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October 5th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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I will be going to Laguna Seca this weekend with Cali Kid, Saturday 10th of October, to see the American Le Mans series. Really, the only reason I'm going is to see this kid race named Conor Daly (LINK), which I met at Indy MotoGP. His mother, the owner of the suit the Powerslide gang stayed in, introduced him to us, and I've been following his racing online ever since. I figured being so close to Laguna, and having an excuse to go to the track, this would be a good opportunity to go and check him out live.

If anybody is interested, here is some info:

The race will air on SPEED TV from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 11. Live coverage will be available via American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche via americanlemans.com, which also will feature Living Timing & Scoring on Racehub. Live coverage also can be heard on Sirius 126 and XM 242. You can follow the Series on Twitter (almsnotes) and on our Facebook page.

I'll take a few pics so you guys can get a different perspective of the track when cars are in town.
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Cool Jum, thanks for letting us know. I hate you for living so close to Laguna.....Damn You!!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/mad.gif[/img]
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Say hey to the RSR Jaguar guys for me. Paul Gentilozzi is a great guy.
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hope you have fun [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Just got back from a great weekend. Cali Kid and I got treated to an amazing race and even more amazing was the hospitality by the suite owners we met at Indy: Beth, Conor Daly (her son) and his father Derek Daly.

Seeing cars run around Laguna was strange being that I have only gone there for motorcycle racing. I got there Friday afternoon and saw all the practices. Turns out there where several classes running this weekend and I had no clue until I read up on the event.

Conor Daly #22 had been running 3rd during practice all weekend but something broke on his car during qualifying and ended up 15th. He needed to finish 10th or better in the race to solidify his 3rd in points for season end overall standings in the championship (this race was the season finale). Making up positions would be a tall order. But this kid (heís only 17) was very impressive. He made up positions like gangbusters, one by one throughout the race he moved forward. He ended the race in 4th!

We went down to visit before and after the race. His family is some of the nicest people one can ever meet. Seriously, I canít overstate this point. This kid's mom and dad are stacked with racing genes, even his mom Beth, won a Novice Jet Ski World Championship in 1990. We also met Conorís father, a man named Derek Daly. This guy is no joke; here is his site, check him out. LINK He treated us like royalty. He genuinely took the time to get to know us and was very attentive. For those who went to Indy, basically Conorís father is like his mom, both extremely down to Earth and friendly.

Iíll add some pics when I upload them onto my computer.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Oct 12 2009, 10:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Just got back from a great weekend. Cali Kid and I got treated to an amazing race and even more amazing was the hospitality by the suite owners we met at Indy: Beth, Conor Daly (her son) and his father Derek Daly.

Seeing cars run around Laguna was strange being that I have only gone there for motorcycle racing. I got there Friday afternoon and saw all the practices. Turns out there where several classes running this weekend and I had no clue until I read up on the event.

Conor Daly #22 had been running 3rd during practice all weekend but something broke on his car during qualifying and ended up 15th. He needed to finish 10th or better in the race to solidify his 3rd in points for season end overall standings in the championship (this race was the season finale). Making up positions would be a tall order. But this kid (heís only 17) was very impressive. He made up positions like gangbusters, one by one throughout the race he moved forward. He ended the race in 4th!

We went down to visit before and after the race. His family is some of the nicest people one can ever meet. Seriously, I canít overstate this point. This kid's mom and dad are stacked with racing genes, even his mom Beth, won a Novice Jet Ski World Championship in 1990. We also met Conorís father, a man named Derek Daly. This guy is no joke; here is his site, check him out. LINK He treated us like royalty. He genuinely took the time to get to know us and was very attentive. For those who went to Indy, basically Conorís father is like his mom, both extremely down to Earth and friendly.

Iíll add some pics when I upload them onto my computer.


Man... you didn't even know who Derek Daly is? He's an ex Formula 1 driver. He sometimes appear on the F1 racing grid interviewing drivers for Speed TV.
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man when you 1st talked about this when at indy the name daly rang a bell but i never made the connection... how cool is this man! very cool!!! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]
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Ok, here are a few pics of the weekend.

...Uh WTF? I don't see the upload button. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cc_confused.gif[/img]
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Jumkie @ Oct 13 2009, 05:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>Ok, here are a few pics of the weekend.

...Uh WTF? I don't see the upload button. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cc_confused.gif[/img]
under which rock have you been sleeping lately [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

ben has disabled it cause he's uploading new forum and stuff [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img] you can only use the [ img] [/ img ] thing
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Marijke @ Oct 13 2009, 09:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}><div class='quotemain'>under which rock have you been sleeping lately [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img]

ben has disabled it cause he's uploading new forum and stuff [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img] you can only use the [ img] [/ img ] thing
Ah. Well I noticed inam uploaded some pics, so I didn't think it was a prob.

What is the "[ img] [/ img ]" thing?
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