View Full Version : Aug. 16-18 Lemans/Speedworld Challenge @ Mosport!
08-04-2002, 09:44 AM
I just heard on the radio about the 3 day racing event at mosport this year. You'll get to see some sweet cars racing around the full circuit if anyone is interested in going. I've been to this event before in the past, and in some places you can get right up to the track as the cars go by. There are no safety walls to block your vision like at the Molson Indy. Things may be different than when i last went 2 years ago, but let's hope not.
http://www.mosport.com/2001/alms-fld.jpg http://www.mosport.com/2002/gt-sample.jpg http://www.mosport.com/2002/gts-sample.jpg http://www.mosport.com/2001/wc-touring-car.jpg
All the details can be found here:
American LeMans / Speedworld Challenge Event! (http://www.mosport.com/2002/alms.htm)
08-04-2002, 01:08 PM
Cool ... I've been looking for info on those kinds of events ... it would be a great MaxBimmer cruise/event.
I'd GO ... *th-up* :D :D :D
08-04-2002, 01:16 PM
i wud go, these are the races with the REALTIME Type-R's and 328ci's i see on speedvision?
08-04-2002, 04:51 PM
Ooohh, I love the GT class, I wouldnt mind hitting it up there.
08-05-2002, 12:36 PM
ya a cruise up there for a weekend of GT racing would be sweet
08-05-2002, 03:47 PM
The GT class will NOT be racing that weekend. Only the the Touring class will be racing.
08-05-2002, 07:08 PM
aw damn, the GT class was in May .. dammit. I'd still go, get to see the BMW's lose to the integra's again.
08-05-2002, 07:51 PM
call me ignorant about all this since i dont watch these kinds of races often, what's the difference between the touring and GT classes?
'cause if i can't see some bmw's racing i dont wanna go =)
08-06-2002, 06:22 AM
correct me if I'm wrong, cuz I'm still fairly new to this, but I believe its the HP. in the GT classes you see Porsches, Saleen's M3's.. etc.
touring is mostly civic's, teg's, protege's n lotsa bimmers, mostly 328's.
08-08-2002, 01:59 AM
Gamite you're correct. The touring class showcases many of our contemporary compacts : Integras, Proteges, Civics, 328's, Preludes, 626's, and many more. Not heavily modified. But enough that you'd be able to appreciate. Best part is, you can easily relate to these cars since we seem them day in day out on the streets.
GT class is made up of many Mustangs, Vettes, Camaros, 1 or 2 E46 M3's, (can't remember if there are any E36 M3's still running?!!), S4's (damn fast!!), NSX (Cunningham - one of my faves), 911's, Vipers etc..... Also, excellent racing.
Best part about these series is the difference in all the cars. Some have better acceleration in the straights. Some have better brakes, and others like the NSX just love the twisties. I watch it on Speedvision every chance I get. Very exciting racing.
I just might make the drive out to Mosport. Thanks for the heads up guys.
08-08-2002, 12:11 PM
Yeah, there still are some M3's in the GT class, they're doing quite well.
I'd make the trip.. who's gonna organize this?
08-08-2002, 12:59 PM
Well ... sunday seem to be the event ... Touring races ... Panoz GT .. Canadian GT ... $45 for a ticket though.
Friday is only $10 ... but only short practice sessions starting at 8:30 AM.
Sooo ... hrmmmm:huh?: ... when would guys want to go?
08-08-2002, 01:02 PM
aww man, the GT vipers, nsx's, porsche, etc were the best cars to watch when i went a few years ago to mosport.
i believe the nsx's owned that race because they could take the hairpins turns without braking hardly at all.
i think i'm still gonna go though
i believe my father might come as well, he loves this stuff too
08-11-2002, 05:23 AM
Man, I wanted to see some GT class machins. MAn,
08-12-2002, 02:49 AM
yea im in for this for sure!! are we having a maxbimmer event out of this?
08-12-2002, 09:33 PM
Hey if anywone is going to Mosport this weekend give me a PM. I live in Oshawa so it's only 20 min away. I'v also heard that theres a show and shine being held at Le Scratch. Thats also in Oshawa. Its starting around 12pm and i'm not to sure when it's ending but i thought i might roll by anyway. Oh ya thats on the sunday. Again give me a PM and we'll talk.
P.S.- I had a great time at Bimmer 02 meet this weekend, it was my very first time going to one of these things. I was driving the yellow bmw with a big huge BMW STYLE decal on the windshild. Later!:cool:
08-12-2002, 10:03 PM
I might be up if were only going for the day, I can't afford to stay over
I say we plan a cruise to mosport for september, im pretty sure theres a bmw club meet there than
there was last year and it was awesome
08-15-2002, 04:40 PM
How do u get the tickets?
How rammed is it going to be?
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