 1 74 Garner, Gabby White WRX 73.883 2 Class DD 61 Bridges, Michael White Camaro Z-28 73.969 141 Boss, Brian Blue 911 78.352 125 Solorzano, Mike Green Boxster 78.652 Top Time Of Day Men : Mayo, Ed Class 15 Time 65.107 Top Time Of Day Ladies : Shoffit, Wendy Class 5L Time 71.757 Drivers arriving early at the track were greeted with a beautiful sunrise. Autocross #4 Results Class Car # Name Car Time Plc Pts. Class 2 37 Davis, Charlie Green 914 72.067 1 9 1 Sears, Cody Green 914 74.305 2 7 26 Bailey, Ron Blue 914 77.625 3 5 Class 3 31 Lockas, Mike White 944 73.173 1 9 Class 4 102 Erz, Eric Brown 911E 73.419 1 9 332 Baker, David White 911 T 73.862 2 7 54 Sutton, Jerry Red 911T 76.352 3 5 55 Gauthier, Rick Black 911 E 83.007 4 4 Class 4L 45 154 Sutton, Myra Sutton, Aubrey Red 911T Red 911T 73.404 83.088 1 2 9 7 Class 5 64 911 Shoffit, James Stafford, Bill Black 911 SC Brown 911 SC 70.446 70.940 1 2 9 7 Class 5L 11 Shoffit, Wendy Black 911 SC 72.644 1 9 Class 6 311 Machala, Chuck Silver Boxster 71.844 1 9 3111 Machala, Charles Silver Boxster 74.293 2 7 161 Randall, Rick Black 911 Carerra 74.541 3 5 750 Graidage, Colin Red 911 Targa 77.178 4 4 Class S6 76 176 Miller, Bill Miller, Grant Black 911 Coupe Black 911 Coupe 74.793 77.252 1 2 9 7 Class 6L 108 Dugan, Nancy White Boxster 76.940 1 9 Class 7 27 257 Olcha, Keith Takahashi, Noby Red Boxster S Silver Boxster S 69.591 72.433 1 2 9 7 Class S7 619 222 Johnson, Rocky Edwards, George Silver Boxster S Black 911 C4 74.802 79.554 1 2 9 7 Class 8 99 Steele, Mark Red 993 69.635 1 9 Class 8L 9 Steele, Lisa Red 993 75.677 1 9 Class 13 242 Shaffer, Darron W-Green Boxster S73.545 1 9 Class 15 5 48 Mayo, Ed Dugan, Bill Black 914 (Cockroach) 66.979 1 Black 914 (Cockroach) 71.760 2 9 7 Class OA 818 Yamada, Dean Black Firebird 71.395 1 50 Prilliman, Steve Red Trans Am 72.391 2 49 Jacobowski, Brian Black Mustang 80.958 3 Class OG 999 Name Withheld Red 328is 77.176 1 88 Name Withheld Arctic Gray 325is 78.239 2 26 Name Withheld Red M Roadster 78.300 3 Class OGL 1999 Name Withheld Red 328is 84.341 1 Class OJ 61 Esmond, Greg Blue S2000 71.233 1 75 Peebles, Iain Green Miata 72.485 2 67 Lochhead, Jason Silver WRX 72.982 3 91 Garcia, Jeremy White S2000 73.188 4 74 Garner, Gabby White WRX 74.432 5 199 Lo, James Green Integra 77.845 6 Class DD 72 Heragu, Keerthi Speed Yellow Boxster S 78.427 Top Time Of Day Men : Mayo, Ed Class 15 Time 66.979 Top Time Of Day Ladies : Shoffit, Wendy Class 5L Time 72.644 Time Trial - Top 10 Autocross - Top 10 Mayo, Ed 65.107 Diller, Richard 67.519 Steele, Mark 67.653 Takahashi, Noby 69.076 Machala, Chuck 69.826 Shoffit, James 70.001 Balachandra, Sanjeeva 71.325 Sears, Cody 71.379 Shoffit, Wendy 71.757 Baker, David 72.108 Mayo, Ed 66.979 Olcha, Keith 69.591 Steele, Mark 69.635 Shoffit, James 70.446 Stafford, Bill 70.94 Esmond, Greg 71.233 Yamada, Dean 71.395 Dugan, Bill 71.76 Machala, Chuck 71.844 Davis, Charlie 72.067 21

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