Coronado Speed Festival 2012: Part Four

Words by Matt Willis

This is continuing coverage from the 2012 Coronado Speed Festival. You can use the links below to navigate to previous entries…

Part One | Part Two | Part Three

As the sun began to descend, Tim and I experimented with some different vantage points and got up even closer to some of the action. The next few run groups are what the corner workers call “ground pounders” because of the heavy engines and raw power they make. Cars in groups six, seven, eight and nine range from historic NASCAR and Trans Am to pure American muscle.

Here you can see the clear advantage of the Ginetta…no body roll…haha…
Still in love with this black GT350…
Ferrari 312 PS
Lola T-70 Mk3
Lola T333
Rare McLaren M6B, circa 1968.
Porsche Carerra RSR…
McLaren MK2
This C-17 Globemaster cargo jet took off mid-race…
Corner worker on the back stretch signaling the end of the race.
Next up were the historic NASCAR cars. The sound of these really gets your blood moving…
The final run group consists of pure American muscle.
As the sun neared the horizon and the racing coming to a close, we left the track and grabbed a few more shots.
The gullwings…
A pair of F/A-18s heading out…
Audi RS5…amazing…

That wraps up part four and a majority of the “main” event content. However, in the coming days I will finalize our 2012 Coronado Speed Festival coverage with a bit of a special entry; a sort of “addendum” to all the routine material. Tim and I both have a lot of material from recent events that we are still sorting through, but we are doing our best to keep things timely, especially with the 2012 SEMA Show coming up at the end of the month.

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more! – Matt

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