Two laps at my home track, PIR, from August 24th PCA HPDE

PIR (Portland International Raceway) is my home track. It’s got 12 turns, is 1.9 miles long, and includes two nice straightaways, on the back one of which I’ve reached a top speed of 125mph in my stock 2006 Cayman S. These two laps here from the August 24th PCA HPDE (Porsche Club of America High-Performance Driver’s Education) were towards the end of my first session of the day, accompanied by master instructor Eddie Nakato. I kind of drove like ass for most of this session but gradually warmed up to a decent place. (You can hear him pointing out how I need to work on smoother application of the throttle before turn 6 in the second lap!) These laps are relatively devoid of traffic, so enjoy the sounds of air and engine.
Unfortunately my camera battery gave out after this session. Later in the day, even as the ambient temperatures reached 90+ degrees and my Michelin PS2 tires squealed like stuck pigs around the corners, I had some exhilarating laps where I became fully one with the car. It’s such a beautiful feeling, becoming nothing but movement and power and flow….

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