IMSA Admits Incorrect Calls at Sebring

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

IMSA admitted two incorrect calls were made during Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

A penalty was assessed to the No. 22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America, a stop-and-hold plus 80-second penalty, for contact deemed to have occurred between it and the No. 49 Spirit of Race Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 at Turn 7 in the race’s eighth hour.

The problem was, the No. 49 Ferrari was contacted by a Porsche – twice – and neither time was it the No. 22 car.

Both the No. 911 and No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSRs made contact with the No. 49 Ferrari during the race. The No. 911 hit the No. 49 at Turn 5, and the No. 912 later hit the No. 49 at Turn 7.

IMSA admitted the mistakes were made with the assessing of the penalty to the No. 22, and failing to call the No. 911 for an incident as well.

The No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR was not given a penalty, IMSA admitted. That car went on to win the GT Le Mans class.

Job explained his side of the situation in an interview during the race’s live stream on IMSA.com.

“I wanted to go to the tower and request to see the video,” Job explained. “They showed me the video. As they were showing, I could see the ‘oops’ coming out of there.

“The 22 was way ahead of the incident. It was one of the white (factory) RSRs that made contact with the Ferrari.

“The other comment we saw was the in-car video showed the rest. The Michelin in-car video is on the roof, which makes it hard to understand how it could be ruled that way.”

While the factory PNA 911s and WeatherTech-backed AJR have similar white-and-grey liveries, they are in separate classes (GTLM and GTD, respectively) and have separate tire partners in Michelin and Continental Tire.

Job continued: “They said they would discuss it and work on it and do whatever they could. At the very least, I think they need to calculate the lost time, the 80 second hold plus the time through the pit, going into and out of the pit.

“I believe we were running second. So that’s a lot of lost track position. It’s a difficult situation.”

With all that outlined, Elkins came into the media center briefly after the race’s conclusion to explain what happened from IMSA’s perspective.

“I think everybody knows and everyone saw the interview with Alex Job,” Elkins said. “The series tonight actually made a couple of incorrect calls during the event.

“The nature of racing is, it makes it very difficult for us to take those back. The calls involved the 22 car and the 911 car.

“I think everybody knows the way we view our analysis is via video. We had some very conclusive video… but we involved the wrong cars. It just so happened both of those cars were white Porsches. Both had in-car cameras.

“There’s nothing that we can do in terms of taking time away and doing anything to the results. We’re sorry, and we made a mistake. We have some things in place to fix it for the next time.”

Because this particular incident occurred earlier in the race, rather than on the last lap as was the GTD finish at Daytona that involved a penalty issued and later rescinded, Elkins said there was nothing further that could be done in terms of post-race time penalties issued.

“There is no way for us to actually affect change the way it is,” he said. “To take time away, what that does, it means we’re making another bad decision on top of an already bad decision.

“It just doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t allow us to correct the right or wrong.”

Elkins confirmed the penalty assessed to the No. 22 was non-appealable. That car finished fourth in GTD this race, just off the podium.

Job, in his IMSA.com interview, confirmed they needed to serve the penalty, couldn’t argue it, and had one final lap to serve it or else stop being scored.

Sportscar365 will have more on this developing story.

67 Comments

  1. Pat

    March 15, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Is there any way Paul Walter can be shot into the sun? Since he took over as race director in 2013 (for both legacy series), race control has gone to absolute crap. The mind boggling fake white flag at Laguna Seca last year, and the NASCAR-style “can’t change the race results because the fans are idiots” excuse at Lime Rock were bad enough. The race deciding fake debris caution at Daytona and the complete lack of awareness from race control on the AJR penalty is appalling.

  2. Leigh O'Gorman

    March 15, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Well, that is quite astonishing.

  3. Nick

    March 15, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I don’t understand how you can look at a video and just say “Eh, it’s a white Porsche. Close enough.” Especially when the car has a big “Michelin” sticker on the camera view. Time penalties are irreversible, so I understand not being able to correct it. But this is a huge mistake that should have never been made, especially when Alex Job wanted to discuss the call and the officials basically told him to deal with it or they’d stop scoring the 22. I expected teething issues with a new series, but nothing quite like this.

  4. Ryan

    March 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Ridiculous.

  5. Michael

    March 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    So even after watching the video where, according to Alex Job, it was obvious that the officials had realised their mistake – they didn’t bother to penalise the correct car? Surely the rest of the GTLM teams should be massively pissed off with both Porsche NA cars getting away with avoidable contact penalties?

    • biscuit

      March 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

      i agree and on top of it the 912 won the race, not to mention on pit strategy from a bs caution

  6. LM mike

    March 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Its time for IMSA to make sweeping changes to their management structure. The people in charge been around the game too long to be making mistakes like this.

  7. Scott

    March 15, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    And what about the #912 not getting a penalty and going on to win the class?

  8. Vicsr44

    March 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    This series is fast becoming a joke because of the incompetence of the race officials! The race teams & their sponsors are the ones with all the money invested in the Tudor series not the officials! How long before teams & sponsors begin to think “Why should I support such incompetence?”

  9. Robert

    March 16, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Yellow flags that run for 30 mins at a time, poor management, amateur drivers looking like fools, and a crap “tv” package, that shows 20 percent racing and 80 percent commercials.

    So done with this series.

    • Reynaldo

      March 16, 2014 at 7:12 pm

      Is funny cause Latinamerica had the 3 first hours and last 3, with low ads :)

      • Flagger Dave

        March 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

        Somehow Canada with the skeletal remains of SPEED Channel got the whole 12 hours broadcast in their entirety. Shame some of the cable companies are planning on dropping it not too far from now. Granted they have ^%#$ all for programming and need to get more races aired.

  10. Tom A.

    March 16, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Three words: Beyond. Bush. League.

  11. Gabe

    March 16, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I was a die hard fan of the ALMS but this series is an absolute JOKE. Today is further proof of that. 912 Porsche slams into a GTD car, IMSA says oh well its a white Porsche let’s slap the #22 with it. So Alex Job unfairly is caused to loose, and the #912 he which should have been a minute and a half down on the Viper and BMW wins…what a joke. IMSA must know their new series is a joke..

  12. Joe

    March 16, 2014 at 12:25 am

    what about the folly of extended and unecessary sc periods??? im done with tudor till nascar backs out. bring on wec, fia gt, heck ill watch f1 over this. they couldnt even get the live stream going, let alone the race. a sorry day for a great event

    • Richie J

      March 16, 2014 at 10:53 am

      F1 was actually pretty good at the series opener today. Good racing, not the parade-fest from last year.
      Also, Kevin Magnussen (Jan’s son) got on the podium!

  13. RexCarswell

    March 16, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I’ve never been so pissed about finishing 4th. (I work for AJR.) All they had to was to let us go on the lap down wave by on one of the many yellows after we served the penalty (under duress.) We respectfully requested they do so since they made the mistake and admitted it. We would have been mostly satisfied with that but they wouldn’t do it. Instead it was just screw you, tough luck. Welcome to IMSACAR everybody…

    • Matt

      March 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

      Appalling…That’s so screwed up that IMSA made no attempt to fix their mistake once it was clearly pointed out.

    • David White

      March 18, 2014 at 6:37 am

      Well said

  14. Patrick

    March 16, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Wow, all I can say is wow. I can believe how the race ended. Gannasi Ford stays out and what happens… a 40 minute caution to pull a car off the track!? I’m a long time GA fan but even I felt like the race director handed Ford/Gannasi the win. If the last caution ended like it should a lap after the GT cars have pitted I believe the 01 Gannasi would have ran out of fuel. So some back room deal gets IMSA to extend the caution just long enough for the Ford to win… Don’t even get me started on the 912 not getting called in for a penalty. I’m so pissed off right now. Someone in the race control group better be getting a pink slip tommorrow. How can you keep fans when you keep screwing up the race results with horrible calls and ridiculsly long saftey cars, as a hardcore sportscar fan I’m just plain imbarresed right now…

    • Tom

      March 16, 2014 at 1:53 am

      Chip did have a surprised look on his face after the race.

  15. Matt

    March 16, 2014 at 1:11 am

    NASCAR needs to their people the hell away from any kind of rules/officiating. Sick of this shit.

    • Greg

      March 18, 2014 at 11:45 pm

      That’s funny because virtually ALL of the current IMSA management/officials are from ALMS.

  16. Jon

    March 16, 2014 at 1:54 am

    What worries me is that this is the second time IMSA’s race control has made a mistake. The first mistake was taking the win from Level 5 at Daytona then giving it back to them hours later after Flying Lizards went through victory lane. The final result of that poor officiating was Level 5 leaving the series.

    Now, we have race control once again making a big mistake and costing a team a win and not penalizing the correct car. Then Scott Elkins says that they have a fix in place to keep this from happening. It shouldn’t have happened in the first place! They had plenty of time to analyze the video and they still called it wrong.

    Someone needs to be fired over this. It is costing the sport credibility and it could cost the series sponsors and teams if more teams decide to leave rather than be robbed of wins because of poor decisions in race control.

  17. jc

    March 16, 2014 at 1:58 am

    The fact that they have now made two more poor mistakes that changed the outcome of the very next race after screwing up so bad at Daytona – is a black mark on the series. Worse, it shows a complete lack of respect for one of the stalwart, most professional owner/competitor/team in the sport. Alex Job was a complete gentleman in the IMSA.com interview and he had every right to go apeshit and call out Elkins, Walter, Athearn and anyone else in the tower who made/allowed these abysmal decisions.

    I honestly thought the horrible call and debacle in the last race would eliminate this crap from happening again.

    No way would the leaders of this series allow another explosive, humiliating situation to pop up again – let alone two! But here we go again in the very next race, and the situation this time is far worse because they refused to do anything about it while still having plenty of time and clear options to make things right…And by doing nothing, the officials affected the outcome.

    What the hell is going on at race control? Why are these grossly incompetent errors happening on a regular basis? There is no excuse for the bad calls and the inaction to correct the situation. None at all. This time heads need to roll.

  18. SR

    March 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

    So predictable. When are people going to wake up and smell the coffee instead of drinking the Coolaid? IMSA / TUDOR are the definition of Insanity. :-) it’s just a different form of entertainment. Everyone having fun yet?

  19. mack1956

    March 16, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I was there, all those long yellows , what a joke, complete bush league

  20. Trask

    March 16, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Idiotic explanation. If you make a mistake, fix it quickly. Job was screwed. And enough of these endless cautions for pulling a car off of the track or picking up a piece of debris. Not only does this affect the results, but it takes all the rhythm out of the racing. Race control’s a joke.

  21. SR

    March 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I especially love the never ending, “there’s nothing we can do” BS line coming from Race Control? Control should be the operative word here. It’s as if the Great and Powerful Oz is behind the curtain pulling the strings and the puppets have no Control…..oh, I forgot NASCAR is the Oz behind the curtain. My bad. Sorry to point out the obvious.

  22. Jamie

    March 16, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Soooo, let me get this straight. You guys have hundreds of tv cameras and TVs, a bunch of so called expert race officials and you screw up a call that I could have made correctly with a $100 DVR? I had high hopes but this is beginning to look very sketchy and quite honestly amateur. Can I please have ALMS and Speed channel back. I was quite happy with that!

  23. dazed & confused

    March 16, 2014 at 9:14 am

    The live feed worked well until the final 45 min. Apparently all the added traffic crashed their system…not good when it’s the only way to watch. Fix it.

    What is this “fix” he speaks of on stopping these bad calls? The only way that call on the Porsche/Ferrari situation was not complete and utter corruption was if they really were watching cartoons instead of the race. Blaming it on the fact they were both white porsches??? are you serious…and not fixing their error when they got called out? Wow. All I have to say is wow. That like catching your hand in the cookie jar and looking at your mom and saying it wasn’t me….and your mom believing you!

    I’m guessing this is all about $$$…corruption.

  24. kevlow

    March 16, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I am disgusted with the NASCARization of sportscar racing. Five hours of yellows in the 12 hours of Sebring.
    I watched online on the British broadcast. They repeatedly stated the obvious fact that “Cars are being artificially kept at the front with repeated and extended yellows, and wave a rounds”.
    NASCAR took a great race,with great teams, cars, and drivers; and turned it into a series of five or six one hour sprints. They would stop, reshuffle and reline up to resume a half hour later. It was no longer a twelve hour endurance race.

    The heart and soul of endurance racing has been removed.

    It will be great to see Le Mans with no full course yellows, no wave arounds, no artificial excuses for unneeded stoppages, only local yellows with a set sixty MPH limit for the afflicted sectors.

  25. marius

    March 16, 2014 at 10:23 am

    The live stream was great, I was able to watch the finish three times in a row… and everything else as well.

    Those safety car periods which were so extremely long and in that last instance so unneccesary. How about a yellow flag at the corner instead of full course caution just because a car is stranded at a wide area… And how about adding some gateways to get cars that are stranded in there instead of pulling it across the whole track? Oh there is a break disc on the track?
    Well better bring the old safety car out for an hour…

    And that tv coverage was horrendous. Bring back RadioLemans and Hindy. He would have made these SC-Periods more bearable than saying “oh we’re still under caution, lets look again at the replay, and we’ll get back to you in a minute when this race continues.”

    This whole thing reaks of bad decisions. One can only hope that they get their sh… together for the next rounds or it’ll be bye bye TUSC for me.

    • Michael

      March 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      We had Hindy at the Audi corral! He was great, and promised a great rant on his show this Wednesday.

      The series needs some real attention or it won’t work. Scary to think that we are 2 races in and 2 obvious blunders have affected the outcomes.
      Extremely disrespectful to the teams, drivers, talented support staff at the track, and the fans.
      And yes, some heads should roll.

      • rick

        March 17, 2014 at 12:28 pm

        What did Hindy say at the race?

  26. kevlow

    March 16, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Specifically the call against Alex Job Racing horrible and reflects the omnipotent style of NASCAR management. He was left with no rebuttal and was offered nothing in return. They should have at least been given the wave around they ask for. IMSA gave every other car wave arounds, timely extended yellows, and planned class organised pit stops.

    It is not like giving AJR a corrective wave around would have affected the integrity of the race. That was lost long before hand.

  27. Sam Preston

    March 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

    So if the obviously blind and completely lost officials make an error early in the race, there is “nothing we can do”, but if it’s on the last lap, no problem, just change the results back?

    Two races, two steward errors, three teams damaged heavily. It’s time to move Elkins and Walker down the road, IMSA, and FAAAAAAAAAST.

    There is virtually no credibility in the stewards department.

    Now throw in laughable BOP (A 458 has won the last two GA championships, 2014 Daytona and second at 2014 Sebring), the endless competition bulletins (40 plus in race week at the 24), and you have a truly damaged, brand new, brand.

    So sad, but it can be fixed. Atherton and France, fire people and set a standard that this type of continual failure will NOT be accepted!

  28. Ed

    March 16, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I can concur with a lot of what has already been said, but I want to ask two questions. The first involves the Porsche vs. Ferrari incident(s). I wonder what the corner workers were saying on their radios after that occurred, and whether race control was respecting what they were saying? There were several instances where I witnessed corner workers not being respected during this race. The Kearby/Tagliani crash on the backstretch if Kearby had paid attention to the corner worker who (you can see it in the video) was trying to pick out a hole in traffic for him to safely resume. Other instances come from the multiple cautions. The prototype challenge crashes in 17 and on the backstretch were legitimate FCY along with the flaming viper, but a large number of those incidents could have been handled with a local yellow and local intervention (such as when the 31 prototype died in a pull off). I mean that is what we do at the SCCA regional level, why can’t the pros do the same thing?

  29. racer_x

    March 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Instead of rehashing the same comments over and over, I’ll ask the question; What could IMSA/TUSC put in place to keep a catastrophic call from happening again?

    -A car number sticker in view of the onboard camera?
    -A minimum number of viewing angles of the incident to make a sufficient decision?
    -Agreement between 3 officials on the incident?

    There is a lack of a system for the officials to adhere to. Sad to see them learn this the hard way at the cost of losing fans and possibly teams. Having said that, I expect there to be some job openings at IMSA this week…

    • Ed

      March 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

      Racer_X,
      I like those ideas, they make sense and are easy to implement. I would add that IMSA should also look at their transponder data to assist in decisions. I don’t know if you saw the track map with car trackers that was briefly featured during the broadcast but that could help in these decisions. If a Ferrari suddenly goes off track/off pace and there is a question of contact then the transponder system could easily tell you which Porsche was directly behind said Ferrari.

      • Kirk

        March 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm

        The problem is the fact there was already MORE than enough information available for the stewards to make the correct call – and to remedy the situation once they had initially blown it. No number of cameras, transponders, etc. can remedy human stupidity and stubbornness.

  30. Tom

    March 16, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Paul Walter and Scott Elkins have NOTHING to do with NASCAR, they are just stupid.

  31. Grumpy Cat

    March 16, 2014 at 11:51 am

    The poor officiating and lack of intelligence of the “NASCAR” officials has managed to destroy the history of real road racing in the U.S. I think that Alex Job, who has a long and succesful reputation, should pursue legal action against these laughable race officals! It not only ruined his race but also the GTLM race! Do you think maybe Porsche is “invested” in Nascar or are the official just that stupid?

    • Rick

      March 17, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Pirelli World Challenge is on the rise. WeatherTech should support the U.S.-built SRT Viper GT3-R in PWC.

  32. Duff44

    March 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Can we have official’s ratings like driver’s ratings? On the Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze scale, the ones who perpetrated that fraud yesterday should be rated “bowel movement”.

    - A clearly incorrect call on a car involved in an “avoidable contact” incident.
    - The penalty from the above infraction could have been rectified, but wasn’t, costing the affected team any chance at victory.
    - Not penalizing the car that actually incurred the penalty, even after recognizing the mistake, which then went on to win its class.
    - Multiple instance of FCY’s for disabled cars, which took 15-20 minutes longer than it actually took to remove the car, due to multiple wave-bys. And even that doesn’t explain what took so long on the final FCY, which ran for 20+ minutes behind the safety car for no apparent reason even after all the wave-bys were done.

    These problems are so egregious because they’re all EASY fixes.
    There simply is no excuse to screw this up repeatedly.

  33. Jake

    March 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Watching the professionalism of the F1 race last night was a breath of fresh air after the mediocre race management from IMSA.

    • Rick

      March 17, 2014 at 11:22 am

      The new 97 cubic inch V-6s sound somewhat boring, though

  34. Former jackman

    March 16, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Why do you yahoos keep blaming NASCAR? All of the real decision makers (including race control) are ALMS people. Just for the record, NASCAR has actually thrown cautions to fix a penalty given in error. AJR could have been given their position back, and the proper cars penalized. Is it a pefect solution? Heck no, but it’s better than what we got. Elkins “nothing we can do” answer is pure garbage, but why would I expect anything more from a flunky like him? Walter and Elkins are not qualified to officiate a local street stock race.

    • pdxracefan

      March 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      I agree 100%. Both should be replaced, and with someone with some intelligence.

  35. Another Dan

    March 16, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Great comments all. I can only add that this series is becoming WWF in cars. A complete, f**king joke of a racing series. As big as a Porsche fan as I am, I don’t want to see a class win happen like this. And Alex Job Racing is a class act…they got totally hosed yesterday!

  36. rick

    March 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    When will the SRT Viper be given the win?

    • biscuit

      March 17, 2014 at 10:02 am

      im wondering the same thing. it isnt even like the porsche won it on the track either, they pitted before the last caution and caught a break when the viper had to come in under yellow and restart burried in traffic

  37. Andy

    March 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Bulletin to Jim France: George Silbermann for President, Mark Raffauf for Competition Director, Marty Kaufman for Race Director. ’nuff Said!

    • Sherman D

      March 19, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      AMEN Brother! In the immortal words of Marty K, “Light ‘em up and go guys…”

  38. Ed

    March 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    As former jack man stated, why is NASCAR being blamed for race control’s errors and the clusterf*** that the new series has quickly become? ALL of the people in control at IMSA are former ALMS decision makers: race director Paul Walter came from ALMS as did Scot Elkins, Charlie Cook and Scott Atherton. The IMSA rule book is much more aligned with what was in place at ALMS; the only major influence from the GA rule book is allowing cars to fuel at any time during a pit stop. NASCAR and GA May have bought IMSA, but those organizations have allowed the former ALMS officials almost free rein; is their arrogance and hubris that is ruining the new series and we are all the poorer for it.

  39. Anthony Murray

    March 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Typical for a nascar series not surprised. The best thing would be for the teams to abandon this sorry excuse for a series and start a new one. Go back to something like ALMS. Just do not make the horrible tv deals. Other than that miscue, ALMS was extremely popular and successful.

    • Former jackman

      March 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

      You might think this typical for NASCAR, but you would be wrong. NASCAR does a far better job than ANY of these bozos of race management. You might not like how they do things, but in almost all cases, it is done quickly and efficiently. The length of NASCAR cautions is mostly driven by track cleanup, not race procedure issues.

      • rick

        March 17, 2014 at 10:09 am

        napcar allows teams to race for one lap and then quit the race just to make money from the purse. “start and park.”

        The lucky dog rule has resulted in drivers winning races. fake.

        • Former jackman

          March 18, 2014 at 1:49 am

          The exact same thing would be happening in sportscar racing IF there was ANY money to be made from it. Heck, go back 30 years ago at the Daytona 24 and look at all the cars that entered but didn’t show, showed but didn’t make a qualifying attempt, qualified but didn’t start, or started and ran only a coupke of laps before retiring. Why? who the heck knows, but it was going on. NASCAR has slowly adjusted the rules and payouts, and at least in Sprint Cup, start and parks are just about a thing of the past.

          • rick

            March 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

            “start and park” is NOT racing.

      • Kirk

        March 17, 2014 at 10:35 am

        The problem is NASCAR’s caution procedure doesn’t translate well to multi-class sports car racing. In a typical NASCAR race you have 43 cars in one class, short tracks, and races with lots of laps. If you use a lap or two in a 500 lap race to adjust everything it’s no big deal. If you do that on a road course that’s 3.5 miles around and try to sort through 65 cars in four classes you get the chinese firedrill we saw this past weekend. Somebody just needs to learn NASCAR style cautions and sports car racing simply don’t mix.

  40. am

    March 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    The wave arounds were absolutely absurd check out the Sat 2.5 hour race
    they tried to set it up so that the leaders of each class were in front of the pack. That full course went on for ever, they finally figured out it couldn’t be done. They have absolutely no clue as to what they are doing or the people that are controlling them have no idea about racing. Regional can pick up a mess that size in about 15 min but of course we use the red flag to stop the field or the black to bring it in. It’s easier to clean things up. Hey IMSA it has been done I’m sure they is even film.

  41. Anthony

    March 16, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Dear IMSA, watch how the French officiate the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    Learn.

    Quit screwing crap up.

    • Kirk

      March 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Now you’ve gone and done it. You had to mention LeMans. Now NASCAR will be looking to buy all of France so they can control LeMans. I can see it now. At the 2015 24 hours Larry McReynolds will be saying “Look at this Darrell. After 23.5 hours of racing we still have 53 cars on the lead lap. We’re currently under a debris caution (See how I used a French word?) for a tissue being on the track. After the 45 minute clean up we should have an exciting green-white-checkered finish. Thank goodness for all those caution periods and lucky dogs.”

      • Larry

        March 17, 2014 at 1:59 pm

        I saw that Sunday from Bristol, ….competition cautions??…. Caution at the end for no reason…

    • Former jackman

      March 18, 2014 at 1:52 am

      LeMans MAY officiate better, but they have very little regard for the safety of the drivers, safety workers OR spectators. People from all three groups have been or nearly have been killed in the last few years.

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