By Chris Braden
Munk’s Motors is proud to announce sponsorship of the 4M Industries / PUB Racing / Munk’s Motors race car. It’s a natural fit for Munk’s: the car is a blue / white 1979 Porsche 924..
The #77 blue 924 is prepped to the limit of the SCCA IT rulebook, which allows primarily for suspension tuning with limited drive train modifications. The car includes a full spherical bearing suspension with custom-valved Brillstein’s, an AIM data acquisition system, and most notably, a PUB Racing-built motor. The car also features a dual-camera digital video system
The driver is Vaughan Scott, a 10-year member of Porsche Club. Though he and his wife, Merritt – whom he met through fellow RSR member Byron Bardis – now live in Royal Oak, they remain members of RSR.
Scott, an automotive stability-control systems engineer, got involved with racing shortly after moving to Ann Arbor to join Bosch in 1999. He started flagging that year at Waterford Hills while at the same time building the car to go through driver’s school in 2000. Scott has continued to develop the car over the past nine seasons; it now ranks among the top 5 in the country.
“I’m pleased to be affiliated with Munk’s,” said Scott. “We’ve been slowly but steadily improving our performance over the years. Support from Munk’s really helps speed up being competitive at the highest level. What you want in any race car or track car is reliability, consistency and a good set-up. Munk’s Motors has the knowledge and experience to help us maintain our competitive edge.”
This summer, Scott set the ITB lap record at Mid-Ohio this August at the Cincinnati SCCA region 2008 IT-Spectacular with a lap time of 1:46.912, blowing away the old lap record by half a second. He finished second overall in the three-race series, including winning the pole for Sunday morning’s race and winning the Sunday afternoon race. Second overall won him two Hoosier race tires.
Later that same month Scott and the car locked up this year’s Waterford Hills ITB (Improved Touring B) championship over the second-to-last Waterford race weekend. Additionally he placed second out of all 124 Waterford drivers in the overall Waterford Hills Driver’s Championship, which adds together both the class race points and the Sunday feature race points.
The last event of the 2008 season for the Munk’s Motors race car is the American Road Race of Champions Presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine (ARRC), a national-level season-end SCCA regional race at Road Atlanta on November 8th. Last year in his first outing at the 2007 ARRC – and his first time driving at Road Atlanta – Scott qualified 10th and finished 5th overall. The ARRC attracts the best regional racers in the country, over 350 entrants from around the U.S. and Canada in the classes that aren’t invited to the SCCA Runoffs.
We’re looking forward to another strong performance by Scott and #77 blue at this year’s ARRC. We expect to see a podium finish. Go, Vaughan!