2015 – Part 1 of TUSCC at the Detroit Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (May 29 to 31)

The Tudor United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) prototype and GTD class cars were at Detroit Belle Isle for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Eric Curran and Dane Cameron in the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette was the overall and P class winner.  PC class was won by Renger van der Zande and Mirco Schultis in the #8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09. Ian James and Mario Farnbacher in the #23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America won GTD class. Here’s a photo story on the paddock, practice and qualifying sessions that led up to the race. Hope you like the photos.

Thursday – Paddock walk

2015 Detroit (IMG_0513)First up are some shots from my paddock walk.

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Really liked the livery on the side of the WeatherTech Racing team trailer.

2015 Detroit (IMG_0477)The #007 TRG-AMRAston Martin V12 Vantage being worked on by the crew.

2015 Detroit (IMG_0508)Was really cool to see all the carbon-fiber underbody work on the #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA FLM09.

2015 Detroit (IMG_0496)The #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.

2015 Detroit (IMG_0512)The #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley DP being pushed through the paddock.

 

Practice 1

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2015 Detroit (HC7A7136)The teams were busy in pit lane preparing their cars for the Friday morning practice session.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7192)Along the pit lane wall with the #33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT.

2015 Detroit (222A3757)The American Flag flew proudly over Turn 1 as the #5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP sped past.

2015 Detroit (222A3786)The red livery of the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09 matched the “red, white, and blue” of the American Flag.

2015 Detroit (222A3710)Speeding through Turn 1 with the #33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7152)“Head-on” into Turn 1 with the #85 JDC/Miller Motorsports ORECA FLM09.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7189)Into Turn 1 with the #07 SpeedSource Mazda Mazda.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7166)Up close with the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7264)PC versus GTD on the front straight with the #54 CORE autosport ORECA FLM09 and #97 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7268)“EcoBoost” with the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley DP.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7320)“Audi along the wall” with the #48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS.

2015 Detroit (HC7A7309)“Bimmer” with the  #97 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4.

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2015 Detroit (222A3834)A couple of “artsy” shots with the #54 CORE autosport (top) and #8 Starworks Motorsport ORECA FLM09s.

 

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