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#1 OFFLINE   Stray Kat

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:48 AM

Cool race, at least the last half hour that I caught. Wild finish in GTLM for sure. The #67 GT finished second due to a pileup that closed the track at a hairpin turn.

The GT's just don't seem to have the nuts to pull the Corvettes down the straights. Now Long Beach is kind of the demolition derby of sports car racing and the big broad shouldered cars like the Vettes and the BMW's seem to be at an advantage due to their ability to shove other cars around.

The lithe sports cars like the GT the Porsche and the Ferrari seem to be suited to traditional race courses.

My point is the Fords just don't seem to have the speed coming off the turns that they started out with last year.

I think the BOP had really pulled them back. It'd be interesting to see the various cars on the chassis dyno to see where they actually are.







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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:37 AM

Cool race, at least the last half hour that I caught. Wild finish in GTLM for sure. The #67 GT finished second due to a pileup that closed the track at a hairpin turn.
The GT's just don't seem to have the nuts to pull the Corvettes down the straights. Now Long Beach is kind of the demolition derby of sports car racing and the big broad shouldered cars like the Vettes and the BMW's seem to be at an advantage due to their ability to shove other cars around.
The lithe sports cars like the GT the Porsche and the Ferrari seem to be suited to traditional race courses.
My point is the Fords just don't seem to have the speed coming off the turns that they started out with last year.
I think the BOP had really pulled them back. It'd be interesting to see the various cars on the chassis dyno to see where they actually are.

I agree on the lack of power to catch the 2 Corvettes...however,it appeared the Ford might have been able to pass both of the Corvettes when all three of them stopped during that last turn pile up. Opportunity lost. If I was a spotter I would have said: "inside, inside..go, go go!"

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:57 AM

Yes I was hollaring at my TV go go go! I would've smashed my way through there and begged for forgiveness later.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:58 AM

BTW the one Corvette turned the #67 Ford sideways to take second so if there was any crap slinging the Ford could have built a defense on that.

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:59 AM

BTW the one Corvette turned the #67 Ford sideways to take second so if there was any crap slinging the Ford could have built a defense on that.








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