The Isringhausen Motorsports team is contesting the Intercontinental Trophy Cup Porsche Cayman racing series again this year. With two races down, the Isringhausen team is looking good. Sebring was the venue for the second race of the season. The Isringhausen Motorsports team swept all race classes. Team members and finishing positions were:
Lukas Johnson. P2 class – 1st place in Saturday and Sunday races for first in class.
Geoff Sr. P1 class – 1st place in Saturday and Sunday races for first in class.
Dan Martinson GTP class – 1st place in Saturday and Sunday races in class and overall.
Robert Boothe P1 class – 4th place in Saturday and Sunday races for 4th in class.
There was also a 3 hour enduro (short for endurance as it is a long race) race on Saturday night. Isringhausen Motorsports won two out of three classes in this race. Dan Martinson teamed up with John Tecce in GTP for the win. Lukas Johnson invited Stephen Simpson to co-drive with him and they combined for the win as well. A promising new member to our team joined us in Sebring, Tanner Whitten. Tanner practiced in our newest car, a 2012 Cayman R PDK, and laid down some very fast laps. Tanner also partnered with Geoff Sr. in the enduro and handed the car off to Geoff in 1st place after more than an hour of intense racing. This is where things took a bad turn for our team. Geoff got in the car and after the refueling, took off down pit road and around the track entry curve. As he approached turn 3, the first braking turn, he discovered the brakes had overheated while in the pits and had boiled the fluid in the lines resulting in complete failure. Geoff pumped the brake pedal frantically but to no avail. The car was not slowing and he slammed into the tire wall ending the race for Geoff and Tanner. Here is a short clip of the accident:
Overall, we had a great weekend. The damage was not too serious and we plan to have car 58 ready for our next race at New Jersey Motorsports Park. We owe our success to the hard work of our regular crew members, Jimmy Cardoni and Tom Bennett. For the first two races this year we have also had the help of Chris Smith Racing with car prep, set-up and track support. Chris’ many years of race team management have been very valuable. Here is a video with highlights from Sebring:
As always, thanks to Ken Hills Photography for the excellent shots!