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    Photo peeps and Car racing peeps...

    I attended my second Rolex 24 hour race this past weekend. I had over 2900 photos over the course of 4 days. I'm still not finished editing. However, I wanted to share some of my favorites so far. Take a look at these albums:

    BMW Endurance Challenge; a 4-hour race on Friday: https://flic.kr/s/aHskMKQLeP
    Rolex 24 Day One (Saturday): https://flic.kr/s/aHsmzLYfp6

    I haven't gotten a chance to look at or edit my Rolex Day Two (Sunday) pix yet, but when I do, I'll comment in this post with the link.
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    Thats the one that Fernadno Alonso, Renger van der Zande and Kamui Kobayashi won, right?
    Pretty nice to have a fellow Dutchman win that race together with the legend (in my eyes) Alonso

    and how does that BMW Endurance Challenge work, because I see all sorts of brands.

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    Great sequence of Ryan Eversley in the Hart Honda in the Endurance Challenge race pics. I saw on his social media that he had some kind of incident. If you like racing (and haven't already) you should check out the interview series of podcasts he's put together at Dinner with Racers – Dinner with Racers Podcast Presented by Continental Tire there are some great stories there.

    Also love the 24hr night photos. Some pro level shots there! One of these days I'm going to have to attend that event in person. It looks like a ton of fun to take in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Thats the one that Fernadno Alonso, Renger van der Zande and Kamui Kobayashi won, right?
    Yes, under red-flag conditions, about 11 minutes prior to the scheduled end of the race. Yes, I was there, on-site, the entire 24 hours. I may have taken a nap from 4 am to 7 am.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    and how does that BMW Endurance Challenge work, because I see all sorts of brands.
    From the website: "...Car Classes
    This race features Grand Sport and Touring Car classes, straight from the showroom floor, with only minor modifications."

    Last year, for the Rolex, the HART (Honda of America Racing Team) team ran an Acura NSX GT3. I loved their story; an all-volunteer team of Honda engineers from the plant in Ohio get together and in their night and weekend time, create a car good enough to compete with those teams with big money from big sponsors. Since then, the HART team has been my favorite. This year they dropped back to a Civic Type R TCR that competed in the BMW Endurance race instead of the Rolex. Unfortunately for the team, the fuel provider gave them the wrong fuel (fuel with 20% ethanol for the Prototype cars, instead of the 10% ethanol fuel required for theirs) and it resulted in laps that were 5-6 mph slower than the other TCR cars during the race. We've become friends with one of their racers, Ryan Eversley, and he was in the car, trying to keep up, not knowing why he was running so much slower. So, he made a decision to brake later than he would normally. At one tight hairpin turn, he ended up initiating the ABS system and couldn't keep his car on the track, running into a Hyundai Veloster, knocking it into the tire wall. The Veloster recovered, but the Civic did not. :'(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Ferrell View Post
    Great sequence of Ryan Eversley in the Hart Honda in the Endurance Challenge race pics. I saw on his social media that he had some kind of incident. If you like racing (and haven't already) you should check out the interview series of podcasts he's put together at Dinner with Racers – Dinner with Racers Podcast Presented by Continental Tire there are some great stories there.

    Also love the 24hr night photos. Some pro level shots there! One of these days I'm going to have to attend that event in person. It looks like a ton of fun to take in.
    LOVE Ryan! My BF got a picture of me with him. I also have a pic of him giving me a bear hug at an event here in Charlotte. Yes, we just happened to be sitting in the stands closest to his "incident." See my post above. After Ryan was finished, we were pretty much finished watching that race. So we headed to the garage to see if we could catch up with him. That's when he told us about the fuel mix-up. I told him how angry I was (and still am) about it. "If I had lawyers, I would be on the phone with them myself," I told him. He just shrugged his shoulders and said, "eh, that's just racing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanneZ View Post
    Yes, under red-flag conditions, about 11 minutes prior to the scheduled end of the race. Yes, I was there, on-site, the entire 24 hours. I may have taken a nap from 4 am to 7 am.
    Well, 24h is a long time, so you are excused for taking a short nap


    Quote Originally Posted by LeanneZ View Post
    From the website: "...Car Classes
    This race features Grand Sport and Touring Car classes, straight from the showroom floor, with only minor modifications."
    I was just confused that it is called the BMW Endurance Challenge while I see multiple brands. Having more then 1 brand is of course much better in an endurance race!

    Only races I have seen live were here in Holland at Zandvoort, which is an iconic track in Europe. They had all sorts of races those days, from races with Ferrari's and Porches to small car cup races (think it were Renault Clio's back then) and all sorts of demos to entertain the crowd. Having VIP tickets and being able to be in the pit and paddock was pretty nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanneZ View Post
    LOVE Ryan! My BF got a picture of me with him. .... He just shrugged his shoulders and said, "eh, that's just racing."
    I'm a sprint car guy not a sports car guy, but Ryan does seem to be a very cool dude and good racer. We always watch the 24 coverage as by this time of year we're looking for ANYTHING racing to watch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanneZ View Post
    This race features Grand Sport and Touring Car classes, straight from the showroom floor, with only minor modifications."
    I in no way keep up with racing, but any race that involves multiple classes and turns in multiple directions is way more fun to watch, rather than the drudgery that is left-turn after left-turn NASCAR.

    Or at least something like the aforementioned sprint cars that are on dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    I in no way keep up with racing, but any race that involves multiple classes and turns in multiple directions is way more fun to watch, rather than the drudgery that is left-turn after left-turn NASCAR.

    Or at least something like the aforementioned sprint cars that are on dirt.
    But you can still understand NASCAR when you are drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    ...but any race that involves multiple classes and turns in multiple directions is way more fun to watch...
    This Rolex! When the Protoype cars (the fastest of all three classes) catch up and lap the slower GTD cars in about 4 laps, there's traffic on the track. Then, they get through the GTD cars and catch up to the GTLM cars, there's more traffic. Over the course of a 24 hour race, we've got all classes passing and being passed, sometimes 3 or 4 wide on the track with all different classes! It's pretty neat to watch!

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