A lot happened in the past year...
Got married, changed jobs and had a little girl. So, between all of that, there wasn't a lot of time for AX. I spent most of my time on the big tracks. So, I was excited to get back into the swing of things, but worried about being rusty.
The course layout can be seen here: http://www.gws-mbca.org/ax/ax-08/ax08-3_course.pdf
Yesterday was my first AX event in nearly a year. My first run out, the car felt FANTASTIC. I completed the first half of the course, upshifted the car into second gear and...
WHAMMO! Shifter cables broke.
I was dead on the course.
So, the next hour or so was spent trying to determine if the car could be repaired on site. In the mean time, a long time AX friend asked if I wanted to drive his 2007 Porsche Cayman.
At first, I declined. Then, the more I thought about it I said "what the heck!" and he tossed me the keys.
What an AMAZING car! I've only ever driven 3 Porsches before, all 911's, and I didn't care for them. However, in the words of Will Smith "I HAVE GOTS TO GET ME ONE OF THESE!"
No seat time in the car - ever and I cranked out a 5th place finish overall coming within 1 second of the owner. I had him sweating a little and I wasn't really pushing the car (I already broke one vehicle).
It was a GREAT time. Video below of my 3 runs. Never mind the color commentary. They all give me a hard time about the little SVT, but only because - when its working, I am consistently running with the faster more expensive cars. They respect the SVT, although they would never admit it.
2nd Run OOOPS !!:
It felt GREAT to get back into the AX mix!! Even my daughter enjoyed the sound of the cars. They put her right to sleep.
Too bad I can't use the results in our AX challenge. Wait till next month!!