In his first ever competitive race weekend Tachterion client JO set a new track record this weekend at NJMP Lightning in the GTS-5 Class!
After succesful completion of the NASA-NE Competition school Friday, on Saturday JO drove a clean and precise race finishing 4th overall in the Thunder Race Group in his 2011 Porsche 997 GT3-RS. There was no competition in the GTS-5 class, so after the split start JO set a new goal to catch the leaders from the 1st start group. 25 laps later he had driven 5 laps under the old class record, set a new class record in GTS-5 nearly 1 second faster than the old record, found some new places to pass slower traffic, and managed to move all the way up to contest for an overall podium finish.
Sunday, his qualifying lap was faster still, and only 0.066 seconds on the GTS-U class record. The Sunday Thunder Race had a much larger gap from the split start and JO still moved all the way to P4 in the overall thunder group finishing close behind P3.
JO is hoping for more competition in the coming races, and if it doesn’t arrive he will move the car up a class or 2 so he can properly give chase to the Corvettes!