For over half a century there has been a paved racing circuit in Garrettsville, Ohio in close proximity to the Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. In recent years the ownership of the race course has changed hands, and finally the faltering facilities are receiving the attention they have long needed. It had been two years since my last visit, so the timing was right to pay a visit to my nearest road course, and go for a spin!
On the first day of Spring this year trumpets sounded as I returned to my gear head roots, ditched my Tesla, and picked up a Porsche. (Don’t worry, the wife still has a Tesla Model S). And I figured what better way to start off the season with a new toy, than to take it to the track? Here is my recap!
Nearing the end of summer in the Midwest means getting your last track events under your belt. Soon the leaves will be falling and the weather will be too cold, and the local road course and drag strips will shut down for the season. With a few new toys under the hood I made it out for what may be one of my final lapping sessions of the year in my Audi.
On July 26, 2014 there was a “fun day” track event at the *new* Nelson Ledges Race Complex. Here is my account of the fun that unfolded, and some videos of my sessions. Enjoy!