Pursuit Racing at Autocross

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Date: Sept 11, 2021

Location: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA

Event: Cal Club SCCA Autocross Autocross

Photographer: Ellie Lee | IG: @huntoellie

Author: Ting | IG: @981.GT4

Pursuit racing is where two or more competitors are either chasing after each other or chasing after a lead competitor or team.

September 11, 2021, Cal Club SCCA Autocross hosted a pursuit racing during the practice runs for the first time and everyone loved it. Let’s see how it looked like.

From 8:30 AM to 12 PM, the club did a traditional practice 60s course, divided all drivers into 4 run groups and each driver got about 8 to 1.3 million runs.

From 12 PM to 2 PM, the event master Randy Gonzalez, course designer Sam Mayorga and club volunteers extended the lunch break, made 2 start/finish lines on the course, and offered us this heads up pro solo style racing/pursuit racing. Instead of driving against a clock, the drivers were up against another car. The winner takes… a “car” home!

Pursuit Racing Winner Prize, desktop art | Jessica Gonzalez

Big thanks to Sam for designing the course again! We had lots of fun both days! But seriously, someone please help this kid out…

video resource: Mike Parsons

Your go-to teacher is Dung Nguyen, the master of moving 2 tires together

Alright, back to cars. While Austin Kirk was busy breaking Maia Kirk‘s shift knob, Maia hopped into her red FR-S and did some fast laps. Good job girl!

Maia Kirk’s shift knobs. Austin, sir, you need to stop breaking the wife’s stuff, otherwise, Maia said it won’t be the last thing you need to fix in this car.
Austin Kirk and Maia Kirk | 2013 Scion FR-S

I did a couple of matchups with different cars in the GT4, including the new 911 Carrera S, STR MX-5 Miata ND and the Porsche Panamera Turbo. So much fun, and hope the club will host more events like this. Thank you so much starter and volunteers for running it for us. This is why we are a big lovely family and everyone helps each other out in Cal Club.

911 Carrera S
2016 Porsche GT4
Sean Fenstermacher | 2019 Mazda MX-5 | Thank you for letting us drive your car Sean! Tons of fun and we will do more GT4 vs Miata battle in the future

QV is driving his beautiful Panamera Turbo and giving our dear photographer Ellie a ride. Do you like his custom-built orange wheels?

QV | Porsche Panamera Turbo

Jessica Gonzalez did a few laps with her 2013 FR-S and won. The car looks so adorable. Look forward to more add-ons!

Jessica Gonzalez | 2013 Scion FR-S
The Yeoh family are getting ready at the start line | 1989 Honda CRX Si
The C8 looks mad, really mad

For more full-size car images, please visit SCCA Cal Club AutoX Sept Practice 2021.

Big thanks to Ellie for taking those photos for us on a 107F hot day. You can download your car images for free with code “ellie”. We would also appreciated it if you could purchase some of the photos for only $1.99 each. 100% profit will go to Ellie’s college fund, for her to become a professional photographer. She is an amazing young kid and just submitted her application to college. Good luck Ellie!

See you soon, drivers!

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