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Old 7 Mar 2018, 12:54 (Ref:3806618)   #1861
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It will only be a matter of time before the first 'sneaky bronze' turns up. Could be from this program:

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Old 7 Mar 2018, 18:13 (Ref:3806687)   #1862
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Sebring entry is here

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BAR1 guys could not make it
AF Corse/Dalla Lana alliance did make it in GTD
No Chan/Jota and Grasser as expected

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Old 24 Mar 2018, 17:28 (Ref:3810455)   #1863
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Spirit of Daytona Cadillac is missing Long Beach apparently
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Old 24 Mar 2018, 18:48 (Ref:3810478)   #1864
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Spirit of Daytona Cadillac is missing Long Beach apparently
Second year in a row they won't get to race at Long Beach due to crash damage.

This is one of the things I dislike about carbon cars.

A tube-framer coulda easily been rebuilt in time.
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Old 24 Mar 2018, 20:32 (Ref:3810497)   #1865
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Second year in a row they won't get to race at Long Beach due to crash damage.

This is one of the things I dislike about carbon cars.

A tube-framer coulda easily been rebuilt in time.
I hear M1-A Abrams racing is the coming thing. More pits stops but endurance won't be an issue and crash damage ... Lol.

Anyway, that was karma's fist mashing Tristan Vautier. No way to dodge that.
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Old 24 Mar 2018, 21:54 (Ref:3810517)   #1866
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Second year in a row they won't get to race at Long Beach due to crash damage.

This is one of the things I dislike about carbon cars.

A tube-framer coulda easily been rebuilt in time.
I'm rather fine with the car missing the race rather than Vautier missing it because he's in the hospital, personally. Maybe recognized safety standards aren't American enough for you though.

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Old 24 Mar 2018, 22:15 (Ref:3810521)   #1867
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That's why you buy or find access to a spare tub. Besides, it's just as easy in a bad enough accident to write off a tube frame car, look at all the NASCAR stock cars or Trans Am cars that get totaled every year. Just about as easy to destroy a tube frame car in such an accident or at least damage it to the point where it's cheaper/easier to buy another chassis anyways.

Either that or SDR is low on cash since they lost Visit Florida as their primary sponsor that they can't spring for a new tub from Dallara. You have to remember that AXR got a new tub before COTA last year after they damaged a car beyond immediate repair at Long Beach.

IMO, probably also a wise move to skip at least Long Beach. We know of that track's reputation for accidents and collisions, especially with a large field.
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That's why you buy or find access to a spare tub. Besides, it's just as easy in a bad enough accident to write off a tube frame car, look at all the NASCAR stock cars or Trans Am cars that get totaled every year. Just about as easy to destroy a tube frame car in such an accident or at least damage it to the point where it's cheaper/easier to buy another chassis anyways.

Either that or SDR is low on cash since they lost Visit Florida as their primary sponsor that they can't spring for a new tub from Dallara. You have to remember that AXR got a new tub before COTA last year after they damaged a car beyond immediate repair at Long Beach.

IMO, probably also a wise move to skip at least Long Beach. We know of that track's reputation for accidents and collisions, especially with a large field.
Agreed, between being a short street race and being on the west coast. They took discretion. Probably a good idea.
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Old 25 Mar 2018, 10:38 (Ref:3810627)   #1869
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IMO, probably also a wise move to skip at least Long Beach. We know of that track's reputation for accidents and collisions, especially with a large field.
Particularly since A) the have no West Coast sponsors and B.) they aren't in the championship hunt.

and ... Vautier.
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Old 26 Mar 2018, 18:34 (Ref:3811039)   #1870
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Maybe a tube frame car is easier to replace because it's cheaper... but if it's a write-off it's a write-off, tube frame or carbon.
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Old 26 Mar 2018, 20:00 (Ref:3811075)   #1871
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As far as tube-frames go ... I was at Daytona when Memo Gidley slammed that slow Ferrari.

Pretty sure that for the weight CF moncoques offer more protection than steel tubes.

Anyway ... It would suck for Spirit of Daytona to fix the old car or buy a new one for LB and get caught up in something there ... not that there is a higher rate of accidents at Long Beach or anything ...
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Old 6 Apr 2018, 18:26 (Ref:3813333)   #1872
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DPi's are being slowed again for Long Beach

http://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/dp...or-long-beach/

Caddy gets a 0.6mm smaller restrictor, 2 liters less fuel
Mazda will have boost lowered, 10kg weight increase, and loses 7 liters of fuel
Acura and Nissan lose 3 liters of fuel and have their boost lowered

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Old 6 Apr 2018, 19:17 (Ref:3813344)   #1873
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wow, 7 liters of fuel.
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Old 6 Apr 2018, 19:57 (Ref:3813360)   #1874
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Mazda got absolutely killed.
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Old 6 Apr 2018, 22:28 (Ref:3813405)   #1875
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Lol, yeah, that's a big penalty for just competing for a win. Should have just left it alone. It was good racing. Now who knows if the racing will be good or not? At least we know the Mazda won't be winning...
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