Friday, May 12, 2023

Long Beach 2023

 The 2023 IMSA racing season has begun and it is time to go watch some racing!

The Fantastic Foursome (Don, Shirley, Nan and me) were able to attend the race in Long Beach last year.

Long Beach 2022

Nan's persistence has paid off because we are now on the "list" of people who get invited to the Corvette Corral.  With this season's tickets in hand, we pointed one C7 and one C8 Corvette up the San Diego Freeway to see our first Corvette race of the season.

The corral was at the same location as last year, with plenty of parking and a very good turnout of Corvettes.

 The goodie bag included all the usual swag.

We got our third close-up look at the Z06.

Here is a shot of the interior with the "dipped" interior treatment and the carbon accents.

As usual, we stopped by the Corvette Racing pit to visit with two of our favorite drivers -- Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia.  The Michelin Man was there to greet his biggest fans!

This year Nan secured reserved seats on the final turn as the cars head to the start/finish line.

So many beautiful Corvettes.  Which one do you like the best?

Jordan and Antonio were limited in time for qualifying, and were only able to qualify P4 -- which is a problem at Long Beach, because it is almost impossible to pass on the city street turned race track.

Undeterred, they eventually finished P2 in another exciting race.

Next, we travel to Laguna Seca in Monterey to watch the next race in May.

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