My mom (Annie) and I had the opportunity to go down to Florida for some back-to-back race weekends. Neither of us had been to Sebring before and figured this was a good time to go. We also had a personal connection to one of the teams in Loveland’s own JDX Racing. They run a Porsche in the GTC class and since last season, we have been painstakingly wrapping that car in reflective gold. Reason why it’s not an easy process is that we have to use a vinyl that is not meant to be placed on curved surfaces…and we’re talking about a Porsche. So Mom cut the vinyl into smaller strips which allowed us to work with the curves a lot better. The end result is the team is happy with it, we’re happy with it and fans seem to love it. So when one of the drivers put it in the tire wall during Friday morning practice, the team was sure glad Mom was around to replace the vinyl.
The race itself was a blast. While I enjoyed seeing the Audis silently, zip around, “goldy” and the team was having a great run of their own, running in the top three in class most of the day, and even led for some time. As competitors began to drop out, it was looking good that they would get their first podium. Unfortunately the race went a couple hours too long. A lower control arm failed and they went several laps down, eventually finishing fifth. However, the strong run had got them fired up for the next race.
Elsewhere in the paddock, Eurosport Racing is once again campaigning four cars in the IMSA Cooper Tires Prototype Lites series. Jon Brownson and Antonio Downs both had strong runs in race #2 with a second and fourth respectively.
And for those wondering, the one-of-a-kind DeltaWing ran some demo laps, and did in fact turn.
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