COTA Texas Le Mans


texas mongrel

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Houston Texas
Lousy race, but a fun day. The cowgirls took pity on several of us!
 

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Vince H

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Jul 23, 2012
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Great pictures guys. The race was hard to watch though. So down on power it was ridiculous.

Vince H
 

ChipBeck

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Feb 13, 2006
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Sixth and seventh, out of a starting field of 8 in LMGTE PRO.
Gentlemen,

Apparently the BOP wasn't quite right as the GT's didn't finish dead last. A further reduction for Ford to about 275 HP should insure they don't beat anybody while still providing enough power to drive up the ramp into the trailer. Perhaps this fiasco of ever changing adjustments to weight and power is the best way to run sports car racing and a standard unchanging uniform set of rules for everyone isn't but I'm not buying it.

Chip
 

soroush

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Frank I see you got to meet Jessica....
 

fjpikul

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Yes, unfortunately she was committed for the day.
 

MAD IN NC

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Yes, unfortunately she was committed for the day.
Didn't you ever learn...... Never wear cargo shorts with pretty ladies or at a Men's club.....
 

Ed Sims

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Didn't you ever learn...... Never wear cargo shorts with pretty ladies or at a Men's club.....
Have you seen his mankini?

Ed
 

07XL0027

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As usual we have a loyal diehard contingent of GT Forum members at COTA



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Apollo

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Hey, is that guy in the bottom picture Stormcat's brother? :lol Kinda looks like him.
 

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07XL0027

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So some good news for you Le Mans fans. Carol with the U.K. Ford team said that Ford will definitely have a hospitality suite again next year (2018) and she said I could quote her.



Proof I met her.


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Brombear

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He he, exactly my thoughts :biggrin
 

TACHY

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Frank, stop drooling on your shirt!
 

THamonGT

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Dr. Frank could care less about the Race and I don't blame him. A lot more fun to hug the Preties and stay indoors and forget the race. Ford is totally Noncompetitive!
 

SteveA

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Awww how nice for Dr Frank, girls stopped by the old folks home.
 

fjpikul

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This was a disappointing set up today. Tha grid walk was on the track, not pit row and you had to walk in AND out by the media center. It was a very long walk around back to the grandstand. There were no booths or displays at the plaza, AND they had kid soccer games going on up at the grassy areas around the plaza. Minimal food booths. Despite working on it for many months already, the go cart track is still not in place and the front is still torn up. The crowd was nowhere near what it was for IMSA last May. On the good side, we did meet JByrnes from CO. Disappointing race as well.
 

Silverbullitt

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Mar 3, 2006
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Lago Vista, TX
Fun to see the gang, otherwise a waste of time. Lose BOP or try to race in another class.
 

AJB

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Jun 28, 2006
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I hate to be the one to ask, but I was unable to find the race on TV.. (I don't watch ESPN anymore) and could not find on Fox Sports..
So, HOW DID THE FORD GT"S DO ???
andy (ajb)
 

DBK

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Jul 30, 2005
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Metro Detroit
This was a disappointing set up today. Tha grid walk was on the track, not pit row and you had to walk in AND out by the media center. It was a very long walk around back to the grandstand. There were no booths or displays at the plaza, AND they had kid soccer games going on up at the grassy areas around the plaza. Minimal food booths. Despite working on it for many months already, the go cart track is still not in place and the front is still torn up. The crowd was nowhere near what it was for IMSA last May. On the good side, we did meet JByrnes from CO. Disappointing race as well.
COTA is a disaster.