The third day of the Rennsport Reunion saw a hotly anticipated Porsche tractor race, with speeds peaking at 15mph. Over the years, Porsche developed four engines, from one to four cylinders, and four models: the Junior, Master, Standard and Super. The Master is the one you’d want for racing. Despite the modest velocities, the race attracted a star field of current and former Porsche factory drivers, amongst them former IMSA prototype champion Felipe Nasr, GT ace Nick Tandy, Jeff Zwart, ex-Porsche works driver, Patrick Long and Jorg Bergmeister in a race that featured a traditional Le Mans start.
“Well, that was about the most fun you can have at 15mph,” said Tandy, who is also a professional farmer. “It’s all about maintaining momentum. I thought my aero balance was pretty good and I definitely got the most out of the tyres.” One competitor got a “Pink Pig” tribute tractor fitted with a spoiler, giving an obvious advantage in downforce. Patrick Long emerged victorious after leading from lights-to-flag. A good, if somewhat silly, time was had by all.
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