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Post Card from the Dummy Grid at Memorial Day PWC LRP Grand Prix

Fantastic Memorial Day weekend at the races… Lime Rock Park was fantastic to me. I have grown to absolutely love the Pirelli World Challenge series. And best part I got to work as a backup starter… so there was a lot of downtime. I was in the prime spot to see the cars up close, and as a result there was ample opportunity to take some pix. So this is my Saturday Race Day mega gallery… enough talking here’s the pix:

Free breakfast for the marshals how thoughtful! Thanks Skip Barber

Miata Racing is the main reason I signed up to do this event!

They split TC from TCA/TCB races, so it was much easier to see the current MX-5 Cup cars winning a race…

New flavor of SAC racing skittles cars…

Hhhmm… I didn’t know Volvo and GM had a relationship… I knew about SAAB/Scania but Volvo GM – WHITEGMC is news to me… kind of cool though!

This is such a beautiful and completely appropriate paint job… for this event!

Selfies!

The driver of this #70 also raced (and won in) the TCA MX-5 Cup car

Thanks to Chris Booth for taking some pix of me with the cars in the paddock during lunch time.

He sells Miata parts apparently ­čÖé

…after doing donuts in Turn 1 and returning to pit lane counter race

The series starter gave me a small gift: A Guardian Angel… Awwww!

I am so grateful to everyone that made this weekend possible for me. Thanks to the folks at Lime Rock Park, to the series: Pirelli World Challenge and of course Chris Booth for taking some pix for me. Thank you all very much! See you at the next one.

Second Post Card from Turn 2 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Flagging PWC Season Finale

Is there a better spot to be at a race track than one so close you can look the drivers in the eye?

I don’t think so.

I got lucky at Laguna Seca this weekend, because the powers that be allowed me to stay for the duration of the event (all four days) at the amazing Turn 2 hairpin and I loved every minute of it.

I had requested a “first or last” turn when registering thinking I could sneak away during our downtime to take some grid pictures of all the different classes… the GT/GTA/GT-Cup; Spring X: GT/GTA/GT-Cup and GTS, or GTS class by itself or the TC/TCA/TCB event featuring all the Miatas… but that wasn’t practical at Turn 2. So instead I took advantage of the downtime (offduty when pix were taken) and snapped a few close ups as the cars were leaving pit lane on their first sighting lap.

Enjoy:

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and some other cars:

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The Touring Car class was all Mustangs and Camaros just a few years ago, and now it’s become real exotic with the entry of KTM Xbows, Maserati Gran Turismo, Aston Martins, Porsche Caymans, Ginettas and Sin R1’s.

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Also it’s been a long while since I saw a Flying Lizzard Porsche sporting their classic livery:

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Fantastic post to work at Turn 2 and I could highly recommend others request it. I think it’s much better than the Corkscrew.