Posts Tagged ‘road racing’

FlatOut Motorsports Track Day at Roebling Road

August 26th, 2011 Comments off

This past weekend we loaded up the Titan rig and headed to Roebling Road in Savannah Georgia for the first Flat Out Motorsports track day. FlatOut Motorsports was founded by 2 great friends of Titan with the vision of providing track days at great tracks with a more private experience than those found at your typical DE event. With the number of entrants limited to just 45 cars, those who participated were allotted more track time per session, and more importantly less traffic on track.

If you’ve never been to Roebling Road, it’s a great track located just outside of Savannah, GA. The track is 2.02 miles, and features 9 turns, many of which allow for very high speed cornering. There is one long straightaway, one which speeds often reach in the 130-155mph range, however it’s not a horsepower track by any means. There is plenty of runoff around the track and only one wall bordering pit lane, which makes it a great track for new drivers or those looking for additional instruction. We geared up for the event by dusting off our Camo 996tt and planned on using this weekend as a shakedown for the busy DE / Track schedule we have over the next few months. Jon Miller, professional driver /driving coach and the newest member of the Titan team was on hand, as well as Nero’s in his BMW E92 M3, and myself in my BMW M Coupe.

Overall we had a great time this weekend, and FlatOut provided a very safe environment to run our cars Flat Out. For an inaugural event the guys did a great job and we’re looking forward to supporting them at future events. Next up we’ll be heading back to Roebling September 10-11 with the Florida Crown Region PCA for a driver’s ed event. There are still a few spots left for this event and registration is available online at To be added to our track event mailing list, please email and keep you informed so that you can join us at one of our future events.

American Le Mans Series – 12 Hours of Sebring

March 22nd, 2011 Comments off

While half our crew was in Houston for the TX2K11 meet, I brought our Speed Yellow Porsche 996tt to the PCA Corral at the ALMS 12 Hours of Sebring race. This annual event marks the start of the American Le Mans and Intercontinental Le Mans series, with teams battling it out on the famed 3.7 Mile course in Sebring Florida. The race is a grueling 12 hours on Sebring’s rough surface, whose concrete foundation has remained primarily untouched since the 50s, making a true challenge for teams sorting out new cars and drivers.

The race had many surprises as teams battled the gremlins associated with new cars, new equipment, and new teams. At the end of the 12 hours after a great day of racing BMW took the top 2 spots in the GT class in their E92 M3’s, with the Corvette team rounding out the podium in third. Oreca Racing’s Peugeot took the top spot in LMP1, followed by Highcroft racing in second and the factory Peugeot effort a close third.

Titan heads to Roebling Road in Savannah, GA for PCA Citrus DE

October 29th, 2008 Comments off

Many people know Titan Motorsports from our history of drag racing and modifying Toyota Supras for straight line performance. While the Supra and quarter mile does play a significant role in our day to day operation, outside of work we are always looking to have additional fun driving or improving on our personal cars. Recently we have begun tuning European cars for our personal enjoyment and have been bit by the road course bug. As a result we have been enjoying DE or Drivers education events on our weekend, looking to improve on the most important aspect of a modified vehicle, the driver.

This weekend I had the pleasure of driving to Savannah, GA for a Driver’s Education event with the Porsche Club of America Citrus Region. Roebling Road is a 2.02 mile road course in Bloomingdale, Georgia. It is a great track to learn on as it has plenty of runoff and only 1 wall should a mistake occur. The PCA offers instructed driving sessions in a lead follow format that allows you to push the limits of your car, while minimizing risk of damage. It’s a great learning experience mixed with classroom education and on track driving with a qualified instructor sitting riding with you at all times, allowing you to learn the track lines and your cars limits. Once you have been signed off after a few events, Solo driving is available in a number of groups from intermediate solo to advanced solo.

I attended the event in my fiancés SMG BMW M3 (e46), which I had tracked once before in Sebring. This was my first time at Roebling and I was fortunate enough to have a great customer of ours Joshua Barnes as my instructor. Joshua has been driving Roebling for years in his Supra which we have modified to compete with Porsches. He is a great driver, and an even better instructor. From the first lap to the last lap I saw constant improvement, and by the end of the weekend I was maintaining great speed and had a great idea of the race line. I also had the pleasure of taking a few laps in the passenger seat of Joshua’s Supra. The car performs unbelievable and outperformed most of the Porsches and other prepped race cars on the track (with the exception of a Zotz prepped older RSR style race car with 14” slicks on the rear). Anyone who does not believe a Supra can handle the twisties needs to take a good look at Joshua’s car, and if you’re at the same event maybe even a ride. It’ll change the way you think about a race prepped Supra, and when you’re ready we can even build one for you.

A special thanks to Barbara for the great hospitality all weekend, Lauren and John for the great pictures and company. We are hoping to do another event at Roebling early in February, and I would love to see more of our friends and customers get involved and experience how much enjoyment and personal satisfaction a great day at the road course can bring.