IMSA 2019

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    That's what happened but NBC showed the full 3 hours after NASCAR, not just the last 30 minutes.

    Good stuuf, too. I watched it on the 4th. Good job by Mazda holding off strong challenges in the fourth and fifth hours. See what they can do when I stop posting about them?
     
  2. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    I root for Helio (no last name needed) and Townsend Bell. Go boys!
     
  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    SPOILER ALERT Text in white; highlight to read.

    Damn, Mazda, did y'all just figure out you like winning?
     
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  4. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Wow back to back 1-2 finishes for Mazda. Congrats to them on improving their dependability and executing on these wins.

    Good race at CTMP... LOT of action.
     
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  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Hard not to like Mosport. Old school track with a ton of flow and speed. Badass.

    Mazda and Acura have had some great battles recently, very fun to watch. It looks like all Mazda had to do was get that monkey off their back and then the wins would start flowing. Really happy for them.

    Was hoping for a better result for the CORE Nissan - I think Ricky Taylor got away with a hipcheck against them late in the race.

    Very glad Franzoni is okay, I'm not sure I've ever seen a car entirely buried by tire barrier like that before.
     
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  6. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    First GT-only race of the season at the 1.5-mile bull ring. Same TV deal as Watkins Glen with the live stream and then rebroadcast after the IndyCar race.

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  7. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner



    Now if only they could get Alonso to return lol
     
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  8. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Watching some IMSA waiting for IndyCar to start. Sounds like a plan.
     
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  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Wow, good racing in both classes today. 160 minutes of green flag racing and a side-by-side finish for a class win!
    Porsche
    absolutely had the best car in GTLM this weekend but
    Ford
    were very impressive in their strategy, tire management, and driver execution (compared to some more of the same in driving standards from the runners-up).

    Very cool to see
    Pfaff
    get a victory in their first year in WeatherTech after expanding from World Challenge and GT3 Cup.
     
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  10. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    One last tape delay...

     
  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    2020 schedule is basically the same outside of LMP2. Some of the Rolex 24 will be on NBC, unlike this year's race.

    https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/2020-weathertech-championship-schedule-released/

     
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  12. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Crazy Michelin Pilot race. Finished in the rain , dark and with a couple lap dash for the finish after
    FCY. OMG ! Liddell came from 4th to win on the last lap by a half a car. !!!!! Wow. Catch those highlites if you can.
     
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  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I read Kuno Wittmer hit the pit lane limiter near the line instead of the radio button?? Holy crap.

     
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  14. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    Absolutely disgraceful double blocking by Ticknel on Cameron. I can't believe there's no protest.
     
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  15. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Ehh, Montoya was blocking all over the place when he was in the car earlier. I’d rather they be consistent in whatever they decide to call. Ricky Taylor blocked Colin Braun straight off the track at Mosport. It is what it is at this point. For the most part there was good, hard racing all over the track today and I’m glad for that.
     
  16. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    I don't like blocking, no matter who is doing it.
     
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  17. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I agree, but they've already established through their non-calls this season that they're okay with it and I'd prefer they be consistent than change their mind mid-season or even mid-race. These guys know it's fair game and they'll race each other like that until it ends in tears for someone.
     
  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  19. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    If it keeps up, I'll turn it off. I've already turned F1 off because of the same thing.
     
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    GT-only again this weekend.

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  21. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Jon Bennett is retiring from racing, so unfortunately, these final two prototype races will be the last for CORE. Presumably, no more Nissans in IMSA anymore either. I expect Colin Braun to be a highly sought-after free agent.

     
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  22. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Pretty vicious impact for Katherine Legge.
     
  23. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  24. KTMLew01

    KTMLew01 Team Owner

    They said a tire blew out at highest speed section of track. She's had her share of big hits.
     
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  25. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Looks like it was going up the esses towards the ‘top’ of the track. Scary place to have a sudden failure for sure.
     
  26. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/vir-post-race-notebook/
     
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  27. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

  28. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    I will say I love seeing these guys at Mid Ohio. I have never seen such competitive racing in my life
     
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  29. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Portland really deserves another major race. I’d love to see IMSA return there but budgets are apparently being pushed pretty far already.

    I wouldn’t be heartbroken to see them leave Long Beach or Laguna Seca for Portland but I get why that would pretty much never happen. Not enough major events in the PNW though.
     
  30. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    Portland would be great if they either opened up or even removed the first chicane. Indycars always seem to have a big pile up there. They would have to put some better barriers at the first turn because they would be flying into there, but it would be worth it to avoid that first lap chicane disaster.

    I used to love it when the prototypes ran at VIR. I'de also like to see the July night race at Daytona come back. There just aren't enough dates available for us to get all our favorite tracks.
     
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  31. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    All classes back for the final two races of the season. First appearance on big NBC.

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  32. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Nasr returning to Action Express for 2020
    https://racer.com/2019/09/10/nasr-returning-to-action-express-for-2020/

     
  33. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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    Kiante Team Owner

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    LewTheShoe Team Owner

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  36. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    If I were Taylor Racing, I'de be talking to Colin Braun.
     
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  37. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I agree, but Ganassi is reportedly still working on running the GTs next year (40/60 or 50/50 with time running out) and Spirit of Daytona is one of the teams possibly running a customer Mazda (Richard Westbrook was formerly a driver of theirs) so I am pretty positive all of the other Ford guys will have some sort of quality drive next year as well, they perhaps just haven't exercised their ability to seek out other options yet.

    I'll agree that this opening would be a great landing spot for Colin Braun too.
     
  38. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Porsche have killed it with the throwbacks the last two years.

     

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