After months of planning, the final of the Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship was upon us. The Porsche Centre Chester team and over 130 of our valued customers met at Oulton Park for this very special event. Each of our guests were treated to a VIP Experience at Oulton Park, which included exclusive access to our own unique hospitality area including breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
The strong bond we have with our customers at Porsche Centre Chester is really important to us. Earlier this year we welcomed a customer entry into the Porsche Club Championship - a race series that runs alongside our own Restoracing Championship. Loyal Porsche Centre Chester customer Andrew Dickens was inspired to enter a Boxster into the Championship after attending one of Carl’s races with us earlier in the year. Since then, his friend and colleague Toby Barlow has raced the car in a number of rounds and has had multiple podium finishes. To top it off, they organised to have their car in ‘Martini’ inspired livery, resulting in an identical car to our own!
Unfortunately our first race was delayed due to torrential rains and sadly the track was rather flooded. A few minutes into the race the commentator announced that one of the cars had spun off on to the grass verge resulting in a collision with a barrier. It was Carl in our Boxster – disaster! Fortunately Carl was unscathed and the car just needed a new wheel, however that was us out of race one.
Toby, in his identical ‘Martini’ car was out soon after, competing in the Porsche Club Championship where he finished in first place.
It was soon time for the second races of the day and after an intense race, we were delighted to see Carl cross the finish line in seventh position. Toby fought against power steering issues throughout the duration of his second race yet still managed to cross the line in second place of the Porsche Club Championship race meaning yet another podium position under his belt.
The final of the Porsche Club Championship will be held on the 28 September at Donington Park and in this round Carl will be joining Toby on the grid.
Please contact Kat Griffiths via email or call on 0151 373 4899 or more details about our events or to find out more about either the Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship or the Porsche Club Championship.
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