CFCC parking lot turned into race track


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Submitted: Mon, 11/26/2007 - 2:25pm
Updated: Fri, 03/25/2011 - 2:01pm
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WILMINGTON — A parking lot at Cape Fear Community College turned into a race track Sunday. The North Carolina Region Sports Car Club of America’s,  Cape Fear Chapter used the lot for its bi-annual autocross event. Drivers raced against the clock in various cars ranging from Hondas to Porsches.

Organizers say the event tested drivers’ techniques more than anything. One driver only had his learners permit, he said events like autocross actually help him become a better driver. One of the participants Mark Mayorga said, "This is a great opportunity for me because a lot of people when they’re young they get into accidents and this teaches control of the car and handling, you can push the car to the limits without getting into trouble on the street."

The event was legal and approved by Cape Fear Community College. Organizers of the event have $5 million in liability insurance lined up, just in case something goes wrong.

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