Nort Posts Win at Sebring 48 Hours

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.

Nort and trophies with car.jpgThe 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.

nort and car ready to race.jpgOn 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.

 

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2016 Race Season: It Begins

Preparation is done, and we are ready to start with the 48 Hours: the opening of the Porsche Club of America’s 2016 Club Racing Season.  And Nort Northam Racing is ready for the challenge.

Sebring International Raceway is a fitting place to start the season with its nineteen turn, 3.74 mile historic and challenging circuit.  Nort has been going to Sebring for decades and has several class wins there – this weekend should be no different.

nort-and-the-beanThe team will be at the track in time for the Thursday awards dinner, where Nort will receive his trophies for last year’s championship run.  His victories in PCA’s SP2 class and in 944 Cup will be honored in advance of the weekend’s racing agenda.

The 48 Hours is open to the public.  If you don’t get the chance to be there this year, make plans for next year and go!

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