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#1 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 04:53 AM

Congrats to Simraceway for updating (or about to be, updating) the Daytona Facility in game !

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Offseason's Over ! We're Racing ! Racing !!! Two Times Around The Clock , Saturday 2.30 to 2.30 Sunday, Eastern US time

ANDY BLACKMORE'S SUPER SPOTTER GUIDE IS HERE

http://www.spottergu...SG_DAY15_V1.pdf

From yesterday's final NIGHT practice:On board the DeltaWing Prototype
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=83HAWbPRbHg

PLEASE ADD YOUR COMMENTS and Quips , on what is going on and What you've noticed, as the Mythical Race progresses

-AllanW5 aka #AllanWithTwoAs 

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:03 PM

2P Update : Pre Race ! STARTING ORDER BELOW

  P  [ 60 ]  [ 02 ]  [ 01 ]  [ 5 ]  [ 0 ]  [ 57 ]  [ 10 ]  [ 7 ]  [ 31 ]  [ 90 ]  [ 66 ]  [ 2 ]  [ 70 ]  [ 50 ]  [ 07 ]  [ 1 ] 
PC  [ 16 ]  [ 54 ]  [ 52 ]  [ 8 ]  [ 61 ]  [ 85 ]  [ 11 ]  [ 38 ] 

GTLM   [ 4 ]  [ 51 ]  [ 98 ]  [ 24 ]  [ 3 ]  [ 62 ]  [ 25 ]  [ 911 ]  [ 17 ]  [ 912 ] 
GTD   [ 007 ]  [ 33 ]  [ 28 ]  [ 58 ]  [ 64 ]  [ 45 ]  [ 73 ]  [ 44 ]  [ 63 ]  [ 22 ]  [ 48 ]  [ 49 ]  [ 23 ]  [ 19 ]  [ 18 ]  [ 91 ]  [ 81 ]  [ 009 ]  [ 93 ] 

First Overall Is [ 60 ] ; A brand new Honda Performance ARX line , by Ligier , raced by Michael Shank Racing (Grand Am DP Veterans)
Driven by Matt McMurry  , a SIXTEEN Year Old Sensation who did great at Le Mans in France this past year ... WITH AJ Allmendinger the Champcar / NASCAR /  Indycar veteran
Also partnering up for [ 60 ] Sportscar Racing Vets John Pew and Ozz Negri , The man who drove the FASTEST Hotlap 

Indycar's Scott Dixon Drove 2nd Fastest, and got Chip Ganassi's Ford Ecoboost DP [ 02 ] alongside them
This is The All Stars Team of drivers NOT KNOWN for endurance racing : Dixon's Partnered with NASCAR Driveres  Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson, and Indycar Veteran and 500 winner Tony Kanaan 

CGRFS' Sister Car [ 01 ] Got 3rd Thanks to Scott Pruett's driving - His team has Endurance Vet Joey Hand and Indycar Talents Charlie Kimball and Sage Karam

RACE STARTS AT 2:10 PM UPDATE
FOX commentators leading off is Brian Till Calvin Fish and Justin Bell. All 3 Are Racing Alums 

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First incident is [ 52 ] PC car  spinning by 2nd Horseshoe turn in Infield and HE GOES AGAIN
He has time to make up the deficit but bummer !!!
P [70] Mazdaspeed , as I call it the 2nd Coming of the Furai , IS ALREADY down a lap.. 

PC - [8] spins off the Bus stop on Backstraight , Also starts up again

WE ARE STILL GREEN 8 minutes later

 


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#3 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:40 PM

PHOTOS COURTESY - IMSA , NASCAR PRODUCTIONS ,  FOX SPORTS , TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR SERIES 

Screenshot - Dell Inspiron 7537 , Optimum App And FoxSportsGo App on Win 8.1 

30 Minutes Mark: {

Fox DOING GREAT broadcasting this event that was once a COMPLETE Oversight Look at the cameras they've committed to 6 vehicles


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GTLM [912] ALREADY needs to patch a Electrical issue / perhaps the Alternator . AND THEYRE OUT and going again

GTLM [3 ] and [4] - look out they've got a faster Top Speed than the Ferraris [51] [62] on the straight to me

at Minute 15 : Pic2 : THE LEADERS CAUGHT GT Traffic , All it takes is about 15 minutes 
A CHOP BLOCK Dealt by the GTD car but [60] Goes on 

PIT STOPS COMING SOON
At Minute 20:
VERY CLOSE CALL by the Bus stop  As the Daytona Proto [66] went around and Drove Back on the Bus stop racing surface IN FRONT OF A FIELD OF GT cars going NJ Turnpike Speed
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At Minute 26: 
[60] Oswaldo Negri Is STILL by the Leader, just 2.5 seconds back of [02]


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It Takes Less than 30 Minutes for cars to be refueled...
 
Deltawing [0] Just made its stop for fuel . 53 Liters. Exits, but is SMOKING
75+ For Protos and GT cars
 
NO DRIVER CHANGE BUT No Driver can stay in car for Four Hours .}

{40 Minutes In ITS PIT STOP TIME for [60] and Ganassi Cars [01][02]
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Prototypes Have COME IN TO REFUEL and Change Tires 
It took 46 minutes .... : 

[31] is a DP that needs more under hood maintenance. Now lets see if Intervals WIDEN: 

 

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#4 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:09 PM

3PM has passed, as the Race is completing Hour 1,  WE HAVE A SAFETY CAR / Full Course Caution 

GTD [45] has no drive and is on the apron below NASCAR banking 

GTLM:
[ 911 ] did a SWEET move RACING FOR LEAD and NOT destroying his own car or the Corvettes

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P:  [ 02 ] [ 01] [ 5 ]
PC: [16 ] [ 61 ][ 54 ]
GTD : [64] [ 63 ][ 007 ]


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:37 PM

PC [ 8 ] now has spun TWICE, once opening lap and just now at 50 minutes

 

UPDATE

70 MINUTES INTO ROLEX 24 Lap 37

RESTART finally - the field running

 

Only Two Dodge Vipers [93] this year in the GTD class, and its 2nd In Class..[33] still running too. THAT IS SWEET to know since Dodge wanted to save their bucks and not run a GTLM Factory car But the CUSTOMER car is doing OK !

 

75th Minute

GTLM CORVETTE RETURNS FIRE [ 3 ] Magnusson Cuts off the [911] Porsche

After those ridiculous antics the 911 did to Corvette, gave no room at Turn 1...

[911] Tandy wisely drives sstraight on the bus stop keeping both cas from crashing; again... The penalty going straight, is immediate stop, and then go - and he does it flawlessly

Jamie McMurray was interviewed by Fox's Chris Neville:
 

Ganassi's [ 02 ] and [01] STILL leading Overall. [01] is mere seconds ahead of [5] Corvette , Action Express]

SECOND FULL COURSE CAUTION 85th minute.

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:( Its For The Deltawing [0] As GTD [81] blew out some cones AND billboards Rolex Turn 1 


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 08:59 PM

100th Minute / 1 Hour 40 Minutes In !!

GTD : TV Star Patrick Dempsey ( of Grey's Anatomy ) was subbed into [58] Porsche 911 GTD car

Dempsey has been a  team owner/ and this year hes' in a partner ship with Wright Racing.. ..That team is in 15th Place 

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WE HAVE A RESTART 
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Fox Commentators noting once again [10] and its problem off the corner, and issue with TC / Traction Control 

That's a HUGE deficit they've got to fix if they want the car to properly drive off:

TOUGH DEAL for P [2] Honda Proto REALLY slow ... and very few practice laps run... It is a sweet looking car but Unproven

Second Lap off Restart 
Overall Lead is unchanged EXCEPT Ozz Negri [60] got 3rd from [01]
GTLM [4 ] [3] [ 17] , which is a Falken Tire funded Porsche
GTD 33 28 007 - CLOSE RACING HERE
PC [16] [61] [11]

UPDATE GTLM : THE CORVETTES COME IN CONTACT, and the [3] Has lost the most momentum. REALLY close moment racing for the lead BUT they kept driving ! JUST LOOK HOW CLOSE IT WAS

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Chew on these Leaderboards. ONLY TWO Cars are out of the race from my own count 
Perhaps its 3. Anyways 


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UPDATE: TWO HOURS Mark :


HUGE TURN OF EVENTS : Corvette GTLM [4] Gets spun out 

He gets in the way , of Rahal Letterman Lanigan (YES THAT LETTERMAN) [25] Z4 ... That car blows out a tire BIG TIME. It makes it all the way back; its Repaired on pit road

PC [16] Spins out , that PC was on Pole and leading 

TUMULT ! At Daytona !!
Also [98] GTLM Aston martin stalls out after spinning Rolex Turn 1 , and winding up lame around NASCAR 1

[07] Mazda Skyactiv Prototype Was Featured by Fox Sports 2 right now
BUT they have a Smoky car in the pits  , ,a Engine malfunction. HUGE SHAME...
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GTLM [3] JUST pitted, but they're back in - Just to correct something that showed up on Diagnostics... But Lost time there, that Team Chevrolet would RATHER PIT and take care of 

THIS HAS BEEN A WACK HOUR
GTD [009] was on pole but just spun out. Back down to 15th


2 Hours 20 mins Into Rolex24:

[16] While being interviewed by Fox's Andrew Marriott : Johnny Mowlem GOT PHOTO BOMBED.... 


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Too Bad to report that [2] Honda - Acura Prototype has TOO many gremlins, it IS retired from the Rolex 24, it didn't even last Three Hours...

UPDATE : 2 Hrs 35 Mins in
Another Stop , once every 50 minutes is that average
AND WOW the [60] VERY CLOSE to brake checking a GT Car as it decelerates to BOX

But there are the Defending TUSCC Series Champions, Making Driver Change. 
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CHIP GANASSI'S [02] HAS STAYED IN, AND WIDENED A LEAD , on [90] VisitFlorida.com and [10] Konica-Minolta ...

 


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

2 Hours and 45 Minutes In :

We haven't had a Safety Car / Full Course Yellow since that GTD totally blew out the army of traffic cones at Rolex1
And the DeltaWing Retired...

Green Flag pitstops always a spot of danger ; and we've seen the near misses; but many cars are going in and out unfazed 

Apparently FOX is saying Prototype [10] Fixed their Traction Control by turning something on car OFF and turning it back ON

EVEN FOX SPORTS is a casualty - A NCAA Basketball game broke into Extra Time 

And It Kicks Racing OFF the air on Fox Sports 2... 
So much for the Cable money we pay so THIS WOULD NOT HAPPEN. Fail Boat. 

Please Stand By :)

UPDATE , Race Time 3:00

FS2 Signal :BROADCASTING THE RACE AGAIN IN USA


GTD : OH DEAR THE [19] SPINS, re accelerates, And winds up DRIVING RIGHT IN THE PATH OF THE VIPER [33] 
The Leader NO LESS: 
THAT WAS TRULY NON SENSE.

Safety Car for the [19] FULL COURSE CAUTION. THAT SAME [19]. Gosh .....

On the ensuing pitstop , the [ 02 ] Gets In Front Of [ 01 ] For Fourth

BUT leading Proto s are [60] [10] and [1] - Good to see [1] = the other Honda Acura Proto

HUGE  NOTE HERE FROM RENNSPORT.KINJA.COM ! 
" The #90 is in the pits under this safety car with the nose clip off for what is presumably a major adjustment" 

THIRD Restart COMING off of Only the Third Safety Car. Gosh we don't want more of those but the field IS SO HUGE.
 At Last count Only 5 cars have retired.

ALSO [1] Prototype is pitting and will withdraw 3rd... BUT hell its still running, With a New Car Form 

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VROOM VROOM! 

UPDATE @ 3 Hours 30 mins 
 
GTD Two Ferraris [63 ][ 49] Overtake the [33] Viper for the lead in class. THERE ARE TEN GTD CARS strung within 20 seconds of each other. Lots to play for in this class TOO 

PC [11] Starts A HUGE mess of fluid and steam down pit road, it WAS leading class. That's terrible to see - they've shoved it behind the wall....

GTLM HEATING UP once again that 911 has been caught up , [4] on [911] for the lead... 

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Posted 24 January 2015 - 11:14 PM

FOURTH HOUR UPDATE: 

The Most Hectic Part of race, Besides, naturally, the first laps in the first minute , Was 2 Hours Ago, around 4:04pm to 4:14

When many class leaders made unforced errors , when some cars took extra pitstops , etc.

But Ganassi has kept his two Prototypes WELL in front of the field. Only chllenged by the [10] Prototype, they OUGHT TO HAVE rectified the TC issues... And A GOOD THING TOO

DP and P2s permit Traction Control , and for those big engine cars and modified aero kits, TC REALLY helps
And no other classes permit it !!

Eight Cars are on the lead lap , Tracy Krohn's Team [57] are hanging onto 9th 2 Laps down 
Sage Karam Took a pitstop NEAR MISS on braking again [01] AND I MEAN NEAR MISS

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LIKE THAT CLOSE

Honda Acura [1] Spins. NO BREAKS for that Tequila Patron team

UPDATE 4 Hrs 10 in

FOX has REALLY been showing the [5] Going against the [10] in Prototype Class , Action Express consistent too, racing for 2nd place ! ​

GTLM Action : Behind the [911] and the Two Corvettes, There's Two BMW Z4 s (My personal GT3 car of choice along with GTR :) )
GTD : Leader: [63] [49] [22] , Two Ferraris and a Porsche 911 GT America

Now the [63] Comes to stop and check out how pretty the lights make the evening
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PC [54] in lead by More Than Half Of Lap ... That's how long it took for the parity to dissolve, in One of 4 Classes.

Michael Shank, owner of [60] tells Fox 's Chris Neville that They're off on MPG but can make up on it
Also needs more Torque ...

Fox's Matt Yocum chats with Program Manager of Corvette , Says cars running just fine even after the [3] had a Puncture (!!) on Right Front Tire.

He also adds that "We work really hard with Michelin to develop proper handling"

Fox's Tommy Kendall remarks [ check if it is ] that The autos used to run 40 Pound Batteries, and because of the research AND THE CONSTANT demand to find an edge to go faster and leaner, The batteries nowadays only weigh SIX Pounds.


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:03 AM

4 Hours 45 Minutes UPDATE

Noticing A LOT OF spin outs are caused by 1: Overdriving and the car just fishtailing out of Turn 1 and, 2: Loss of traction exiting the corner, not enough Rear bite (Hence Traction Control Importance for P Class)

I've taken my share of spinouts and overdriving moments on SRW ! So heck yes the game explains a lot about the quirks of track

REALLY GREAT drive for Taylor Racing [10] As per virtue of Ganassi's pit stops they now take the lead 
that PC [54] now has lapped his entire field, Going back to talking "Parity"

GTD: The Usuals in front of THIS field [63] Scuderia Corsa's Ferrari , ahead of  [ 22 ] & [93]
GTLM :BMW Rahal-Letterman-Lanigan's  Z4 [25] now leading [3] and rest of field, after they've stuck around so much:

Fox's Calvin Fish Notes BoP - Balance Of Performance ... And that Tudor United Sports Car Challenge Series heads insisted that , cars that were GREAT at Last Years*** Rolex 24 got nerfed, and cars that were slow were buffed up more...

But it wasn't based on year long strength and points' standings BUT about mostly, Last Year's Rolex 24.

At first I thought it was Bollocks and that teams would find their way to jump through a loophole, Sandbag their performance to get Super fast through BoP BUT since TUSCC does adjustments OFTEN , It practically is a fool proof and fair concept to apply to A Sportscar Series

From RennSport.Kinja.com: 
​From 6:42 PM, P: Holding steady in all classes right now. How steady? Tracy Krohn is telling Radio Le Mans about shopping at an Italian menswear store.

Well THAT s money well spent if you can charm a NEW Sponsor !


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:30 AM

DINNER BREAK TIME XD

GTD[22] Porsche -WeatherTech car was leading class- they go for a Driver Change ...

ICYMI That Deltawing team issued a statement on their FAILBOAT Transmission

6:29pm - Official statement from DeltaWing on its DNF: "The Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team came out of the box swinging at the start of today’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, setting the early speed pace and battling among the leaders before transmission issues ended the day in the second hour."

Oh well - A For Effort I suppose? They were FAST enough

GTLM: Also That [25] Z4 is BUMPING on [3] Corvette. This Class Has Been HARD FOUGHT the whole day long

First between the [911] and now this Z4 ... Plus look at the sparks coming off cars, I thought SRW Exaggerated bottoming out sparks, 
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But these cars are shredding. Hopefully it doesn't put a hole through the undertray  , these cars HAVE TO LAST

GTD [22] Driver Leh Keen tells Fox's Chris Neville that The Vipers are really fast "in the infield" and "better on braking" . Keen's been trying to get their Alex Job Porsche a bit faster than the Viper....

From Rennsport.kinja.com
7:33 PM, P: A new fast lap of the race under this long green flag run as NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger throws down a 1:39.949. His #60 Mike Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 was nearly a lap down before the most recent set of stops, but is now catching up to the leaders at a rate of around a second a lap. The same can be said for the #90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP behind him.

Definitely Amazed, that save for the Prototype Challenge Class, that ALL the Other classes have intense battles for the lead ! NO ONE can sleep on this race at all ! Just hoping its still the case at 7AM , as it is now 7PM

5 Hours 50 In:
FOURTH SAFETY CAR is out / Full Course Caution

GTD [44] Porsche 911, Wrecked its Trannie . Gearbox failure, once in a while we see those, I recall [45] GTD Audi had one very early on . EASY to ruin them ! Don't Over Rev Engines  in SRW ! SRW = good practice for that !


See You after naptime/ dinner


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:10 AM

Go Back to the First Post where I put up the Starting Grid
Then Go Back to the 2nd Hour of Race 

I got the compilation of the score card from Fox Sports ! 
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Here It is..>

[63] GTD Ferrari Driver and NBC SN Analyst Townsend Bell CONFIRMS to Fox's Andrew Marriott - THAT HES GOING TO ENTER the Indy 500 and 24 Hours Le Mans !

FIFTH SAFETY CAR / FULL COURSE CAUTION
[7] Starworks Martini Prototype has stalled it off of CALAMITY CORNER Rolex Turn 1
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.... DURING FOX's Fest of Commercials

 


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:59 AM

6 Hours and 30 Mins into the race and Setting Up for the Fifth Restart

DURING SAFETY CAR ANOTHER COUPLE OF SHOCKING TURNS

[02 ] Ganassi Prototype that WAS Leading, spent QUITE SOME TIME for maintenance. IT ran right over the Bus Stop Chicane and on FAST Rebound , something came off the car! VERY lucky to have to do maintenance during the Safety Car period. They are only ONE lap down

AND .... A WHEEL FROM GTLM Ferrari [51] HAS GONE ROGUE 

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IT ROLLED A VERY very long way . I think it's still rolling. Car not heavily damaged, actually , as Fox's 
Krohn's Ligier Is Finished 

RESTART 6 Hours 45 Minutes Into the race

SPIN right off the bat in Turn 1 , It jams up the field , only One other car spun trying to avoid and having struck peripheral traffic 

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Always With The Restart Accidents : From Rennsport.kinja.com:
8:57 PM, P: As we go back to green, the #85 PC immediately spins, rolls back into traffic and collects the #38 PC. LMPC, folks!

Meanwhile [70] The French Fry Smelling Mazda Diesel Prototype has also retired . Only the 3rd to officialy DNF.
NO WAY are all 49 remaining cars running but most amazing part is, Were seeing that fun GTLM race STILL (Corvette vs Porsche 911 AND Ferrari) and Overall Lead AND GTD !


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:28 AM

7 Hours 15 :

Under ANOTHER Safety Car 

THREE WORDS : OH COME ON 

Atrocious decision there  by [51] Factory GTLM Ferrari ; and it cost TRG a GTD [007] Aston Martin. ANOTHER Aston Martin done in

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The REVERSE GEAR HELPS. Gives you a bit more room to carry off without having THAT happen


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:51 AM

7 Hours 30 minutes in

I HAVE SO SO Much appreciation for fellow Live casters and broadcasters

Its just REALLY difficult to keep track of the Four classes and in effect, Four competitions and Whenever an analyst or a piece of data says its REALLY close in the PC class but the video feed CANNOT SHOW the PC class, You take its word for it !

I'm officially going to clock out . ROFL Praying to the Racing Lords, that Someone takes this and keeps damn tabs. 
At least I want to notice if the Top 3 or hell 5 in the classes stay the same or not 

GTD 93 63 23
PC: [ 8 ] Is in the lead by over a lap!!!

Prototype Lead as Ganassis [01][02] fell out of podium spots
Its [10] Taylor Team [ 5 ] Defending Champion Action Express and [90] VisitFlorida car

Action REALLY simmered... Except the GTLM class- those guys are wielding switchblades at each other and THAT IS FUN !

RennSport.kinja.com:
9:55 PM, B: As we approach the top of the hour American muscle leads all four classes. Corvettes in both P and GTLM, the Corvette LS spec engine in the PC class, and the Riley Viper in GTD.

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THERE GO FIREWORKS . 10P sharp ! 

See you in morning/ When I wake up
 


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:01 AM

AT 8 Hours 45 Mins Into the ROLEX24
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MISERABLE happenings as the [5] The defending series Champion and Rolex24 champ, Action Express Proto- Corvette DISABLED

Its being towed right back - and the speculation is , from Shea Adam, Greg Creamer, Paul Truswell, John Hindhaugh and Co. :
It ran out of fuel OR For that matter, there was a fuel pump failure , it was a dozen or so laps into the run

And its lost A TON of time just sitting Idle.
Overall  10 02 90 01 60
GTLM  3 911 4 .... STILL !  then 25 62 24
PC  Its 54 vs 8
GTD  93 33 22 64 63 81

[24] GTLM BMW spins on THE RESTART - still very very pretty to watch. 
Unless you're in the cockpit and someone wants their lap back

From RACER.com: 
Stirring comeback : Porsche #912. Remember it lost seven laps at the start of the race due to alternator trouble? It's now only one lap behind its sister car, which leads GTLM ahead of the two Corvettes.

XD


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#16 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:21 AM

EIGHT HOURS LEFT : 

ITS GLORIOUS DAYTIME
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THIS WENT DOWN DURING NAP TIME , at 1AM EST mark

https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

Good grief. Video game style wreck

HOUR before that, it seems Prototype , polesitter [60] Took a Tire Wall Visit. BIG bummer. Won't help them chase the Ganassi cars.

Also GTLM Corvette [4] Had a Tire Puncture. ITS BACK ON THE LEAD LAP as of Daybreak

GTLM Note: And somewhere in between : VIA Rennsport.Kinja.com:

"12:40 AM, P: The problems for the #62 Ferrari continue as it goes behind the wall with an ECU issue. Doesn't look good for the Risi Competizione effort that once won every endurance race over six hours they ran for three straight years."

Ganassis STILL leading the [1-]
5 and 02 changing tires and refueling. 15 after 8 hours left mark

GTD Audi [48]  overdrives the horseshoe MISSES the tires . AND finds reverse gear --- YIKES nearly gets struck by the traffic

15 Minutes Before 7 Hours To Go
BIG PIT STOP block here for the OVERALL lead, [01] Stops along with [10] BUT [01] still in front of !!!


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#17 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:15 PM

7 Hours Left !!

PROTOTYPE / OVERALL LEAD
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Fox's Jamie Howe is explaining that the [02] Ganassi Ford needs more maintenance, after tire change : here they are at the 19 hour mark  /7 Hours to go

HERES some BOHICA tumult for you...

GTD Viper [33] is Stalled out bringing out Yet Another Safety car / Full Course Caution
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PC : The fast leader [54] is walking wounded - check out the tire pieces its spitting out.

REMINDER- Pace Car picks up WHATEVER Class leader it can ... during the safety car.
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WE HAVE A RESTART before 6:30 to go
And its REALLY heating up for the Overall lead - [02] Has Been held Up by the Overall Leader [10] Wayne Taylor's car REALLY paying the bills with the skills

SPINOUT for the [90] that WAS racing on lead lap (VisitFlorida.com Team) , That Darn Traction Control probably was NOT enabled at  that moment, coming onto NASCAR  1

LOTS of cars fell out - BOTH Mazda Skyactiv Prototypes

ICYMI PC Class:
 MORE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Photobombing by the [16] Pit 
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BIG NEWS with 6 : 20 TO GO


P [5] Joao Barbosa RALLIED that team and carried it RIGHT BACK onto the lead lap after having to get a Tow , back halfway across the track 
GTD [22] racing to lead in Class, Has REALLY messed up brake balance, they went straight off the Bus stop straight. 
Minor Problem UNLESS that keeps up. Need moderate rear brakes, it look like a lot of rear brake there.
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6:10 LEFT IN RACE Safety Car/ Full Course CAUTION

GTLM [17] Its the Team Falken Tire spewing oil ..... The ONLY car running a Tire other than a Michelin 

On the Subsequent Stops , [10] STAYS IN FRONT of [02] and [01] For Second ( WHICH WILL BE FOR LEAD when [5] Pits again (I THINK)

THE KEY: JUST AS the [10] driver wanted to accelerate, THEIR TIRE CHANGER wasn't finished On the Right Front. HE Stops in time .

GOOD reflex but That could've finished them !!! 
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Off The Safety Car--

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A BIG GTLM MOMENT [4] Corvette Needs to pit, it got in a BAD spot , locking front wheels under braking
And it bent the left front fender in... A No No - repair mandatory ! 
 


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#18 SRW_Cossacco

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:06 PM

Thanks Allan, keep it up!  B)


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 01:25 PM

5:50 Left In Race

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GTLM : [25] THE BUS STOP CLAIMS THE CLASS LEADER , BMW Z4 ! And the grass eats up the sheet metals.
The Car Also Eats A Tequila Patron Sign ! 

CORVETTE LEADS AGAIN [3]

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Andrew Marriott of FOX shows: THAT is how much Grass was in the Engine and chassis inside the BMW Z4 !
He calls it " The Most Expensive Lawn Mower In Florida." FTW

5 : 30 Remaining

THE [5] LEADS OVERALL - I admit I slept on them after they stalled BUT they kept the car freshly maintained and Ganassi DO NOT have an answer; they had their braking and handling compromise their speed 

I DIDNT sleep on the Taylor [10] they are running 2nd !

ITS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG
Top 3 OVERALL ALL enter pit lane: 

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And they come out in that order. 01 HAS NOT pitted
EDIT : [01] JUST came in. The order is back to the same. These cars HAVE to be on the same sequence now , unless that chance comes later with the Safety Car , TO GO OFF SEQUENCE


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#20 Jll02

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:02 PM

Yes, keep it up! :-)

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