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
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!
Soon after returning from Japan, Jon bought a gaming laptop, a Dell G7-15. One of his main “reason” is to reduce his DE costs by competing in iRacing instead. He joined the Peachstate PCA League and raced against other members. When Jon is away on his business trips, he would ask Jacob to pinch-hit for him. Recommended and referred by his fellow PCA iRacers, Jonathan … Continue reading Sim Racing
Coco completed her cadet karting lesson and officially becomes the newest member of Team Shum! Coco also enjoys other forms of speed! Continue reading Fast in Pink!
My fellow DE drivers all agreed that I have a great team manager. Jacob did a great job helping me set tire pressures during the event. He even did a survey on all the tire pressure setpoints of all the 911 drivers! And of course we have new toys! Jon bought a Bluetooth OBD2 scanner to send telemetries to Harry’s As usual PCA events … Continue reading Best team manager
Jon gets different rental vehicles during his many business trips. While most rentals are decent but not very exciting (Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, etc.), Some are more interesting: Nissan Maxima is quite comfortable, but not really a “Sport Car”. During our trip to Spain we rented a Citroen C4 Cactus with air filled shock absorbing body panels. According to Ricardo (my coworker … Continue reading Rental Cars
Jon attended a conference in Bangkok. The host chartered a van to take us to and from the hotel. Jon’s boss was very interested in the sound system in the van so he asked the driver to play some music… Other car related highlights during the trip: Continue reading Commuting in Bangkok
We always enjoy attending PCA parties and new car launches at the dealership! 2017 911 Carrera (991.2) 2017 718 Boxster 2018 Panamera launch. A PCA member brought a couple very special cars to the event! Continue reading New Car Launches