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Old 01-16-2019, 08:56 AM
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Former team principle for multi-season teams, dir. of a track multiple seasons, racing school instructor, various other positions in motorsports industry, but could never justify the cost of driving under a green flag. Our GT used to run a budget of $250-300k for the Rolex 24 only. Got a nice sponsor commitment one year and spent $450k and we ended up 3rd in GT class. Budget for next year to run the GT3 Evo is $400k min just to show up, twice that if we hope to podium. Who knows, if talks go well this year with sponsors, maybe youíll see me suited up, but this years appearance is purely sponsor solicitation/sales.


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Makes our $10,000 per year 24hrs of LeMons team budget feel inadequate!
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:46 AM
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Makes our $10,000 per year 24hrs of LeMons team budget feel inadequate!
Yeah.......... but who is having the most fun.
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Old 01-16-2019, 01:02 PM
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Yeah.......... but who is having the most fun.


Having driven just about everything, I can say that the most fun Iíve had was. #1. Skip Barber 3-day open wheel school highschool friends and #2. Karting races with friends at K1 Speed San Diego.

Have yet to drive in a Lemons race (running the track, I was stuck as mgmt of the event for too many years), but that seems to have the same vibe. At the professional level there is soo much pressure to win, not crash, deliver for the sponsors, have a perfect lap everytime, that it really isnít that much fun anymore. Even when our team was self-funded by a private gentleman driver, the pressure for results is overwhelming and you stop having fun and it becomes just another high pressure job. After the AMA final race weekend, all the racers would go over to the kart track sunday nite with the pitcrews and have impromptu relay/endurance races in karts because it was FUN.

The Rolex 24 is the All-star game/superbowl of US motorsports and def fun to watch. If youíre a top team, the pressure to perform is prob the worst stress of the year (drivers and team alike), and its truly an event where a driver canít win alone, the crew is just as important as the individual drivers. If youíre anyone other than top 5 in qualifying, the pressure to not mess-up, get in the way of a faster class or just not embarrass yourself is overwhelming...and to have to do it over the course of 24 hours; makes for great spectating!


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Old 01-16-2019, 05:57 PM
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Having driven just about everything, I can say that the most fun Iíve had was. #1. Skip Barber 3-day open wheel school highschool friends and #2. Karting races with friends at K1 Speed San Diego.

Have yet to drive in a Lemons race (running the track, I was stuck as mgmt of the event for too many years), but that seems to have the same vibe. At the professional level there is soo much pressure to win, not crash, deliver for the sponsors, have a perfect lap everytime, that it really isnít that much fun anymore. Even when our team was self-funded by a private gentleman driver, the pressure for results is overwhelming and you stop having fun and it becomes just another high pressure job. After the AMA final race weekend, all the racers would go over to the kart track sunday nite with the pitcrews and have impromptu relay/endurance races in karts because it was FUN.

The Rolex 24 is the All-star game/superbowl of US motorsports and def fun to watch. If youíre a top team, the pressure to perform is prob the worst stress of the year (drivers and team alike), and its truly an event where a driver canít win alone, the crew is just as important as the individual drivers. If youíre anyone other than top 5 in qualifying, the pressure to not mess-up, get in the way of a faster class or just not embarrass yourself is overwhelming...and to have to do it over the course of 24 hours; makes for great spectating!


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your last paragraph sums it up perfectly and that's exactly why in GTLM team Corvette is and has been the team to beat.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:04 PM
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Bob Woodman, a podium finisher at the Rolex, has raced with our LeMons team. He drove the car so hard, he burned up the brakes so he drove without them.

He then got out after two hours and said that was the most fun he ever had driving a race car. He did mention the stress each Rolex driver and their team members are under as one of the reasons.




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Old 01-17-2019, 09:25 AM
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Aaaahhhhh - I rejoice in the fun you guys are having, and take comfort in the fact that this is one expensive and time consuming hobby that I have been able to resist.


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Old 01-17-2019, 12:19 PM
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Jim, You should come out to Road Atlanta when we are there next December. Might be a fun day trip for you. No other organizer wants to be there then so they allow LeMons to soil their facility.


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Remind me and I might come out, only on your assurance that you will forever and always pay all bills if I take up another ridiculously expensive hobby in obsessive fashion!


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Craig, we look forward to your track side reports next week !
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Yes......... a live stream with video would be nice.
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