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Not I. Sebring Majors is the only majors I am doing this year.  Just trying to be the 2018 Regional Hero


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skipping Homestead, We will be at Sebring


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As of this morning there are 47 Drivers entered. Should climb to a few over 50 like years past.

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Alex Acosta
Andrew Charbonneau
Blake Clements
Christopher Haldeman
Danny Steyn
Elivan Goulart
Jason Connole
Jonathan Goring
Marc Cefalo
Mark Gibbons
Michael Carter
Nick Leverone
Preston Pardus
Todd Buras
Tom Brown
Tracy Fowler

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Amy Mills
Anthony Geraci
Anthony Zappone
Armando Xavier Ramirez
Brad Childs
Charles Junger
Chris Lefferdink
Daniel Moen
David Johnson
Jamey Randall
Jesse Singer
Jillian Fichter
Joe Fitos
Joe Schubert
John Somner
John Watson
Kelsey Patterson
Matthew Vanvurst
Michael Rossini
Nick Iarossi
Norman Fuller
Peter Naumburg
Richard Astacio
Richard Heistand
Rob Bailey
Roni Dersovitz
Spencer Patterson
Steve Sturm
Whitfield Gregg
William Squillace
 
 
I think the bold names will be the top 15 if nothing happens to any of them. But, I am sure we will have some others like Amy Mills, Spencer Patterson, and Richard Astacio making their way into that group as well.  Should be a good battle as always.  Our Autotechnik gang wont be well represented at the front, just Charbonneau (who is registered in a Mustang and is sponsored by "Atila the Hun") :D I think Warren and Dillon Dexter are supposed to be racing as well with AT, and Warren did well last year, so he will be in the mix.

 

 Oh, and of course I included Tracy Fowler in the top 15 :) 


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Unless you're Cuban and your name is Alex Bolanos or Selin Rollan Jr, you will need a dedicated partner in order to qualify and finish well.

 

My pick for the top finishers in no particular order include:

 

Blake Clements/Chris Haldeman:  These two will work together and both are very fast. Chris is especially driving very well lately, and they will be a dangerous combo.

Preston Pardus/Todd Buras:  Imo, the next (or most equal) combo.  Both fast cars, fast local drivers, and have been hooked up all year long.

Danny Steyn/Michael Carter:  Danny coming back from a tough year in a new car built by OPM, but can't ever count him or the young buck Michael Carter out.

 

Dark Horse:

Mark Gibbons/Warren Dexter: The biggest Autotechnik showing are these two guys (besides charbs, but he does his own thing on track lol).  If Warren Dexter doesn't show, I think Alex Acosta will be the next best pick for the Mayor Gibbons to work with. Both local guys with fast cars and both driving very well lately. Gibbons put it on outside pole two years ago I believe!

 

Hopefully somebody puts up a live feed so we can watch!  Good luck to all and see y'all in Sebring :)


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Unless you're Cuban and your name is Alex Bolanos or Selin Rollan Jr, you will need a dedicated partner in order to qualify and finish well.

 

My pick for the top finishers in no particular order include:

 

Blake Clements/Chris Haldeman:  These two will work together and both are very fast. Chris is especially driving very well lately, and they will be a dangerous combo.

Preston Pardus/Todd Buras:  Imo, the next (or most equal) combo.  Both fast cars, fast local drivers, and have been hooked up all year long.

Danny Steyn/Michael Carter:  Danny coming back from a tough year in a new car built by OPM, but can't ever count him or the young buck Michael Carter out.

 

Dark Horse:

Mark Gibbons/Warren Dexter: The biggest Autotechnik showing are these two guys (besides charbs, but he does his own thing on track lol).  If Warren Dexter doesn't show, I think Alex Acosta will be the next best pick for the Mayor Gibbons to work with. Both local guys with fast cars and both driving very well lately. Gibbons put it on outside pole two years ago I believe!

 

Hopefully somebody puts up a live feed so we can watch!  Good luck to all and see y'all in Sebring :)

Wow, you are starting the New year off nicely... I concur with your predictions.. Even though Blake screwed me up in qualifying last year :) :) 


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Smack game needs to step up though. What the hell are y'all doing. Christmas and the holidays are over and its time to talk some sh*t!

 

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THATS EASY.. 

Blake coming out of exile..  gets his first majors win!

Blakes Sebring drafting partner gets second

Preston gets third

Buras is the wildcard if going, if not Selin


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I am pretty sure Selin is not going. Saving money and trying to sell the car to go be a pro. Too cool for us regional Larrys now :)


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Don't know if this has been posted but here's a good outdoor warmup you can do to get the body and mind back into top shape before the event. Especially helpful after the lazy and over indulgent holiday bloat.  Under 2 minutes.

 


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Way more interesting picking up on the instructor verbal bits.

 


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Unless you're Cuban and your name is Alex Bolanos or Selin Rollan Jr, you will need a dedicated partner in order to qualify and finish well.

 

My pick for the top finishers in no particular order include:

 

Blake Clements/Chris Haldeman:  These two will work together and both are very fast. Chris is especially driving very well lately, and they will be a dangerous combo.

Preston Pardus/Todd Buras:  Imo, the next (or most equal) combo.  Both fast cars, fast local drivers, and have been hooked up all year long.

Danny Steyn/Michael Carter:  Danny coming back from a tough year in a new car built by OPM, but can't ever count him or the young buck Michael Carter out.

 

Dark Horse:

Mark Gibbons/Warren Dexter: The biggest Autotechnik showing are these two guys (besides charbs, but he does his own thing on track lol).  If Warren Dexter doesn't show, I think Alex Acosta will be the next best pick for the Mayor Gibbons to work with. Both local guys with fast cars and both driving very well lately. Gibbons put it on outside pole two years ago I believe!

 

Hopefully somebody puts up a live feed so we can watch!  Good luck to all and see y'all in Sebring :)

I need a drafting partner.  I'm guessing Nick will want to run with someone a little faster than me...



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You all are still slackin'. Surprised no Texas smack talk as they come back to Florida to try and kick our ass like they did in the NASA Champs!


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I need a drafting partner.  I'm guessing Nick will want to run with someone a little faster than me...

 

Nick messaged me saying you are too fast for him and he is actually working with Whitt :)


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No smack talk here, but I suspect that we will see new lap records in several classes with the cold weather snap that is on its way to Homestead.


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No smack talk here, but I suspect that we will see new lap records in several classes with the cold weather snap that is on its way to Homestead.

No Sebring for you?


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Michael Carter set the record last year and it wasn't that cold during the race: 1:38.313.  Jimmy was so close with a 1:38.315, but was edged by the youngster :P .  10 out of the top 11 in that Sunday morning race ran a 1:38.xx. If it continues to be this cold, I suspect the record falling again too


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Michael Carter set the record last year and it wasn't that cold during the race: 1:38.313.  Jimmy was so close with a 1:38.315, but was edged by the youngster :P .  10 out of the top 11 in that Sunday morning race ran a 1:38.xx. If it continues to be this cold, I suspect the record falling again too

I shouldn't have pushed that last time.. he bounced off my bumper before the line :)


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No Sebring for you?

 

Unfortunately not - will be brushing up my ice-driving skills and it was the only window I could get. Really bummed to miss the Sebring Majors as I really love that track, even after the shunt at NASA. Sebring offers some of the best racing in our season. 


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