It’s 2021 and COVID is still with us so far. The LTR board is working to develop an event schedule that will work given all the restrictions and people’s concerns. We created a survey of our members to find out what people are most interested in. This year we added our tentative events list and are asking members to select the events that they may be interested in attending. The survey is here: https://forms.gle/v6dbszgcN5a7Ep1d6
Please take a moment and fill it out to help us better plan 2021. Thanks!
I found these with a quick Google search. There are likely more. I wanted to share this now since the fall colors are really starting to take off, and we have had so many restrictions with the virus this year many people are getting cabin fever. A nice scenic drive in a Porsche is even more enjoyable than ever.
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 contactRick 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.
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.
I was really impressed that they were able to hold 1.49g cornering in a stock GT2 RS at this very short track.
On paper the GT2 RS sounds like a monster. Yet several have taken them to the track for their first time and were surprised how easy it is to drive this car silly fast. Consider this comparison between a GT3 cup car and a stock GT2 RS at Road America.
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.
There are 2 main websites to find and register for automotive events, Clubregistration.net and Motorsports.reg. Most PCA, BMWCCA, SCCA, Audi club, and others use one of these two sites so they are a great place to find events.