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  1. BartonWorkman

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    GrandAm at it's "We don't care about 'traditional" sports car fans" base was jealous of the crowd
    at Daytona last night.

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    Anyone know what Risi’s plans are for GTLM? I haven’t seen or heard much about them. I follow on Instagram and Twitter and seems quiet with them
     
  5. Devilsolsi

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    They have accepted their entry to Le Mans which would make it impossible for them to run a few of the IMSA rounds. The last couple years they have only run a handful of events. Maybe we will see them at Petit and Sebring?
     
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    I hope to see the. at Sebring...I will be there
     
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  8. RWatters

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    https://www.motorsport.com/imsa/news/acura-penske-split-2020-dpi/4841481/?ic_source=home-page-widget&ic_medium=widget&ic_campaign=widget-1

     
  9. Devilsolsi

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    Just bought tickets for the 6 hour race at Road Atlanta (man that sounds weird). I am not very confident that the event will happen or spectators will be allowed but I might as well try. Haven't been to a race track since the Daytona 24. I am going through withdraw.
     
  10. F1tommy

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    Should have posted these here. Photos from last week at Road America. They allowed humans by 1/3rd of the paddock and all of the track. A much needed race :) They have a sportscar race later this month that should be open to race fans again.


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  12. kylec

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    Where’s the rain pictures?
     
  13. F1tommy

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    It rained on Sunday afternoon, and I went on a practice day. I guess you will have to wait for one of the Florida races for pop up downpour shots.
     
  14. F1tommy

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    Not IMSA but another live sportscar event at Road America with spectators allowed !! At the rate things are going we may only have a handful with spectators around the country this year.


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  15. lorenzobandini

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    Why the reference to IMSA? It's the SCCA's series and RA is not affiliated with either (besides their running races at RA). The only sanctioning body I know of that has owned tracks is NASCAR.
     
  16. Devilsolsi

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    to be fair, SRO doesn't have fans in the best of times either..
     
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  17. Devilsolsi

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    The AMG and the Mazdas were running really low. Both were showering sparks throughout the esses. Eventually I will finish editing my photos.
     
  18. RWatters

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  19. Devilsolsi

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    Given that MSR runs 2 GTD cars, I wonder if they will run 2 DPis or just one.
     
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  21. Devilsolsi

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    We shall see. They are building up 2 new cars for MSR and WTR and the Penske cars are going back to Acura, so it sounds like there are 2 other cars available.
     
  22. lorenzobandini

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    Aaaaahhhh. I was just going by the article....."Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing will run Acura ARX-05 prototypes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next year, with the two single-car programs taking over from Acura Team Penske in the DPi class.
     
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    Funtastic race weekend at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course! :D Went down late Thursday, really enjoyed Friday's "practice day." Weather was sunny and 70's all 3 days, crowd limited to 6,000 spectators so with my infield parking pass felt like I had the run of the place. Wifey flagged all 3 days - at 1B, 3 (start station on back straight), and 12 (Carousel) respectively. My usual viewing location is the viewing mound overlooking Madness - the esses - with great view of the end of the long straight into turn 4 (China Beach) + turns 5 and 6. A few low-res photos:

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    ^^ GS cars at start of Saturday's Mid Ohio 120 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Note KohR Motorsports Aston Martin (Nate Stacy and Kyle Marcelli) on pole. Turn 4 with China Beach on right.

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    ^^ Race Two on Sunday - view from turn five looking back to four and China Beach - Stacy/Marcelli in lead. Won both races!

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    ^^ Acura DPi # 6 of Dane Cameron and JP Montoya on Sunday's main bout recon lap.

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    ^^ C8R of Garcia and Taylor.

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    ^^ Acura DPi rounding turn 13 into front straight late in Sunday's Acura Sports Car Challenge - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
     
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  24. Devilsolsi

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    IMSA needs to move Mid-Ohio to this time of year permanently. Fantastic weather, lighting and actual color on trees.

    There was a lot of on track action through the weekend. 3 GT3 Cup races, 2 for Michelin Pilot Challenge, 2 MX5 cup plus Prototype Challenge and WeatherTech. I am exhausted lol.

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  25. Devilsolsi

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    Also should mention, GTLM really can't survive with just 4 cars. The Corvettes raced each other pretty hard but other than that, I sorta forgot GTLM was even there with how good DPi and GTD were.
     
  26. RWatters

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    Mazda announced they will only field one DPi next season.
     

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