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Old 10 Apr 2018, 03:45 (Ref:3814574)   #1
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2018 Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach(IMSA @ Long Beach) - Apr 13-14



BUBBA BURGER BUBBA BURGER BUBBA BURGER

This race has the best name of any sports car race in the world.

We've got 1hr40mi around the concrete canyon known as Long Beach. 22 cars will take the green flag, with 14 in the Prototype class, and 8 in GTLM. The #90 Spirit of Daytona Cadillac will not make the trip to Long Beach after their race ending crash at Sebring left the car too damaged to be repaired correctly in time.

The brothers Taylor have won every race here since 2015, so only one of them can repeat as a 4 time straight winner.

IMSA is running support to the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend, so there are no other IMSA sanctioned supports running.

Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach TV Schedule(all times US Eastern)
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., FOX(this is the network television race of the season!)

Race will be streamed in full on the IMSA website for those it applies to.

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Event Schedule(at bottom of page)

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Old 10 Apr 2018, 13:40 (Ref:3814651)   #2
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It will be a cleaner race than last year. GTD not being there is probably going to be a good thing. Granted seeing the BMW M6 lead overall was neat. That won't be possible this year due to the new restart procedure though. Prototypes will start up front every time now regardless.

I don't think it will be full course yellow free though. I think some prototype driver is going to slam the car in the wall like the #31 Cadillac did last year as both the GTLM and prototype races will be very intense. Lets hope for no lap 1 calamity. If you avoid that then it can sort out and be clean after that.

No prediction for a winner. Long Beach is anybody's game. Must say I hope both races can be won by somebody that did not win Daytona/Sebring.
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Old 10 Apr 2018, 13:58 (Ref:3814664)   #3
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I don't think it will be full course yellow free though. I think some prototype driver is going to slam the car in the wall like the #31 Cadillac did last year as both the GTLM and prototype races will be very intense. Lets hope for no lap 1 calamity. If you avoid that then it can sort out and be clean after that.

No prediction for a winner. Long Beach is anybody's game. Must say I hope both races can be won by somebody that did not win Daytona/Sebring.
I think somebody is going to go for a gap that closes to quickly and we will get a yellow (or two). A new winner would be good for the championship battles.
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Old 12 Apr 2018, 02:18 (Ref:3814949)   #4
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I know long beach has always been an open wheel series' race, and has a strong tradition with IndyCar, but I am disappointed that imsa doesn't race after IndyCar on Sunday, and don't like that they are slotted in in the "support race" times. Imsa shouldn't play second fiddle to a local series like IndyCar.

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Although i like this series and this circuit / race weekend, I still don't like this series on this weekend at this track. Just feels like a Trans Am or World Challenge type of race but those guys are there too! So are the Stadium Super Trucks! Should be a great show all round and maybe I should just go next year...
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Old 12 Apr 2018, 14:15 (Ref:3815029)   #6
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I know long beach has always been an open wheel series' race, and has a strong tradition with IndyCar, but I am disappointed that imsa doesn't race after IndyCar on Sunday, and don't like that they are slotted in in the "support race" times. Imsa shouldn't play second fiddle to a local series like IndyCar.

You seem to have a totally personal and highly personally problematical hierarchy of when cars can race.

Also, how is IndyCar more "local" than IMSA? Both are national series ... both race at the same tracks (rather needless to say, i hope.)

Feel free to not watch, or watch and not enjoy ...

I have to wonder, if in some completely imaginary universe, in some fictional time and space, people watch events when they happen and are glad they are happening .... seems too far-fetched, doesn't it?
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You seem to have a totally personal and highly personally problematical hierarchy of when cars can race.

Also, how is IndyCar more "local" than IMSA? Both are national series ... both race at the same tracks (rather needless to say, i hope.)

Feel free to not watch, or watch and not enjoy ...

I have to wonder, if in some completely imaginary universe, in some fictional time and space, people watch events when they happen and are glad they are happening .... seems too far-fetched, doesn't it?
I believe RWill2073's post was tongue and cheek based on others' past posts regarding WEC/Sebring, unless I'm mistaken...

That said, it's an IndyCar weekend, make no mistake about it, but I still watch the IMSA race and I don't feel like it's an undercard at all, because I'm "watching racing", as you say.
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I believe RWill2073's post was tongue and cheek based on others' past posts regarding WEC/Sebring, unless I'm mistaken...

That said, it's an IndyCar weekend, make no mistake about it, but I still watch the IMSA race and I don't feel like it's an undercard at all, because I'm "watching racing", as you say.
I was. Was just joking around. Ill be watching qualifying and race of both imsa and IndyCar, but maybe delayed as I have a busy weekend, but I look forward to both "local" series.
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This race has the best name of any sports car race in the world.
They should work it out somehow to have "The Roscoe's Chicken n Waffles Pole Award" or something...maybe one of the other series will have that sponsor again?
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I go to this race every year, it being about 25 miles from the house. Definitely not a fan of street races, but loved it when F1 was here. The IMSA race has been moved all over the weekend schedule , and has always been a support race, but the last 3 to 4 years have seen considerable growth in spectator numbers. Now it's not uncommon to see the general admission stands damn near full.
Lots of things to do during the weekend...
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You seem to have a totally personal and highly personally problematical hierarchy of when cars can race.

Also, how is IndyCar more "local" than IMSA? Both are national series ... both race at the same tracks (rather needless to say, i hope.)

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Somehow the promo video for this event has 1.6 million views on YouTube- I don't quite understand that!
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They should work it out somehow to have "The Roscoe's Chicken n Waffles Pole Award" or something...maybe one of the other series will have that sponsor again?
remember when black swan used to get sponsorship from roscoe's for this race every year?

that was the best
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