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The Roar Before the Rolex 24 Gets Us All Excited 6
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Chevrolet, Events, Jacksonville, FL, Motorsports, Rolex 24 At Daytona, Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Rolex 24 Hour Race on 01 6th, 2014
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Over the weekend AutomotiveAddicts.com took a trip to Daytona Speedway to check out the practice and testing sessions leading up to the Rolex 24 Hour race. I have to say, we are truly excited and patently waiting for the Rolex 24 Hour race, which takes place in just a few weeks.

With the kickoff of the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona quickly approaching, we thought it would be a good time to start things off right in lower gear as we prep for a highly anticipated race between GRAND-AM Rolex Sport Car Series and the American Le Mans Series race cars. At the practice sessions we had sensory over-load as the roaring sounds of many re-worked Prototype and Grand Touring style cars left the garages to acclimate their fresh rubber with the familiar pavement of Daytona Speedway.

Some of the highlights during the test runs was us catching the all-new Corvette Stingray C7.R make its rounds on the road-course leading the decibel race alongside of Ferrari 458s, Aston Martin Vantage V8s, Porsche GT3s, Audi R8 V10s, Viper GTS-Rs, BMW M3s and 328i to name some of our favorites.

We look forward to some of our avid readers and fans attending the Rolex 24, which kicks off January 25th and lasting through the night into the morning for some magical and thrilling endurance racing.

Be sure to check out some of our quick garage and pit shots below and a short video clip of the camouflaged Corvette C7.R Racecar.

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The Roar Before the Rolex 24 Gets Us All Excited 6
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, Chevrolet, Events, Jacksonville, FL, Motorsports, Rolex 24 At Daytona, Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Rolex 24 Hour Race on 01 6th, 2014
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Over the weekend AutomotiveAddicts.com took a trip to Daytona Speedway to check out the practice and testing sessions leading up to the Rolex 24 Hour race. I have to say, we are truly excited and patently waiting for the Rolex 24 Hour race, which takes place in just a few weeks.

With the kickoff of the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona quickly approaching, we thought it would be a good time to start things off right in lower gear as we prep for a highly anticipated race between GRAND-AM Rolex Sport Car Series and the American Le Mans Series race cars. At the practice sessions we had sensory over-load as the roaring sounds of many re-worked Prototype and Grand Touring style cars left the garages to acclimate their fresh rubber with the familiar pavement of Daytona Speedway.

Some of the highlights during the test runs was us catching the all-new Corvette Stingray C7.R make its rounds on the road-course leading the decibel race alongside of Ferrari 458s, Aston Martin Vantage V8s, Porsche GT3s, Audi R8 V10s, Viper GTS-Rs, BMW M3s and 328i to name some of our favorites.

We look forward to some of our avid readers and fans attending the Rolex 24, which kicks off January 25th and lasting through the night into the morning for some magical and thrilling endurance racing.

Be sure to check out some of our quick garage and pit shots below and a short video clip of the camouflaged Corvette C7.R Racecar.

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BMW-Riley of Ganassi Racing & WeatherTech Audi R8 Win Rolex 24 at Daytona 27
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in audi, Automotive, BMW, Motorsports, News, porsche, Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Rolex 24 Hour Race on 01 27th, 2013
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Piloting the #1 Chip Ganassi Racing BMW-Riley protype, Scott Pruett (fifth over-all win), Memo Rojas, Juan Pablo Montoya, Charlie Kimball and Scott Dixon take home the win for Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona for DP class this year, while the #24 Audi Sport Customer Racing/AJR WeatherTech Audi R8 of Filipe Alburquerque, Oliver Jarvis, Edoardo Mortara, and Dion Von Moltke take the checkered flag for GT class. The Napleton Racing #16 Porsche Cayman won in the GX series with Shane Lewis, David Donohue, Dr. Jim Norman and Nelson Canache.

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There was no doubt that this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was eventful with an exciting last couple hours thought to come down to a fuel-racing-game. All through the night there were only a few incidents while the race as a whole did not have many serious mishaps. Scott Pruett will surely get a nod in the history books as he ties Hurley Haywood with a record 5 Rolex 24 at Daytona wins.

NASCAR drivers Marcos Ambrose and A.J Allmendinger (one of last year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona winners) finished third. Jamie McMurray in the #02 car for CG finished in 32nd position. Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip in the GT series finished 15th overall.



50th Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona Captured by Michael Shank Racing #60 Ford/Riley 29
Jan
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, Ford/Riley, Motorsport, News, Porsche GT3, Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona, Rolex 24 Hour Race on 01 29th, 2012

A.J. Allmendinger in the #60 Michael Shank Racing Ford/Riley takes the checkered flag for the Daytona Prototype class and Richard Lietz in the #44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 brings it home for GT-class at the 50th anniversary Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona.

For the golden year anniversary, the Rolex 24 hour race marks its 50th year with an open field of Daytona Prototypes and GT-class Grand-Am series racecars.

It was a diverse group of great teams and drivers from all over the world behind the wheel of machines powered by Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Porsche, Ferrari, Mazda and others. Dominating the podium was Ford/Riley vehicles for Daytona Prototypes and Porsche GT3 vehicles for the GT-class.

The final podium standings for the 50th anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona include the following:

Daytona Prototype

  1. #60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian / Ford Riley – A.J. Allmendinger, Ozz Negri, John Pew, Justin Wilson
  2. #8 Starworks Motorsport / Ford Riley – Ryan Dalziel, Lucas Luhr, Allan McNish, Alex Popow, Enzo Potolicchio,
  3. #6 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian / Ford Riley – Jorge Goncalvez, Michael McDowell, Felipe Nasr, Gustavo Yacaman

GT-class

  1. #44 Magnus Racing / Porsche GT3 – Andy Lally, Richard Lietz, John Potter, Rene Rast
  2. #67 TRG / Porsche GT3 – Steven Bertheau, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Marc Goossens, Wolf Henzler, Spencer Pumpelly
  3. #59 Brumos Racing / Porsche GT3 – Andrew Davis, Hurley Haywood, Leh Keen, Marc Lieb






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