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Posted: 1/26/2011 4:24:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2011 4:28:40 PM EDT by LARRYG]
Well, here we are again. I am at a hotel in Deland. Meeting at 0900. Gotta pick up the radio for the corner while at the meeting. We discuss any changes in what to observe, any flagging changes etc.

Cars on course at 1000.

Will start with pictures tomorrow evening.

That is all.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:25:23 PM EDT
Is it that time of year again? Sweet.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:33:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2011 4:35:00 PM EDT by LARRYG]
Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:
Is it that time of year again? Sweet.


Yes it is. Practice sessions and initial qualifying sessions tomorrow followed by night practice from 1830 to 2030.

Race starts at 1530 Saturday, ending at 1530 Sunday.

My shifts for the race are 1530-1730, 2130-0130, and 0930-1130, but I always stick around for the end. Besides, we have, in the past, had an incident or two that made those of us who were officially "off" to lend a hand.

Otherwise, I will be working all day Thursday and Friday and for the vintage car parade lap at 1100 on Saturday.

I will be watching for phantom GT cars when JJ is in the 99 car.

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:39:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:
Is it that time of year again? Sweet.


Read my mind hehe

Thanks for reminding me larryg
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:40:54 PM EDT
Sweet take lots of pictures for us
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:42:40 PM EDT
Tag for all the cool pictures
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:42:53 PM EDT
Tagging for updates.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:44:51 PM EDT
Will there be continuous coverage of said race. SPEED does not show a continuous coverage per their guide. Any other channels?
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:45:32 PM EDT
Tagged and thanks for the pictures...
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:48:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2011 4:59:25 PM EDT by LARRYG]
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
Will there be continuous coverage of said race. SPEED does not show a continuous coverage per their guide. Any other channels?


Not that I know of. It might be on speed.com. Not sure.

I have one of my DVRs at home set to record the two shows they are doing.

It's always interesting to get home and see an incident from a different perspective.

This might be what you are looking for:

http://www.grand-am.com/news/index.cfm?series=r&cid=41046

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:49:07 PM EDT
My vote is going to Audi, as kcolg30 has one of those...
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:52:14 PM EDT
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:52:57 PM EDT
Tagged for updates.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:53:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2011 3:28:33 AM EDT by LARRYG]
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
My vote is going to Audi, as kcolg30 has one of those...


No Audis in this series. This is the GrandAm Rolex Series. The Audis are in the ALMS.

There may be an Audi or two in the Continental Tire Challenge for street stock cars. I think that will be shown on Speed the weekend after the Rolex24.

Yep, one Audi in the Continental Tire Challenge:

.

Their race is on Friday at 1345.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:53:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:
Is it that time of year again? Sweet.


Yes it is. Practice sessions and initial qualifying sessions tomorrow followed by night practice from 1830 to 2030.

Race starts at 1530 Saturday, ending at 1530 Sunday.

My shifts for the race are 1530-1730, 2130-0130, and 0930-1130, but I always stick around for the end. Besides, we have, in the past, had an incident or two that made those of us who were officially "off" to lend a hand.

Otherwise, I will be working all day Thursday and Friday and for the vintage car parade lap at 1100 on Saturday.

I will be watching for phantom GT cars when JJ is in the 99 car.

I was gonna ask about JJ. Who do you like for this years race?

Not that I would use that kind of info at the sports book, or anything!

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 4:58:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:01:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2011 5:02:54 PM EDT by LARRYG]
Originally Posted By twistedLV:

Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By ScaryBlackGuns:
Is it that time of year again? Sweet.


Yes it is. Practice sessions and initial qualifying sessions tomorrow followed by night practice from 1830 to 2030.

Race starts at 1530 Saturday, ending at 1530 Sunday.

My shifts for the race are 1530-1730, 2130-0130, and 0930-1130, but I always stick around for the end. Besides, we have, in the past, had an incident or two that made those of us who were officially "off" to lend a hand.

Otherwise, I will be working all day Thursday and Friday and for the vintage car parade lap at 1100 on Saturday.

I will be watching for phantom GT cars when JJ is in the 99 car.

I was gonna ask about JJ. Who do you like for this years race?

Not that I would use that kind of info at the sports book, or anything!



Probably the Ganassi team or maybe the Action Express team with two Porsche powered prototypes, one an inline 6 and the other a V8. The 911 engined cars (the flat 6) seem to do well due to their reliability.

The GM powered teams always seem to have some problem in this race and the Ford runners always seem to shoot themselves in the foot.

I would like to see a Ford powered car win though.

I think that GT will come down to one of the Mazdas or one of the Porsches, again due to reliability.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:08:02 PM EDT
tag 4 pics
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:09:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:10:16 PM EDT
Tag for pics.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:12:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.



Yep, we have (or I should say Shank has) three cars at this event. #6 Ford-Dallara, #23 Ford-Riley and #60 Ford-Riley.

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:24:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.



Yep, we have (or I should say Shank has) three cars at this event. #6 Ford-Dallara, #23 Ford-Riley and #60 Ford-Riley.



You with the team?

I will be working at Turn 5. Drop by and say hello.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:26:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:30:18 PM EDT
Thanks for running these threads Larry. One of my favorites!

Did they pave the infield as well?
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:30:27 PM EDT
Taggity!
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:32:50 PM EDT
I thought this thread was going to be about your new watch.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:37:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.



Yep, we have (or I should say Shank has) three cars at this event. #6 Ford-Dallara, #23 Ford-Riley and #60 Ford-Riley.



You with the team?

I will be working at Turn 5. Drop by and say hello.


Yep. Fly in pit-monkey. Most likely just for this race since I'm on the #6 car which I don't see being ran for
the full season. Three cars will burn a lot of cash.

Would be nice to be wrong about that though.


Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:50:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By captainpooby:
Thanks for running these threads Larry. One of my favorites!

Did they pave the infield as well?


Haven't been inside to see yet. Registration was at another location.

From the video I have seen, it would appear that the infield was not repaved.

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 5:51:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.



Yep, we have (or I should say Shank has) three cars at this event. #6 Ford-Dallara, #23 Ford-Riley and #60 Ford-Riley.



You with the team?

I will be working at Turn 5. Drop by and say hello.


Yep. Fly in pit-monkey. Most likely just for this race since I'm on the #6 car which I don't see being ran for
the full season. Three cars will burn a lot of cash.

Would be nice to be wrong about that though.




Well, they ran 6 and 60 all year last year and I think the 23 is just a one off for this race.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:04:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2011 6:05:48 PM EDT by C_F]
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.



Yep, we have (or I should say Shank has) three cars at this event. #6 Ford-Dallara, #23 Ford-Riley and #60 Ford-Riley.



You with the team?

I will be working at Turn 5. Drop by and say hello.


Yep. Fly in pit-monkey. Most likely just for this race since I'm on the #6 car which I don't see being ran for
the full season. Three cars will burn a lot of cash.

Would be nice to be wrong about that though.




Well, they ran 6 and 60 all year last year and I think the 23 is just a one off for this race.


The current #6 was a late edition to the team last year after the old one had a slight fire problem.

So, last year:
#6 and #60 Ford-Riley start the season. #6 burns. New (current) #6 Ford-Dallara enters the scene.

This year:
#23 is the re-built fire car. #6 and #60 same as the end of last year.
While I can't speak for Mike it would make more sense to run two of the same if for no
other reason than the parts are the same.
We'll just have to wait and see what transpires.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:14:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.



Yep, we have (or I should say Shank has) three cars at this event. #6 Ford-Dallara, #23 Ford-Riley and #60 Ford-Riley.



You with the team?

I will be working at Turn 5. Drop by and say hello.


Yep. Fly in pit-monkey. Most likely just for this race since I'm on the #6 car which I don't see being ran for
the full season. Three cars will burn a lot of cash.

Would be nice to be wrong about that though.




Well, they ran 6 and 60 all year last year and I think the 23 is just a one off for this race.


The current #6 was a late edition to the team last year after the old one had a slight fire problem.

So, last year:
#6 and #60 Ford-Riley start the season. #6 burns. New (current) #6 Ford-Dallara enters the scene.

This year:
#23 is the re-built fire car. #6 and #60 same as the end of last year.
While I can't speak for Mike it would make more sense to run two of the same if for no
other reason than the parts are the same.
We'll just have to wait and see what transpires.


I remember the 6 burning at pit entrance, but can't remember which track.

So, who actually owns 23?

That's Alex Job's old number.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:25:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.



Yep, we have (or I should say Shank has) three cars at this event. #6 Ford-Dallara, #23 Ford-Riley and #60 Ford-Riley.



You with the team?

I will be working at Turn 5. Drop by and say hello.


Yep. Fly in pit-monkey. Most likely just for this race since I'm on the #6 car which I don't see being ran for
the full season. Three cars will burn a lot of cash.

Would be nice to be wrong about that though.




Well, they ran 6 and 60 all year last year and I think the 23 is just a one off for this race.


The current #6 was a late edition to the team last year after the old one had a slight fire problem.

So, last year:
#6 and #60 Ford-Riley start the season. #6 burns. New (current) #6 Ford-Dallara enters the scene.

This year:
#23 is the re-built fire car. #6 and #60 same as the end of last year.
While I can't speak for Mike it would make more sense to run two of the same if for no
other reason than the parts are the same.
We'll just have to wait and see what transpires.


I remember the 6 burning at pit entrance, but can't remember which track.

So, who actually owns 23?

That's Alex Job's old number.



I'm pretty sure all three are Shanks.
As for the car fire: I want to say it was at the Glen but not 100% on that.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:28:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By C_F:
Just now doing final laundry load before packing. Head out EARLY Friday.
Looking like it's going to be another chilly event overnight.

Remember:
France = Bad.
#6 = Good!


And they will be joining with another team to run the 23 car.

Also, I can't remember the number of their usual second car. I think it's 60, but can't remember for sure.



Yep, we have (or I should say Shank has) three cars at this event. #6 Ford-Dallara, #23 Ford-Riley and #60 Ford-Riley.



You with the team?

I will be working at Turn 5. Drop by and say hello.


Yep. Fly in pit-monkey. Most likely just for this race since I'm on the #6 car which I don't see being ran for
the full season. Three cars will burn a lot of cash.

Would be nice to be wrong about that though.




Well, they ran 6 and 60 all year last year and I think the 23 is just a one off for this race.


The current #6 was a late edition to the team last year after the old one had a slight fire problem.

So, last year:
#6 and #60 Ford-Riley start the season. #6 burns. New (current) #6 Ford-Dallara enters the scene.

This year:
#23 is the re-built fire car. #6 and #60 same as the end of last year.
While I can't speak for Mike it would make more sense to run two of the same if for no
other reason than the parts are the same.
We'll just have to wait and see what transpires.


I remember the 6 burning at pit entrance, but can't remember which track.

So, who actually owns 23?

That's Alex Job's old number.



I'm pretty sure all three are Shanks.
As for the car fire: I want to say it was at the Glen but not 100% on that.


That could easily be it. I remember it being where pit in is on driver's right and the Glen has that. Of course, other tracks have it on driver's right and some have it on driver's left, but now that you mentioned it, I think you are correct.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:35:31 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:43:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By C_F:
Yeppers, at the Glen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT8-t0rchuc


Man, that Krohn crew member really dove into that thing at about 1:22.

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:44:25 PM EDT
Very nice! I'll be looking forward to pics.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:49:35 PM EDT
Thanks in advance for all the great photos and descriptions of the good times, Larry!

Did you see that Ridley and Tony Scott are developing a TV drama based on 50s and 60s sports car racing? It could be "Band of Brothers" with Stirling Moss, Briggs Cunningham and Juan Fangio!!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:52:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Thanks in advance for all the great photos and descriptions of the good times, Larry!

Did you see that Ridley and Tony Scott are developing a TV drama based on 50s and 60s sports car racing? It could be "Band of Brothers" with Stirling Moss, Briggs Cunningham and Juan Fangio!!!


That would be awesome.

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:54:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Thanks in advance for all the great photos and descriptions of the good times, Larry!

Did you see that Ridley and Tony Scott are developing a TV drama based on 50s and 60s sports car racing? It could be "Band of Brothers" with Stirling Moss, Briggs Cunningham and Juan Fangio!!!


No shit? Huh, that could be very interesting.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:56:53 PM EDT
I'm in on this thread, just like last year, can't wait for the pics, Larry you never disappoint

kinda like having a insider at the race....oh wait......
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:59:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By C_F:
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Thanks in advance for all the great photos and descriptions of the good times, Larry!

Did you see that Ridley and Tony Scott are developing a TV drama based on 50s and 60s sports car racing? It could be "Band of Brothers" with Stirling Moss, Briggs Cunningham and Juan Fangio!!!


No shit? Huh, that could be very interesting.
Saw it on AutoWeek today.

Linky

Link Posted: 1/26/2011 6:59:16 PM EDT
Night all. Gotta get up early.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 7:10:23 PM EDT
Taggage fer pics.
Link Posted: 1/26/2011 7:26:09 PM EDT
We need some chicky snack pics, I know you will not disappoint.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 8:05:00 AM EDT
Can't wait for the pics.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 3:57:00 PM EDT
Will RedBull be one of the sponsors/cars at the 24?
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 4:24:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Well, here we are again. I am at a hotel in Deland. Meeting at 0900. Gotta pick up the radio for the corner while at the meeting. We discuss any changes in what to observe, any flagging changes etc.

Cars on course at 1000.

Will start with pictures tomorrow evening.

That is all.


I love this shit
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 4:28:16 PM EDT
tagging for pics.
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 4:33:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 4:34:06 PM EDT
tag for pics
Link Posted: 1/27/2011 4:34:23 PM EDT
I always loved going to the Rolex24. Definitely miss it.

Good luck and have a great time.

I look forward to the pics.

Go Gainsco #99!
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