Sunday, October 9, 2011

Masters Plus -- Race License School

A few weeks ago, I went down to Alabama to go to driving school again. It was an amazing experience, and it was also an excuse for me to visit my brother in Alabama.

The class I went to was a three-day race licensing school that is about 90% track time and 10% class time. The class/instruction is done by world class racers, (One of my instructors at the course was Andrew Davis who won the 2011 Grand-Am Road Racing GT Championship the week prior racing for Brumos Racing) and all of the track time/racing is done in Porsches.

I attended the class with my friend Rob, and we were the only two in our group of 16 who did not own at least one Porsche, but that didn't stop us from dominating on the track. Here are some pics and vids:


The video below is during one of the coaching sessions where an instructor was teaching a method called "trail brake modulation" I told him to just call it what it really is: "power slides."


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This is a lap at Barber Motorsports Park. I got to within .5 seconds of the instructor's hot lap time. Thank goodness for PSM (Porsche Stability Management), it saved my bacon more than once!

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It was a fun time and now I am eligible to apply for my SCCA Regional License so I can start racing!

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2 comments:

Sylvia said...

The smile on your face while sitting in the car ... I think that tells us everything!
I think I'm proud, but I have reservations! ;)

Jenny Ricks said...

I love your commentary during the lap video :) I am glad you got this opportunity and made it home to us in one piece!