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Slipstream - September 2018

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

More Scenes from Parade

More Scenes from Parade 2018 Above: Tracy Robertson-Geneva Spreen-Carey Spreen-and Don Breithaupt at the ice cream social, Don Sebert’ss 964 at the Concours, Fran and Carl Ussery receiving their rally tropy, Wendy Shoffit meets the Michelin man and receives her Autocross tropy, and Seth and Scott Stubs and their R/C car entry. Below: Alex Galloway with Myra Sutton at the Beer Tasting event, Josh Gutjahr running and driving. Our members do it all! 24 September

Autocross Event 6: Mirrorcross at Mineral Wells By Mark Schnoerr, Region Autocross Chair The Porsche Parade took away some of our usual autocross participants, and the extreme heat on the vast Mineral Wells pavement made it a tough day for those who did come out for the final MirrorCross dual course event of the season. Everyone was happy that the final four events will be back at the nice and shady Lone Star Park site in Grand Prairie. photos by LightSpeed Images P1 - 'PCA 1' Total Entries: 2 Best RT Best 60ft Total 1T P1 168 Carolle Liu White Boxster 987 0.727 2.319 106.57 2 P1 7 Amir El-Baghdady Maroon 944 S2 1.574 P4 - 'PCA 4' Total Entries: 2 1T P4 954 Mark Schnoerr Lime Green 914 Best RT 2.395 RL Best 60ft 0.611 2.268 Total 99.036 2 P4 914 Sigrid Schnoerr Green 914 P8 - 'PCA 8' Total Entries: 3 0.609 Best RT 2.199 Best 60ft 1T P8 428 Owen Coulman Guards Red 911 GT3 0.539 1.88 99.327 Total 94.869 2 P8 71 Steve Farnham Yellow Cayman GT4 0.807 2.129 3 P8 171 Sherry Farnham Yellow Cayman GT4 0.536 2.207 95.017 98.377 Mirrorcross is a dual side-by-side drag-race style start with a very quick first straight followed by a few difficult turns before the courses peel off in opposite directions and look like a normal autocross layout. Due to surface imperfections, the course are rarely exact opposites, which was made clear by the time differences between the left and right courses. The participants swapped sides after each run for a total of six attempts to set their fastest time on each side, which were added together for overall class position. The start is very exciting because of the real drag race style Christmas Tree countdown start, staging lights, reaction time, and 60-foot time that a critical to set your fastest time. A perfect reaction time is 0.500 seconds. Less than that is a red light DNF, while more than that means you left some time at the start. The 60-foot time tells how well you got off the start and made it count by getting the power down. Owen Coulman was fastest Porsche in his 996 GT3, with the Farnham family GT4 right behind him. Steve and Sherry best run reaction times (RTs) of 0.807 and 0.539 to Owen’s best at 0.539. Owen demonstrated the terrific GT3 acceleration and weight transfer to lay down a stunning 1.855-second 60-foot time. Interestingly, the 914 2.0 driven by Mark and Sigrid Schnoerr was cutting 0.611 and 0.609 best RTs and, demonstrating the light weight and perfect 60-foot in first gear, laid down times almost identical to the GT4 to that spot. Of course the GT4 motored away after that. Next event at Lone Star Park is set for September 16. Hope to see you there! Above: Owen Coulman and his 996 GT3 Below: Amir El-Baghady’s 944 S2, Carolle Lui and her 987 Boxster 25

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