Nissan Delta Wing Races at Le Mans, 16-17 June 2012
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    Nissan Delta Wing Races at Le Mans, 16-17 June 2012

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    Watched a little of that race. Was watching when that car was taken out by one of the LMP cars. Several were overtaking it going into a left turn. They all passed it to it's left, to gain the inside line. Last car through veered slightly to the right, to flatten it's apex through the curve. Hit the Delta Wing, sending it into the wall. Announcers speculated the driver of the LMP may have thought he had cleared the Delta Wing, due to the smallish front end of it may have been hard to see. Sounded plausable to me. Made me think of being out there in a Moto GP motorcycle! No thanks!

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    Maybe the car was too light and didn't have enough down force in the turns? But I guess they know what they are doing. The Audi's are amazing and have been for years. It was exciting to see the Corvettes do so well with the competition that's there.
    I'm surprised that as popular as the race is world wide my paper gave it 4 inches on page 3. These are the thoroughbreds of racing.
    Tracers work both ways.

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    I have to admit the only reason I watched any at all was that a few days earlier I saw on one of the cable channels a documentary type show about a horrific crash that occurred years ago. About 1953 or so, I think. Eighty - something spectators lost their lives in the front grandstands, along with one driver (I think) in a two car collision that resulted in one being launched into the stands. The first part of the hour-long show was about the drivers and the teams they drove for, and the events leading up to the race. That part was quite enjoyable. The part about the wreck was tastefully done. Just seeing some of the history of that race got me interested in it. I was dissappointed that they no longer run to their cars at the start. That is the race where they used to do that, isn't it? Oh well, I still enjoyed what I watched. And I learned they run 4 classes of cars at the same time (5 counting the "Experimental Class", which consisted of only the one Delta Wing). Similar to the 24 Hours of Daytona - don't remember what series that is.

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    If you want to get a low-cost taste of sports car racing, look for a local road course website and check their FAQ's about volunteering and camping. Also check your local SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) and other similar organizations for info about volunteering.

    http://www.atlantascca.org/volunteers/specialties.html
    http://www.atlantascca.org/volunteers.html
    http://www.roadatlanta.com/
    http://www.roadatlanta.com/faqs.lasso

    Several years ago I got to participate on a flag crew for a weekend as a guest of a volunteer. I camped out at the track. I packed my own food. The whole event cost me almost nothing out of pocket. My only expenses were gas and bottled water. I worked all kinds of races, from kart to formula. I saw several crashes, including one where a car crashed at my feet while I stood on a short wall of tires.

    I enjoyed the weekend, but I was beat by the time I got home!
    You definitely need to pace yourself.
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    I just got a warning that the carblog link in the first post is malicious. Don't click on it.
    (Yes, I reported it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    I just got a warning that the carblog link in the first post is malicious. Don't click on it.
    (Yes, I reported it.)
    I opened this link, scanned it for malicious ware and Trojans. I found no issues.

    Any one else get a warning?

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    [QUOTE=Space Racer;13519031]If you want to get a low-cost taste of sports car racing, look for a local road course website and check their FAQ's about volunteering and camping. Also check your local SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) and other similar organizations for info about volunteering.

    Bonneville salt flats is also open for volenteers. Even if you don't volenteer it's still the best deal in racing. A four day pass thet includes the pits was $10 the last time I was there, 09. Free camping at the big turn.
    Tracers work both ways.

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    The Delta Wing is coming back for a rematch at Petit Lemans:

    http://www.alms.com/articles/nissan-...-petit-le-mans
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    How A Tiny Group Of Designers Built The Most Efficient Racecar In History

    (6 pages, few photos)

    http://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2012-08/light-speed
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    Last edited by Space Racer; 10-20-2012 at 11:25 AM.
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    No luck with the vipbox site.
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    ABC is covering Petit Lemans on TV today at 1:00 PM EDT.
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