IMSA 2017

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  2. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Yussss
     
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  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I've seen races at every track run on in the last five years by this series and its pre-merger predecessors.

    Except Sebring.

    The weather in SC is going to suck this weekend and I'm Gorilla-gluing my fat butt to the Laz-E-Boy.
     
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  4. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Streaming on FansChoice.TV and IMSA.TV:

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  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  6. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    "***Various cars have underwent Balance of Performance changes since Daytona, but none more than the Cadillac DPi-V.R., which has received a total 2.1 mm reduction in air restrictor, 20 kg weight increase and fuel capacity and refueling restrictor reductions, in two waves. Cadillac DPi Program Coordinator Max Angelelli told Sportscar365 that the air restrictor adjustment alone equates to approximately a 70 horsepower decrease."

    No surprise the Caddy's got cut back after Daytona.
     
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  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I think they still have to be big favorites going into today. It seems like whatever's thrown at them they can adjust to pretty well. If Rebellion can't beat them I don't think anyone can.
     
  8. FLRacingFan

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  9. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Went out there Thursday, I actually had an opportunity to do some work for ESM in setting up the hospitality suite. My ears still ring a bit from the Corvette, its insane just how pure sound and just how brutal it is. Nothing comes close to the volume and overall fidelity of sound it creates, the Cadillac was second, and that Mercedes SLS is so damn distinct.

    The Ford GT sounds great, the Lexus folks were pretty cool and I got to talking with them. Got to meet Jordan Taylor as well, but I did not get an autograph or picture from him, such a cool guy and we just started a bit of a conversation for a bit. His dad, Wayne, came and picked him and they left to the suite. All in all, it was pretty cool to work with ESM Patron for a bit, so that was quite a pleasurable experience to be that close to the track and talk to personnel.
     
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  10. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I went to one of the open test days a few weeks back and at the start of the afternoon session the Corvettes were the only ones on track for a little while. It was incredible. Totally agree on the Cadillac and Mercedes too. Big V8s will always be sexy, imo.

    Jordan always seemed like a really cool dude. He's incredible on social media lol. That's hella lit though. How did you get to work with ESM for a day?
     
  11. FLRacingFan

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  12. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Okay, am I too stupid to use the IMSA TV feed? All I get is the qualifying.
     
  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I think you have to use FOX Sports Go. You used to be able to use IMSA.TV for the race and then FOX requested it be blocked for domestic viewers I think.
     
  14. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Thanks. I switched and am good.
     
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  15. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    At the moment I work for a labor service and they asked me.

    Dispatcher: "Kiante, do you want to go to Sebring?"

    Me: " I said to the racetrack!?"

    Dispatcher: "Yeah, a team needs help setting up its hospit..."

    Me: *Gets to office* "Where do I sign?"

    I was smiling all the way there. Didn't have to do much or get paid a lot, but the opportunity was too good to pass up. They have is labor works do what official team workers don't want to do. In reality, moving a lot of heavy stuff during that time. Easiest money I have made IMHO, but my car popped up a freaking CEL tho after the drive.

    I have to get the PCM reflashed on my Dart...lol
     
  16. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    All I'm seeing on the FSGo app is in-car streams. Anyone know where I can find the regular telecast?
     
  17. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Should be the second one?

     
  18. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Hmmm.. I'm on mobile and it just gives me the Ford, BMW, and Chevy in-cars. Oh well I can wait half an hour. Lmao
     
  19. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    IMSA Drinking Game - "Argy-bargy!"
     
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  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Turn 17 is not really a place I would want to lose the brakes going into. :oops:
     
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  21. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Tristan Vautier should still be in Indycar, dude seriously got ****** over badly after his only year.
     
  22. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    A lot of the solid MRTI guys seem to go on and have success in sports cars. It'd be good to see Juncos and Carlin provide a home to some of them in the future.
     
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  23. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Those Carlin seats are waiting for Jones and Chilton, at least IMHO.

    Juncos might be a possibility for him and I hope so.
     
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  24. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Chip: *Looks at Bourdais laptime*

    "Yeah, lets keep him in that mfker."
     
  25. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    I have been following endurance racing for years. It's a great alternative to F1. Nice to see Jack Hawksworth get a ride.
     
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  26. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    For anyone still lost, it is on FS1 until 11:00 PM EDT.
     
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  27. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Taking a break for the Xfinity race on the tube; still streaming this on FS Go.
     
  28. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Uh-oh, got the rump open on one of the Paetron cars and taking an extinguisher to it. That's almost never good.
     
  29. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Jordan in for the rest of the race. Gonna be a long stint.
     
  30. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Fillipe has to be pissed right now with Jordan right on his rear end.

    Jordan has a foot made of freaking lead.
     
  31. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Garcia ain't gonna be able to hold off Pilet.
     
  32. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Garcia has been on track for the last three hours?
     
  33. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    A good day for GM
     
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  34. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    Change Racing ran out of fuel with 45 seconds to go while in 3rd place. Have to be GUTTED!:crash:
     
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  35. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Dude set some absolutely killer lap times down the stretch. I saw at least three race bests for the #3 from him in the last half hour or so.
     
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  36. Taco

    Taco Team Owner

    The little Yellow vette whipped three GT40's, I love it, especially with William Ford watching.
     
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  37. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Yeah, nice job of methodically picking them off.
     
  38. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  39. LewTheShoe

    LewTheShoe Team Owner

    Every IMSA broadcast proves... Yes, Virginia, there *is* a TV guy that makes Michael Waltrip look knowledgeable and professional as a commentator. Justin Bell is 100% cringeworthy 100% of the time.

    Heck of a good race in GTLM. Congrats to the Corvette team.
     
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  40. FLRacingFan

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