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atlfootr
01-26-2007, 09:14 AM
Headed to Daytona for the Rolex 24 Hours this weekend.
Here's a link to the Rolex 24 Countdown ..... if you watch it, you may see trickskier somewhere in the crowd :D
http://www.grand-am.com/Countdown.asp

trickskier
01-26-2007, 09:49 AM
I'll be between turns 1 & 2 in a Red Corvette. Wearing a GATORS shirt of course......:D

hacker
01-26-2007, 09:55 AM
A friend of mine is hooked in with one of the teams racing there this weekend. Here is an e-mail he sent me:

I am headed to Daytona early Friday morning. The race itself runs from 1:30PM on Saturday to 1:30PM Sunday. Sahlen racing will be campaigning three cars: #41 GT Porsche, #42 GT Porsche, and #43 GT Corvette. FOX and the Speed Channel will be showing portions of the race. The following links are for the race itself and Sahlen racing.

http://www.daytona24hr.com/

http://www.theracesiteracing.com/

I will be working the following shifts:
* 1:30PM - 5:30PM
* 9:30PM - 2:30AM
* 7:30AM - 1:30PM

My assignment is fire bottle which means when the cars pit I go over the wall and just stand next to the car with the fire extinguisher pointed at the car. Fairly low level of responsibility, unless someone catches on fire. At least I get to go over the wall. I don't expect to get any air time unless one of our cars is fighting for the lead (at which point pit times become critical), someone does catch on fire, or I get run over by a car. You won't be able to tell it is me due to the Nomex suit, however you can say "yep, he's the one with the fire extinguisher."


Hopefully he has time to take pictures. Sounds like fun!

atlfootr
01-26-2007, 09:59 AM
I'll be between turns 1 & 2 in a Red Corvette.
Wearing a GATORS shirt of course......:DO.K. trickskier

Everyone hear that!
Between turns 1 & 2
RED Corvette
Wear'n noth'n but a GATOR T-Shirt! We wouldn't of xpected noth'n less :D

trickskier
01-26-2007, 10:00 AM
A friend of mine is hooked in with one of the teams racing there this weekend. Here is an e-mail he sent me:



Hopefully he has time to take pictures. Sounds like fun!
I just hope he doesn't have to use the fire extinguisher!

shepherd
01-26-2007, 10:29 AM
I'll be between turns 1 & 2 in a Red Corvette. Wearing a GATORS shirt of course......:D

Does that mean you'll be driving in it trick? If so, cool!

It doesn't look like much of a spectator's race, at least on TV. But it might be fun to be there in person to check out the action.

TMCNo1
01-26-2007, 10:31 AM
O.K. trickskier

Everyone hear that!
Between turns 1 & 2
RED Corvette
Wear'n noth'n but a GATOR T-Shirt! We wouldn't of xpected noth'n less :D


Now at's funny, I don't care who you be!:uglyhamme

trickskier
01-26-2007, 10:35 AM
Does that mean you'll be driving in it trick? If so, cool!

It doesn't look like much of a spectator's race, at least on TV. But it might be fun to be there in person to check out the action.
No, I'll be a spectator. I did the Richard Petty Driving Experience at Daytona a couple of years ago. I drove one of Rusty Wallace's cars and they let us get up to 165 MPH on the backstretch.

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:40 PM
Some Pics from today at Daytona

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:41 PM
Suntrust car

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:42 PM
Skidog's FAVORITE car

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:43 PM
Crown Royal

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:44 PM
Brumos Car from Jax

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:45 PM
Yellow Car

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:47 PM
Me in the infield

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:48 PM
Daytona Logo

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:49 PM
Change of driver

ski_king
01-28-2007, 09:50 PM
Hope you didn't get too wet. I was watching early this morning and it was raining hard down there. Looked like a fun race to watch.

My boss was there and should be in a good mood tomorrow.

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:50 PM
Kodak car in the pits

Mag_Red
01-28-2007, 09:52 PM
Trick, were you down there when the C5 Registry did the opening parade lap?? If so I was down there that year. In fact I was just looking at my pictures from the race last night.:cool:

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:52 PM
Last pit stop

tex
01-28-2007, 09:53 PM
What place did Dick Trickle come in?

trickskier
01-28-2007, 09:55 PM
Hope you didn't get too wet. I was watching early this morning and it was raining hard down there. Looked like a fun race to watch.

My boss was there and should be in a good mood tomorrow.
No, by the time I got there 11am the rain was gone. Beautiful afternoon had to take my jacket off.

Mag_Red
01-28-2007, 09:56 PM
What place did Dick Trickle come in?Sounds like what I was experiencing last week...........fortunately antibiotics cleared it up:o

trickskier
01-28-2007, 10:07 PM
Sounds like what I was experiencing last week...........fortunately antibiotics cleared it up:o
Hope you don't get root rot....:eek3:

Mag_Red
01-28-2007, 10:23 PM
Hope you don't get root rot....:eek3:Nope...all is well:D You didn't answer my question on page 2 though:confused:

trickskier
01-28-2007, 10:26 PM
Trick, were you down there when the C5 Registry did the opening parade lap?? If so I was down there that year. In fact I was just looking at my pictures from the race last night.:cool:
Sorry, I didn't see your post Mag. No, I was not there for that.