Long Beach GP


canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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Sacramento, Cali
Nice warm sunny day here in Long Beach for Friday practice and qualifying. The GT and Porsches look the strongest. #66 almost hit the wall on cold tires in turn 10...it was a close one.
 

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STORMCAT

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Cool.. look forward to weekend updates !! :) Do we have a tail light out or is that the sun??
 

Vince H

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Susan and I will be there tomorrow for the race. See you then!

Vince H.
 

canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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Sacramento, Cali
30 min left in practice and it looks like it will be a Ford-Porsche battle for qualifying this afternoon....but things may change as the track will be much grippier. The 911s sound incredible, very high pitched sound. I'm in Grandstand 18 and get great views of turn 9, 10, 11. It will be a HOTT day tomorrow ;)
 

canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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Sacramento, Cali
Sun....unfortunately I'm using my cell for pics and video.... :( I left my good camera at home :( ....will see if I can rent a camera for tomorrow
 

STORMCAT

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30 min left in practice and it looks like it will be a Ford-Porsche battle for qualifying this afternoon....but things may change as the track will be much grippier. The 911s sound incredible, very high pitched sound. I'm in Grandstand 18 and get great views of turn 9, 10, 11. It will be a HOTT day tomorrow ;)

The GT's like the hot grippie track.. The BMW's have some big power so maybe they're laying low until qualifying .. The best thing about the sound of the GT race car is you know where it is by sound because it's so unique..
 

GTED

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Apr 4, 2006
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will it be broadcasted this weekend?
 

Vince H

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Porsche always does well at this track but I think this year really illustrates how the Ford/CGR team has come together to make the GT a contender in all the races. Go Blue and see you tomorrow Sebastian!

Vince H
 

Howard

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Broadcast on Saturday, 4:00 Eastern, FOX.
 

canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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Sacramento, Cali
These are some pics from today
 

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canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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Sacramento, Cali
More picts...
 

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canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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More picts..
 

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canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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Sacramento, Cali
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canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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Sacramento, Cali
David Hobbs was here with his new book
 

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canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
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Sacramento, Cali
Joey had his family with him and took time for a nice family portrait
 

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BtwoG

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Great time at the track. Enjoy!
 

john gourley

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My first time at the Long Beach Grand Prix

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In the GT pits with Rick Jeffery who is racing his car in the Trans Am series
 

fordification

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Aug 9, 2005
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And Joey gets pole! If I remember correctly doesn't the GT's hate the tight short tracks? Don't think they have finished well in the last couple.
 

canibl

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Nov 22, 2005
442
Sacramento, Cali
And Joey gets pole! If I remember correctly doesn't the GT's hate the tight short tracks? Don't think they have finished well in the last couple.

Yes and neither does the Corvette but the track heat up quite a lot for the afternoon qualifying and more rubber got layed out on the track which helped Ford and Chevy cut the gap they had in the early morning practice with Porsche. If you look at the times, every car is just 0.2 seconds from each other so it will be quite competitive tomorrow. Almost certainly there will be crashes and the pit strategy will also play a role. I'm a bit disappointed not to see Risi Competizione and Aston Martin here in Long Beach :/
 

Sinovac

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Great pictures. Thanks for posting them.