Thank you! I'm going to start making those my wallpapers so I can't forget!
I think the whole field from Sunday is coming back Friday. One of the P3 cars is scrounging about for a motor they can't find, so they may be out, but I think we're probably going to have mostly the same field.
I'm delighted that P3 have been added this year. It kind of makes up for LMGT being so poorly supported. GTD being so good really helps too, and next year that class is going to be as badass as it gets. We need more cars and letting the P3 cars in was a really solid move.
As far as Marco Andretti, I'm glad he's in the series, and I'm glad Jared is there too. This entire effort is merely a dipping of the toe in the water to learn a few things. I fearlessly predict Andretti will be in the DPI the Acura program.
Funny how the competitive balance seems to have shifted, but maybe that's due to the different tracks. The Mazda seems to like the long circuits and the Caddy can't be beat at places that require smooth power delivery. Acura seems to hit and miss a little and you can never guess how they are going to run. This time it was the Shank car that ran so well, which previously wasn't that great.,
Anyone notice how quiet Durani is now? He went on a rampage getting into it with Taylor, Montoya, Van der Zande, and throwing the championship away at Sebring last year in a red mist madness moment. Since then, I don't think he's so much as grazed another car, but he has also not been the same dominant forces as he has been. He will probably make me look stupid tomorrow and lead every lap to win but at last for now it's fair to ask why he's not at the front were we are used to seeing him.
Also sad is how the Mustang Sampling car sort of faded from the front after such a fine win at Sebring. That looked like a championship style run and it's regrettable they haven't followed p on that.
The Caddys were a bit off the pace last weekend too, but remember this isn't their track.
So, Friday looks like it could be a wild one. The Mazda is carrying a target on their backs now and Shank had found the set up. Hopefully we won't get into a fuel race and they can all run balls out all weekend.
This is probably the best season of DPI we have ever seen. I don't know why we need new cars. They do this every single time....... everyone gets the car figured out and everyone is competitive, and then poof! Throw your stuff out and start over.