There is a 2.4 mile piece of asphalt in Lexington, Ohio that doesn’t love me back. Year after year, my affection for Mid Ohio grows stronger and she continues to reject me. The first time we met, in 2007, she broke our half shaft late in the race. Two years ago, she teased me in the worst way possible - she gave me her track record! But an hour later, she gave it to somebody else. The last time we hung out, she tossed our VTEC right out the window with the rest of our clothes. This year was no different.
Rennsport One (RS1), a team of Porsche racing specialists from Pompano Beach, Florida are making their IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge debut in 2015. RS1 caters to Porsche enthusiasts who want more out of their street car or track monster. The Cayman has become their specialty platform, having completed over a dozen race builds for clients all over the country, including other IMSA teams in the past 18 months.
Looking to expand on this knowledge base and success, they are debuting two newly built Porsche Caymans in the ST class with two pairs of experienced, accomplished drivers for the 2015 season. The team name may be unfamiliar to veteran series competitors, but the RS1 crew are no strangers to the IMSA paddock. Team Principal, Justin Bellinzoni, Crew Chief, Brian Carroll and Team Manager Jared McGillicuddy all bring years of experience in CTSCC, Tudor and GT3 Cup to the effort for an ST championship.
The 2014 IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season is almost over and that is both surprising and upsetting to me. I have just returned from Austin, Texas, one of the coolest cities with the most impressive and well-conceived racetracks in North America. The Circuit of the Americas (COTA) is 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the loud, proud and very fun downtown of the capital city. I consider it a treat to have a brand new, top dollar, Formula 1 facility on our schedule, but coming to COTA means two things this year: The season is almost over and our Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si is going to suck.