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Old 02-01-07, 08:12 PM
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Smile Rolex 24

Hello all, I recently returned from Daytona where i went to my second 24 hour race. We had a great time and the two Speedsource cars did great!! The sound of that three rotor wailing down the front straight is someting not to be missed. We also met King Richard Petty in the stairwell of the Champions Clubgot a pic with him and a autograph. The DP race was great to as i am sure most of you saw. How many others went to the race? Now i want to stick a 3 rotor in my track FD!!
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Old 02-01-07, 08:43 PM
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I went. I was crewing with the wonderful ROAR Racing team. They field 2 RX-8's in Gran Am Koni Challenge. I then stayed for the 24 hour.

I put an account of my experience on the RX8club forum.

http://www.rx8club.com/showthread.php?t=108011
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Old 02-01-07, 08:45 PM
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Here's a treat:
Click and it should bring up another window of a short clip.


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Old 02-01-07, 08:48 PM
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Here's another. I love this sound!

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I hate how they never really show the cars in this series and focus SOOO much attention and video footage on the Prototype cars.

I saw pics of cars that participated that i never even knew competed there, kinda sad that those teams don't get mentioned at all.
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I'll have to say also, those Rolex RX8's were some badass sounding cars. I was there crewing with the Koni Challenge I-MOTO team, 3rd and 5th
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Camocarl, You going to Homestead?
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Yes sir, all 12 races.
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Old 02-01-07, 10:41 PM
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Great job on the pictures, thanks for posting up. Wish I had been there. I didn't even Tivo it. Looks like lots of RX-8's there.
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THAT was a great sound...thanks.
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Old 02-02-07, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rx7twinturboboy
I hate how they never really show the cars in this series and focus SOOO much attention and video footage on the Prototype cars.
I was disappointed with the coverage as well. I still think the DP cars are hideous and fairly useless (it amuses me that they call them "prototypes" at all). I was more interested in the GT cars but unfortunately they were never on camera unless one of them had wrecked.

In my experience the ALMS races have much better coverage of each class.
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Rolex

Great job with the ROAR team. I was there for the koni race as well and thought your car looked good and sounded good too.We probably were at 18 of the 24 hour race. I really thought the #70 car had a chance at a podium finish and i look forward to seeing how they do running a full schedule. I can only imagine how exciting it was crewing and participating in a race at such a great historic track. I was jacked just watching the great cars and fantastic driving. It was too bad the koni race had so many damn cautions!! I will post pics soon. Jim
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some pics

Here is a pic of the start. Speedsource cars qualified 3rd and 7th. Tried uploading some more pics but they were too large.
Attached Thumbnails Rolex 24-07-daytona-074.jpg  
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Here's a behind the scenes look at the SpeedSource team doing their thing at the 24... also have some pics of the Goldin Bros, and Team Spencer cars

http://rotarynews.com/?q=node/view/885

Carl, great to see you at the airport... sorry we didn't catch-up later.

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Bern,

It was good to finally meet you too, ill be out at Laguna Seca in a few weeks. Hope to see you there.
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