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LimeRock 2011 Memorial day weekend Grand Am series

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  1. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    I got myself a weekend pass and headed up for a few hours today. HOT out. I only stayed for a couple hours so as to save face (literally) for the real events. Today was mostly practice and qualifying for the sat and monday races (sun = no track due to city ordinance, car show happens instead)

    spf50 applied 7 times, and i'm still red. lol Needed to bail so i can walk tomorrow for the real event.Welcome to LimeRock. Hawks were circling overhead all day. Beautiful area.
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    Outfield was closed today (will be opened tomorrow for the bigger crowds)


    I made my way to the pits right away and jumped in on the Turner guy giving the run down of their plans for the weekend, car set up, etc. Very interesting little informal 'speech' in front of their corral.

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    Lots of cool stuff in the parking lot, as usual. I didn't take many pics here. Will get more/better of the parking areas tomorrow.

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    Everyone's running this in the trunk it seems. I think its the fire system but can't be sure.
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    Continental is the tire supplier this year. They have 5 rigs full of race tires there. crazy.


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    Laugh all you want, but they took outside, row 1 for their heat.
    These things are F'ing loud too. Might rival the rx8's..... seriously.

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    FTD in ST: (59.2.xxx and the kia is right on his ass)
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    all running d17's from the look of it.
    mid-pack from what i could tell.

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    gti is 3rd in ST


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    I mostly just tried to stay in the shade so i didn't take a lot of pics, but did do a few laps of the track.

    The famous limerock Geese :D
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    Here's some parking lot goodness.

    m3 GTR and a Ferrari promo car for the upcoming Ferrari challenge in July at the track
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    loved these wheels
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    whole row of hotness

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    m3 race school car, some Porsche that didn't belong here, exige, tr6, vettes, shelby mustang


    The gt3. plated, running pilot sport cups :D

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    sick old school racer. i think this is a pre e30 gen, but am not sure. i thought it was an m1 at first from a distance. This was at the Rahal / Letterman trailer:

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    the old m3 race car. note the lug :)
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    the new 1 M, which i hear is going to be 2011 model year limited production of 500 units only. If you have 47k, buy one and park it. Instant money maker.

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    That's all for today.
     
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    Fire system? Are you serious or stupid? That is where they put fuel into the car retard. lol
     
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    naw, not the fill spouts... it's a bit hard to see int he pic, but i'm referring to the silver tank looking thing on the right just to the right of the rack.
     
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    d17? those are 4 door si's? they run the k motors.

    awesome shit though im jealous! im assuming my take off contis i got were from the mini.

    the forte koup is legit, they have been developing everything themselves because there isnt any aftermarket support yet.

    thanks for sharing, lime rock is an awesome track i hope i can run on at some point.
     
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    i dunno, i'm out of the loop on the new honda stuff. didn't look like k-series to me.... but who knows. 15' away, and didn't really care much honestly when there's car porn everywhere. lol
     
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    dont forget the Camry on the end.. shits hot like fiya
     
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    Might head up Monday, but that depends on my motivation level. Its a solid 2-hour drive and not counting the Mem-day traffic on the Pike. Limerock is a beautiful place to be, try spectating at the new chicane after the uphill, lots of action and you get to hear all the car accelerate back up through the gears onto the back straight.

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    Most of these cars run the traditional track without the bus stop on the uphill. I think only the faster cars (alms, etc) use it to slow them down.
    I did venture over there for a while. It's not the first or 10th time i've been here :)
     
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    thats the fuel system you took a pic of its just pretty advanced and i believe has two fuel pumps. they have halon fire sytems im pretty sure.

    get you up to speed a little on the civics, they were front runners and champs the past 3 or 4 years and then got slapped with a restrictor on the throttle body that has killed them.

    the gti was running too much boost this year for a bit lol and got caught

    bmws are running it in st class with the fortes

    watch for matt bell in the gs camaro for stevenson, pretty damn good driver and is a contributor on a lot of forums.
     
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    Ya, Bell is a good guy. He's in the RR forum at H-T a lot.
     
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    I forgot my camera on saturday so no pics. lots of good action. a few minor crashes.

    Sunday, was the car show. It was ok... honestly, nothing special. I didn't even reach for my camera once but to take a group shot.
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    It was just the typical classic car show cars and nothing really stood out. The ST/GS guys unloaded and moved out, and the daytona cars started to load in. So, i spent most of the day in the paddock area watching the unloading and drooling :D Here's a few pics. These guys hit the track Monday :)

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    rain tire rack :D
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    wheel porn. each car gets 2 trolleys it looks like.
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    yes, please.
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    action shots tomorrow!
     
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    nice! i have a bunch of pics from rolex this year of similar shots.

    these cars i would imagine are VERY fast at lime rock.
     
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