Race Report: Collie Sport Series Round 2, 26/4/14

Race Report: Collie Sport Series Round 2, 26/4/14

PCWA had the Collie venue to themselves last weekend for the second round of the Collie Sport Series.  A total of 21 cars made up the field along with a couple of toranas who were keen to have a run.

It had been forecast to rain that weekend so all the hype about me running a 49 was looking doubtful.

Brendan and Tim had committed to make the journey in the Ktec van, rain, hail or shine, so we had spare street rubber on hand.

The SRS car had spent little time at home with many mods being carried out over the last few months, including Sparco race seat and harnesses, cams approved ½ cage, PFC two piece cup car brakes and new rear sway bar mounts.  Thank you to Kim and Michael at LF PERFORMANCE for their quality work.

The car then went over to K-tec for another computer upgrade/ tune up,  a set of forgeline two piece race wheels with Pirelli DM front slicks and DH rears,  a new Sachs h/duty clutch, RSS front camber arms, front strut brace and mobil 1 engine oil. Thank you to K-TEC for the weekend and work carried out on the car.

Peter Fitzgerald has taken on SRS titanium exhausts for the east coast, we have talked about running my car at Phillip Island, which I have previous race experience on bikes so that is a challenge I am up for! Peter had advised me on the slicks mainly suitable for Wanneroo, although the compounds were not the best for Collie, however the results were good and I felt that I left another 0.5 seconds on the table for next time.

The Porsche record of 48.51 maybe beyond the turbo in street car form, you can really feel the mass of the turbo on a tight track.

Worthy of mention is my 76 year old father Ivan, he ran a pb of 59.531 in the 968cs and we are slowly dialing in the new KW suspension to his liking. We all know there is plenty left in that car and dad, so encouragement  from my son Jack and the family is appreciated.  Great to have the family at the race track.

Click here for the results sheet (opens in a new tab).

Regards Tony Michelsen

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