The first sports car race I attended was in 1987, the IMSA GP of San Antonio. What an experience it was standing on the temporary pedestrian bridge over Navarro street during the last minutes of qualifying as the #14 Porsche 962 set pole and SHOOK the bridge under my feet with a blast of air. I'm not sure which of the three drivers was behind the wheel, I think it was Derek Bell. During the race itself there was a close battle for the lead between this car and a 454 Chevy powered car, which eventually dropped back due to ignition issues. The image of the 962 with flames entering the corner lives with me to this day. Anybody else here remember this era of sports car competition?