B. Davoren, #609, scoots by the station 4 cones on
his way to his best time of 71.417 seconds.
The Iceman Report - Redwood Region Autocross #9, November 1, 2014
Craig Steele, Redwood Region Secretary
The final Redwood Region autocross of 2014 was held on Saturday,
November 1st. After a night of ghosts and goblins, 45 drivers descended
on our Sonoma County Airport autocross course. The drivers were treated
to two-lap "enduro-style" challenge on the still cold pavement. The
afternoon sun warmed the asphalt improving tire grip resulting in faster
run times. I wanted my final 2014 report to focus on the most important
goal of autocross: how close can one drive around a cone without
knocking it out of the box. Hitting a cone gets one a one second penalty
added to your run time. This often comes as a surprise (to some) at the
end of the run when your time slip is handed to you.
Below are a collection of photos of various
Porsche/drivers rounding the start and the station 4 turns. All drivers
pictured, except Bob Schoenherr, successfully navigated the cones
without contact. Which Porsche/drivers came the closest without hitting
the cone. Guess the closest? E-mail me with your guess:
G. Carter, #56, rounding station 4 in his white
Carrera. Best time was 70.071 seconds.
M. Hinton, #109, lifts his front tie as his 911
rounds the cones at the start turn. Best
time: 70.837 seconds.
K. Halvorsen, #10L, in her Cayman rounds the
start turn during her second lap. She turned
in her best time of day at 83.931seconds.
B. Adkins, #7, in his Cayman S speeds by station 4's
last cone on his way to his best time of 69.078 seconds.
S. O'Connell, #63, in her silver Boxster rounding the start
turn cones on her way to a time of 73.445 seconds.
T. Bayless, slips by one of the station 4 cones as he heads to
his 61.851 second two-lap time, top time of day for any driver.
This is my last Iceman Report as next season I plan to be behind the
wheel of my Cayman S (above) instead of my Nikon. In mid-November, I
will be driving my "Gator45" back from San Diego to Santa Rosa via
Highway 1. Love those curvy Porsche-friendly roads.