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    BimmerBoost ALMS Utah Grand Prix Coverage

    This thread will have all the updates for the Utah Grand Prix taking place tomorrow, July 11, at 4:30 PM Eastern Time.
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    As much as I love Flying Lizard and P-Cars I want BMW to win this season.

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    Current ALMS Standings Entering Utah GP and BMW team qualifying video/start positions



    The above video shows the BMW Rahal Letterman M3 driven by Tommy Milner in a qualifying lap at the at the Miller Motorsport Park. The two M3's qualified 5th and 6th for the race tomorrow at 4:30 PM Eastern Time. The top 9 GT class cars were all within 1 second of each other in qualifying.

    Dirk Mueller describes his qualifying effort:



    Here are the current driver standings with BMW in 3rd and 4th place:

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    Here are the current manufacturer standings with BMW in second:

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    Sticky you should move this to the Genera Automotive and Motorsport section
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    Sticky you should move this to the Genera Automotive and Motorsport section
    I've thought about it but since we are primarily reporting the Activities of the BMW team I thought it would be better to keep it in General BMW.
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    I have seen ALMS race a couple times live. The Vettes are extremely loud.

    GT class has great competition in it, love seeing all the different manufacturers going at it.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    I have seen ALMS race a couple times live. The Vettes are extremely loud.

    GT class has great competition in it, love seeing all the different manufacturers going at it.
    GT class is awesome, best/closest racing and cars that at least somewhat resemble what is sold.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    GT class is awesome, best/closest racing and cars that at least somewhat resemble what is sold.
    Somewhat is the best description. Those M3 GT2's are pretty unique.

    Thats why I like the Continental Tire Sports Car series. If you read the rule book, you would be extremely surprised how little they are allowed to do. They are basically racing street cars.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Somewhat is the best description. Those M3 GT2's are pretty unique.

    Thats why I like the Continental Tire Sports Car series. If you read the rule book, you would be extremely surprised how little they are allowed to do. They are basically racing street cars.
    Share the link and some details on this Continental Tire Sports Car series, I have heard of it but don't follow it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Share the link and some details on this Continental Tire Sports Car series, I have heard of it but don't follow it.
    There are endless makes and models racing in the Continental Tire series. Formally known as the Koni Challenge Series. Last race in Mid-Ohio, both the ST and GS classes made up a 60 car field. Anything from a Mini to a 911. There is even a couple Caymans racing in GS. There are 3 races left in the season: New Jersey Motorsports Park, Circuit Trois-Rivières, and Miller Motorsports Park.

    6 E92 M3's race in the GS class. 2 Tuner Motorsports , 3 Fall Line , and Rum Bum Racing (prepared by Fall Line).

    Bimmerworld and RRT Racing field 3 E90 328i's in the ST class.


    Quick intro (scroll down):
    http://www.grand-am.com/grand-am101/index.cfm?cid=24606

    Rule book:
    http://admin.grand-am.com/assets/Spo...lesforweb2.pdf


    I got a lot pics from the last race I attended.

    Here is a pic of the Bimmerworld 328i brakes. They have to run stock calipers, only allowed to upgrade rotors and pads (performance friction). Those brakes hold up for 2.5 hour races. 225/45/17 all around.

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    Check out under Turners M3 hood. It really couldn't look anymore stock, even using stock airbox.

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    RRT E90 328i

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    Bimmerworld E90 328i

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    Turner Motorsports E92 M3

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    Fall Line E92 M3

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    M3's finish 2nd and 4th at Utah GP, BMW takes 1st place overall manufacturer standing

    The number 92 M3 driven by Bill Auberlan and Tommy Milner finished second overall behind the Ferrari F430 GT. The second M3 driven by Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand finished in 4th place behind the Corvette ZR1.

    The most important development here is that Porsche was kept out of the top 4 spots allowing BMW to move into first place in the manufacturer standings. There are still plenty of races left in the season but BMW should be proud of their early success. The Rahal-Letterman teams have the right strategy with the M3's as the M3's show great endurance.

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    Question:

    Why are these M3 GTs mostly 4 doors and not 2 doors?

    I thought 2 door coupes are lighter?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    M3's finish 2nd and 4th at Utah GP, BMW takes 1st place overall manufacturer standing

    It seems the boys at Rahal Racing are going to deliver the WIN for BMW
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by FR305 Click here to enlarge
    It seems the boys at Rahal Racing are going to deliver the WIN for BMW
    I hope so, still a long way to go.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by farbmw Click here to enlarge
    Question:

    Why are these M3 GTs mostly 4 doors and not 2 doors?

    I thought 2 door coupes are lighter?
    The M3 GT's are all 2 doors.

    You were looking at cars in the continental series which is not ALMS.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    The M3 GT's are all 2 doors.

    You were looking at cars in the continental series which is not ALMS.
    Plus all the continental series M3's are also 2-door. So I am not sure what he was looking.

    Guess he thought the 328i's were M3's?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Plus all the continental series M3's are also 2-door. So I am not sure what he was looking.

    Guess he thought the 328i's were M3's?
    Yep, the 328's.
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