Saturday, January 26, 2013

Grand AM Rolex 24hr On board

24hr Rolex into the Night
The Speed Channel does a great job of presenting the races to the public if you have not looked at their onboard camera around the track today, have a look. It's going to be a long night and the race season is under way. 

 Allmendinger is seven laps down after breaking a piece of suspension Saturday on his Ford Riley.  Michael Shank Racing teammates - Oswaldo Negri, Justin Wilson, John Pew and Marcos Ambrose might have a tough time making up those laps but as the yellow flags come out you get to move ahead,  good luck to these boys'. 

 Wow! tuff luck for the Mazda Teams' which were running three cars.  John Doonan, "We've had vibration problems, and so the engines are running at about 80-85 percent.  Besides, how do you define slow?"  Three and a half hours into the Rolex on Saturday evening, all three 6s were in the garage.  A $0.25 nut (isn't that always the way?) failed on each cars' fuel line.  Doonan was able to get one back out and he hopes it will finish the race tomorrow.  All three 6s, however,  were out of the race less than six hours into the race.  Looks like Mazda has a lot of work to do but say they are here to stay,  but how is that going to affect sales on the new 6?  It didn't even make 24!

 Green, Green, Green

TUDOR Championship

 


Well here ya go, Daytona in the little monster Mazda6 GX Grand AM Racer. 

That was Flippin Great (Results) 1/27/13

 

The BMW power-plant dominated the DP class, where the Bow Tie Boys' are complaining! 



Juan Pablo Montoya and his No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing ahead 21.922 seconds of Max Angelelli and the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.


 In the GT Class Alex Job Racing gave Audi its first victory in the Rolex 24 and in the Rolex Sports Car Series. (Nice Ride Audi)


NRacing made history as the first winner in the new GX class. Jim Norman, pole-winner Shane Lewis, David Donohue and Nelson Canache teamed in the No. 16 Porsche Cayman that won by 10 laps. 

 2013 Highlights 24hr Rolex at Daytona

 

I'll update the clips as they come available, the race season has started and I know we're in for tough competition, the Rolex spotlighted the pressure in today's racing.


Thanks for watching and get sideways yourself!

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