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A Nice Win at Sebring…But Not by an Audi

Photo from the Last Turn Clubhouse

12 Hours of Racing and a difference of only 44 seconds between the winning Oreca Peugeot and the third place factory Peugot.
A disappointed Audi team finished in 4th and 5th in the old R15++.  It was the last race for the R15, it will be replaced by the R18 in the next LeMans Series event, as the team prepares for the 24 Hours of LeMans.

GT was a real fight as well.  A one-two finish for the BMWs over the two Corvettes. It appears that there are some kinks to work out with the new 458 Italia, and the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR is finally starting to show its age.

I would not be doing a good job unless I mentioned just how awful the current P2 prototypes are. Slow and fragile, the top car was 32 laps off the pace…behind nearly all the GT class. God, I miss the Porsche Spyder and Acuras.

I also have to comment on the broadcast package. The quality is not as advertised.  It was obvious to me (on a very fast home network) that the race was not the same as TV quality. I also was not as actively watching as I did in the days of TV coverage.  I am recording the ABC recap today. We will see how well that goes.

On to other Stuff!

Quick Hits
AP finally decides drop the hyphen.  Yay to the death of e-mail
We had a great steak dinner last night – including these, which are awesome.  The steak may have been the best I have ever had.

 

 

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Started on Thursday…

Watching a show about the way that Coca-Cola gets bottled. Things sure have changed since the days that I hung out in a bottling plant. That was a long time ago though.  Probably around 1980.

Field and Stream loves the Costa 580s.  I do too. I can’t say enough good things about them. Best glasses I have ever owned.
Making some turbinado simple syrup this weekend. I Saw it on Unique Eats. If you are not watching that…you should be.

The Art of Manliness is always a good blog to read. I seem to get lots of tips and info from it…on a regular basis. This article on rhetoric is one of the best reads I have seen in a long time.

Have a nice group for the NCAA pickem this year, I was in mid-pack as of press time.

Sebring 12 Hour is this weekend.  Last race for the R15+.  New R18 will be the top dog after this.  I am hoping they can pull it out against Peugeot.

Probably will crank out another update before the weekend is done.