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Bugeye58
01-21-2007, 10:19 AM
I just got word that some local racer friends, Dave and Andrea Robertson, have formed their own ALMS team, and will be running a Panoz Esperante at Sebring, with Arie Luyendyk Jr. as their additional driver.
Not bad for a couple that started in Legends cars and Spec Racers at Waterford Hills.
If any one happens to be there, stop by and say "Hi".
They're good people.
Dave is a senior pilot for Spirit Airlines. Maybe I can wangle a ticket out of him! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif
Jeff

Michael Oritt
01-21-2007, 02:57 PM
If any one happens to be there, stop by and say "Hi".
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I sent in my entry for the SVRA event. There's not much seat time: practice/qualifying on Wednesday, a one-hour enduro on Thursday evening and thirty-minute sprint on Friday morning but it is the place to be!

Attached is a shot from last year's sprint race taken shortly before I blew the engine.

Michael Oritt
01-21-2007, 03:34 PM
Plus there's the escorted drive to downtown Sebring for all the entrants where they have a "mock tech" on the circle--the whole town turns out with music, food, etc. Really cool--see attached shot someone sent me.

drooartz
01-21-2007, 10:31 PM
Are they running the whole ALMS series? I'll be at the Utah race this summer, just got my tickets last week.

Bugeye58
01-21-2007, 10:35 PM
Drew, I think they are only doing Sebring, The Petit Le Mans, and one other event in their inaugural season. I don't know where the third slot is, but I'll find out.
Jeff

DrEntropy
01-24-2007, 08:07 AM
By the time we got there (Sunday, noon) most of the "real" teams had packed up and left. One Panoz still there, silver one. I'll see if Herself has a photo.

Bugeye58
01-24-2007, 05:54 PM
Doc, it could have very well been Dave and Andrea. I understand they are doing extensive testing.
Drew, I guess their third venue this year is going to be at Belle Isle, in Detroit.
Jeff

drooartz
01-24-2007, 06:25 PM
I wish them well; too bad they won't be giving it a go out here. The new track is really nice -- at least from a fan's perspective. Haven't been out on it as a driver.

Bugeye58
01-24-2007, 07:15 PM
Drew, they're planning on running a full dance card in 2008. Maaybe you can catch them then.
Jeff

DrEntropy
01-24-2007, 08:02 PM
This is all she got:

Bugeye58
01-24-2007, 09:32 PM
Thanks, Doc. I posted them on our Waterford site. I hope that's OK. If not, I can delete them.
Jeff

DrEntropy
01-25-2007, 08:39 AM
S'fine. Hardly images to worry over. 'smits will be honoured, certes.

Bugeye58
01-25-2007, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the permission, 'Smits. I felt I should ask.
Jeff

drooartz
01-25-2007, 10:31 PM
I'm planning on making the race an annual event. Not too spendy for a full day, and who can argue with big league racing only 50 miles away (that's really close out here amongst the square states).

bugimike
01-25-2007, 11:15 PM
Almost moved out that way in the 70s, but didn't just because of that Drew!! Had to get my periodic fixes and they were too few and far between out there!!

drooartz
01-26-2007, 08:20 AM
Wasn't much out here before the Miller track went in last year. Las Vegas isn't too far away (7 hours or so) but this is much better. Good slate of events there this year, I'll make the ALMS race and maybe the AMA Superbike races as well.

Bugeye58
03-17-2007, 01:58 PM
Bummer. It appears that Andrea lunched the engine in the Panoz after 64 laps. Of course, it happened during the lapse in the Speed TV coverage.
Oh well, on to the next race for them, I guess.
Jeff