Quick Pick Motorsports driver Andrew Porter has found most forms of motorsports come naturally to him. Driving small to full size cars in his career, Porter tends to adapt quickly to each type of car whether it’s a bandolero, super truck, or S2 car. This coming weekend, Andrew will be tackling the first car that has truly given him a challenge, and he could not be looking more forward to it.
Legend cars have been known for their popularity and upbringing of many professionals today worldwide. Expanded in 1992 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the motorcycle-engine dwarf style race cars have spread across the world. One of the tracks hosting the Legend cars is a track Porter has been getting familiar with in 2012; the Las Vegas Bullring.
A few weeks ago, Andrew was talking with a friend and fellow racer about her experience in a Legend car. The conversation led to Porter’s first ride in her backup car. “I used to race up there and was talking to Cheyenne Schindler,” Andrew explained, “I joked about driving one of their cars, and next thing I knew I was behind the wheel.” Cheyenne’s uncle Wayne Jacks set Porter up in the #89 Rolling Thunder legend in the semi-pro series. “It was kind of scary,” he recollected, “I only had a little practice.” In qualifying for the event, the battery began losing power, which affected the outcome in the main event. “The ignition was having issues.” The race itself was a little too action packed, causing the race to finish after only 8 laps of racing due to the track’s 30 minute time limit. Porter finished 17th after starting 25th.
Now returning for round two in the car, Andrew is excited. “This is the only car I have driven in my life that I haven’t figured out,” he said, “every other car I can get in and figure out after a few laps.” The aspect of difficulty is welcomed by Porter. “I love it, and am fully accepting the challenge.” Andrew’s enthusiasm to driving the most difficult car he has ever stepped foot in spawns from a saying in the racing world. “If you can drive a legend car, you can drive anything,” Andrew nodded, “it’s the craziest feeling in the world with the short wheel base.”
Andrew will be racing this Saturday night in only his second Legend car event. A big thank you goes to Wayne Jacks, Donna Gunther and Cheyenne Schindler. For more information on Quick Pick Motorsports driver Andrew Porter, please visit www.quickpickmotorsports.com.