2018 Petit Le Mans

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by Hotrod, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

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    Just to wet the appetite.
     
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    Hotrod Team Owner

  3. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  4. FLRacingFan

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  5. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Another Friday at the Petit . When will I ever learn that just because its cool outside , you can still get sunburn.
    I do it every year it seems. It was a great day of racing. A little sad though. Last time we will see the PC class.
    Continental Tires are gone as a major sponsor . And of course no Dr.Panoz. A series cross roads for sure.
    I think there are some good announcements for next year floating around, so we should be in good shape.
    Watching the race on tv and computer today while I organize my autographed hero cards I got yesterday. My favorite
    autograph from yesterday was a Cole Custer signature. He basically just does a simple CC with the #15.
    Now to go find that bottle of aloe around here somewhere!
     
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  6. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Forgot to DVR this. Kill me
     
  7. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Haha Dun24 , you have plenty of time to start it now. Lot of action already though.
    Glad the 22 has bounced back from an early flat tire. This is going to be a barn burner
    tonite as always.
     
  8. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Yeah I'll be home in time to watch the finish. You are there live?
     
  9. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    My boys Helio and Townsend's cars are still in the race. Fingers crossed.
     
  10. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    No, just did yesterday , all day.
    In front of TV and Computer .
     
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  11. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Who is the co-announcer on the IMSA live stream?
     
  12. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Doing my heart good to still seeing both Mazdas running. (no jinx...lol)
     
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  13. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Usually in the booth its Jeremy Shaw and John Hindaugh. They have guests from time to time.


    Wow, lots of flats. Need the track brush asap.
     
  14. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Must've been one of their guests.
    Apparently someone from Audi Sport Customer Racing who had a pretty strong accent.
     
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  15. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Racing up front in P has been pretty good. Doesn't feel like any one manufacturer is truly head-and-shoulders above anyone this week.
     
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  16. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    The two title contenders in GTD, MSR and Paul Miller Racing, are running 1-2 in class right now. Gonna come down to the wire.
     
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  17. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Seems like everyone in the P class has had a turn up front so far.
    This will be another epic finish I have a feeling.
     
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  18. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Time for the Pipo (#22) show with 40 mins to go.
     
  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    This might end in tears for the P leaders...
     
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Wow the #5 ran out at the bottom of the hill. WTR finally broke their losing streak!
     
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  21. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    2 turns to go and out of gas for the leader. The Petit breaks hearts again.
    What a race ! I just really don't miss the P1 's . These finishes are better for the sport
    in my opinion.
     
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  22. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Holy sh!t that finish!!!! Ten hours comes down to the last few turns and gnarly little amounts of fuel. American Sportscar Racing is on the up and up.
     
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  23. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    This save effectively won the race in GTD...

     
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  24. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Really disappointed CORE and MSR didn't win the titles but man, they put up great fights this year. No way anyone thought CORE could compete for the full-season title with a true Pro-Am lineup back in January and the #86 was a race-by-race entry until late in the season. Pretty cool stories nonetheless. And a Corvette title is always fun too.

    So much change ahead for IMSA next year but I'm feeling pretty optimistic. I hope to get down to Sebring next month for the Encore.
     
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