Hello fellow Rennsporters
Well another season will soon be coming to an end, unfortunately #61 will miss the final fun filled track days.
After a season of Rennsport DE’s and 3 podiums in Club Tremblant enduro races it finally happened, last Saturday; the engine decided to start mixing oil and coolant and Voila…on the way up into Namrow she decided to dump a foot wide, 300 foot long streak of coolant/oil milkshake on the track and down pit lane.
Damm, it was the first session of the morning and I was bedding in the new pads prior to the day’s club enduro race. Out came the absorbent and brooms and I became the flaggers best friend, (sarcasm). Track support graciously gave me a tow to the pits and there she sat regurgitating that unmistakable milkshake.
Looking on the bright side it couldn’t have happened in a safer place and no body panels got reshaped. Upon further reflection the ol Croc had close to 38,000 track kilometers over 3 seasons. When prepping the car for the track we addressed the easiest of known weaknesses and a robust maintenance schedule was put in place. But hey, we all know the expression “sh@*&t happens”. Our good friends at Garage Matt
came to the rescue and got the car home in excellent shape before my wife could get to the track which was a 3 hour drive, oh she was not smiling.
So instead of being at the track last weekend I got to spend it floating around the pool contemplating life and enjoying some bubbly in the spa, life isn’t half bad
. Spending quality time with my better half was something I don’t get enough of and realized I miss. Of course the typical questions of why am I doing this arose? Why am I driving around the track going through 4 sets of Nitto’s per season among many other consumables?
Well the answer is simple; It’s the realization of a childhood dream, it was always about cars and the track. The challenge of driving that perfect lap and hitting a perfect apex consistently. Yet to be attained.
I also realized that I won’t be driving at the last Rennsport event due to #61s early retirement. So I get to stay home and make the yard look great again…..
WAAIT a minute!!!
Miss my friends, the track comradery and the social aspects of Rennsport? I started to realize that Rennsport is soo much more than just driving around in circles. Even though I won’t be driving, I will be hanging out and supporting Rennsporters, it is after all about the people and personalities that make up this group of very passionate Porsche enthusiasts.
As for #61, she is in Emerg for a diagnosis and heart replacement if needed. I’ll provide updates as they become available. The goal is to get her ready, better and faster for next spring. This will be a journey with hopefully few detours. So… 3.4 or 3.6 or bigger?
“Rennsport - Making childhood dreams come true for 40 years”.
Yes Rennsport will be celebrating it’s 40th next year!