After a challenging start in PCA Simracing Series 1, Jon and Jacob steadily improve their race craft and their results start to improve. In Series 2, Jon and Jacob raced the high downforce (and arguably easier) Porsche 911 RSR. Click link for YouTube replays: Team Shum got off to a great start with Jon’s 17th-place at Laguna Seca. Jacob soon achieved TeamShum’s first top-10, with … Continue reading iRacing Year 1 Review
What made iRacing different from other simulators is the team racing feature. During the race each team member can be driver, crew chief, spotter (and of course rest time to eat/sleep/nature break, etc). PCA Peachstate GT team entered two cars in its first endurance race, Jon and Jacob both in the green car. Jon volunteered to be the team manager so he is responsible to … Continue reading Sim Racing 24h of LeMans
22 years!!! Mom and Dad’s 1998 ES 300 fully lived up to Lexus’ legendary reliability, but all good things come to an end. While Toby visited Mom and Dad in Montreal, they went on test drives. First stop was at Mazda – one of Team Shum’s favorite brands! Mom found the CX-3 easiest to get in and out. Dad and Toby test drove the car, … Continue reading Farewell Old Trusty, Hello Zoom Zoom
After the winter break Team Shum East was back in action again at VIR. Last year June had to abandon her VIR outing due to a clutch issue (turned out to be a cracked pressure plate). The clutch was replaced and June was ready for track duty again. In addition, Jon bought June a new set of 19″ wheels fitted with new Michelin Pilot Sport … Continue reading Reliable Partners
After three visits to the new LeMans Karting facility in Greer, Jon and Jacob became more comfortable with the track configuration to run consistent laptimes. They took the next step to join the League Racing where the real racers race against each other on Thursday evenings. The race was a one hour team enduro on the Mega-Track. Normally the race director would draw teams of … Continue reading Go Kart League Racing!
It took all of 22 months for Theo to get behind the wheel. He has been riding alongside Oliver. But as Oliver was distracted with something else Theo took over and promptly found the “go pedal”. Another Natural! Continue reading Theo’s First Drive
Toby could not wait to take Kate out on track so he immediately signed up for the Labor Day DE at Virginia International Raceway. Jonathan and June also signed up to make it a “Team Shum East” outing. Kate was still completely stock when she arrived at VIR. We gave her racing brake pads and GT3 brake cooling ducts and off she went! Unfortunately Jonathan’s … Continue reading Kate’s First VIR Outing