Not going, to much of a drive from New England for the weekend but we all here will join in a sunshine dance with warmer temps your way..We have had great extended weather and today is just georgeous with temps in the hi 60's to low 70's just like Easter weekend was. Enjoy the races.
I can't make it this year. I hope the race returns though because the Barber facility is excellent. F1 officials even toured the track to see if it was viable for them. As usual, F1 probably wanted too many changes.
I thought the feud between Versus and DirecTV was still ongoing so I didn't bother to look at the directory. Had I done so I would have learned things got ironed out and DirecTV carries Versus again. So I missed the race.
I did read lots of driver comments about it being narrow and hard to pass in some spots.
The drivers I talked to said it was a very technical course. They said there needed to be more run-off areas, and they would have liked it wider. It looks like it's 4 lanes wide to me, maybe 5. There was a lot of passing where we sat, turns 12, 13, 14 (I think) right before the straight in front of pit road.
The Datona Prototypes must have passed the GT cars 50 times in that area. The IRL cars didn't pass as much. A few drivers tried to force the pass and ended up in the kitty litter. Only twice did I see anyone hit the air fences. I'd much rather have a race without cautions, and these had very few.