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#21 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:20 PM

4 : 50 Left In Race - RESTART !
THIS TIME, the Pace car/ Safety car picked up THE OVERALL leaders

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And there they go  notice PCs behind em !!!!

A LOT of the field thinned for GTLM and GTD when it comes to lead lap racers BUT the action is STILL INTENSE 

That IS NEVER a guarantee for a 24 Hour multi class race 
BUT Five Prototypes are RACING on the lead lap.

Chris Neville of Fox Interviewed Kyle Larson who drove the [02 ] Late last night, that car is IN 3rd, and Social Media / Commentators said Larson carried the team.
Larson admitting he Underperformed last  year , compared to this year:

GTLM: But ONLY Two Cars competing on lead lap ALBEIT REALLY intense fight ,between the Z4 BMW [25] in 2nd place, AND the Corvette in the Lead [3]

EDIT : Corvette [4] Made up its deficit UNDER Full Course Caution, its now RIGHT behind those cars.

KUDOS to Corvette since they've had their Moments of Crises , much like Ferrari and Porsche BUT they've been able to OVERCOME theirs, as oppose to the Latter Teams I've mentioned

GTD More of the same - Viper [93] Trying to fend off the 911 Porsche [22]

PC [54] is one lap ahead of [52]


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#22 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 02:40 PM

4 : 30 LEFT IN RACE

GTD:

Chris Neville of FOX interviews Andy Lally of Magnus Racing Porsche [44] THEIR CAR HAS BEEN RETIRED 
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Apparently their car was following a Viper that swerved out of their way. and the [44] stayed forward and STRUCK SOMETHING
Lally Tells Neville It was Roadkill - And it went through the insides of the car and was extracted

It pushed their strong radiator back and obviously knocked something important in the engine OUT.

REAL BIZARRE WAY TO END YOUR 24 HOUR DAY

Now at 4 : 20 Left !
VERY Tense and Outstanding moment as Co leaders [5] and [10] Enter Pitlane, SAME TIME
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A CLASH here ! Because [5] has 1 of the first box es and [10] wanted to NOT concede his room

NO Penalty Pending from this ! 
And several laps later [10] Stays In front of [5] by more than 10 Seconds

Perhaps the [5] was double stinting a tire or two.
But laps later [01] and [02] ALSO pit. Cycling [10] and [5] back in front

GTLM Now [4] Corvette comes in for the routine stop

FOUR HOURS LEFT / 4 : 00
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My Personal Feel Good Story ; Dorsey Shroeder 's team admirably named " Fifty Plus Racing" is still driving , They had brake light failure and needed A LOT OF TIME in Garage to inspect and repair it

Plus their team is owned by AC / DC's Brian Johnson  - Team Highway To Help, benefitting patients and research of Alzheimers' 

THEY JUST WANT a Top 10 / Finish. They might get there!


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#23 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 03:29 PM

3 : 45 left
ANOTHER feel good story is Wright Motorsports partnering with this man Patrick Dempsey, who got interviewed by Chris Neville
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GTD [58] has REALLY overcome a lot of issues to stay within laps, of the lead in class: As opposed to being in An Entire Time Zone Away

He thanks Joe Foster whose taken care of him, even though he is no longer his partner.

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Prototypes ! PITSTOPS going down with [10] having made their stop ( who knew Konic Minolta cameras are still around! :P

[02] also in and out as is [01] 
The Sequence is straight forward. STOP FOR STOP

The Two Chevy Prototypes, Taylor[10] and AXP Action Express [5] In front of the Ganassi [01 ] [02]

Aren't we glad James Bond doesn't drive the Aston Martins in this race? THEY ARE CURSED
GTD[009] brings out the NEXT Safety Car / Full Course Caution

 


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:10 PM

3: 30 to go GTLM MORE CORVETTE Hijinx 
[4] which was racing for the lead next to the BMW Z4 , Love-bumped a Daytona Proto

RIPPED THE WHOLE FRONT FENDER assembly OFF ! Its totally exposed and MUST BE PATCHED 

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lest another bump were to happen, that wheel would come off. Debris on NASCAR1 
Around the 2 :55 To Go mark

THE [10] Prototype FULL SPEED Drove Right Through that debris field . Thankfully no spectators / flagmen are by there. That's shrapnel vision

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ALSO BIG PASS for 2nd Overall [01] passes [5] 


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#25 Allan Equality Wu

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:37 PM

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - Allan McNish ! 
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With Jamie Howe of Fox - talking about his role as Commentator for BBC AND Ambassador for Audi

at 2 : 32 Left 

Ganassi Prototype [02] got on pit lane , driver double stint... 
[01] Sage Karam in the other Ganassi, claiming his car has a Slipping Clutch . 
BAD TIME FOR GREMLINS 

Pitstops DID NOT change order but [01] will NOT use first gear,

the [5] Took advantage of this and took 3rd OVERALL

2 : 05 Left,
Prototype  [01 ] TO THE GARAGE. this is probably it for their chances to win. 
RIGHT WHEN IT HURTS 

At 1 : 53 Left - 
[10] PITS FIRST - SO PRO he drives and barely moves the Pit Entry Pylon aside
[5] Comes in Next . Waiting for [02] to cycle in for its stop 

IT HAS COME IN - and it comes off the jack  and leaves PIT JUST AS the 10 leaves Bus stop chicane
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OH GREAT PASS BY THE [10] Just as the [02] was RIGHT in front of him ! IT MADE UP ALL THAT DEFICIT you see in that picture

1: 34 Left 
GTLM [25] Has its Pitstop BUT A DIFFICULTY , the wheel spins out of control and the Clutch didn't act to stop the wheel
That's ANOTHER setback that can cost a lot, they were racing [3] Corvette

And NOW The [3] Will Come for Tires and Fuel ! at 1:31 Remaining


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:00 PM

1:14 Left And, per my Application for Award winning Sport Journalism I can now report

The [44] Team Has scraped all the Possum remains Out of the insides of the car:
 
The Magnus 911 GTD [44] HAS RETURNED AFTER THE RACETRACK, having repaired all damage found.

Another BIG Takeaway - Viper Factory disbanding REALLY DID benefit GTD Viper program,

they all inherit factory Employees! Well it stinks for any GTD employees that got spilled out of work too ! SMH

Still [10] leading Overall... But IT WONT BE DECIDED TILL LAST 5 MINUTES !

OVERALL UPDATE
At 1 : 07 LEFT [10] HAS TAKEN tires and fuel ! [02] Presumably About to pit

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1 : 03 LEFT AND ANOTHER CYCLE OF PIT STOPS COMPLETE

FOX broke down how the Full Course Cautions and strategy and Repairs led ot different Total # of pit stops
Also [02] radio chatter said that the team Needs 20 More Minutes of Fuel. THAT is the difference !!!

Another BIG lesson learned today :

http://blackflag.jal...647073/ Kyosuke

Whatever the Heck THIS IS. LOL Speaking of Andy Lally's Roadkill


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 06:29 PM

@ 43 Minutes LEFT : 

[5] makes its stop first. [02] Is Leading [10] Second , the two ABOUT to pit, But they stay out for extra time
FOX Commentators DO NOT understand this one... The fear is the tire wear PLUS if the Safety Car comes out !

@ 40 Minutes 
[10] Pits BUT NOT the [02] 
INTRIGUING gamble here .... Commentators don't know* what to make of that !
The stops go flawlessly,  [02] double stinting tires.

They ARE in front of the [10] but only by several car lengths. Will the Tires Tire out ?!?!

@22 Minutes Left
Next Post Will Be LAST one ...
FOX Analysts are winding it down but OF COURSE, ALL IT TAKES is one crazy moment, And the entire race will be remembered and retold FOREVER in the way YOU NEVER imagine

[5] a lap down. Bummer.
[02] and [10] In the Overall Lead

GTLM [ 3] Leads by a lap as well
GTD [93] Viper WAY in front of the [22]
And PC [52] cleaning house

It took 19 Hours by my count, for the "Parity" to disappear and many cars gotten eliminated by then, and many shuffled off the lead lap, Just bowling for dollars, riding it out to the end of race

EDIT WITH  20 minutes left
THE PC [52] WAS Cleaning house - IT ABSOLUTELY BACKED INTO THE WALL- The car is demolished and its strewn debris all over !

Colin Braun, the driver, is UNINJURED. 
MY GOSH The frame of the PC class has been totally turned around

AWKWARD SITUATION with the [10] Apparently THEY ARE subject to Penalty / some sort of Offense; perhaps that they Pitted with PITS CLOSED . Or the driver was quickly approaching 4 Hours Limit. OR BOTH.

And they NEED to tighten up their loose ends by Swapping Drivers.
They forfeit 2nd place to [5] And fall to 3rd....
 


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 07:19 PM

FINAL RESULTS
GANASSI AND SABATES [ 02 ] TAKES THE OVERALL WIN Beating Out Last Year's winner [5] Action Express Racing.

Ganassi's Jamie McMurray has won the Daytona 500, The Coca Cola 600 , The Brickyard 400 AND NOW A Rolex 24
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We Now Will NEVER KNOW if the [10] Truly could Challenge that [02] , The [10] team believes THEY WOULDVE BEEN FOULED had they not made the Driver Change / for that matter it may have been a Pit penalty. 

CRAZIEST ROLEX I can recall in Recent Memory . 

PC [52] Capitalizes on that misfortune [54] had with 24 minutes left. [54] finishes in 3rd 10 laps to the worse

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GTLM [3] Corvette ! Good looking car and WOW they really avenged their sister car's bad luck and last year's miserable race. They beat the Z4 BMW [24] BY THIS MUCH

GTD [93] gets Victory : Redemption for the old Dodge Viper SRT : Factory Holdovers Squad

But WHAT A TREMENDOUS Climactic Race - NO LEADER of any class was safe for long
There was NO Guessing what'd happen ! 

Unfortunately WE ARE talking about some UN SAFE reentries that you'd hope would only be a TOPIC of Simracing
But instead we saw play out yesterday 

Let me send you my fellow Simracers and Analysts LINKS !!! Free Live Blog Archives

RennSport.kinja.com ! 

Also 
http://www.racer.com...ours-at-daytona

http://www.foxsports...ive-blog-012415
And Scroll Up for my thoughts :) Thanks - Will Be On Later :) :) :) 

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

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


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 09:03 PM

Thanks for the coverage Allan ;)


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 02:12 PM

REMEMBER Friends go to this site, For prior years' Full coverage of IMSA races AND this weeks' events as the channel finishes uploading them ! http://youtube.com/unitedsportscar

Already Uploaded was QUALIFYING / Hot Lap sessions for the Rolex 24 Earlier. 

http://youtu.be/LywhNj6t5dQ?t=8m34s

WATCH HOW THE WINNING GTD VIPER 'S YEAR STARTED. They lost a tire at Rolex 1


For Wheldon!
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