The Long Beach weekend is coming up next week. IndyCar, a 35 car ALMS Race, Indy Lights, SCA's Speed Challenge, the Toyota Celebrity Race and 'Drifting'.
The ALMS race is a 2 hour deal that runs from 4:30 to 6:30 Saturday night. Hopefully it will be an easy one from the steward's perspective compared to the Sebring 12 Hour. While there were no really big issues arising out of that one, the post-race tech took until 1:30 AM plus the 30 minutes of wait time after the posting of the results until the stewards were finally free to go. From the flag marshal meeting at 7:00 AM to early the next morning makes for a fairly long day!
At Long Beach, my plan is to be in Race Control for IndyCar's third race of the season under the guidance of the ex-ALMS Race Director - Beaux Barfield. So far he has had 2 really good races that have been exciting to watch and that have been pretty much run out on the track as opposed to being run in Race Control as happened too often in times past.
Also hoping to finally get to take a look at the Queen Mary anchored in sight of the track as well. Have never had the time to do so in the past but hopefully this year, I'll be able to take a couple of hours and take the tour.
Heading out at Oh Dark 30 Wednesday morning - should be an interesting week!!
Member: CASC (TSOA, St LAC)-1963/MCO-1967
MCO Past President: 1974, 1993, 2007-2010
1953 Meteor/1977 TR 7-V8/1983 Yamaha Seca 900
Multi-Certified InterProvincial Technician (310G, 310S, 310T, 717B)
ASE Master Automobile Technician