The weather could not have been better. A somewhat muggy Thursday practice, then overnight showers preceded three straight sunny days of temps in the 70’s and great racing. SVRA’s Savannah season opener is always a good one and 2010 did not let this tradition down. Bob Williams and Jack Woehrle were up to their usual entertaining tricks with a LeMans start for Friday’s 2 hour Enduro. Everyone else on the SVRA team did their usual gracious and professional job of seeing to it that the racers enjoyed good sport and good times.
Despite lap time differences of over 30 seconds between the slowest and fastest Enduro cars, 25 entrants saw Friday’s full two hour “Dixie 200” Enduro come off without a single yellow flag lap. VRS drivers Dave Gussack (Porsche 914/6) Jim Lenehan (Datsun 240Z) finished well with a First in Class for each car. Both Brian and I got a turn behind the respective wheels as enduro co-drivers; much appreciated good fun and many thanks to Dave and Jim.
Also under the VRS tent for the weekend was Jim Lenehan’s Swift DB2, Brian’s GRD/Lotus Formula B, my Porsche 914/6 and the VRS rental Swift S2000. We always do our best to bring a spare rental race car to aid any of our guys should a mishap or other “bad car weekend” glitch develop. No need this time, everything worked perfectly, podiums on Sunday’s races materialized along with bags of track time. It all served to get drivers skills well exercised and honed to near perfection on Roebling Road’s tenacious tarmac. Our only regret is the size of the entry. It should have been bigger than the 100 or so cars that participated. SVRA does a great job and this is an event worth finding one’s way to. Come 2011 let’s all do our part. We encourage all to put it on their calendars and come to SVRA Roebling Road event next year, you will be glad you