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Old 01-24-2014, 06:33 PM   #15
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Wow..... Bmw cleaned up big time it looks like. Its just the first race, more to come.
Weight and air restrictors for the next race even things out quick.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:09 PM   #16
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New Z/28.R Race Car – First Race – 6 PM Fri., 1/24 – Fox Sports 2

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So we have the first ever wrecked '14 Z/28 lol.
Nope - upon further review that car was a GS.R

So not the first ever.

00 Mccalmont got hit going into a turn. Driver ok but suffered a foot injury.
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:11 PM   #17
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I heard that both Z/28's were taken out? one wrecked, what happened to the other?
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:10 PM   #18
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I heard that both Z/28's were taken out? one wrecked, what happened to the other?
Other finished like 5th. BMWs lead basically whole race.
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Old 01-24-2014, 10:21 PM   #19
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I heard that both Z/28's were taken out? one wrecked, what happened to the other?
One wreck, the Matt Bell/Andy Lally car had a fuel hose issue(?) on the warm-up lap and lost 7 laps - don't remember hearing much at all about the other two during the race commentary except that Aschenbach was running in 3rd for awhile in the beginning. Andy Lally said it best: "New platform teething issues". A good 30% of what should have been a 78-lap race was lost to five cautions - there were 68 cars out there, and at times the ST drivers looked like they were playing bumper cars. Preliminary results at: http://www.imsa.com/sites/default/fi...rovisional.pdf:

Stevenson Motorsports

#6 Robin Liddell & Andrew Davis - finished 58th, and listed as not running at the finish
#9 driven by Andy Lally & Matt Bell - finished 54th

CKS Autosport

#01 driven by Lawrence Aschenbach & Eric Curran - finished 11th
#00 driven by Bob Michaelian & Ashley McCalmont - finished 60th after crashing out when McCalmont got tapped in a corner on lap 23 of 54; the 00 car is mislabeled in the results as a GS.R (the previous iteration of the Camaro in this series).

CORRECTION: The #00 CKS Autosport entry is a GS.R after all, and not a Z/28.R.

BMW finishing 1-5 in GS was laughable (actually 1-6, but the first place car was dq'd on a technical violation after the race). I guess that's why it was named the BMW Performance 200. They better get the performance of these cars equalized, 'cause this was stupid. Maybe GM needs to give even more money to IMSA - clearly, they got outspent by BMW.

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BMWs lead basically whole race.
It certainly looked that way since there was a swarm of BMWs up in the lead group most of the race. The #13 RumBum Porsche of Matt Plumb & Nick Longhi led 22 of the 54 laps, and looked like it had an excellent shot at the win when late in the race the car simply quit in a turn. It then came back to life, and they finished 14th.

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:25 PM   #20
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TV Announcer said there were three. I thought I saw four on TV - but the 00 car was GS.R (not z/28.r)
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#01 Blue finished maybe in top ten
#6 Silver/Red Stevenson drivetrain failure did not finish
#9 Silver/Blue Stevenson Fuel Leak at start of race - finished several laps down

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:51 PM   #21
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Here's some pics I took from the race.







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Old 01-24-2014, 11:01 PM   #22
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Here's some pics I took from the race.
Nice - thanks for sharing!
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Awesome pics!
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:30 AM   #25
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I have to ask, are these real deal Z/28s or just Camaro bodies with body trim and racing parts?, I'm asking is this becasue the teams raced Camaro's before and aside from the front lip, i don't see Z/28 any where? Even on their web and facebook pages, I saw no mention of Z/28s?

Heck I do see SS on the grills of the Pictures from Stevenson?
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Found this out on the web......

Chevrolet says that among the cars at the track this weekend, the Z/28.R will be one of the closest to production spec, with the car sharing aero, engine, and drivetrain components with its production counterpart. The race car was developed alongside the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, and as such uses the same aero package as the production model for downforce and grip. That package includes the front splitter, rear spoiler with wickerbill, rocker panel trim, wheel-house extensions, front tire deflectors, belly pan, and hood extractor vent. The Z/28.R also uses the same 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 as the production model, along with the road-going car's helical-gear limited-slip rear differential."Apart from series-mandated equipment and the specialized suspension needed for endurance racing, the Z/28.R is as close to a production-spec race car as you'll find," said director of racing for Chevrolet Mark Kent in a release.Two teams will campaign the Z/28.R in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series, including Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport. Both teams formerly ran Camaro SS-based GS.R racers, with Stevenson finishing second in the championship last year. The Z/28.R will make its racing debut at the 2.5-hour endurance race at Daytona on Friday, January 24, and you can catch the car throughout the series' 12-race calendar.

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Old 01-25-2014, 05:58 AM   #27
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I have to ask, are these real deal Z/28s or just Camaro bodies with body trim and racing parts?, I'm asking is this becasue the teams raced Camaro's before and aside from the front lip, i don't see Z/28 any where? Even on their web and facebook pages, I saw no mention of Z/28s?

Heck I do see SS on the grills of the Pictures from Stevenson?
It's not quite the same car. While it shares the body and driveline, the suspension is different and so is the brake package. It is also detuned to around the HP limit for the class which is 400 +/- a few ponies.

The Camaro seemed to suffer on the straights, but seemed to do well on the infield section. The Porsches continue to dominate as they have since it's introduction despite repeated "competition adjustments". I continue to scream "SANDBAGGING!" but since I'm stuck yelling that at the TV, no one hears me.

The BMW dominance wasn't really a surprise as they came on strong at the end of last season at COTA after getting a break on the restrictions they had. Despite the finishing order, the Porsche was obviously faster, even on the oval. Aston Martin won't really be a threat this year as Multimatic has gone back to Ford this year, so there aren't any top tier teams fielding an Aston.

The Mustang Boss 302 being on pole was a surprise, even to Multimatic, as it's now the oldest platform in the class, and I'm sure the focus for Multimatic is on developing the new Mustang platform which is scheduled to debut in August on the track.

Hopefully GM gets through the teething issues, which I think they will since the GS.R from last year was looking pretty strong, especially at Indy.

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Old 01-25-2014, 07:08 AM   #28
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I was led to believe that the wrecked Camaro was not a Z/28 but a GS.R version instead after looking at the front end grill after the accident. It is a standard SS grill and not a Z/28 version.
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