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#1 red stick

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 14:29

This weekend!  61 cars!  5 classes!  Twice around the clock!

 

In the U.S., flag to flag coverage is available on Peacock.  Non-streamers bounce around from NBC to USA Network for most, but not all, of the race.  

 

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IMSA advises the following for international coverage.

 

https://www.imsa.com...tionalcoverage/

 

And of course, there's IMSA TV.

 

 

 

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Defending champs Wayne Taylor Racing won the coveted pole.  Seven cars, 5 Cadillacs, 2 Acuras, challenge in the "last year it will appear" DPi category.

 

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Bonus!  DPi features 9 drivers who competed in IndyCar last year.

 

Useful guide from NBC Sports to categories, changes, drivers, etc.

 

https://motorsports....es-entry-lists/

 

And RACER's guide.

 

https://racer.com/20...resource-guide/

 

 

Bonus #2:  GTD Pro/GTD Preview.  35 cars compete in this joined category.

 

https://www.imsa.com...d-team-by-team/

 

 

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Other previews TBA as events warrant.


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#2 red stick

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 14:31

Rules infractions = penalties.

 

In case you wondered if racing was back this year . . .   :smoking:

 

https://racer.com/20...ge-infractions/



#3 paulb

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 17:07

Let the cynicism begin!

 

Thanks for starting the IMSA season red stick!



#4 Dan333SP

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 17:14

I'm a little behind the times in IMSA rules... I know the iron man Ben Keating is starting the race in 2 cars, in LMP2 and DPi. Could a driver in theory contest the endurance cup (since presumably this is impossible in sprint races) in 2 classes at once? Can they get points in both cars? 



#5 red stick

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 17:28

Let the cynicism begin!

 

Thanks for starting the IMSA season red stick!

Did it between cups of coffee.  

If a mod at his leisure could insert a helpful 2022 in the title for future reference . . .   :blush:



#6 MKSixer

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 17:29

I'm really looking forward to this.  I was supposed to go but my illness prevents me from traveling for another 2 months.  :(   I have about 6 friends attending this year who are hazing the crap out of me about not joining them.  What are fiends for?  

 

I'll be watching on Peacock.  Cheers everyone!!



#7 red stick

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 17:39

On the IndyCar-adjacent front, other cars worth a rooting interest include:

 

LMP2

The #81 Dragonspeed entry includes Pato O'Ward, Colton Herta, and Devlin DeFrancesco.

The #29 Racing Team Nederland entry includes one Rinus Van Kalmthout.

 

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LMP3

The #36 Andretti Autosport entry includes Gabby Chaves.

 

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GTD Pro/GTD

The #14 Vasser/Sullivan entry includes Kyle Kirkwood, while the #12 includes Townsend Bell.


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#8 red stick

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 17:41

Did it between cups of coffee.  

If a mod at his leisure could insert a helpful 2022 in the title for future reference . . .   :blush:

Thanks!



#9 red stick

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 18:00

Why so few (one) NASCAR drivers?  Blame the new Next Gen car.

 

https://motorsports....arrison-burton/



#10 Izzyeviel

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 18:04

I'm in the Uk, if I got Peacock, I can watch the whole race on there?



#11 red stick

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 18:08

I'm in the Uk, if I got Peacock, I can watch the whole race on there?

Jp?



#12 Izzyeviel

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 18:39

No  :lol:



#13 OvDrone

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 21:24

Stocked for this - one of the main highlights of the Racing year.

My main cars will be #2, #60 and #48 in DPi, #11 and #81 in P2, #13 and #54 in P3 and basically #62 in the GTs. 

Edit: oh yeah, and because I have a personal aversion for anything plaid, I of course completely forgot about our favorite sportscar onomatope Pfaff.

How about you guys/gals ?


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#14 red stick

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Posted 25 January 2022 - 21:36

There are no bad choices in DPi--every car would be a great story for some driver, or drivers, involved.  

The #81 in LMP2.

Andretti in LMP3.

Pfaff.

And since Paul has expressed an interest in the #16 in GTD, that's good with me, or the #44.  (Lally!)



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Posted 25 January 2022 - 21:55

First of all thank you to The Stick for taking me seriously and starting the thread !!

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Jp?

Fraid not Izzy.

Peacock in the UK carries ZERO sporting content.

 

Nope, your best (and far better ) option is IMSA.TV  or http://www.radiolema...e-video-stream/

 

I'll be keeping an eye on the following cars  the 01/02 60 81 68 69 and the 99

 

The luscious Andy Blackmore Spotter sheet is available right HERE  (can't tell your playas without a programe)

 

2022 Circuit racing is GO !!

Jp


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Posted 26 January 2022 - 01:08

BoP updates for da race, https://sportscar365...t-for-rolex-24/

 

And its looking like the race is going to be a cold one. Possibly freezing temps on Saturday night.


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Posted 26 January 2022 - 04:54

Looking forward to it.   Went to the 24 for several years in the early and mid '70's.  Even being from Iowa,  I was freezing during the overnight hours...   that damp cold can be something.  And back then, the place was pitch black!!!



#18 Henri Greuter

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 08:41

Looking forward to it.   Went to the 24 for several years in the early and mid '70's.  Even being from Iowa,  I was freezing during the overnight hours...   that damp cold can be something.  And back then, the place was pitch black!!!

 

Was there only once, '99. (Only, yet happy that I at least had that one opportunity!!!!!!)

 

Unforgettable experience that I would repeat instantly. Promise me to take me to  5 Daytona 500's  or a single Rolex 24, you'll have to please me only once and can keep the other 5, thank you.

 

Will never forget how impressed I had been in Le Mans '97 with the melodious, `singing` Ferrari 333SP's sounds. While 1.5 years later the same cars in the bowl of Daytona scared the hell out of me since their noise was no longer pleasant melodious anymore but downright scary like that of a Stuka Divebomber having locked in on you. Definitely in the night a scary experience for me, only surpassed by those develish Panoz GT1's I had heard in the night at Le Mans '97. (I still have nightmares and fears of ever being exposed to anything like that again)

But he Rolex 24, a favorite every year for me.
 



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Posted 26 January 2022 - 10:06

I have UK Green Flag time at 2040 (1540 ET).

Is that right? Is it a later start than usual?



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Posted 26 January 2022 - 14:37

Was there only once, '99. (Only, yet happy that I at least had that one opportunity!!!!!!)

 

Unforgettable experience that I would repeat instantly. Promise me to take me to  5 Daytona 500's  or a single Rolex 24, you'll have to please me only once and can keep the other 5, thank you.

 

Will never forget how impressed I had been in Le Mans '97 with the melodious, `singing` Ferrari 333SP's sounds. While 1.5 years later the same cars in the bowl of Daytona scared the hell out of me since their noise was no longer pleasant melodious anymore but downright scary like that of a Stuka Divebomber having locked in on you. Definitely in the night a scary experience for me, only surpassed by those develish Panoz GT1's I had heard in the night at Le Mans '97. (I still have nightmares and fears of ever being exposed to anything like that again)

But he Rolex 24, a favorite every year for me.
 

 

Lol Henri, I've seen you use these terms to describe the sounds of loud engines before, I guess I just don't understand how it can be frightening when you know the cars are coming and can wear hearing protection? It's one thing if you're standing around minding your own business on a street corner looking at your phone and a V10 F1 car suddenly passes you at 180 mph, but if you're at Daytona watching the cars on the banking, a 333SP singing its way around shouldn't be a frightening experience? 



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Posted 26 January 2022 - 14:47

I have UK Green Flag time at 2040 (1540 ET).

Is that right? Is it a later start than usual?

 

I thought it was 6:40pm UK time. 



#22 red stick

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 14:50

I have UK Green Flag time at 2040 (1540 ET).

Is that right? Is it a later start than usual?

1340 ET?



#23 Henri Greuter

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 15:04

Lol Henri, I've seen you use these terms to describe the sounds of loud engines before, I guess I just don't understand how it can be frightening when you know the cars are coming and can wear hearing protection? It's one thing if you're standing around minding your own business on a street corner looking at your phone and a V10 F1 car suddenly passes you at 180 mph, but if you're at Daytona watching the cars on the banking, a 333SP singing its way around shouldn't be a frightening experience? 

 

lol too.

 

Be sure that I used ear protection at both venues. I had learned my lessons long before that. And despite that, it still had the effects on me as I described. And it is indeed clear for me that you indeed don't understand what the effects of such loud, and high revving, engines have on me.

Don't/can't/want?

I am happy for you that for you 100++ dB engine noise is a joy to behold. Be happy that you're not dealing with the effects that such noise has on me. I'm happy for you it doesn't.

 

For me, a 333SP at Le Mans, yes that was melodious and musical, be it very loud, yet musical. I think the larger swept capacity of the 333SP engine compared to the most recent F1 V12s as well as the fact that the rev range of the 333SP engine was much wider and nowhere near as high as with the F1 engine made the 333SP engine making a nice, melodious sound, yet very loud.

But, at least for me, a 333SP wasn't `singing` at Daytona, it was like a Stuka zooming in on you. And at least for me, that was not a joy to behold.  



#24 red stick

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 15:10

Appropriately, from today's RACER Mailbag:

 

 

Q: Your response to Dave of Cranford, NJ, was spot-on. For many years I had Reserved Parking Spot number 79 on the back stretch just prior to the cars entering Turn 3. As the cars went by at full song, it was difficult to wear a hat. The speed was incredible.

Pat Rizk

MP: Thanks, Pat. The only other place where I’ve experienced a similar punch in the chest is at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the top prototypes fire through the kink near the end of their blast from Mulsanne to Indianapolis. It’s common to crouch down next to the Armco barrier and shoot back at the cars as they clip the apex, and once they’re close, the barriers rattle as the air is displaced in an instant at 200-plus mph. It’s the kind of experience you never forget.

 

https://racer.com/20...g-january-26/3/



#25 Peat

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 15:13

1340 ET?

 

God only knows what I was looking at on the IMSA site earlier that said 1540 then.....

 



#26 red stick

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 15:19

As long as we all end up at the proper place at the proper time . . .



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Posted 26 January 2022 - 15:29

God only knows what I was looking at on the IMSA site earlier that said 1540 then.....


Tennis scores?

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 16:22

God only knows what I was looking at on the IMSA site earlier that said 1540 then.....


That’ll teach you never to bother with the IMSA website !!!
18:35 our time PeatyBoy

Jp

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 17:10

The formation laps begin at 13:30 local time. I only trust the official schedule on https://www.imsa.com/competitors/



#30 djparky

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 19:12

Is it on the usual IMSA TV website for those of us not in the US??

#31 Lipp

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 19:57

Is it on the usual IMSA TV website for those of us not in the US??

yes



#32 djparky

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 22:05

yes


Excellent

#33 paulb

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 01:08

Loudness isn’t an issue anymore.



#34 Izzyeviel

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 01:38

So who should I cheer for?



#35 Henri Greuter

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 08:46

Appropriately, from today's RACER Mailbag:

 

 

https://racer.com/20...g-january-26/3/

 

Thinking it over... where I stood at Le Mans '97....

 

Good chance that had I been standing at a location where the cars were coming to you at top speed for a long time, I likely would have had the same experiences with the 333SP there and then as that I had at the bowl of Daytona.

Where I was at Le Mans the cars were not running flat-out at top speed but at the then current Esses slowing down and building up speed again.

 

The old Esses were a fantastic piece of the track to see the cars in action.



#36 Peat

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 08:47

So who should I cheer for?

 

Motorsport!



#37 paulb

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 12:57

Spotters guide, 2022 Official IMSA Spotter Guide (spotterguides.com)



#38 red stick

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 13:30

So who should I cheer for?

Such a seemingly simple inquiry, yet so complicated, raising, as it does, all the vast philosophical questions rooted in our collective relationship with our sporting world--who is worthy of our praise and of our support, and its inevitable, but useful, corollary, who should we not support?

 

Answers depend on your worldview.

 

As an indicated supporter of Minardi, it would seem you are drawn to the underdog, in which case I would suggest you not root for Wayne Taylor Racing, which has won three of these in a row.   This approach also works if you are of an egalitarian turn, and wish to spread the wealth around.  So, an "Anybody but WTR" approach may work for you. 

 

OTOH, you may believe excellence should be rewarded and that a historic occasion should not be missed, in which case a fourth straight WTR win would be a record, and worthy of praise, and it follows, cheer.

 

Perhaps you are drawn to beauty in all things, in which case I'd suggest you root for the #02 Cadillac, a stunningly pretty car.

 

Enjoy F1 in general and McLaren in particular?  Zac Brown's United Autosport #22 P2 entry awaits, plus scattered GT entries.

 

Like Ferrari?  Again, three await in the GT categories, one camouflaged in blue.

 

Love IndyCar and wish its drivers sported more Rolexes?  The #81 Dragonspeed P2 entry has 2 of IndyCar's finest, plus DeFrancesco.

 

Believe Vasser/Sullivan's withdrawal from IndyCar and concentration on IMSA is a prelude to Toyota re-entering IndyCar, which may or may not hinge on V/S proving themselves worthy?  Seek out the #12 and #14.

 

Love NASCAR?  Get Jimmie Johnson and his DPi #48 team Rolexes, or Austin Cindric in the #15 GTD-Pro.

 

Think IMSA is screwing around with teams moving down from last year's top GT class?  Team Corvette needs you.

 

Think Team Corvette is sandbagging?  Then, likewise, you know what to do.

 

Think karma is, and should be, a bitch?  You cannot root for the #32 GTD entry.

 

Does love for any particular nation influence you?  If Canada, Pfaff; if the Netherlands, check out P2's #29; if others, peruse the comprehensive Spotter's Guide referenced above and choose as you will.

 

Think nice people whom obviously love motorsport should be rewarded?  You have two chances to support Ben Keating.  And Shank in DPi.

 

Women?  Katherine Legge is in GTD's #99.

 

I hope these musings have helped you.

 

Who indeed?

 

:smoking:


Edited by red stick, 27 January 2022 - 16:12.


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Posted 27 January 2022 - 13:43

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 15:20

 

 

YESS!!! That's what I've been waiting for.



#41 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 18:37

Loved your ‘Who should I cheer for” post red. !!

Also,

I’m hearing SkySportsF1 will have a livestream on its YouTube channel.
https://youtu.be/DNjl57guM0s

Jp

#42 Dan333SP

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 18:54

Anyone have any more info on the weird sudden parting of ways between Guy Cosmo and his GTD Mercedes team? 

 

https://sportscar365...thoff-mercedes/



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Posted 27 January 2022 - 19:26

Anyone have any more info on the weird sudden parting of ways between Guy Cosmo and his GTD Mercedes team? 

 

https://sportscar365...thoff-mercedes/

Yep! They go in detail about it during the first 15 minutes of the podcast.

 

https://www.dailyspo...ry-edition.html



#44 johnbarton

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 19:28

Looking forward to the race - don't think ill catch all of it, but I'm hoping to catch a large portion of it



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Posted 27 January 2022 - 21:19

FP1 was wet and Pato dragged his LMP2 to P1, 1.5 seconds faster than the next quickest Spec Oreca and 0.016 faster than the bigger budget boys in DPi.

 

Somebody is just a little bit motivated this year.



#46 juicy sushi

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 21:36

Yep! They go in detail about it during the first 15 minutes of the podcast.

https://www.dailyspo...ry-edition.html

They really did not pull punches there.

#47 red stick

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 23:09

I don't call karma down on just anybody.

#48 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 23:52

Looking forward to the race - don't think ill catch all of it, but I'm hoping to catch a large portion of it

Welcome johnbarton !!

 

Jp



#49 Dan333SP

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 00:09

They really did not pull punches there.


Somehow I’ve missed listening to MP’s podcast but I have always liked him, very interesting story and really classless from the team. I’d love to see Guy’s lap times during the stint that got him fired, sounds like he was on the same pace as the other pros and it was just a bunch of stupidity.

#50 Dan333SP

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 00:10

Also, unless it was a joke, IMSA seems to have announced that the official name of the LMDh cars will be… wait for it…

GTP.

Evocative, for sure.