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Porsche 944 Track Car – Tire Temperatures

In my article here, I discuss the recent track event that I attended at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research.  NCCAR is just what it sounds like.  It is a purpose built facility for automotive testing.  Here is the track map: As you can see, there are a lot of long, constant radius turns.  … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Track Car – NCCAR

I took the Porsche 944 track car out for its 3rd event of the year at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research a.k.a NCCAR.  The event was organized by Apex Track Events and the MBCA Virginia Section.  The weekend started out very cold and windy but ended up with great weather.  First, a little … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Track Car – VIR and Cold Weather

VIR. February.  What could go wrong?  Well, fortunately, not much.  Unlike 2 years ago at a Chin event when there was a 2″ snowfall Friday night before the event, this event was actually rather pleasant.  Yes, it was 22 degrees when I pulled into the pits at 6:30 am.  But my mid-afternoon the temperatures were … Continue reading

Silver-Blue Track Car – $9 Paint Job

Last Sunday was unseasonably warm here in NC and the rain stopped, for the first day in a week. I had been doing Christmas duty with visiting family but everyone split on Sunday to visit friends. I had a shop day to myself! I had already started on a major weight loss program, which I’m … Continue reading

Porsche 944 Track Car – Weight Loss Plan

Well, as we all know, the coming of the New Year causes us to consider weight loss. Yes, I’m all in! Let me tell you how my track car lost 225 pounds in 30 days. It started with a review of all the heavy items on the car that could be removed or replaced. Using … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car – VIR September 2015

I made a conscious effort to skip track days this summer, due to a number of other commitments and also getting a little tired of track days in very hot weather.  I signed up for an event last weekend with the Tar Heel Sports Car Club (THSCC).  I have run with them since the beginning … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car – 2015 Track Season Prep

I’ve fallen way behind on my posting.  Here’s to trying to catch up! In January and February I concentrated on getting the orange Porsche 944 track car ready for its 2015 track season.  In my previous post I discussed changing out the rod bearings.  There were of course a number of other things that I … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car – Rod Bearing Replacement

The top item on my To Do List for the winter break from track events was to replace the rod bearings.  I (and many others) have discussed how the #2 rod bearing on the 944 engine seems to be particularly prone to failure.  (See 944 Oiling System Explained).  These particular bearings have been in the … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car- Transaxle Replacement

Well, after 5 years of faithful service, the transaxle in the Porsche 944 track car gave up the ghost.  I was at a DE event.  Saturday was no problem.  Sunday morning first time on track I started to hear a whine.  After about 15 minutes it was sounding serious.  I pulled into the pits and … Continue reading

Porsche Track Car – Road Atlanta May 2014

I had the pleasure of another great weekend with the Porsche 944 track car at Road Atlanta last weekend.  It was another Chin Motorsports event, which I have come to prefer due to the large amount of track time on offer.  My hour meter ticked off just shy of 6 hours of track time for … Continue reading

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