2015 Northeast Grand Prix

The Bullring in the land of NO SUNDAY RACING!!!! What an incredibly odd and empty feeling weekend at a fantastic facility. I think IMSA is trying to feel out how to keep coming to fan favorite tracks while adding newer and larger venues. I’m not really a fan of these short class weekends where only some of the classes run. Understood that Lime Rock isn’t the longest track and that with a full complement of cars, the traffic is hairy to say the least. I still think the weekend feels empty without all the teams present and that this practice cheats the fans a bit.

The highlight of the weekend happened just after a driver change for my main team. I had shot the pitstop and was back in the media center to offload the cards when I happened to look up at the TV just in time to see my car, which was leading the race by the way, collide with the GTE class leader taking them both out of the race. I’m still not sure who was at fault, but for certain, both leaders crashing out together is an expensive waste of machinery.

I hope we keep coming back to Lime Rock, better even to come back with all classes present.  I have included my favorites from the weekend in the post below and you can see the entire Northeast Grand Prix highlights gallery by using the previous link.  As always, all my shots can bee seen at DarrenPierson.com

Next stop: The Land of Cheese

 

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke

#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#97 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4: Michael Marsal, Dane Cameron

#97 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4: Michael Marsal, Dane Cameron

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen

#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT: Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen

#44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT America: John Potter, Andy Lally

#44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT America: John Potter, Andy Lally

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Christina Nielsen, Kuno Wittmer

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Christina Nielsen, Kuno Wittmer

#76 Compass360 Racing Audi R8 LMS: Ray Mason, Pierre Kleinubing

#76 Compass360 Racing Audi R8 LMS: Ray Mason, Pierre Kleinubing

#23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Ian James, Mario Farnbacher

#23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America: Ian James, Mario Farnbacher

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#85 JDC/Miller Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Mikhail Goikhberg, TBA

#85 JDC/Miller Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Mikhail Goikhberg, TBA

#76 Compass360 Racing Audi R8 LMS: Ray Mason, Pierre Kleinubing

#76 Compass360 Racing Audi R8 LMS: Ray Mason, Pierre Kleinubing

#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke

#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT America: John Potter, Andy Lally

#44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT America: John Potter, Andy Lally

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell

#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke

#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Haase, Dion von Moltke

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell

#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia: Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09: James French, Conor Daly

#16 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Todd Slusher, Sean Rayhall

#16 BAR1 Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Todd Slusher, Sean Rayhall

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Christina Nielsen, Kuno Wittmer

#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage: Christina Nielsen, Kuno Wittmer

#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Mike Guasch, Tom Kimber-Smith

#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA FLM09: Mike Guasch, Tom Kimber-Smith

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