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Old 25 Sep 2018, 02:50 (Ref:3852524)   #1
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2018 Petit Le Mans

It is nearly here, the first Petit without Don P. Lots of battles still to be decided on track. Core still has a chance at the title, with the 31 Caddy in the lead. Their job will be to stay ahead of the Core car at all cost. This is also a NAEC round so there are weird bonus points for leading in the middle of the race. The 3 Corvette has a 9 point lead over the 67 Ford, so this isn't done either. Risi is expected to be back after missing most of the season to add a little more variety to the GTE class. In GTD the 48 Lambo has a 6 point lead over Legge in the Acura.

I'm expecting a lot of yellows this year, the drivers haven't been the most well behaved all year and people are going to be taking chances with the championships still on the line. Nonetheless, I'm sure going to enjoy the hell out of it Wed-Saturday.


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Old 26 Sep 2018, 01:10 (Ref:3852691)   #2
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Chaves in for 3rd driver in 31 Caddy.

https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/c...petit-le-mans/

Could make it break the championship for them. Core has Dumas as third driver, but still with Bennett as second driver. Strategy will be important.
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Posted in the 2018 thread but HART has pulled out of Petit due to financial concerns.

https://racer.com/2018/09/21/hart-ac...petit-le-mans/
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The Petit Le Mans could be jammed with safety car periods for sure. It will make the race worse if so. I am going to pick Penske Acura, Porsche GT, and Land Audi for the victories.

We have gotten a few races that have been clean though. Not coincidentally, they have been the best races of the year: Daytona, Mid Ohio, Lime Rock, and VIR are the 4 that stand out for me. The rest have been junk or 'eh'. Laguna left a bad taste in me for some reason. After a great 2017 event, the 2018 edition will NOT go down as one of IMSA's finest races thats for sure.

At this point I really really hope that the 2019 Daytona 24 has no more than 45 entries.
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I'm pulling for CORE for the title. Because it'd be ridiculous and awesome.
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Imsa has a contest to allow a fan to be the Grand Marshall of the race:

https://www.imsa.com/news/092018/mot...tra-next-level

You have to write about how much Don P meant to you! lol
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Imsa has a contest to allow a fan to be the Grand Marshall of the race:

https://www.imsa.com/news/092018/mot...tra-next-level

You have to write about how much Don P meant to you! lol
I'm guessing you will have to be sober to be the grand marshal so there's that drawback
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I'm guessing you will have to be sober to be the grand marshal so there's that drawback
The thought crossed my mind, but I don't have any desire to write an essay today. Guess I'll have to watch trackside instead.
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Can't wait. Hope to make it through the entire weekend this year.
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You also must write a 350 word essay. While that's easy for many in this subforum , that ain't happenin.
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Can't wait. Hope to make it through the entire weekend this year.
Only if someone adds a muffler to that thing they call an engine. I know I'm the minority but I HATE the RSR engine note. Although it is better than the GT at FCY speeds, that's pathetic.

Road Atlanta is a busy place this week, think most everyone is testing there one day this week or next. And then Michelin testing on Monday after Petit.
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Entry list is posted now. Should update the first posting with a hyperlink.

37 cars overall. Not a bad number. We are at a point where we don't want grids to be too large. Mechanical reliability is not the issue it used to be. Plus more cars means more potential for safety car periods. A place like Road Atlanta has had lots of them in the past.
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37 cars overall. Not a bad number. We are at a point where we don't want grids to be too large. Mechanical reliability is not the issue it used to be. Plus more cars means more potential for safety car periods. A place like Road Atlanta has had lots of them in the past.
Yeah, the larger fields tended to end up with full course cautions with drivers passing in places it doesn't work, like at the bottom of the Esses. 35-40 seems about right, maybe up to 45. Sitting in an "employee appreciation" session that's really a look how great we are as a city makes me want to be at the track now instead of next week

Sucks that SoD won't have their send off race to wrap things up. Not having the money to race after a supposedly good test with other Caddy DPis at Road Atlanta recently doesn't sound good for the continuation of the team

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Agreed on the numbers. I like green sessions.
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Petit is so small (ha) that 37 will still feel good. That's a nice number.

Mazda loses two drivers to WEC and DTM Clashes, which is a shame.
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