Pursuit Racing at Autocross

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Location: Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA

Event: Cal Club SCCA Autocross Autocross

Photographer: Ellie Lee

Author: Ting Guan

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

At Cal Club SCCA Autocross, the organizers 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 12 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

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

QV is driving his beautiful Panamera Turbo and giving our dear photographer 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

Big thanks to Ellie for taking those photos for us on a 107F hot day. For more events and car, parts review videos, follow us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HeavyThrottleMedia/videos

See you soon, drivers!

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