Pete’s 2008 Season Highlights

From New Zealand to Road America in Wisconsin, 2008 was a busy year.

12 Hour Enduro at PIR

On a crisp, clear Fall day in Portland International Raceway our team of 6 drivers covered over a thousand miles and 510 laps in Mike Helton’s BMW M3. The event was the “12 Hours of the Cascades” put on by the Cascade Sports Car Club . The result was an astounding first in our P1 class and a second place overall.

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Road America – 2008

Join Suzanne, Jack and “The Enterprise” for our 5000 mile ”Americana Tour” including 12 states and time in the  Black Hills of South Dakota,  Racing at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and a day at Yellowstone Park.

 Pete ahead of the 911s

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2008 Southern Festival of Speed

This is the “motor-head version” of our trip to New Zealand for the 2008 Southern Festival of Speed comprised of three race weekends at Ruapuna, Levels and Teretonga.  I have included YouTube links to in-car videos at all race tracks and lots of photo and commentary on racing in New Zealand.

Day 1 - Ruapuna - Skope Classic

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Sovren Spring Sprints

The 2007 Sovren vintage racing season is underway! The “new race car” #59 has finally been named after this last weekend’s “Spring Sprints” event. After several comments from spectators about the “whistling noise” that the car made as I sped past the grandstands, the name “Piccolo Pete” was coined by Suzanne. ….so “Pete” it is…

Pete whistling while he races:

Defrost Spring Sprints

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A New Race Car Is Born!

After a few seasons driving my 1969 BMW 2002 – #068 – I decided that although it was a great car to learn in, there were a few areas that could be improved. The opportunity came about after finding a ‘69 2002 shell in Idaho in August of 2006. Jim Froula, owner of Racecraft, was in the midst of partnering with Terry Forland (a fellow BMW 2002 enthusiast) and the timing seemed right to have this pair build a new car for the 2007 season.

Sovren Defrost Weekend

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