American Le Mans: Portland Grand Prix TEASER

Thrasher

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I went to the practice/qualify day for the ALMS. I am going for the race on saturday but I have to go somewhere on sunday so I probably won't be able to post the race shots 'till monday.

Anyway, The sounds of the BMW M3 and the Aston DBR-9 gave me shivers the first time they came around. Those two sound immense, you have to experience it for youself to really get the feeling.

The sounds kept a smile on my face but the heat did not. It was way too hot, with a high of 105 F. I didn't really get some of the shots I wanted because of the constant need to be near a faucet to keep refilling the water bottle. I couln't really get around to the backside of the track.

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geoff_a_pult

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Thanks for posting these for our enjoyment, they are some amazing photography.
I especially love that shot of the M3.
 

Viper007Bond

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I'd love to go... if it wasn't 100+ F this weekend. :|
 

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OMG OMG OMG OMG...I am really hoping that when ALMS comes around to Road America in late August that I'll get to see the DBR9's; usually its a small field because the season is winding down and teams are getting ready for the Petit LeMans.

Great pics!
 

Thrasher

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I can not imagine what it's like in there. I heard that in the 2005 Le Mans 24 that the inboard temps in some of the GT cars (probably Corvette and Aston) was reaching 170 F :eek: :eek: I don't know whether this is true or not. I remember that in that race there were a few drivers suffering from heat exhuastion like David Brabham I think.

The race is at 6:00pm tonight so it probably will be a little bit cool from the afternoon down but it will still be boiling hot probably

This is probably a record high temp in this area this weekend. The Pacific Northwest is known for rain and wet so this hot weather is not usual
 

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Okay, this is BS. It was supposed to be 105F today, but instead it only hit like 88F and we even got a few sprinkles. :bangin:

Oh! And the main race will be on CBS at 6PM (at least local time, dunno what time EST and such). :D
 

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nice shots.. I took about 6gb worth myself and will get a few up over the next few days.
 

Thrasher

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I will post up my shots later today, new thread ?

I took about 2gb because that's all I have memory wise .The race was pretty good but It's hard to actually watch the racing when you are concentrating on taking photos. The BMW's sound like heaven :D :D
 
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