Nort Northam in his PCA Club Racing SP2 924S went to the opening race of the season at Sebring International Raceway. This annual event opens the PCA racing season with a full slate of racing over three days.
The weekend started on Thursday night with the Awards Banquet for the 2015 PCA Club Racing season. After a great year, Nort picked up his National Championship trophy for his class, SP2. In addition to the National Championship, Nort also picked up the Southeast Division Championship for the 944 Cup at the same time – it was a great year.
Racing started on Friday with practice and qualifying. Nort qualified second, with fellow Florida Citrus Region PCA members Fred Beasley in first and Aaron Jones behind in third.
On Saturday there were two thirty-minute Sprint races. In the first sprint race was held when the weather was dry, and it was a race to the finish between Nort and Fred. Fred won by a scant ten feet!
Later in the day was the second sprint race, with Nort and Fred again battling it out for the lead. With about ten minutes left, the rains came and Fred won again, with Nort in second.
Sunday was the ninety-minute enduro. Even though the race ended under caution, Nort and his green 924S crossed the line in first place, scoring his first win of the 2016 season just a few days before his sixty-eighth birthday!
Special recognition goes to Jim Kneeland, the genius behind not only suspension setup but also at-track support. Someone has to help get Nort find the grid!
The next race is at Road Atlanta on the first weekend in April. Check back for more on Nort’s racing season.