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944 on SpeedVision last (Sat.) night

I saw a SpeedVision thing on sports car club racing last night and they were doing this thing on endurance racing here in the US.

Anyway, the film crew and story seemed centered around these dudes running a red 944 turbo.

It was cool seeing the 944 out there with 996s and other cars - there's still life in the old model line yet it appears.

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Cool. I saw the last part in a repeat during the day on Sunday. It was great to see how competitive they were, and also the backfire flashes while downshifting around corners.
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I saw part of it. The day in the life of a 12-hour enduro racer, so something like that.

Good stuff.

Mmmm... Summit Point....Mmmmm I did a DE there last spring: really pretty track.
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damn, I missed that. I mean hey, that's my car!

reminds me of when I attended the Daytona 24 a few years back and the field included a red 951. imagine the rush of 70+ highly tuned snarling beasts of all types roaring past the grandstands with a lone, whisper-quiet 951 trailing about 100 feet or so behind. every time he passed, I jumped up and cheered. others thought I was weird. perhaps
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Z-Man:

You are right about Summit Point Motorsports Park in WV - I've been going out there since 1974 for sports cars, motorcycles, and vintage races - never failed to have a good time.
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PS: That show will be on tonight at 11:00pm EST on SpeedTV.

Show is called "Grassroots" Episode: "12 hours at the Point."

See here for schedule.
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Re: 944 on SpeedVision last (Sat.) night

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I saw a SpeedVision thing on sports car club racing last night and they were doing this thing on endurance racing here in the US.

Anyway, the film crew and story seemed centered around these dudes running a red 944 turbo.

It was cool seeing the 944 out there with 996s and other cars - there's still life in the old model line yet it appears.
I saw that just about an hour ago on speed channel. I was pretty psyched to be flipping through and see my car. When they started having break problems and that hose came off though... sad times That 911 just ran in front, mocking me. grr
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damn! forgot to check in and watch! anyone record this?
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i almost recorded it - and then i realized i had taken my VCR back home for winter break. It was pretty badass. The car looked mostly stock, if anything it had exhaust - it kept the stock airbox and the calipers were painted - i don't think they were upgraded brakes (one of the reasons they didn't finish higher in their class i think)

There were two other black 951's racing too. i wonder how they did?
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I have a recording.

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so throw it on CD for me, will yaaaa?
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bryanthompson, come on now son, i don;t mean to be a little b!tch, but its "speedvision". As much talent as those Nascar boys have and the limitless advertising budget they get, strapping a tide bottle to my dog's back and having him chase his tail is right on par. They had no right taking over Speedvision, they already had FOX and ESPN. They should have just started they're own channel. LONG LIVE SPEEDVISION! and those great old black and white commersials and videos they used to play.
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they have been calling it "speed channel" in georgia for about 2 years.
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should just get it over with and call it the NASCRAP channel
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..and before those last 2 years, BEFORE (as ronin so eliquently puts it) NASCRAP, there was an era when great racing was apon us that wasn't cut down to make room for a series that goes around and around and around... Which color do you want to win... Or maybe your partial to Tide because they get those nasty stains out of your underware... Either way, I was there BEFORE the last 2 years... and i miss those days.

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