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Old 03-21-2012, 11:40 AM   #1
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Any Corvette Racing fan going to the ALMS LB race? An invite with the Corvette Race Team and the NCM at Long Beach! http://www.corvettemuseum.org/regist...ach/info.shtml


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2012 Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series At Long Beach

Street Course , Long Beach, California, USA
April 13 - 14, 2012

Long Beach info:

TICKET INFO: 888-82-SPEED (77333) DEADLINE APRIL 5, 2012
http://www.gplb.com/downloads/2012%2...tOffer_vCC.pdf

SEBRING ENTRIES:
NOT POSTED BUT APPEARS TO BE 36 ENTRANTS DUE TO PADDOCK CONTRAINTS.

SCHEDULE:
http://www.imsaracing.net/2012/event...upp%20Regs.pdf

TRACK MAP
http://www.imsaracing.net/2012/event...cuit%20map.pdf

CORVETTE CORRAL:
NOT POSTED YET

2012 SPOTTERS GUIDE:
http://www.spotterguides.com/

RADIO FREQUENCIES:
http://lastturnclub.com/index.php?op...788&Itemid=111

WEATHER:
http://www.weather.com/outlook/recre.../weekend/90806

RACE TO WIN A CORVETTE AND TRIP TO LE MANS!
Fans can enter for a chance to win 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible, with the 60th Anniversary package, and a trip for two to Le Mans to attend next year’s race. Corvette and American Le Mans Series fans can visit www.RaceToWinCorvette.com now through June 20, 2012 to enter.
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Have you signed up yet? Win a Corvette and trip to Le Mans!

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2012 Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series At Long Beach

Street Course , Long Beach, California, USA
April 13 - 14, 2012

ESPN3 Qualifying Stream April 13th at 7:00 PM CDT

ESPN2 TV Broadcast April 14th at 6:30 PM CDT

ESPN3 Race Stream April 14th at 6:15 PM CDT

U.S. residents: http://espn.go.com/espn3/index
http://espn.go.com/watchespn/index/_/source/espn3/

non-U.S. residents: http://americanlemans.com/index.php
http://www.alms.com/alms-tv

Justin TV link: http://www.justin.tv/rampageturke2


LIVE TIMING:
http://www.imsaracing.net/2003/lt/ltc.html
http://scoring.alms.com/

Live Timing for mobile device:
http://scoring.alms.com/mobile.html

LONG BEACH PIT NOTES:
http://twitter.com/almsnotes

RADIO ALMS
http://www.americanlemans.com/

Long Beach Entry List
http://www.imsaracing.net/2012/event...ch%20Entry.pdf

Spotters Guide:
http://www.andyblackmoredesign.com/

Long Beach Corvette Corral:
http://www.alms.com/sites/default/fi...Schedule_0.pdf

Long Beach Race Schedule:
http://www.imsaracing.net/2012/event...upp%20Regs.pdf
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I'll be home to watch this one...wonder if its going to be as insane as last year.
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There is a possibility of rain on race day.

I will not be able to watch the race on Saturday unfortunately. I will watch it on Sunday, and do my best to not look at the internet until after I watch.
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Is this another ridiculous 90 minute race? Long Beach is SUCH a tight track, that barring any accidents, its a lot of follow the leader, with few opportunities to pass.
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it's 2hr.
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Is this another ridiculous 90 minute race? Long Beach is SUCH a tight track, that barring any accidents, its a lot of follow the leader, with few opportunities to pass.
As Chris said it is 2 hours and that is street racing. Not a lot of room for errors. There are a few god over taking spots at Long Beach, at the the end of the main straight and then again at turn 9.
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Not a lot of running time for the only practice session. P3 and P6.

Qualifying will probably see rain too. It will be a real crap shoot. Who knows where anyone will end up.

Race day looks clear and no rain in the forecast.

This is Antonio Garcia's 1st time at Long Beach and he has had very little time on track plus rain.
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Corvettes to Start Second and Third on Streets of Long Beach

Corvettes to Start Second and Third on Streets of Long Beach



Grid Set by Championship Points as Rain Washes Out Qualifying for Second Round of ALMS



LONG BEACH, Calif., April 13, 2012 – The streets of Long Beach were awash today as qualifying for Saturday's two-hour American Le Mans Series at Long Beach was canceled due to rain and standing water on the temporary circuit. With the starting grid consequently determined by championship points, the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia will start second in the GT category, and the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will start third.



Today's early-morning practice session was shortened by red flags and intermittent downpours, limiting the Corvettes to less than two-dozen laps in two hours. Eight hours later, qualifying began under sunny skies, but the rain returned shortly after the start of the 15-minute session for the GT entries. Race officials red-flagged the session and subsequently abandoned qualifying. In accordance with IMSA regulations, the grid was then set on championship points.



Gavin turned a time at 1:32.641 in two flying laps, the fourth quickest time in the rain-shortened session. "It was looking good on the first couple of laps," he said. "Our tires were taking a little time to come in with the cold track, but we had a good car and I was catching the cars ahead of me quickly. Then it really started raining as I came down the front straight. At that point I could see the mist on the circuit, cars were struggling to stop and were going down the escape roads. I knew the session would be red-flagged and thought we'd have to start wherever we were, P4 at the time. Subsequently the officials abandoned the session and we'll start on points instead.



"It’s a shame we didn't get a full run in the dry here, but I feel that the car is going to be good," Gavin continued. "I feel optimistic about the race tomorrow. I know the Corvette Racing crew is doing an excellent job setting up the car, and I'll take our Corvette over any other car in the field straight off the truck."



Magnussen was fifth quickest in two timed laps with a 1:32.872, but the No. 3 Corvette C6.R will start second based on its runner-up finish in the season-opening Sebring 12-hour race. The forecast for the race is dry.



"Today's qualifying just adds to the uncertainty for tomorrow's race," Magnussen said. "Qualifying is not a good guide because the track was damp, it was sprinkling from the start. So we've really had one timed lap, on slicks, when it was wet. We'll go into the race like we haven't been here at all."



Magnussen posted back-to-back runner-up finishes in Long Beach in the last two years, and the Dane is optimistic that he can improve in tomorrow's race.



"Usually we have a good setup and the Corvettes are strong here," he said. "Hopefully we can get through the beginning of the race, settle into a good pace, and be at the front at the end so we can fight for a win."



ESPN2 will broadcast the American Le Mans Series at Long Beach live at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 14. The 2-hour race will be carried simultaneously on ESPN3.com.



American Le Mans Series at Long Beach GT Qualifying (Top 10)

Grid set by championship points after qualifying canceled due to rain

Pos./Car No./Drivers/Car

1. 56 Mueller/Hand, BMW E92 M3

2. 3 Magnussen/Garcia, Corvette C6.R

3. 4 Gavin/Milner, Corvette C6.R

4. 55 Mueller/Auberlen, BMW E92 M3

5. 48 Miller/Maassen, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

6. 44 Neiman/Holzer, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

7. 02 Brown/Cosmo, Ferrari F458 Italia

8. 17 Henzler/Sellers, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

9. 01 Sharp/van Overbeek, Ferrari 458 Italia

10. 45 Bergmeister/Long, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
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Nice works, boys. Top of the podium.
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Yes, and if the #3 hadn't lost it's hood they would have been right behind the #4.
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WHOO HOO!!! a win!!! finally!!!
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