Race Car Tech Discuss anything related to road racing and auto X.

Grand Am Daytona 2008 Pictures

Old 01-25-08, 10:29 PM
  #1  
Rotary Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
legokcen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Albany, GA
Posts: 841
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Grand Am Daytona 2008 Pictures

Here are pictures from the Grand Am Daytona Event. I'll continue to post throughout the weekend. We had Rolex Practice and the Koni Race.

I took lots of pictures of the RX-8's and some of others. I hope you all enjoy. The Speedsource #70 qualified at POLE!!!















I made some decals for ROAR on short notice, so they graciously ran one for me! All the tracks in the Koni Challenge Series except New Jersey which isn't complete yet. I can now say that I made decals for a Grand Am Pro Team! They rock!



















Qualified 2nd.




F-18's flew by a few times.
legokcen is offline  
Old 01-25-08, 10:30 PM
  #2  
Rotary Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
legokcen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Albany, GA
Posts: 841
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The #70, I'm in love:















One of the coolest vehicles there!



More Tomorrow!
legokcen is offline  
Old 01-25-08, 10:35 PM
  #3  
It's only Rock and Roll
10 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Turbo II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In a house...
Posts: 2,509
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Awesome, great pics and thanks for the info on the 8 forum about the 1st lap incident.

Tell the boys from ROAR I said hello!
Turbo II is offline  
Old 01-26-08, 05:17 AM
  #4  
_________________________
10 Year Member
 
OC94Rx7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Denmark
Posts: 1,298
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Fantastic to see so many racing again like the old days. Thanks for posting your pictures. I like this one!
Attached Thumbnails Grand Am Daytona 2008 Pictures-grandam-2008-24h-eg-0095.jpg  
OC94Rx7 is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 12:40 AM
  #5  
Rotary Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
legokcen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Albany, GA
Posts: 841
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ok, more pictures....

Some maybe out of sequence, but you'll get the idea. During the evening I made a couple trips back into the garages to get an update on casualties of the race. I've got some pictures and explanations from those as well.

Pre race prep:









Here's the configuration with the oil coolers closer in:



I love the graphics on these cars:





The Edge Racing RX-8:







More of my love. I gotta have one of these....







The Sahlen's guys were very nice and talkative too. Told me that the only GM part on that car is the engine and they rebuild that as soon as they get it. The rear end is a Ford. That made me laugh.



legokcen is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 12:42 AM
  #6  
Rotary Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
legokcen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Albany, GA
Posts: 841
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts






































legokcen is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 12:43 AM
  #7  
Rotary Enthusiast
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
legokcen's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Albany, GA
Posts: 841
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts




More to come, I'm wiped and going to bed. I have more to post, but not til tomorrow.
legokcen is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 02:55 AM
  #8  
CPS Motorsport
10 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
justint5387's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 1,358
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts


That is my friend in car #75... He doesn't drive a Mazda tho... He finished 6th, I think he beat every RX-8 in ST...
justint5387 is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 05:09 AM
  #9  
Coming to a track near u!
iTrader: (5)
 
RacerJason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,855
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
Who do you know on the #75? I know Karl and the gang, use to live right around the corner from the shop. On my way back from Petit last year we ran in to each other in line at Duty Free at one in the morning, they were on their way home from VIR.
RacerJason is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 11:51 AM
  #10  
CPS Motorsport
10 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
justint5387's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Fremont, CA
Posts: 1,358
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by racerjason View Post
Who do you know on the #75? I know Karl and the gang, use to live right around the corner from the shop. On my way back from Petit last year we ran in to each other in line at Duty Free at one in the morning, they were on their way home from VIR.
The driver, Christian Miller. I met him a few years ago, he drove in the SCCA world challenge touring car in 2006.

Last edited by justint5387; 01-27-08 at 11:57 AM.
justint5387 is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 12:13 PM
  #11  
Full Member
5 Year Member
 
zimmyrx7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: ARUBA
Posts: 54
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hoping you can try to get a pic from the #70 when shifting... with the flame coming out..?
Nice picture... couldn't be there this year... darn!

Gerald.
zimmyrx7 is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 12:38 PM
  #12  
Rotary Enthusiast
5 Year Member
iTrader: (6)
 
turbo10th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Annapolis,MD
Posts: 1,462
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
1st and 5th for the rx8 and all of them finished

Last edited by turbo10th; 01-27-08 at 12:44 PM.
turbo10th is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 12:48 PM
  #13  
Out of order

iTrader: (5)
 
RedR1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: somewhere
Posts: 7,040
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
these pictures are total SEX!!!! i can't wait to see more!
RedR1 is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 01:05 PM
  #14  
Full Member
5 Year Member
 
zimmyrx7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: ARUBA
Posts: 54
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
GT class #1...
zimmyrx7 is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 01:05 PM
  #15  
It's only Rock and Roll
10 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Turbo II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In a house...
Posts: 2,509
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There were some good shots during the broadcast on TV last night of the #70 shooting flames. I love the new paint scheme on the car, looks ******* awesome.
Turbo II is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 01:12 PM
  #16  
FB Maniac
10 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
mazda6guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Disputanta, VA
Posts: 919
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Turbo II View Post
There were some good shots during the broadcast on TV last night of the #70 shooting flames. I love the new paint scheme on the car, looks ******* awesome.
I agree the paint scheme is flipping sweet! Man I was scream when the #70 RX-8 came in first. I am going next year to this event thanks to the great picture taking of
Legokcen. Looks like an awesome event! Congrats Legokcen on the decal exposure!
mazda6guy is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 05:29 PM
  #17  
Kim
OBEY YOUR MAZDA
 
Kim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Denmark
Posts: 3,059
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I would LOVE to see some Rotary Power at this years 24 Hour LeMans - LIVE
That's right i'm going to the LeMans for the third time
Kim is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 05:49 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
5 Year Member
 
blitzboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: England
Posts: 383
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
coooll pics,
so what are the specs of the RX8s are they 20B tripple rotors or are they custom tripples rotors, eg are they using custom shafts with FD Housings and plates?
blitzboy is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 08:00 PM
  #19  
It's only Rock and Roll
10 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Turbo II's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In a house...
Posts: 2,509
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
All of the Mazda RX-8s competing in the ROLEX GT Series are fitted with a 3 rotor Mazda R20B engine, based directly off of the street going Mazda RX-8.
Turbo II is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 08:13 PM
  #20  
Insane Burning Diarrhea
10 Year Member
 
SayNoToPistons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Noo Yawk City / San Diego
Posts: 1,796
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Turbo II View Post
All of the Mazda RX-8s competing in the ROLEX GT Series are fitted with a 3 rotor Mazda R20B engine, based directly off of the street going Mazda RX-8.
Tube chassis with a N/A 20B PP from the Cosmo.
SayNoToPistons is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 08:58 PM
  #21  
Searching for 10th's
iTrader: (11)
 
jkstill's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 2,192
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Originally Posted by Toyo Kogyo View Post
Tube chassis with a N/A 20B PP from the Cosmo.
No, those are 3 rotor Renesis engines, not Cosmo.

Mazda USA reference to RX-8 GT 3 Rotor Renesis
jkstill is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 09:23 PM
  #22  
Coming to a track near u!
iTrader: (5)
 
RacerJason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,855
Received 2 Likes on 1 Post
The 20b's used in Rolex GT share SOME components and technology of the Renesis generation rotary. Much of what is being used to win has been understood for some time. You can call Sylvain tomorrow, or Steve Sanders and they'll tell you it's a Renesis 3-rotor but they wouldn't be telling you the entire truth.
RacerJason is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 09:32 PM
  #23  
www.lms-efi.com
iTrader: (27)
 
C. Ludwig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Floyds Knobs. IN
Posts: 5,106
Received 30 Likes on 23 Posts
Originally Posted by Toyo Kogyo View Post
Tube chassis with a N/A 20B PP from the Cosmo.
+1.
C. Ludwig is offline  
Old 01-27-08, 09:33 PM
  #24  
spoon!
 
Kenku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Dousman, WI
Posts: 1,084
Received 10 Likes on 7 Posts
Originally Posted by jkstill View Post
No, those are 3 rotor Renesis engines, not Cosmo.

Mazda USA reference to RX-8 GT 3 Rotor Renesis
No, they're modified Cosmo 20Bs with (at least last year) Racing Beat off-the-shelf peripheral port rotor housings... meaning conventional peripheral exhaust ports as they went into at a tech discussion at Sevenstock a couple years back. The same article refers to the old BK car as running a Renesis 3-rotor. It wasn't actually a Renesis either, at least not Renesis as defined by the side exhaust or sharing any parts with any engine that came from the factory in an RX-8.
Kenku is online now  
Old 01-27-08, 10:25 PM
  #25  
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
redlinewins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Willo in Phoenix
Posts: 446
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Kim View Post
I would LOVE to see some Rotary Power at this years 24 Hour LeMans - LIVE
That's right i'm going to the LeMans for the third time
Rotary powered racecars cannot compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans starting in 1992 due to rule changes. This was after the Mazda 787B won in 1991, still the only Japanese victory and the only victory by a non-piston engine.

It was nice to see the Mazda rotary back on the podium at Daytona!
redlinewins is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Grand Am Daytona 2008 Pictures


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: