Log in

I forgot my password

Latest topics
Facebook
Instagram
Sponsors & Affiliates
TORA ShirtRLM_10_main_logoMSA_full
Donations
Donations options

GRAND-AM Road Racing

View previous topic View next topic Go down

GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by F4H FACEPALMER on Mon 30 May 2011 - 19:36

http://www.grand-am.com/

Does anybody else follow the Rolex Sports Car Series? Multiclass racing with Daytona Prototypes and a GT class.

There is also a support series, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, those races are usually good and feature two classes, Grand Sport and Street Tuner. They don't show too many Continental Tire races on TV unfortunately.

Anyways, the Memorial Day Classic is underway at Lime Rock. The dominant duo of Pruett/Rojas are out of the race and will not win for the 2nd race in a row.
avatar
F4H FACEPALMER

TORA Race Number : 17
Xbox One Xbox One

Number of posts : 329
Location : New Hampshire
Registration date : 2011-05-06
Reputation : 0

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by nickyf1 on Mon 30 May 2011 - 19:38

The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge is always really good fun to watch.

The closest thing to proper Group A Touring Car racing in the world!
avatar
nickyf1

TORA Race Number : 271
Xbox One Xbox 360

Number of posts : 10770
Location : Glasgow
Registration date : 2008-09-26
Reputation : 73

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by LMR DarthMario on Mon 30 May 2011 - 20:10

...and im here at home playing Fm3 where i could be at Lime Rock watching this..... fuuuuuuuuuuuu. it'd be over by the time i get up there. (roughly 1hr away)




avatar
LMR DarthMario

Xbox One Xbox 360

Number of posts : 8148
Location : Janitorial Closet on the Death Star
Registration date : 2009-04-29
Reputation : 97

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/DarthMariosAnimeOutlet/

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by F4H FACEPALMER on Tue 31 May 2011 - 8:15

Lime Rock is about two or three hours south from where I am, and I've got a few friends in CT so hopefully next year I'll have some money to go.
avatar
F4H FACEPALMER

TORA Race Number : 17
Xbox One Xbox One

Number of posts : 329
Location : New Hampshire
Registration date : 2011-05-06
Reputation : 0

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by Stonewall458 on Sat 4 Jun 2011 - 22:26

6 Hours at the Glen is on now.

Live Timing and MRN radio stream:
http://www.motorracingnetwork.com/small_audio_stream.html
avatar
Stonewall458

Number of posts : 1560
Location : Atlanta, Georgia
Registration date : 2010-05-02
Reputation : 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by Stonewall458 on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 17:43

HOOLY [Censored]!!!! that was a scary crash. Watching Road America race.

EDIT: They've been under caution for 50 minutes now. I'm surprised they haven't just red flagged the race.
avatar
Stonewall458

Number of posts : 1560
Location : Atlanta, Georgia
Registration date : 2010-05-02
Reputation : 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by Stonewall458 on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 18:01

avatar
Stonewall458

Number of posts : 1560
Location : Atlanta, Georgia
Registration date : 2010-05-02
Reputation : 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by HCR generaltso on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 19:08

damn.

walked away unhurt too.

amazing.
avatar
HCR generaltso

TORA Race Number : 12
Xbox One Xbox One

Number of posts : 5760
Location : worldwide
Registration date : 2009-05-04
Reputation : 52

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by nickyf1 on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 19:51

Woah there!

Thats no place to be doing high jumps.

Wasn't really much impact, the car just sort of went into the tyres which carried on under the car. Much better than going head on into a static wall.
avatar
nickyf1

TORA Race Number : 271
Xbox One Xbox 360

Number of posts : 10770
Location : Glasgow
Registration date : 2008-09-26
Reputation : 73

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by Joe Cool on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 20:12

Bad crash or not u KNOW there is unpleasant elements in his fire suit!!! There would be in mine affraid
avatar
Joe Cool

Number of posts : 31
Location : Georgia,USA
Registration date : 2011-06-21
Reputation : 0

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by nickyf1 on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 20:30

Yeah that would be scary as hell!
avatar
nickyf1

TORA Race Number : 271
Xbox One Xbox 360

Number of posts : 10770
Location : Glasgow
Registration date : 2008-09-26
Reputation : 73

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by LMR DarthMario on Sat 25 Jun 2011 - 21:05

"[Censored], NO brakes. Sorry MAZDA!!!!...... oh [Censored], wall!!!! (closes eyes at this point)




avatar
LMR DarthMario

Xbox One Xbox 360

Number of posts : 8148
Location : Janitorial Closet on the Death Star
Registration date : 2009-04-29
Reputation : 97

View user profile https://www.facebook.com/DarthMariosAnimeOutlet/

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by F4H Bullet on Sun 26 Jun 2011 - 4:34

Pretty crazy crash, me and my dad were amazed he walked away after something like that when we were watching the race this morning. 2 weeks time though, Laguna Seca. Already have my tickets. Very Happy
avatar
F4H Bullet

TORA Race Number : 15
Number of posts : 871
Location : Monterey County, California
Registration date : 2011-01-28
Reputation : 29

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by nickyf1 on Thu 30 Jun 2011 - 14:53

Ooooh mama, I love the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. This really needs to be the world standard for Touring Car regulations, this can't be more expensive than doing NGTC, surely?

Better still, take the Camaro's and Mustang's out of the top class and use 'em for NASCAR.

avatar
nickyf1

TORA Race Number : 271
Xbox One Xbox 360

Number of posts : 10770
Location : Glasgow
Registration date : 2008-09-26
Reputation : 73

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by Richy59 on Thu 21 Jul 2011 - 17:42

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/458-grand-am-2011-07-21

the 458 Italia Grand Am's remarkably similar to the Euro-spec 458 Italia GT3, only a bit worse.

Looks better though...


avatar
Richy59

TORA Race Number : 20
Xbox One Playstation 4

Number of posts : 13792
Location : Falkirk, Scotland
Registration date : 2008-08-18
Reputation : 186

View user profile http://www.theonlineracingassociation.com

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by F4H FACEPALMER on Thu 21 Jul 2011 - 18:35

I like it. When is it supposed to race, 2012?
avatar
F4H FACEPALMER

TORA Race Number : 17
Xbox One Xbox One

Number of posts : 329
Location : New Hampshire
Registration date : 2011-05-06
Reputation : 0

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by nickyf1 on Wed 27 Jul 2011 - 21:20

avatar
nickyf1

TORA Race Number : 271
Xbox One Xbox 360

Number of posts : 10770
Location : Glasgow
Registration date : 2008-09-26
Reputation : 73

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by Stonewall458 on Thu 28 Jul 2011 - 22:34

Why does Grand-Am still go to New Jersey? Just now watching the Rolex race from this past weekend and, like last year, numorous reports of drivers having to go to medical center due to overheating. Something like 160 degrees F in the cockpit.

One of the Speedsource Mazda GT cars is actually running WITHOUT a cool suit system to save weight. Absolutely mental...
avatar
Stonewall458

Number of posts : 1560
Location : Atlanta, Georgia
Registration date : 2010-05-02
Reputation : 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: GRAND-AM Road Racing

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum