Speedvision GT World Challenge
Sep, 29 2000
After a mere 18 month in driver's ed and
PCA club racing my friend Hank Cohn was really looking forward to participate
in his first SCCA pro race. He had been talking about this race all
year and I had always joked about being one of his pit crew whenever he
had mentioned it. Before long....... that day is finally here, the
qualifying was conducted on Sep 28th, a 20 minute qualifying session around
the track determined the starting position on the grid. Sep 29th
was the big day, a 50 minute race determined the winner of the event.
There were a variety of cars in this pro
race, Audi S4, Corvettes, Vipers, Mustangs, Camaro, BMW M3, 996 GT3, 993
supercup car, 993 etc. Both Hank and Corey completed the race
without any serious scratches. It still amazes me that both cars
made it back in one piece after seeing the massive crowd of cars at the
standing start. Pro racing is serious racing, there is no preservation
here. Ever heard of "rubbing is racing"? That term really applies
................and I thought people play
rough in PCA club racing.
some words from the Hank Cohn
just wanted to say thanks to Robin, Lynn and Joe for their words of encouragement.
The World Challenge weekend ranks in the top 5 experiences of my life.
It was an incredible privilege to participate in a sport at that level
with some of the people that we get to see on TV. I was lucky enough to
be selected to sign autographs with people like Derek Bell, Reese Cox and
Michael Galati – what an honor.
most fun part of the week was spending time with most of the people that
have been around me in Motorsport for the last two years. Robin Sun was
a member of the Autometrics team’s pit crew and was extremely helpful.
Gordon Friedman (our crew chief) of Autometrics set both my car and Cory’s
car up beautifully. The suspension was not perfect for the g-force tires,
but we all worked hard to make the best of it. My wife was the video documentor
and did a great job.
and SCCA Pro were as professional as you could ask for. No one got excited
about technical issues with the car and worked with the crew chief to solve
minor problems. The race was truly awesome. 50 minutes of racing at Road
Atlanta with a standing start – what a rush. Right now, we are trying to
figure out how to get to Las Vegas for the race in October.
again for all of the support! I highly recommend the World Challenge series
to anyone who loves motor racing. It was more fun than I could have ever
very much want to see Hank and Corey make their way to Las Vegas for round
8 of Speedvision GT world challenge race at the end of October, not sure
how we are going to raise the $7000 we need to get the cars entered in
that race yet. Anyone out there would like to sponsor two race cars
for $7000? It is televised!
Click below to see pictures
of the event
challenge Touring car race
challenge GT car race
Hank Cohn's racing pages