Article and photos by Craig "Iceman" Steele,
As summer yields to fall and our autocross season winds to October. We
all look forward to the enduro event. All year we have been doing out ½
miles courses in 35 to 45 seconds. The enduro is a change to do three
laps around the course in 115-125 seconds. The weather was excellent as
we spent the morning doing our single laps to prepare for two runs at
winning the Emmett Wilder trophy for best male and female driver's time.
It was a close battle for top times. Pictured below are the winners:
Grady Carter (center left) and Anita Benzing (center right) with their
trophies, second place honors go to Trevor Ridgley and Tracy Strom
holding their AX tee-shirts.
The morning starts with half the drivers readying their vehicles to
autocross while the rest report to their course worker stations. There
is a driver meeting. Grady Carter, our Redwood Region AX chair goes over
all the rules and procedures to do an enduro safely.
Our starter waves on the next Porsche
to maneuver the autocross course.
Once in a while you witness some great recoveries or missteps. Vern
Roger's 2007 Cayman was entering the Station #3 'S' lane with too much
speed. He did a double 'S' fishtail without hitting a cone. Good job,
Vern said later it was blast to recovering from that incident. Here's
the photos showing you how he did it.