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Actually Troy was yelling at Ricky to let me by. He was telling my son to tell me to not wreck him as he was in first. My son thought I knew that. I did not. lol.


But I had a hell of a time and felt really good when I got by him. Even if he did let me by, I still had to work at it! lol.


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sorry for the low res. This will be fixed soon with a 2 cam, HD, telemetry and 24 hour recording. But until then it will be the SD video

 

 

>http://youtu.be/mkKffKm9KyI

That is our SC300. Not sure what BMW that is but I am sorry that our driver moved over like that. You came down to our pits and talked to me about it and it was exactly how you described it, not the story of "I got hit" that our driver reported to us. We will have a long conversation with him before he rents from us again. He was ok on the asphalt until he drove into the gravel trap, then let the car sit there and idle (with no engine fan) and the temp was 250 when they got him out of the rocks. Bill told me it was Ronalds Racers? Can somebody from that team confirm?

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I see Bio and I gotta catch it! Me driving. Ham fists and all.

 

>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7fLiN9ujHE

If this video shows nothing else, it is a great example of how important the line/exit is of Turn 7 in relation to your straightaway speed. Nice driving Bill. You have gotten a ton better since we first met you at Daytona years ago!

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I'm in; Here's bumper cars at Turn 5.

2 hours into a 14 hour race.

Front view

[media]http://youtu.be/z2R9KY03PVo

 

Oy. As soon as I saw the red car go shooting past in your rearview mirror is when the "Oh this isn't going to be good" feeling kicks in...

 

That's why there weren't more Bimmers in the top 15 - they were all busy taking each other out!!!

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That is our SC300. Not sure what BMW that is but I am sorry that our driver moved over like that. You came down to our pits and talked to me about it and it was exactly how you described it, not the story of "I got hit" that our driver reported to us. We will have a long conversation with him before he rents from us again. He was ok on the asphalt until he drove into the gravel trap, then let the car sit there and idle (with no engine fan) and the temp was 250 when they got him out of the rocks. Bill told me it was Ronalds Racers? Can somebody from that team confirm?

the red e30 deciding to make it 3 wide in the esses probably was not a smart move either.
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That is our SC300. Not sure what BMW that is but I am sorry that our driver moved over like that. You came down to our pits and talked to me about it and it was exactly how you described it, not the story of "I got hit" that our driver reported to us. We will have a long conversation with him before he rents from us again. He was ok on the asphalt until he drove into the gravel trap, then let the car sit there and idle (with no engine fan) and the temp was 250 when they got him out of the rocks. Bill told me it was Ronalds Racers? Can somebody from that team confirm?

Kevin-

Yes that was me.  I accept your apology.  What your driver did was foolish.  Even if I wasn't there, to move over like that just to get on the "school line" in that much traffic was extremely risky.  We had just moved into 11th position at that time (moved up from 37th after our shift linkage issue) and I think you were in the top 5 (if not better) and this cost us a top 10 finish, and you maybe first.  Anyway, thanks for posting and it was nice meeting you and discussing the incident.  Congrats on finding the next cheater car and on your podium finish.

 

Bill Strong- Thanks for having the video available.  I'll let you know that we will be removing the "79" from our back bumper as it seems that everyone is out to get "79".  I don't think we have ever been hit so many times in a race before.  Now we have to find a number from some team that doesn't get hit that often.

 

Smileyke-

Going 3 wide there was not the issue and was the correct move at the time- both of the cars involved in the incident executed safe passes of the slower car.  Not executing the pass could have created a more severe situation considering the speeds and the traffic at that moment.

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For the limited time I was out there I kept telling myself, "be patient, there are nice straights coming up" and we had straight away speed! I think I only passed two cars in the esses and they were really slow. What did I do? Passed a guy in turn 7, he got loose(stayed in the gas) and clobbered me, ending our day. If only I'd waited two more seconds.. :(

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For the limited time I was out there I kept telling myself, "be patient, there are nice straights coming up" and we had straight away speed! I think I only passed two cars in the esses and they were really slow. What did I do? Passed a guy in turn 7, he got loose(stayed in the gas) and clobbered me, ending our day. If only I'd waited two more seconds.. :(

This is one of the most important lessons we've learned about endurance racing. Don't put yourself in places that you can't extricate yourself out of - patience is your best friend. We can't control the people behind us, but we sure as heck have control over the space in front of us. I'm 3-5 seconds a lap slower than our fast drivers, but had NO contact in 4 hours of track time. Eight minutes slower (across 4 hours) with almost no moments of drama vs. ??? minutes lost repairing crash damage = good trade.

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OK-


138 it is- thanks for the suggestion.


 


I will say, one of my best moves all weekend was an inside pass of 138 in the tech line.  I went deep into the right hander before the Tech Inspection straight and was able to out brake Biohazard for position.  Wish I had the video of that one.


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138

 

Thanks for the complement! We try to race clean and hard and fair with our slow little Honda with 100 hp. We had 5 drivers and turned 317 laps and had no contact with anyone or anything... even when the LR wheel tried to fold under going into turn 6 in front of several folks.

 

Bowie

Team Captain

Yagi!!!! #138 Goat Green Honda

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I'm looking for video of car #160 Red E30 turn 7 around the 4:30 mark said he got hit and put him into the wall. anyone have any video or see this?

 

Thanks!!

 

I can't recall the car number but if this was the Red E30 that hooked and went into the wall on the right side of the track after 7, pointing backwards then I saw it from our golf cart.    Where we were sitting, I could only see the track out section of Turn 7, not the apex.   From that vantage point, it started to slide near the curbing and did a perfect 180 into the wall.   Did not see any contact but it might have happened before our vantage point.  

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I'm in; Here's bumper cars at Turn 5.

2 hours into a 14 hour race.

Front view

[media]http://youtu.be/z2R9KY03PVo

 

Gosh. Rough :(

Kevin-

Yes that was me.  I accept your apology.  What your driver did was foolish.  Even if I wasn't there, to move over like that just to get on the "school line" in that much traffic was extremely risky.  We had just moved into 11th position at that time (moved up from 37th after our shift linkage issue) and I think you were in the top 5 (if not better) and this cost us a top 10 finish, and you maybe first.  Anyway, thanks for posting and it was nice meeting you and discussing the incident.  Congrats on finding the next cheater car and on your podium finish.

 

Bill Strong- Thanks for having the video available.  I'll let you know that we will be removing the "79" from our back bumper as it seems that everyone is out to get "79".  I don't think we have ever been hit so many times in a race before.  Now we have to find a number from some team that doesn't get hit that often.

 

Smileyke-

Going 3 wide there was not the issue and was the correct move at the time- both of the cars involved in the incident executed safe passes of the slower car.  Not executing the pass could have created a more severe situation considering the speeds and the traffic at that moment.

Exactly what I was doing to say. Don't think E30 did anything wrong being on line. But to go from far left directly over to the 'school line' can't be done in a pack like that.

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