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Double Stint: Road America Recap; Christina Nielsen Interview (8.7.18)

This week’s Double Stint Podcast with guest Christina Nielsen…

This week on Double Stint, John Dagys and Ryan Myrehn recap the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Road America and all of the news from the world of sports car racing, plus an interview with Wright Motorsports driver Christina Nielsen.

Have a sports car racing-related question for the show? Submit it via Twitter with the hashtag #AskDoubleStint, or submit it as a comment in this thread and it may be featured on next week’s show. Please limit your submissions to two questions per week to ensure that we can get to everyone.

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. jason

    August 7, 2018 at 9:39 am

    As a follow up to the GTD driver ratings issue brought up in the podcast. Do you wish to name names? Who do you consider sneaky silver drivers right now?

  2. Skip

    August 7, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Say, thanks for the answer. I can see the reasoning behind slow zones not working for the Blancpain series because Spa is half the length of Le Mans of course.

    • Ryan Myrehn

      Ryan Myrehn

      August 7, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks for listening and writing in! Glad John could answer your question.

      • Skip

        August 8, 2018 at 2:22 am

        Thanks, Ryan. I have been a diehard sports car racing fan for a long time, and listen to the podcast every week. Keep up the good work.

  3. Mark - Toronto

    August 8, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Hi John and Ryan! Two questions, and I’ll try to keep it short.

    I think there are many including myself that wish there was a proper ‘customer’ DPi option. Obviously more poignant now given the recent change in class structure. We know that the OEMs are not particularly interested (save for Mazda). Beyond simply not having a desire, what are the barriers an OEM feels it needs to overcome? I recognize there would be the need for a base level of support. I also understand wanting to develop the car properly initially. But I would have thought the opportunity to spread the cost of production/development (limited as it may be) over more teams would be a benefit. Even with GM currently having more examples in the field than others, I would have thought strength in numbers would have given others thoughts of increasing their car counts if there was interest.

    Second question –what exactly is the agreement with the ACO regarding the generic P2 package? As long as the generic P2 is eligible in IMSA (even in its own class), is there an opportunity to allow a ‘generic’ DPi version if Gibson had interest in developing the engine a little further? Something that would suit all the current chassis and allow privateers to compete in the new DPi class if they were unable to get a package from an OEM? Admittedly we’re getting late in the game now in terms of eligibility years left.

  4. MattZ

    August 8, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Any chance that the Corvette C8 mid-engine turbo shows up at Daytona in 2019? Does it need to be homologated, which wouldn’t happen until after the Super Season, by the FIA/ACO to run as GTLM in IMSA?

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