The final day of the 2011 Grand Prix of Long Beach
brought crowds and clouds for a fun but chilly day of racing.
The crowds gather along the starting line grandstand.
The StopTech Porsche GT3 Cup car
gets a push across the expo floor from the
GMG garage to the World Challenge inspection station.
Checking to make sure the StopTech Porsche
meets the required specs of the World Challenge rules
...including ground clearance.
Meanwhile, the other (2008) StopTech Porsche
sits out the race on display in the Pirelli booth
This Vette is gonna need a little work
before it's track ready. Bet it's light though!
The thing about the Porsche is that working
on the rear engine is like packing your luggage
after you put it in the overhead bin.
Any Indy car gets towed through the crowds in the paddock zone.
We have video of these guys changing
those tires in the blink of an eye.
So much green.
Pit Row half an hour before the Indy race
That's a lot of pace cars.
Indy cars also make cool helmet racks.
The Indy cars roll onto the grid
for the start of... a media frenzy.
Everything is better with giant plumes of flame.
We hope these Air Force pilots buzzing
the start of the Indy race see that
giant palm tree in front of them.
going for a Sunday drive
One of many StopTech equipped cars in the
2011 World Challenge of Long Beach (presented by StopTech)
rolls out towards the track for the race.
Centric Parts / StopTech CEO gets comfy in the
StopTech Porsche just before rolling onto the track
The cars are lined up for the start of the
World Challenge of Long Beach presented by StopTech
James Sofronas of GMG Racing fell back after a 5th place
start bobble, then fought his way up to 2nd place
closing in on the lead when the final flag flew.
His inspired and award winning performance
was in a StopTech equipped Porsche.
James Sofronas of GMG Racing on the podium after a great race
Great driving with great brakes gets you media love.