2009 Carerra S
2001 911 Turbo
2009 Carrera S
Due to the virus, and the state mandated distancing rules, we will need to cancel our LTR events through April 30. Let’s hope we can start back up in May.
These events have been cancelled for 2020.
The dates for the Mossville Street Survival are now on the calendar for
September 26th and 27th (2 classes, one each day) and open for registration.
Several Lincoln Trail members volunteer for this and have since the beginning. We always need more volunteers so if you can spare some time to help young new drivers learn car control please contact Rick Largen. We have many volunteer jobs from registration and managing the various course obstacles to in-car coaches. The Illini BMW Club with support from Lincoln Trail, Kauth & Mayeur, and Caterpillar (and many others) have been hosting the Street Survival in Mossville Caterpillar building AC parking lot, and using the Caterpillar AC building and auditorium, since 2011. This is a great way for car people to give back to the community.
Here are 2 great resources for learning the skills of performance driving. They are both geared toward racing but most the skills they teach also apply to HPDE.
It’s still January but car clubs are already busy getting driving events on their calendars.
As discussed in an earlier blog post, Las Vegas (and other places) has places you can go to drive high end sports cars and supercars on the track. Generally normal people like you and me do 5 laps or more on their track with an instructor. Exotics Racing times these laps and posts them all on their leaderboard here: https://exoticsracing.com/michelin-time-trial-world-challenge.html . Notice what cars make the vast majority of the fastest laps. The Porsche GT cars. Right now the Porsche GT2 RS and GT3 RS hold the top 5 spots.
It took F1 driver Charles Leclerc to get a Ferrari to number 6. Only 4 of the top 20 are not Porsche. What this shows to me is how easy it is to drive the Porsche GT cars very fast compared to other supercars. Even YouTuber Shmee150 can make excellent lap times in his first time out with these cars on this track.
Listen to the drivers comments about the relative ease of making fast laps in the GT2 RS.
Next time you are in Las Vegas, see where you fit on the Exotics Racing leaderboard in the GT2 RS.
Here in the Midwest we enjoy a rich car culture. Even in Central Illinois, away from the big cities, we have plenty of car related things to do. We also have many activities within a few hours drive from here as well. I wanted to share some key website to get people started.