With a front mid-engine configuration, Panoz was a no-brainer to get on board. But with Gurney the pipe dream gets legs. I hope it turns in as well as his AAR IMSA Eagles. I'm still baffled by the physics of it, how the car will turn in in slow corners where downforce is insignificant. Hope they test it out west at Infineon or Laguna Seca. If so, I'll be there.
I'm a motorsports photojournalist, mostly writing for the Marin Independent Journal on motorsports for most of the last two decades. A racing fan all my life, my fate was sealed listening to the Indy 500 in 1961 while helping my dad lay a hardwood floor. At 11 I was morning Jimmy Clark, by 14 seeing my first Can-Am at Laguna Seca. I went to every F1 Grand Prix at Long Beach and Las Vegas, with buckets of Kodachrome to prove it. In '79 I put together a racer's dream vacation, hitting the Monaco Grand Prix, the Nurburgring 1000 km (Nordschliffe), and Le Mans on consecutive weekends. From the photographer's hole in the fencing, I'll never tire of the spectacle of a well-driven race car sliding out to the edge of the pavement and riding the exit curbing.