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BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



Welcome to the Miscellaneous Auto Racing Megathread of 2015. This is the place to discuss racing that isn’t NASCAR, F1, or Indycar. Mainly it’s been Tudor United Sports Cars Series or the World Endurance Championship or British Touring Car Championship. Other stuff is welcome like all the GT3 championships in the world (Pirelli World Challenge, Blancpain, regional GT3 championships), WTCC, Formula E, what have you

Racing Series’



This is the premier that all of the manufactures want to compete in and win. This is the 3rd year under the FIA this championship is running with . This year will have 8 races and America gets a race back with IMSA running at the same time, but not Sebring probably thanks to the merger. Classes include LMP1, LMP2, GTE-Pro, GTE-Am. LMP1 is getting a resurgence of manufactures with Porsche joining this past year, Toyota and Audi being stalwarts, Nissan joining this year with a possible roadster, and other manufactures rumored to run since F1 engines can easily be run here. LMP2 has seen a drop down in the amount since it’s much cheaper and easier on the teams to run the ELMS. But Le Mans is when you get a big swarm of them and actually is decent to watch. GTE=Pro and Am is business as usual with many teams and a couple manufactures having their big dogs running for the championship and many fans crying Corvette isn’t running full time. Well they’ll get the old Vipers now.

Schedule

April 12 — Silverstone
May 2 — Spa-Francorchamps
June 13-14 — 24 Hours of Le Mans
August 30 — Nürburgring
September 19 — Circuit of The Americas
October 11 — Fuji Speedway
November 1 — Shanghai
November 21 — Bahrain



The European Le Mans Series has seemed to make a recovery from being on its deathbed to being a respectable series. Helps having a super strong LMP2 count since it’s the cheaper alternative for teams to run this series and Le Mans rather than go everywhere with the WEC. With the driver ranking system allowing a silver or bronze driver in the car, it makes guys who have wads of cash from their totally respectable, not breaking any laws whatsoever businesses and race fast cars. Also GTE Pro which are the GTE cars and GTE Am cars which are the GT3 cars. No one drives LMPC but LMP3 cars will be eligible this year.

Schedule
April 10-11 — Silverstone
May 16-17 — Imola
July 11-12 — Red Bull Ring
September 5-6 — Paul Ricard
October 17-18 — Estoril



The 2nd Season of TUSC, IMSA, whatever you want to call it. Lots of controversy, bitching, complaining, trolling by Jordan Taylor, and what not kept us pretty focused on what this season will bring us. Last year the Daytona Prototypes, to be specific the Corvette DP, dominated all of last year. P2 teams are still looking for the breaks so they can be a little more competitive to the DPs and looking at Mike Shank’s team, looks like they’re doing better. LMPC cars are dwindling and good reason since they were complete dumbasses on level with Ferrari. GTLM continues on sans defending champions Dodge Viper but still has the strongest manufacture presence in it’s class. GTD will have it’s last year with this gimped formula and switching to full on GT3 next year pissing off all the Porsche teams but still very strong counts for Porsche’s and the other GT3 cars

Schedule
Jan 24-25 Daytona International Speedway*
Mar 21 Sebring International Raceway*
Apr 18 Long Beach Street Circuit (P/GTLM Only)
May 3 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Split P/GTLM and PC/GTD Events)
May 30 Detroit Belle Isle (P/GTD Only)
Jun 28 Watkins Glen International*
Jul 12 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (P/PC/GTLM Only)
Jul 25 Lime Rock Park (PC/GTD Only)
Aug 9 Road America
Aug 23 Virginia International Raceway (Split PC and GTLM/GTD Events)
Sep 19 Circuit of The Americas
Oct 3 Road Atlanta*

*Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup events



Two Series, 50+ cars, One Vadim Kogay
4th -6th April: Nogaro (FRA) – Sprint
11th -12th April: Monza (ITA) – Endurance 3 hours
9th -10th May: Brands Hatch (GBR) – Sprint
23rd -24th May: Silverstone (GBR) – Endurance 3 hours
5th -7th June: Zolder (BEL) - Sprint
19th -20th June: Paul Ricard 1000 (FRA) – Endurance 1000 kms.
3rd -5th July: Moscow City (RUS)* - Sprint
23rd -26th July: Total 24 Hours of Spa (BEL) – Endurance 24h hours
4th -6th September: Algarve (PRT) – Sprint
19th -20th September: Nürburgring (DEU) – Endurance 3 hours
2nd -4th October: Misano (ITA) – Sprint
24th – 25th October: Baku World Challenge (AZE) - Sprint



Not only does it have GT3 class and equivalent cars but many other classes with entries up to 80 as sportscar365 is indicating. You'll see hear the varying cars they have from the GT to GTS to TC to TCB classes. Also the next place where Michael Andretti is jumping onto.


March 6-8 — Circuit of The Americas
March 27-29 — St. Petersburg
April 17-19 — Long Beach* (GT/GT-Cup Only)
April 24-26 — Barber Motorsports Park
May 15-17 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
June 26-28 — Road America
July 31-Aug. 2 — Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Aug. 21-23 — Miller Motorsports Park
Aug. 28-30 — Sonoma Raceway
Sept. 11-13 — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca



May 16th – 17th: 24 Hours of Nurburgring:
Not part of series but if you want GT3 cars with a whole loving mess around other cars at Nordeschleife, watch this race for this insanity. There will be over 100 cars easily, considering it’s a 14 mile gently caress off course. Also this race keeps getting earlier and earlier in the year.


British Touring Car Championship
Still waiting for one of you BTCC goons to give me something.
Round, Date, Track
1,2,3, Sat 4/Sun 5 April, Brands Hatch (Indy)
4,5,6, Sat 18/Sun 19 April, Donington Park
7,8,9, Sat 9/Sun 10 May, Thruxton
10,11,12, Sat 6/Sun 7 June, Oulton Park (Island)
13,14,15, Sat 27/Sun 28 June, Croft
16,17,18, Sat 8/Sun 9 August, Snetterton
19,20,21, Sat 22/Sun 23 August, Knockhill
22,23,24, Sat 5/Sun 6 September, Rockingham
25,26,27, Sat 26/Sun 27 September, Silverstone
28,29,30, Sat 10/Sun 11 October, Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)


Deustche Tourenwagen Masters

1st to 3rd May Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg
29th to 31st May Lausitzring
26th to 28th June Norisring
10th to 12th July Circuit Park Zandvoort (NED)
31st July to 2nd August Red-Bull-Ring (AUT)
28th to 30th August Moscow Raceway (RUS)
11th to 13th September etropolis Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
25th to 27th September Nürburgring
16th to 18th October Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg

*2 Races a weekend


Super GT

harperdc posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIb3Tn7VEB4

Super GT celebrated its 20th anniversary last year and the top GT-500 category (which features teams supported by the three big auto manufacturers, Toyota, Nissan and Honda) opens the 21st year with brand new cars -- Lexus LF-CC, Nissan GT-R GT500, and Honda NSX Concept GT. These are reportedly built to the same standards and rules as the DTM cars, but I haven't seen enough news (in English or Japanese) to analyze anything. They'll certainly be 500-horsepower monster machines but whether the reported closer ties between the German and Japanese series ever come to fruition or not remain to be seen.

Last year, GT-300 underwent its own transformation, with the majority of the teams switching to FIA GT3-spec machines. This means grids are full of Porsche 911s and Audi R8s with a few Mercedes SLSes, BMW Z4s and even a McLaren MP4-12C (run by the Neon Genesis Evangelion-sponsored team no less) lining up. However, the Japanese GT-300 factory-backed groups -- namely the hybrid Honda CR-Z and Toyota Prius plus the works Subaru BR-Z -- are not built to GT3 standard. Hell, the Toyota "Prius" is mid-engined rear-wheel-drive for fucks sake!!! (Oh and not quite coincidentally the Mugen Honda CR-Z team won the GT-300 class last year).

That said, Super GT is a semi-endurance series with two classes and lots of fun action. This may or may not have to do with the quality of machinery (high) and drivers (ehhhhh....) available. The ZENT Lexus won GT-500 last year in a championship NOBODY wanted to win (I'll post a pic later), while the Mugen CR-Z made a strong debut last all year long.

No matter how things go, Super GT will be an entertaining offshoot of the sports car world that remains frustratingly difficult to find coverage of. Ah, Japan!

April 5th: Okayama
May 3rd: Fuji
May 31st: Autopolis
July 26th: Sportland SUGO
August 9th: Fuji
August 30th: Suzuka (1000 km)
October 4th: Buriram Int’l Circuit (Thailand)
November 15th: Motegi


V8 Supercars

February 26-March 1: Clipsal 500, Adelaide
March 12-15: Australian Formula One Grand Prix*, Albert Park
March 27-29: Tasmania SuperSprint, Symmons Plains
April 17-19: Perth SuperSprint, Barbagallo
May 15-17: Winton SuperSprint, Winton
June 19-21: Triple Crown Darwin, Hidden Valley
July 10-12: Castrol Townsville 400, Reid Park
July 31-August 2: Ipswich SuperSprint, Queensland
August 21-23: Sydney SuperSprint, Sydney Motorsport Park
September 11-13: Sandown 500, Sandown
October 8-11: Bathurst 1000, Mount Panorama
October 23-25: Gold Coast 600, Surfers Paradise
November 6-8: Auckland 500, Pukekohe Park
November 20-22: Phillip Island SuperSprint, Phillip Island
December 4-6: Sydney 500, Sydney Olympic Park


World Touring Car Championship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqCAyv_a2CE
I’m keeping this up for posterity at the dumb poo poo they may do even though Macau is off the schedule

Round 1: WTCC Race of Argentina (Termas de Río Hondo), 6-8 March
Round 2: WTCC Race of Morocco (Moulay El Hassan), 17-19 April
Round 3: WTCC Race of Hungary (Hungaroring), 1-3 May
Round 4: WTCC Race of Germany (N'ring Nordschleife), 15-16 May
Round 5: WTCC Race of Russia (Moscow Raceway), 5-7 June
Round 6: WTCC Race of Slovakia (Slovakia Ring), 19-21 June*
Round 7: WTCC Race of France (Paul Ricard), 26-28 June
Round 8: WTCC Race of Portugal (Vila Real), 10-12 July
Round 9: WTCC Race of Japan (circuit TBC), 11-13 September
Round 10: WTCC Race of China (Shanghai), 25-27 September
Round 11: WTCC Race of Thailand (Buriram), 30 October-1 November
Round 12: WTCC Race of Qatar (Losail), 20-22 November*


Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbNeq3qRvu4

Jan 23: Daytona International Speedway
Mar 20: Sebring International Raceway
May 2: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Jun 27: Watkins Glen International
Jul 11: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Jul 24-25: Lime Rock Park
Aug 8: Road America
Aug 22: Virginia International Raceway
Sep 18: Circuit of The Americas
Oct 2: Road Atlanta

Dirt and maybe a little bit of pavement


World Rally Championship

Monte-Carlo 22 - 25 January
Sweden 12 - 15 February
Mexico 05 - 08 March
Argentina 16 - 19 April
Portugal 21 - 24 May
Italy 11 - 15 June
Poland 02 - 05 July
Finland 30 July - 02 August
Germany 20 - 23 August
Australia 10 - 13 September
France 01 - 04 October
Spain 22 - 25 October
Great Britain 12 - 15 November


Red Bull Global Rallycross
May 31: Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla.
June 21: Daytona Beach, Fla.
July 5: United States Military Base (TBD)
July 25: Detroit (I)
July 26: Detroit (II)
August 15: Washington, D.C.
August 30: Seattle, Wash.
September 12: Los Angeles (I)
September 13: Los Angeles (II)
October 3: Barbados (I)
October 4: Barbados (II)
November 5: Las Vegas


Speed Energy Stadium Super Trucks
http://vimeo.com/65618292

Feb. 26-March 1 | Adelaide, Australia w/ V8 SuperCars | Street
March 27-29 | St. Petersburg, FL w/ IndyCar | Street
April 10-11 | San Diego, CA Stand Alone | Stadium
April 17-19 | Long Beach, CA w/ IndyCar | Street
May 8-9 | Phoenix, AZ Stand Alone | Stadium
May 29-31 | Detroit, MI w/ IndyCar | Street
June 5-7 | Texas (Market TBA) | TBA (I’m guessing X Games at COTA
June 12-14 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada w/ IndyCar | Street
September/October | Los Angeles, Calif. Stand Alone | Off-Road World Championship
Nov. 4-5 | Las Vegas, Nev. Stand Alone | Urban Off-Road

Drag Racing


National Hot Rod Association

Feb. 5-8 NHRA Winternationals Pomona
Feb. 20-22 CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals Phoenix
March 12-15 Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals (PSM) Gainesville
March 27-29 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (PSM) Charlotte
April 10-12 SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals Las Vegas
April 24-26 O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA SpringNationals Houston
May 15-17 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals (PSM) Atlanta
May 22-24 NHRA Kansas Nationals Topeka
June 4-7 Toyota NHRA Summernationals (PSM) Englishtown
June 12-14 Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals Epping
June 19-21 NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals Bristol
July 2-5 Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals (PSM) Norwalk
July 9-12 O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 NHRA Nationals (PSM) Chicago
July 24-26 Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals (PSM) Denver
July 31-Aug. 2 NHRA Sonoma Nationals (PSM) Sonoma
Aug. 7-9 O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals Seattle
Aug. 20-23 Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals Brainerd
Sept. 2-7 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals (PSM) Indianapolis
Sept. 18-20 NHRA Carolina Nationals (PSM) Charlotte
Sept. 25-27 AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals (PSM) St. Louis
Oct. 1-4 NHRA Nationals (PSM) Reading
Oct. 15-18 AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals (PSM) Dallas
Oct. 29-Nov. 1 NHRA Toyota Nationals (PSM) Las Vegas
Nov. 12-15 Auto Club NHRA Finals (PSM) Pomona

If you have suggestions for racing or descriptions for the OP's then just post it and I'll add it on.

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BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



Cars You’ll See



LMP1 - These are the most powerful and unique of the Le Mans Prototypes. This class is mainly fielded by the manufactures but there are some privateers who usually gets curb stomped by the manufactures and now more so since they got rid of the LMP-L and H distinctions. These cars can produce up to 600hp with the combustion engine alone but can go to 800 and 1000 hp with the help of the electric motors, reaching speeds approaching 200mph or higher, and feature top teams using diesel and petrol engines with hybrid capabilities. Last year Toyota poo poo kicked everyone winning all but two races. Unfortunately for them one of them was Le Mans which Audi yet again snagged. Audi was way off pace this year probably in due of abandoning a hybrid system that they lost a lot of power and made pretty mediocre compared to the Toyota. Porsche had a decent first year back in the top ranks and got a win at the last race. No real big changes this year and Nissan is joining the fray with 2 cars and up to 3 at Le Mans. It’s rumored the car will be a front engine roadster without a wing a la the DeltaWing. We’ll see if this is all a rouse until we see the Super Bowl ad to reveal the car.



LMP2 - Nothing much has changed in the regulations and won’t change until 2016 when regs start unifying the P2 and DP cars instead of the wacky balance of performance we got now. Still it's about the privateer teams and cost control. A race ready car should not exceed $550k and minimum engine runtimes are slated to increase steadily over the next few years, with one engine eventually required to last 50 hours by 2015. These cars should be producing somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 - 450hp and should hit speeds of at least 170mph. As this class will almost exclusively feature privateer entries, there should be makes and models of all types. P2 teams will also be required to field a gentleman driver; see the driver class section below for more on that. As with the P1 cars, P2 cars are increasingly becoming closed cockpit cars with the Ligier, HPD, Lotus (). The ELMS is most popular with these. IMSA has a better grasp at balance of performance with these cars managing to get one P2 car a win and actually competitive to the DP in racing conditions when it’s not a heads up battle on the straightaway. Though the series with the gimped P2 cars has discouraged them from racing them here so ESM is only doing the endurance races, OAK is focusing on WEC, Muscle Milk left after 2 races, Though to fill in the gap Michael Shank has switched from a Ford Ecoboost DP to a HPD Ligier that proved very competitive in the hands of OAK and Krohn getting a Judd Ligier. HPD has also made a goofy looking one to say the least that has been far off the pace in testing.



DP - These are cars with a spec (or at least tightly regulated, a la NASCAR) closed-cockpit prototype-style chassis. They produce around 550+hp for a top speed of 200mph. Engines you'll find in this class include all of the normal DP engines but the main ones are used are the Ford Ecoboost V6, Chevy V8, and since BMW-Dinan V8. Main bodies you’ll see is the Riley DP, Ford Ecoboost DP which is a modified version of the Riley, and the Chevrolet Corvette C7 DP which was updated from last year’s car (this body can be placed in any DP chassis so that’s why you’ll see Dallara on the Wayne Taylor team, or Coyote for Spirit of Daytona or VisitFlorida.com team as they’re referred to now). Rumored that Action Express with Millenium Racing was working on a generic body for the DP chassis but that was dead on arrival since next year could be changing all the cars anyway. This car will be running in the P class with LMP2 cars and the DeltaWing in the IMSA series.



GTE - The highly-competitive GTE are split into two divisions. These cars are based off of production vehicles, so a Porsche looks like a Porsche, and Corvette looks like a Corvette, etc. At full wick these bad boys can hit speeds approaching 180mph. Nothing of note has been changed this year for the GTE cars so teams aren't shuffling around and making wholesale changes to their cars unless they are getting new cars and stuff such. If you can think of a performance car manufacturer, then they’ll likely have a car running in this class in one country or another, very likely with full factory support. Manufactures include Chevrolet, BMW, Aston Martin, Porsche, Ferrari, and next year Ford. Last year there was supposed to be a finalizing of GTE and GT3 but complications from manufactures mucked it up and reorganizing of classes has been shelved. In WEC, there is Pro which are for the manufactures and privateer teams that want all professional drivers and Am teams with at least a year old car and an amateur driver with pro drivers. In IMSA GTE is referred as GTLM.



LMPC - Le Mans Prototype Challenge this is a spec class with all teams using the same Oreca LMP chassis and Chevy LS3 V8 engine. These cars look like LMP cars but have less speed and power compared GT cars. As such, their top speeds are only around 165mph, despite their looks. It’s not surprising to see GT cars pass these guys. FLM cars are designed to be cheap to run and last a long time, to help newer teams break into the business. Despite their name, these cars will not be allowed to run at Le Mans, but IMSA runs them. In a year or so it will not be surprising they will be replaced by the LMP3 class since they have no relevance outside IMSA.

Group GT3



Started in 2005 this class of GT cars was built with the intention of bringing in several one make series cars and really any racecar under homologation rules to run in this series. In this way you get a vast amount of cars from McLaren 620’s to Bentley Continental to Chevrolet Camaro.. Usually not ran by a factory team but by privateers and rich people who can fund these cars. That’s why at Spa you get 60 some odd cars for the running and most like to get Ferraris and almost kill people with them if the 2014 race was any idea. Cars of all sorts can be made put into GT3 by homologation rules and balance of performance so you get such a wide array of cars, but it’s preferable to get newer cars with development closer to the manufacture (looking at Bentley, Cadillac, and McLaren). Also similar to GT3 is the GTD class in IMSA which is GT3 cars for the most part but with a spec wing and diffuser. Though next year IMSA will go to complete GT3 spec due to the outcry by teams wanting the cars uninhibited.

BMB5150 fucked around with this message at Jan 18, 2015 around 21:05

ellspurs
Sep 12, 2007
Kappa :o

No WTCC at Macau? That's disappointing.

Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002



Macau is ALWAYS a shitshow.

In other news, I might be going to the TUSCC/Continental race at Lime Rock this year.


And you're welcome for the thread title.

Kilonum fucked around with this message at Jan 18, 2015 around 21:02

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


ellspurs posted:

No WTCC at Macau? That's disappointing.

Can't afford the spare parts to run Macau and the Nordeschleife

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



ellspurs posted:

No WTCC at Macau? That's disappointing.

I'm keeping the video up just cause, but yeah I looked and went oh no Macau... well they have Nurburgring to do dumb poo poo.

ellspurs
Sep 12, 2007
Kappa :o

Xisticide posted:

Can't afford the spare parts to run Macau and the Nordeschleife


BMB5150 posted:

I'm keeping the video up just cause, but yeah I looked and went oh no Macau... well they have Nurburgring to do dumb poo poo.

I've seen them do crazy stuff at most of the circuits they go to (even with the safety car helping them at Paul Ricard), but they're actually racing around Nordschleife? I've got to watch that.

edit: sorry the pace car thing was with the LeMans series... but I remember the safety car at Pau just pulling out infront of them once...

ellspurs fucked around with this message at Jan 18, 2015 around 21:17

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


reminder that Ferraris are poo poo and if you like Ferraris you support attempted genocide

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


ellspurs posted:

I've seen them do crazy stuff at most of the circuits they go to (even with the safety car helping them at Paul Ricard), but they're actually racing around Nordschleife? I've got to watch that.

edit: sorry the pace car thing was with the LeMans series... but I remember the safety car at Pau just pulling out infront of them once...

Support race for the N24, the promo video for it is great

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHxu-Mam_F8

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



VikingSkull posted:

reminder that Ferraris are poo poo and if you like Ferraris you support still attempting genocide

Fixed that. I didn't notice they were running Nordeschleife until now since I was copying and pasting from their site so I need to remember when they race that track and end up killing everyone.

We'll have 53 cars for the Rolex this year which should tone down the huge amount of cautions and dumb drivers from last year.

http://sportscar365.com/imsa/tusc/5...s-for-rolex-24/

jammyozzy
Dec 7, 2006

Is that a challenge?

This year is the year I have to go back and see the Nurburgring 24h again, I haven't been since 2011.

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake

VikingSkull posted:

reminder that Ferraris are poo poo and if you like Ferraris you support attempted genocide

#bringbackourprototypes

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





I'll get you a new write-up on Super GT, and add in some links where you can follow stuff. Radio LeMans and NISMO covered a couple of the final rounds, and SuperGT has been better about putting up English clips after races too. One thing I do know about - the No 2 GT300 team will be running a Lotus Evora (!?) that probably is JAF certified because wow, nobody made a GT3 of that.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Fauxhawk Express posted:

#bringbackourprototypes

scuderia haram

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake

In the increasingly lovely world of the NHRA, John Force had been sponsored by Castrol literally as long as I've been alive, and his new car without it just looks weird:

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




You forgot the other major problem with the picture.

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake

What, it being a Chevy? He ran an Olds for years, then a Chevy, and then a Pontiac before the Mustang.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


yeah, top level drag racers aren't really brand loyal unless you're Ronnie Sox or some poo poo

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



VikingSkull posted:

yeah, top level drag racers aren't really brand loyal unless you're Ronnie Sox or some poo poo

In any series really. If a manufacture bails on you, you'll find the next best one.

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

the first world was a mistake

Bob Glidden in a Chevy would've certainly pissed off a ton of people.

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
I CANNOT HANDLE BEING CALLED OUT ON MY DUMBASS OPINIONS ABOUT ANTI-VIRUS AND SECURITY. I REALLY LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW THINGS HERE

INSTEAD I AM GOING TO WHINE ABOUT IT IN OTHER THREADS SO MY OPINION CAN FEEL VALIDATED IN AN ECHO CHAMBER I LIKE



atleast its an auto related sponsor and not a loving insurance or nutritional supplement company

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



I feel like people don't care as much about Ford/Chevy/Dodge anymore anyway. Even rednecks have a softer edge now that they all bought Tundras.

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Is there anywhere to get the one hour highlight shows of BTCC either on TV in the US or on the internet? I miss that lovable series on my TV in the winter.

Also, is there a list of teams eligible for the championship in TUSC (or whatever they called it last year)? There was some list posted in a PDF showing who the full-time entries were and listing the "alternates". The GAINSCO guys pissed me off, but they were a good entry which doesn't look like it's coming back anytime soon. Plus, their rivalry with Ganassi never really exploded in earnest.

Racing is full of downers.

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



CBJSprague24 posted:

Also, is there a list of teams eligible for the championship in TUSC (or whatever they called it last year)? There was some list posted in a PDF showing who the full-time entries were and listing the "alternates". The GAINSCO guys pissed me off, but they were a good entry which doesn't look like it's coming back anytime soon. Plus, their rivalry with Ganassi never really exploded in earnest.

Racing is full of downers.

GAINSCO is off to World Challenge with a Hyundai.

As far as season entrants, probably lot of them are finalizing for the season and run at least Daytona and Sebring.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



PWC is gonna be insane. They have bit off a lot with some big egos, budgets, and manufacturers to juggle with the performance balancing, and who they invite to the street races since the grids are space limited.

ellspurs
Sep 12, 2007
Kappa :o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpL_72hx3Js

Our Nige.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Lord Mustache, the Duke of Earnhardt

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





That's another reason WEC has squeezed some cars out, with a hard limit of space for fly-away races they have a smaller grid for some races than they otherwise could. It wouldn't be worth adding two or three cars in versus the cost of another plane. So it seems like some of the P2 guys are sticking with ELMS instead, and the GTE grid is slowly becoming pro-only. [Edit] it was confirmed last week that the 95 Aston, the Dane Train, is gonna be a GTE Pro entry this year.

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
I CANNOT HANDLE BEING CALLED OUT ON MY DUMBASS OPINIONS ABOUT ANTI-VIRUS AND SECURITY. I REALLY LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW THINGS HERE

INSTEAD I AM GOING TO WHINE ABOUT IT IN OTHER THREADS SO MY OPINION CAN FEEL VALIDATED IN AN ECHO CHAMBER I LIKE



Cygni posted:

I feel like people don't care as much about Ford/Chevy/Dodge anymore anyway. Even rednecks have a softer edge now that they all bought Tundras.

kinda hard to make the leap between some emblem on a generic body and your Tahoe

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


CBJSprague24 posted:

Is there anywhere to get the one hour highlight shows of BTCC either on TV in the US or on the internet? I miss that lovable series on my TV in the winter.

Full races are on YouTube, pretty much all of last season.

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



ellspurs posted:

No WTCC at Macau? That's disappointing.

I believe the new TCR series is going there.

CBJSprague24 posted:

Is there anywhere to get the one hour highlight shows of BTCC either on TV in the US or on the internet? I miss that lovable series on my TV in the winter.

If there isn't let me know and I'll try and organise something.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

Looking forward to another year of VW dominance, them realising it and coming up with ideas to loving ruin rallying with their pals Red Bull.


No wait, I'm the opposite of that, I'm terrified of it.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

I will decide who posts John Howard pictures in this thread and the circumstances in which they post.


Don't worry, Red Bull and Jamie Whincup will be making the V8 Taxi Supercars as forgetful as possible

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


Nissan's LMP has supposedly been leaked

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


so that's where Don Panoz has been hiding

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



George Zimmer posted:

Nissan's LMP has supposedly been leaked



Well front engine was correct but wingless was wrong. Manufactures needs to stop testing COTA it seems if it's easy to get spy shots.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Nissan probably stopped caring once it came out that the theoretical cars being posted looked so similar

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



VikingSkull posted:

Nissan probably stopped caring once it came out that the theoretical cars being posted looked so similar

Yeah from the spy shots jalopniks theoretical car is very close to the spy shots. But also doesn't help having a camp grounds on a hill overlooking at the track. I'd say secret car testing will end at COTA.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



It's also the only track in the US the car will actually run at.

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Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


BMB5150 posted:

Yeah from the spy shots jalopniks theoretical car is very close to the spy shots. But also doesn't help having a camp grounds on a hill overlooking at the track. I'd say secret car testing will end at COTA.

Nobody is secret car testing at CotA or any track not owned by a research firm or manufacturer. CotA, like the 'Ring, is where manufacturers take cars in that short window between secrecy and release to drum up public interest.

Nissan absolutely knew those shots would come out.

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