Anyone going to Rolex 24 at Daytona

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1/10/2019 2:14 PM

Seeing if anyone else was into spots car racing too. I have been going to the 24 hr race sense 06 every year except one. Great time and great value for your ticket, you get full garage access and can go anywhere in the property, any seat in the stands or infield. Those that like to camp/ motorhome/ party seem to have a good time too. Last year on Friday around sundown my brother in law and I got to stand about 3 feet away from Fernando Alonso as he was prepping his own seat insert for the race..it was very cool..couple years back I got to talk with Jeff Stanton who was doing a great job racing Porsche’s..got a picture with Jeff Ward when he was a co driver in a Prototype. Same with the lead singer of AC/DC..great racer..met Dan Gurney and had a conversation with him and his son and a picture with and autograph from King Richard Petty who I met in a hallway!
Florida guys come on down

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1/10/2019 4:28 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/10/2019 4:28 PM

It's on the bucket list ...

Daytona 500
Indy 500
Monaco F1
Mille Miglia
Knoxville Nationals
Chili Bowl
LeMans du 24
Le Petite LeMans
Running my car at Indy and Daytona
F1 at Road America ... someday
Le Touquet (sp?) beach race

... for starters ...

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1/10/2019 5:44 PM

KMC440 wrote:

It's on the bucket list ...

Daytona 500
Indy 500
Monaco F1
Mille Miglia
Knoxville Nationals
Chili Bowl
LeMans du 24
Le Petite LeMans
Running my car at Indy and Daytona
F1 at Road America ... someday
Le Touquet (sp?) beach race

... for starters ...

Hi KMC, not sure where your from but it is very do able financially if your flight isn’t too much..affordable tickets,rental cars, you can find rooms pretty cheap. I come in Friday and leave Monday

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1/22/2019 4:52 AM

Been there, done that, got the trophy!

Jaguar 1-2, 1990. It was called the 'Sunbank 24' back then

Fifth from left in front row
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Practice pit stop. I was the re-fueller. This is actually the 2nd place car. I did all the fuel stops on the winning car + 1 on this car when the regular guy had to change a brake disk in the middle of the night.
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Winning car
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Great story about that race here.
http://www.speedhunters.com/2010/01/retrospective_jaguar_on_the_daytona_banking_1990_style/



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“If I remember how this worked, you’d put a side on, and then you’d go and have something to eat, and then you’d put another side on.” … Mick Jagger

1/22/2019 6:24 AM

I wish, maybe one day!

My brother in law won the GTLM class last year and will be driving the No.67 Ford GT, wrapped in special 50th anniversary Castrol livery this year. They've been hit with a pretty hefty BoP penalty thanks to last years success though... angry

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Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash

1/22/2019 6:58 AM

jamma10 wrote:

I wish, maybe one day!

My brother in law won the GTLM class last year and will be driving the No.67 Ford GT, wrapped in special 50th anniversary Castrol livery this year. They've been hit with a pretty hefty BoP penalty thanks to last years success though... angry

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That looks great. When the TWR Jaguar team went from those iconic Castrol colors to Bud Light in 1991, it was definitely not as cool.

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“If I remember how this worked, you’d put a side on, and then you’d go and have something to eat, and then you’d put another side on.” … Mick Jagger

1/22/2019 7:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/22/2019 7:08 AM

smile No definitely not!!

I just read that the Ford GT Heritage Edition sold for $2.5m! blink

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Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash

1/22/2019 2:12 PM

jamma10 wrote:

I wish, maybe one day!

My brother in law won the GTLM class last year and will be driving the No.67 Ford GT, wrapped in special 50th anniversary Castrol livery this year. They've been hit with a pretty hefty BoP penalty thanks to last years success though... angry

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Wow, that’s pretty cool, your brother in law is one of the best sports car drivers in the world.is it Westbrook in the 67..I believe he is British?.. heck, those fords are more like a prototype than a get car..I can’t wait to get down there and smell the race gas and see and hear those cars!

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1/22/2019 2:39 PM

indy_maico wrote:

Been there, done that, got the trophy!

Jaguar 1-2, 1990. It was called the 'Sunbank 24' back then

Fifth from left in front row
Photo

Practice pit stop. I was the re-fueller. This is actually the 2nd place car. I did all the fuel stops on the winning car + 1 on this car when the regular guy had to change a brake disk in the middle of the night.
Photo

Winning car
Photo

Great story about that race here.
http://www.speedhunters.com/2010/01/retrospective_jaguar_on_the_daytona_banking_1990_style/



That’s awesome man! That must have been great. I have heard that those jags were awesome sounding. I like the Castrol livery too, it was on my favorite car when they won GT. The #70 Speedsource Mazda 3 rotor, I have a nice signed poster in the man cave of the car and winning drivers.

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1/23/2019 2:08 AM

Gravity Cavity wrote:

Wow, that’s pretty cool, your brother in law is one of the best sports car drivers in the world.is it Westbrook in the 67..I believe he is British?.. heck, those fords are more like a prototype than a get car..I can’t wait to get down there and smell the race gas and see and hear those cars!

Yeah that's the one.

Give him a shout of encouragement for me smile

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Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash

1/23/2019 5:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/23/2019 5:06 AM

Gravity Cavity wrote:

That’s awesome man! That must have been great. I have heard that those jags were awesome sounding. I like the Castrol livery too, it was on my favorite car when they won GT. The #70 Speedsource Mazda 3 rotor, I have a nice signed poster in the man cave of the car and winning drivers.

Yeah, it was my first time there on a team, and the first time over the pit wall, too.

Should have quit while I was ahead. Been back a few times since, finished 3rd in 2007 and 4th in 2008 and 2009, which was my last year on a team (SunTrust Wayne Taylor Racing) I was with Riley when they won in 2005, but I wasn't on the team, just a factory parts guy.

I'm with Dallara now, so we build the Cadillacs. I don't go to races anymore, but it is great to watch 'our guys' compete for the wins.

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“If I remember how this worked, you’d put a side on, and then you’d go and have something to eat, and then you’d put another side on.” … Mick Jagger

1/23/2019 8:10 AM

Wow I am envious of you guys! Been into auto racing since the early 60’s when as a kid I was able to watch the worlds best at RIR which was a few miles from my childhood home. To be part of a pit crew (or even associated with a team in some way) was a dream of mine. Can’t wait for the 2019 season to get underway

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1/23/2019 9:21 AM

KennyT wrote:

Wow I am envious of you guys! Been into auto racing since the early 60’s when as a kid I was able to watch the worlds best at RIR which was a few miles from my childhood home. To be part of a pit crew (or even associated with a team in some way) was a dream of mine. Can’t wait for the 2019 season to get underway

It was a dream for me, too. I was working as a parts manager at a Honda shop in Ohio, and On Track magazine (remember that one?) ran an ad for a parts guy for the TWR Jaguar racing team that was based in Indiana. I answered the ad, and they called me for an interview. The team manager was a big motorcycle owner/enthusiast, and when I went for the interview, we talked about bikes, and then he told me how disorganized most race teams parts depts were, and if I could run their parts department like a dealership's, it would be a step forward. That's how I got into the professional motorsports biz in 1989, and have been in it ever since. I've been lucky enough to go into it with a top team, and stay in it with top teams and manufacturers all the way through. Been to just about every road course and 'roval' in the US, plus tracks in Australia, Rio, Japan, England, and Germany. It's been a good 30 years, and beats having to work a 'real job'

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“If I remember how this worked, you’d put a side on, and then you’d go and have something to eat, and then you’d put another side on.” … Mick Jagger

1/24/2019 7:16 AM

jamma10 wrote:

I wish, maybe one day!

My brother in law won the GTLM class last year and will be driving the No.67 Ford GT, wrapped in special 50th anniversary Castrol livery this year. They've been hit with a pretty hefty BoP penalty thanks to last years success though... angry

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Gravity Cavity wrote:

Wow, that’s pretty cool, your brother in law is one of the best sports car drivers in the world.is it Westbrook in the 67..I believe he is British?.. heck, those fords are more like a prototype than a get car..I can’t wait to get down there and smell the race gas and see and hear those cars!

jamma10 wrote:

Yeah that's the one.

Give him a shout of encouragement for me smile

Go Ford

Be cool if this guy wins though,

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SO5hGTsx8f8

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1/24/2019 7:24 AM

Btw,

There will be multiple in car stream.s on YouTube,Ford had great setup last year ,BMW always in DM series so hopefully here,Alex wi l have one for sure.

I like the car views at nite,Daytona is fairly lit though they don't NASCAR lite it.

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1/25/2019 6:15 AM

Ford slow, don't think they are sandbagging either,Porsche needs a BOP adjustment.

The DPI s are fast,New track recotd, closing rate will be crazy,hope they got in car streams for nite time ,watch all the close calls

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1/25/2019 4:46 PM

Cold day at the track today but a great race..looking forward to the 24 tomorrow, hope Mazda finally has some good luck Photo

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1/26/2019 6:22 AM

jamma10 wrote:

Yeah that's the one.

Give him a shout of encouragement for me smile

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtBmOkln0NP/

He grew a 70's porn star worthy mustache for this race too!!! Good luck, but like Hillbilly said they're slow this year and it probably isn't sandbagging, just a crappy BOP for them for the start of this season.

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Nick
-2015 Grom grocery getter
-2011 Road King Classic
-2010 WR250X supermoto

1/26/2019 8:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/26/2019 8:11 AM

Ha ha, yeah I know. I think it was an attempt at replicating Graham Hill smile

I was with him last weekend at my nieces 4th birthday party and he said the cars had been stripped of a lot of power. Staying in contention will be key for them and then I guess it's a case of seeing how the cards fall over the final few laps.

It's a bit of a lottery at the end of the day, as Im sure indy_maico can attest to.

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Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash

1/26/2019 11:15 AM

Ok kids here we go ... who you got ?

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1/26/2019 12:41 PM

67 hit something

Alonso link

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=31XCSM0xZgg

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1/26/2019 1:33 PM

hillbilly wrote:

67 hit something

Alonso link

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=31XCSM0xZgg

Briscoe hit the wall exiting the pit lane, and THEN span it on cold tyres... angry

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Jeff Emigs Keys to the Race:
1. Get a good start
2. Don't crash

1/26/2019 3:02 PM

hillbilly wrote:

67 hit something

Alonso link

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=31XCSM0xZgg

jamma10 wrote:

Briscoe hit the wall exiting the pit lane, and THEN span it on cold tyres... angry

It's going to get crazy in the dark,if a DPI doesn't run right thru a gtd it will be amazing.

Rain by morning they say.

I know one thing,it'd take a bunch of likker and a big fire to make this cold nite on the infield bearable

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1/26/2019 3:58 PM

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1/26/2019 4:06 PM

Here is what I been looking for i think.

No commercial, the guys that do Lehman radio

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9nxBg-SU1lE

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1/26/2019 4:45 PM

They kill that one

Here is #911 on board

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w4KxQSV0bGE

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1/26/2019 4:56 PM

One thing very different from lemans is you can not spin the tires when leaving pits in France

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1/26/2019 5:25 PM

Imsa radio, mcnish I think

https://www.imsa.com/radio/imsa-radio.html

Love these guys,they tell the best stories

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1/26/2019 5:32 PM

In cars work but broadvast won't work til probably 3 am when NBC quits

https://imsatv.imsa.com

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1/26/2019 5:59 PM

Most intense Rolex i can recall

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