File this under “events I’d love to attend.”
About 70 people gathered in the infield courtesy tent prior to our 3 hour session of activities. Cass Whitehead, lead instructor, oriented our group and gave us an overview of the three different stages we would all participate in:
1. A hot lap on the 12 turn sports car course in a Panamera GTS, a Carrera, and a Carrera S;
2. Several laps around an infield Karting course in the new Boxster S;
3. Acceleration and braking comparisons of the Cayenne S and Cayenne hybrid, as well as the Panamera S and Panamera hybrid on an infield oval.
Whitehead also introduced us to the other 9 instructors and split us into three groups. Finally he encouraged us to “use spirited driving” and test the capabilities of the 2013 lineup of Porsches. “Enough said – let’s go!” I thought.
And here’s where this year’s event is being held:
Atlanta Motorsports Park is a 2-mile road course with elevation changes, technical course layout, high speed straights and two ‘signature’ corners. The course surface is 35 to 40 feet wide enabling numerous driver lines and strategies.
And photos I took of Porsches at Atlanta Motorsports Park earlier this year: