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Did I miss something? I was at the St. Pete Grand Prix and there was a lone RX8 to carry the Mazda Banner in World Challenge. From what I saw so far this year, it looks like they are putting their money into Grand Am series. Is this true?

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Did I miss something? I was at the St. Pete Grand Prix and there was a lone RX8 to carry the Mazda Banner in World Challenge. From what I saw so far this year, it looks like they are putting their money into Grand Am series. Is this true?

Yup ... for now.
See Freedom, i Moto, Nonnamaker/Sahlen and MER for their fleet of brand new MazdaSpeed3's that are now racing along with the MX5's and RX8's in GrandAm ST.
Also see that a fellow Spec Miata racer pulled off a double win at St Pete in the new SCCA Touring Car class.
Congrats to Todd Buras for wheeling that piglet Jetta through the streets to P-1 in both races!
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Wow, congrats Todd! Didnt eve hear anything!
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What I want is for Todd to tell us about starting the race in reverse for the standing start. I can only hope there is good video of him going backwards at the green when everyone else starts headed forward.

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Funny he didn't mention that in his recap on the phone yesterday! [Wink]

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quote:
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Funny he didn't mention that in his recap on the phone yesterday! [Wink]

lmfao! he just told me!

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wasn't his fault ... grid marshall yelling at him to roll his car back, after the red starting lights went on [Eek!]
no time to get back into first gear [blush]
but then a patented killer Tee Bee flight to the front!!

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Yeah... World Challenge... Surprised they even tried to bring it back.

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Those Krispy Kreme's really had that Jetta humming! Was nice to see him take both the wins.

World Challenge is very different from years past....

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BMW also left WC for GrandAm.

RealTime Acura focused on the new GTS class.

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Only because the owner of RT owns part of WCV and has to be involved in the series still [duck]

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Can we expect more of the Conti Challenge races to be televised this year with the teams moving there?

RealTime doesn't have a lot of competition now. The GT class wasn't a bad showing though.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sean Allen:
Yeah... World Challenge... Surprised they even tried to bring it back.

It was a ton of fun. Great competition, we were not the the fastest car in the field.

Supprised no one saw the winnings... [Eek!] [yep]

30 cars all started together and I got to drive in the streets of St. Pete. Awsome...

Thanks goes out to Irish Mike's and VW

GO SPEC MIATA... You mean R on the top of the sticky thingee does not stand for Race [help]

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Sean Allen:
Yeah... World Challenge... Surprised they even tried to bring it back.

It was a ton of fun. Great competition, we were not the the fastest car in the field.

Supprised no one saw the winnings... [Eek!] [yep]

30 cars all started together and I got to drive in the streets of St. Pete. Awsome...

Thanks goes out to Irish Mike's and VW

GO SPEC MIATA... You mean R on the top of the sticky thingee does not stand for Race [help]

We noticed it!!! We have been talking about it all day!!! Nice payday for the Irish Mikes cars!!!

VW contingency must be awesome.....

Were they the ST cars?

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Sean Allen:
Yeah... World Challenge... Surprised they even tried to bring it back.

It was a ton of fun. Great competition, we were not the the fastest car in the field.

Supprised no one saw the winnings... [Eek!] [yep]

30 cars all started together and I got to drive in the streets of St. Pete. Awsome...

Thanks goes out to Irish Mike's and VW

GO SPEC MIATA... You mean R on the top of the sticky thingee does not stand for Race [help]

I saw it.. BIG $$ for two race wins! cool beans!
Congrats!

[ 04-01-2010, 03:02 PM: Message edited by: Drago ]

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i saw it too but thought it was a typo [Eek!]
Wow, VW must pay some big time contingency!
good for Irish Mike, makes up a bit for the Subi he wrote off there at St Pete a couple of years ago.
does this mean ya'll be running some more WC rounds that don't conflict with the Conti Series?

and JB; it looks like Drago's friend from Beverly Hills will be racing the TriPoint MS3 at Long Beach - Mazda is still involved, bringing out their highest profile racer to run in their biggest market area.

   

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