Coronado Speed Festival 2014: Part Two

Words by Matt Willis

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PART 2 of 2

Tim is currently out in Vegas covering the 2014 SEMA Show, which we will get online soon enough. In the meantime, we’re wrapping up our photos from this year’s Speed Festival in San Diego.

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Race day brought out the true competitive spirit between drivers and teams. On Sunday, final adjustments are made in a final practice session before the races start mid-afternoon.

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Another Boss 302, also one of my favorites from the entire festival. Love the bare metal chin spoiler.

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The heavy-hitting classic muscle cars, like the Camaro and the Mustang, hit the track in an early practice session.

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Turn 11 is among the most exciting on the course, with drivers returning to wide open throttle as they close in on the straight retaining wall.

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075 The BMW M3 GT2 returned for demo laps on Sunday…

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The open wheel class then went out to play…

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Prior to the race start, an SH-60 Seahawk conducts a flyover. North Island is the largest SH-60 operating facility in the Navy.

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The USN “Leap Frogs” also perform their parachuting routine…

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Perhaps the most unique part of this year’s event was the addition of the Super Stadium Trucks (SST) circuit. We usually see these trucks run at the Long Beach GP, so it was interesting to see the drivers take on the North Island track as well. The ramps were set up on the front straight, just feet away from our lenses. It was pretty incredible to see up close.

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Tim and I liked this widened Fox-body Mustang, which we saw on our way out…

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This was a rare sight – an R31 Skyline in the car show corral.

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Mustang Boss 429, a gorgeous one at that.

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One last shot of the M3 GT2 to finalize this year’s coverage. Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks! – Matt

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