Category: Competition, Racing and Track Support

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With great Porsches, comes great responsibility.

$39 million in cars, given the white glove treatment.

Consider for a moment the responsibility we accept when moving a client’s rare and ofttimes irreplaceable vintage Porsche. The entire process requires complete focus, years of experience, and precise choreography. For Labor Day weekend this year, we were challenged like never before.

Lime Rock Park’s Historics Festival is one of the finest annual vintage automobile gatherings in North America. Each year, a noted collector is chosen to be featured under the tent. For 2021, the nod went to renowned architect Steven Harris. Steven’s Porsche collection is truly extraordinary, rivaling the best in the world. We’ve been fortunate to have cared for many of his cars over the years and can attest to the quality, beauty and diversity of his curation.

 

For this year’s Historic Festival, 24 of Steven’s cars needed to moved between three locations over the course of four days. We were honored to receive the call to handle the transport, but also [...]

HK Motorcars and SpeedSport Tuning

Glickenhaus expands dealer and service network with HK Motorcars and SpeedSport Tuning

SpeedSport Tuning is pleased to announce we have been named as the exclusive service and support center for HK Motorcars. HK Motorcars is the Northeast factory dealership for SCG, aka Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Founder Jim Glickenhaus and company are building an exciting range of competition-proven performance vehicles for street, track and even off-road. Conveniently located adjacent to SCG’s Connecticut factory, SpeedSport will be handling delivery, service and full track support. SCG’s cars are proven in international competition, from the Nürburgring to Baja, where the outrageous Glickenhaus Boot has won its class in its first two years of competition.

We recently completed the first US track test and delivery for the exciting new SCG 004C race car, pictured above. The center seat, V8-powered carbon fiber 004 is available in a range of tune [...]

2021 Winter Sebring Racing Recap

2021 track season kicks off with Florida podiums!

As usual, our track season kicked off at Sebring with four events beginning with PBOC at the end of January through International GT in late February. In addition to our own SpeedSport Tuning clients, we collaborated with Monticello Motor Club and provided support for their members as well. We’ve had a trusted partnership with MMC since their early days and we look forward to another fantastic season working with their members and staff.

The annual 48 Hours of Sebring PCA event started even earlier for us as we began the week with our good friends at David Murry Track Days. And of course there was rain…because…Sebring. Dave Kuchrawy, Andrew Marks and Gene Raymondi all raced under our awning and got tons of track time. In the PCA race weekend, Dave finished 5th in race one, 4th in race two and [...]

Competition Oil ServiceYou know how important it is to regularly change the oil on your street car. Well, it's even more important and required more frequently on your track car. The higher temperatures and consistent high revolutions can break down your oil quicker, resulting in less protection as time goes on. Frequent oil services are one of the best things you can do to prolong the life and top performance of your track car.Contact us at 203 730-0311 for all your Porsche needs.
Competition transportation to and from the trackGetting to and from the track for a D.E., track day, or racing event doesn’t have to be a hassle. Leave the transportation to us. We’ll safely and securely load and transport your vehicle to the track, along with your spare wheels and tires, fuel, etc., so all you have to do is show up. With your helmet and HANS device of course.Contact us at 203 730-0311 for all your competition and track needs.
Porsche Competition Brake Repair, Service and ReplacementPorsche’s factory brakes are some of the best OE units available. But if you are spending a lot of time on the track, an upgrade might be in order. Street cars have brake components that are compromised for street use and will come up short under serious track time. Brakes are not just a vitally important safety component, they can also dramatically lower your lap times. Brake later and deeper into corners and you’ll gain a competitive advantage over your competitors. Most passing takes place in the braking zones, after all. Between new pads, rotors and higher temp fluid alone you’ll see big improvement, both in stopping power and in fade resistance. Add new lines and your gains will be even greater. We’ll look at not just your car, but also how you plan on using it and give you our recommendations on products that fit your exact needs and optimize your stopping power. Give us a call: 203-730-0311Contact us at 203 730-0311 for all your Porsche Competition and Trackside needs.
Porsche Competition Tech InspectionPorsche Club and other organized track groups typically require proof of a tech inspection prior to competing in a Driver’s Education (D.E.) event. At Speedsport Tuning, we conduct the inspection and fill out the form for our customers to insure your car is ready and safe to be on track. Are you a PCA member? We've been proud supporters of regional Porsche Club Chapters for longer than we can remember, and Spencer is a former CVR Chief Instructor. We've hosted Tech Tactics, monthly meetings and special events. And if you attend a major East Coast club race, you'll find our set-up and crew in the paddock, helping our clients get their best results. Not a member? Join up to see what you've been missing.Contact us at 203 730-0311 for all your Porsche Competition and Trackside needs.
Porsche Competition Track SupportTrack events can be incredibly rewarding…and extremely stressful without the proper support team behind you. Our Speedsport Tuning Competition Department will get your car ready beforehand in our facility, and then meet you at the track to give you the support you need. At the track we can handle everything from fuel, wheels and tires, brakes and suspension set-up, to data and video recording and communications. We can even handle the transportation to and from the track. Check our track schedule to see which events we will be attending and book your spot today!Contact us at 203 730-0311 for all your Porsche Competition and Trackside needs.
Porsche Competition Staff Bryan Shute Director of Racing Operations and Lead Race Technician Bryan has been leading Speedsport Tuning’s Competition Department for over six years. In addition to his impressive technical expertise and ability to finely tune a racecar, Bryan is responsible for overseeing Speedsport Tuning’s entire Competition Department onsite and offsite operations. Bryan is a factory-trained and certified Porsche technician who came to Speedsport Tuning after eight years at a top Porsche dealership. He is a UTI Graduate with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology and a Graduate of the Porsche Training Apprenticeship Program. Bryan is also a member of Connecticut’s Army National Guard. Which might help explain his ability to keep everyone else in the department on their toes. His favorite car? 1991 Honda Prelude SI Contact us at 203 730-0311 for all your Porsche Competition and Trackside needs.
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