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This weekend was fabulous our here in sunny So Cal. I managed a couple passes from Audi for great access around the track...thought i'd share some photos of the Paddock area, Pits and the race itself which proved to be very dramatic in the LMP1 and LMP2 classes. As you may already know...the Audi R10 took 1st and 2nd overall...and the Acura beat out the Penske Porsche Spiders for 1st in the LMP2 category.

Here's a paddock shot taken between practice and qualifying. We got the full tour but this is as close as you can get with a camera:



On race day we hit the pits about 30 minutes before the race and got some great shots of the crew getting ready to rumble, the fuel, the pace cars etc etc...check em out here:















and finally...we made our way to a photographer stand at one of the best places to watch the race where we could check out the top speed rip into turn 1 (and all the subsequent brakes locked/tires smoking etc) and a pretty technical turn into a short straightaway with lots of action... The first image was pretty typical of the race...with the Audi hanging close behind Spiders...but as the race evolved the Audi's took control image 3 below is the victory lap with both Audi's riding side by side.







Amazing time...still buzzing from the race. can hardly wait for the 24 hours of Le Mans in June. Thanks for the tips Jon...looking forward to seeing you out there.

Jeff
 
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