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#101 Risil

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 21:56

Hey, there's an actual IRL winner in the LMP3 race (Alex Barron)! :clap:


And former Penske driver!

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#102 paulb

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 00:10

The same Alex Barron that drove for AAR?  :eek:



#103 FLB

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:50

Yup! And Cheever, too.

 

 

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#104 jonpollak

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 11:50

Backstage with Bia.



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Edited by jonpollak, 11 January 2019 - 12:00.


#105 aserapig

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 19:02

I'm looking for a little help here - I just found out I will have an opportunity to be in Orlando with a free rental car and hours to kill on Saturday July 26th. As I have no real desire for anything "mouse" related - my obvious first inclination is to hop in that rental and drive to Daytona for the start of the 24...Oh, and I will have a 17 and 10 year old along with me, both will be happy to be there....

 

I have never been to Daytona before. I have been to races - multiple venues, multiple levels. I've been to INDY for the past 26 years so I know "big events" - but have also walked the pits for World of Outlaws, and even caught Trans Am F3/F4 races outside of Pittsburgh last year. I was even in Cleveland for a Zanardi win in 1998... 

 

I've looked at the tickets/packages available ahead of time but I wanted to reach out to those who know for advice. So, my question - considering I will only have a late morning through late afternoon window of time to spend at the track on Saturday - What is my best option? Is there a community of scalpers where I can find something under face? With maybe a 6 hour window, do I want infield access or just the unreserved front stretch? What can I hope to see/do in 6-7 hours on Saturday? Say 9am through 5pm or so?

 

Lay of the land for a newbie anyone?



#106 jonpollak

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 22:48

26 years at the 500 !!! Wow.
Scalpers?... no, just roll up and buy some GA tickets.
Stewie and PiperPa went last year. Check out that thread for some info etc. Best bet is to hook up with paulb as he’s the man on the ground.
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#107 stewie

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 00:01

26 years at the 500 !!! Wow.
Scalpers?... no, just roll up and buy some GA tickets.
Stewie and PiperPa went last year. Check out that thread for some info etc. Best bet is to hook up with paulb as he’s the man on the ground.
Jp

I'll post a few thoughts tomorrow that may help :)

Edited by stewie, 12 January 2019 - 00:02.


#108 paulb

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 00:35

26 years at the 500 !!! Wow.
Scalpers?... no, just roll up and buy some GA tickets.
Stewie and PiperPa went last year. Check out that thread for some info etc. Best bet is to hook up with paulb as he’s the man on the ground.
Jp

aserapig - The infield tickets will let you see most of the course with a bit of walking. Garage passes are a must have imho, although there is access on top of the garages which gives you some view of garage activity and a nice view of final banking and the start.

 

Given your time schedule, I think your parking options may best served by shuttle lots. When PiperPa and I went last year, we always got to the track early, so we were always close in a close lot.

 

Have a great time. I hope your boys get the bug.


Edited by paulb, 12 January 2019 - 00:36.


#109 Loosenut

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:09

I'm looking for a little help here - I just found out I will have an opportunity to be in Orlando with a free rental car and hours to kill on Saturday July 26th. As I have no real desire for anything "mouse" related - my obvious first inclination is to hop in that rental and drive to Daytona for the start of the 24...

Oh, and I will have a 17 and 10 year old along with me, both will be happy to be there....



I have never been to Daytona before. I have been to races - multiple venues, multiple levels. I've been to INDY for the past 26 years so I know "big events" - but have also walked the pits for World of Outlaws, and even caught Trans Am F3/F4 races outside of Pittsburgh last year. I was even in Cleveland for a Zanardi win in 1998...

I've looked at the tickets/packages available ahead of time but I wanted to reach out to those who know for advice. So, my question - considering I will only have a late morning through late afternoon window of time to spend at the track on Saturday - What is my best option? Is there a community of scalpers where I can find something under face? With maybe a 6 hour window, do I want infield access or just the unreserved front stretch? What can I hope to see/do in 6-7 hours on Saturday? Say 9am through 5pm or so?

Lay of the land for a newbie anyone?
I recommend an Ulster Burger at The Fiddlers Green on Fairbanks in Winter Park.
Afterwards, take yer kids to Epcot and watch the race later in the bar. They will be forever grateful and will even volunteer to change your nappies when you get old.. :)

#110 jonpollak

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:17

No they won't.

#111 Afterburner

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:17

No they won't.

Yeah. Epcot was much, much cooler 30 years ago. Been a shadow of its former greatness for more than half its life, now...

#112 aserapig

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 23:05

Thanks all - Actually Epcot is what I'm stuck with on Sunday...gotta keep the wife happy...

 

But yes - '94 was my first 500 with Al Jr. - so I got two years of the CART days before the dark years. The first year was a graduation present from college. The guy that took me had been going since 72 and crowed that he had been going since Jim Neighbors had been singing Back Home Again in Indiana - a very big true-ism he passed down to me - if you here for the party, it's the same party every year with different faces, you'll figure that out, get tired of it and stop coming after two or three years.. If you're here for the race you'll get bit by the bug and be back every year. I was already bit by the bug - so I've been back every year. I drive out from Pittsburgh the day before and drive home after with a stop in Zanesville for Steak and Shake... Last year was the 10th for the 17 year old...the 10 year old is pampered and doesn't want to sleep in the car or a tent!

 

So - Shuttle park, infield tickets - garage pass. I see two day passes with garage access for around $110 on Stub Hub - seems a bit much. I should expect to do better in person?



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 19:41



#114 jonpollak

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 23:37

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#115 paulb

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:35

^Great timing on that photo! :lol:



#116 jonpollak

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Posted Yesterday, 11:15

Here’s this weeks schedule.

http://www.daytonain...A/Schedule.aspx

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#117 Vielleicht

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Posted Yesterday, 13:19

Daytona 24 and Formula E simultaneously? Well that's me set. This weekend is going to be great.



#118 DanardiF1

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Posted Yesterday, 15:59

Here’s this weeks schedule.

http://www.daytonain...A/Schedule.aspx

Jp

 

I always forget that the Rolex is an evening start here in the UK...

 

Can't wait for this weekend to roll around...

 

Is qualifying going to be streamed globally as well?


Edited by DanardiF1, Yesterday, 16:04.


#119 Victor_RO

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Posted Yesterday, 20:39

I always forget that the Rolex is an evening start here in the UK...

 

Can't wait for this weekend to roll around...

 

Is qualifying going to be streamed globally as well?

 

Website says IMSA TV from 3:25 to 4:40 pm EST on Thursday (so from 8:25 pm in the UK).



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#120 DanardiF1

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Posted Yesterday, 20:42

Website says IMSA TV from 3:25 to 4:40 pm EST on Thursday (so from 8:25 pm in the UK).

 

Fantastic thanks for that info... 

 

Anyone gonna put their tip for pole position down yet or keep their cards close until after practice? The #77 Mazda does seem like a good shout, would be a popular one too I imagine...



#121 jonpollak

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Posted Yesterday, 23:07

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#122 paulb

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Posted Today, 01:01

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#123 paulb

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Posted Today, 01:29

And how about some 1985 IMSA in-car action? Riverside no less!

 

https://racer.com/20...peared-in-1985/