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Old 01-10-06, 09:41 PM
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Rolex 24

Hello all. I will be going to my first race at Daytona in a couple of weeks and can't wait!!. Is anyone else going to watch and-or participate and crew? ....
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Old 01-14-06, 02:38 AM
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i was goin 2 crew for the goldin bros Rx-8 but they ended up hiring a professional crew...i dont think there goin 2 be tht competative i think speedsource has a better chance...they were 5 quickest in GT a testing in daytona last weekend
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Old 01-27-06, 03:09 PM
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Speedsource has qualified 4th in GT class. Go Rotary Power!
Goldin Bros and Spencer are further down the chain but best of luck to them!
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Old 01-27-06, 05:41 PM
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yea there goin 2 need it i really think speedsource is goin 2 take the GT class
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pics of the superx-8
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Old 01-29-06, 08:30 AM
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All three Rx-8's out after 11 hours.
The Speedsource entry was very competitive, always in the top 5, and even lead for awhile. Sounded very sweet.
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Old 01-29-06, 12:58 PM
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Who has the scoop, why did all 3 DNF? And will any of them be at the next Rolex Series @ Mexico City March 4?

Kudos to all three entering and Speedsource was turning some very good times.
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Old 01-29-06, 11:14 PM
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I heard on the radio that the speedsource car got a stone in the radiator...
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Old 01-30-06, 02:52 AM
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Like Magnus, I was listening to the radio broadcast. I did not make it to the 10th hour but found on the race notes, it was a cooling problem. It was a shame to hear they could not continue. We all know 24 hours is not easy (first time out too!) but I really believe the Speedsource RX8 will open some eye in the GT class and take a few wins as the season moves forward. Best of luck to them!!


10th hour : lap 316
http://www.daytona24hr.com/24hr2006/racenotes10.html
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Old 01-30-06, 02:16 PM
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I think I remeber seeing on the screen that said the Spencer car had a rear suspension failure
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Nice to see more europeans listening! Next time we should have a beer and talk rotaries when we are listening!

Here is the short version of the Mazda story...

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Lap 28 - 59:13 (1:09 PM) - Under caution driver changes: No. 16 Pontiac (Gavin), No. 2 Pontiac (McNish), No. 80 Porsche (Keen), No. 08 Mazda (Finlay), No. 59 Porsche (Christopher), No. 57 Corvette (Trenery), No. 87 (Ken Hill), No. 15 Porsche (McGehee), No. 81 Porsche (McCracken).

Lap 45 - 1:33:24 (1:44 PM) - The No. 46 Porsche pits and Connolly gets in. The No. 70 Mazda has taken the GT class lead.

Lap 54 - 1:49:12 (1:59 PM) - PIT STOP DRIVER CHANGES- No. 3 BMW (Szekeres), No. 39 Lexus (Carpentier), No. 70 Mazda (Ham), No. 7 (Duno), No. 10 (Taylor), No. 51 Lexus (Erdos), No. 63 (Drummond), No. 00 Porsche (Wheeler), No. 08 Mazda (Finlay), No. 11 Pontiac (Said).

Lap 79 - 2:35:57 (2:46 PM) - The No. 63 Mazda is off-course in Turn 6.

Lap 80 - 2:38:04 (2:48 PM) - OVERALL LEAD CHANGE--FULL-COURSE CAUTION: The No. 89 Pontiac and No. 6 Lexus head down pit road while track officials tend to the No. 63 Mazda, giving the lead to the No. 19 Ford. The No. 89 Pontiac heads behind the wall to its garage. The No. 28 Ford also heads to its garage.

Lap 82 - 2:46:47 (2:55 PM) - Under caution driver changes: No. 2 Pontiac (Patrick), No. 16 Pontiac (Rob Dyson), No. 93 Porsche (Gilbert), No. 02 Lexus (Mears), No. 3 BMW (LaJoie), No. 99 Pontiac (Stallings), No. 70 Mazda (Haskell), No. 5 Ford (DeVries), No. 8 Porsche (Huisman), No. 71 Porsche (Martini), No. 07 Pontiac (Marino Franchitti), No. 28 Ford (Rice), No. 83 Porsche (Ehret).

Lap 196 - 6:30:35 (6:41 PM) - The No. 02, which was running second, makes a pit stop, giving the position to the No. 2 Pontiac. The No. 58 Porsche continues to lead. In the GT class, the No. 64 Pontiac leads the No. 70 Mazda.

Lap 245 - 8:03:48 (8:14 PM) - The No. 4 Pontiac returns to the field with Wallace still driving, but the machine is three laps down. The No. 70 Mazda makes a stop and Haskell gets in.

Lap 278 - 9:14:40 (9:25 PM) - The No. 70 Mazda is off-course after Turn 7 and is stopped. The No. 80 Porsche has gone behind the wall.

Lap 299 - 9:55:36 (10:05 PM) - The No. 70 Mazda pits and Tremblay gets in. The No. 68 Porsche pits and Jim Pace takes control. The No. 4 Pontiac comes back from behind the wall with Leitzinger driving.

Lap 304 - 10:08:52 (10:18 PM) - The overall race leading No. 39 Lexus pits, Cheever gets in. The No. 70 Mazda pits and the crew opens the hood and is working in with engine.

Lap 308 - 10:17:40 (10:27 PM) - The GT leading No. 82 Porsche pits. The No. 01 Lexus and No. 02 Lexus pit. The No. 99 Pontiac pits and Gurney gets in. The No. 58 Porsche pits and Law gets in. The No. 60 Lexus pits and Allmendinger gets in. The No. 69 Porsche returns from the garage. The No. 70 Mazda goes behind the wall. The No. 40 Pontiac goes behind the wall. The No. 23 Porsche pits and Rockenfeller gets in. The No. 46 Corvette pits and Collyer takes control. The No. 16 Pontiac pits and Smith gets in.

Lap 316 - 10:36:20 (10:46 PM) - The No. 70 Mazda retires with cooling problems.
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I have really enjoyed watching the race, I wish all the roundy round guys would watch. Road racing is soooooo much more fun. I'm going to finish up the in the dark stint tonight. PVR's are a great thing.
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Daytona

Hey all, What a great race!! I was there from the start of the race and even got a signed poster from the #70 as well as a bunch of other teams. The rx8's looked and sounded fantastic!! The # 70 was turnng very fast laps. I was timing the car at 154,155's and was just knifing through the gt's. It qualified 3rd in gt. To see that car pull on the straights was amazing. Exiting the infield and watch it catch and then overtake the corvettes and all others was a real kick. Standing at the base of the fence down past start finish as the DP cars raced by at 180 plus just feet below you is something everyone should do. I'm so geeked!!! will post some pics soon.
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Old 01-31-06, 08:09 AM
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It is a shame that all three Mazdas DNF. It used to be that Mazdas were the picture of reliability at Daytona.
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I was inspired to consider going next year!
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I watched it on the SPEED channel
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Old 01-31-06, 05:59 PM
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I would reccomend going for anyone who enjoys watching racing. Great bang for the buck and all access pass to wherever you want to go if you choose. Here are some pics. See just like nascar the fans get to go on the track!! lol.
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Check out thi site if you want some link to aweome picturs of the event

http://www.garra-fans.com/phpBB/view...b29438bb70cae4
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Originally Posted by wlfpkrcn
I think I remeber seeing on the screen that said the Spencer car had a rear suspension failure
Correct! Both Spencer and Goldin had rear suspension failures.
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Originally Posted by 88GT
Correct! Both Spencer and Goldin had rear suspension failures.
spencer did have a rear suspension problems......the goldins had a rear end problems,the center section of the diff broke and they didnt have a spare rear end
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The race was insane. I was lucky enough to get garage pass tickets from redbull (GO REDBULL! drink it!). They had a tent/building with chouches, open bar, all 24 hours worth of food and DJed music (and hot bar girls). The #08 RX8 was LOUD and the #70 backfired and blew flames on every upshift of the tight 180* turn (where I did most of my watching). It was an awsome race but disapointing to see all 3 RX8s DNF. From what I heard at the race one was out due to rear suspension, another to a diff failure, and lastly one had a fuel issue (havnt seen this anywhere else but this is what I heard at the race... where info isnt as good on TV). The best part of the whole race was when night fell. The lights, backfires, and glowing rotors lit up the darkness and the cooling asphalt made for some intersting turns (a bit of sliding). I hope to be going back next year!
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o yea some pictures from the guys I went with

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cuenin/...7594056928709/
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