Sunday, June 14, 2015

Mission Accomplished Porsche Wins LeMans They Returned!

My Boxster - Backdrop For Porsche 'Mission' Poster

Screen Shot At End of Radio Coverage

 'Standing Tall' on the winning car.
 Screen shot of Porsche drivers celebrating.
Mission Accomplished Video:

This is good news for the  FIA World Endurance Championship  series. Porsche took France by storm with three new 919 Hybrids.  Result -Car #19 winning and car #17 coming in second while car #18 placed 5th.  This is Porsche's first LeMans overall win in 17 years. New cars and more competition is good for the sport and this is only part of the story.

Ford announced it is returning to LeMans for 2016 with a state of the art Ford GT that will be developed in partnership with Ganassi racing.   See link below: but one more piece of good news.

Ford GT Aims For 2016 LeMans

You Have Got To Check Out The Video On This Link- What A Race Car!

Happy days America.  One of the two Chevrolet Corvette works entries survived the weekend and placed first in class.  It was a huge win for the team and driver favorite, young Jordon Taylor.  Only 24 years old, from Orlando Florida, Jordon and brother Ricky race in the IMSA series here in the states for their father's team, Wayne Taylor Racing.

It was an exciting race all around and the advances made in the cars over last year are short of massive. During the race a new lap record of  3.17 was set by the Toyota with an average speed of 154 MPH.  Many laps were run by several different cars at speeds above last year's pole winner.  Hard to believe for a race track run partially on public roads. That is the allure of LeMans, it is a special place for 250,000 spectators. 

I'm off to Watkins Glen to capture some great shots for you.

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