Cayman Interseries Racing Close
The Cayman Interseries charged through a full schedule of on-track action and off-track promotions Friday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where the Porsche tribute series is making its inaugural Rennsport Reunion appearance this weekend.
While championship-winning pro driver and Porsche stalwart David Donohue – driving the No. 6 Cayman S themed after the mighty Sunoco/Penske Porsche 917-30 driven by his father Mark Donohue– topped both of Friday’s practice sessions, the day’s official fastest lap went to Cayman Interseries regular Mark Sandridge. Driving his white and red-and-yellow striped No. 49 Cayman S, which is modeled after his 1994 IMSA Champion Team Salad Porsche 911 RSR, Sandridge clocked in at 1:39.915 in the second and final session of the day Friday afternoon.
“The field is very close, so if I happened to nick off a good lap it can’t be much quicker than one of the other guys, who are real close to me anyways,” Sandridge said. “It’s just fun being here, I am glad the car feels good, and we are getting a little better effort here than the last race in Atlanta. I got it dialed in, my teammate Joe Varde helped me get it dialed in, and it just feels good.”
Sandridge was also feeling on Friday the high-energy atmosphere of a Rennsport Reunion event.
“I think the spirit of Porsche lives here today,” Sandridge said. “It’s pretty incredible, the amount of cars. Everybody is just jazzed up, all keyed up because you get caught up in the aura of Porsche.”
Second quickest Friday was debuting driver Jack Kachadurian who is piloting a red and white No. 14 Cayman S that pays tribute to a Richard Lloyd Racing Canon Porsche 956.