Walt’s Weekly – Rolex 24 at Daytona

Today, January 25th is the day that starts a new season of racing with the Rolex 24 hours at Daytona and the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.

The lineup: (1st name is qualifying driver)
(P) Prototype
1: Gurney/Fogarty/Gidly/Law #99 Corvette DP
2: Westbook/Valiante/Rockenfeller #90 Corvette DP
3: Fittipaldi/Barbosa/Bourdais/Friselle #5 Corvette DP
4: Frissellle/Frisselle/Martin/Giroix #9 Corvette DP

(PC) Prototype Challenge
1: Braun/Bennett/Gue/Wilkens #54
2: Van der Zander/Schullis/Lax/Bird #8
3: Junquieta/Ende/Helenemeier/Hansson #09
4: Matos/Ostlla/Driss/Cadagrnde # 38

(GTLM) GT LeMans
1: Goosens/Farnbacher,D/Hunter-Reay #91 SRT Viper R
2: Tandy/Lietz/Pilet #911 Porsche 911 RSR
3: Bomario/Bell/Wittmer #93 SRT Viper R
4: Gavin/Milner/Liddell #4 Corvette C7 R

(GTD) GT Daytona
1: Villander/Bain/Westphl/Case #63 Ferrari 458
2: Serra/Longo/Negrro/Gomes #65 Ferrari 458
3: Davidson/Block/Carter/Davison #007 Aston Martin
4: Bell/Tucker/Sweedler/Segal/Pier Guldi #555 Ferrari

In GTD the #48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 in post qualifying inspection and qualifying first had an unapproved rear wing end plate and was moved to the end of the field.
Also in GTD the #46 Fall Line Motorsports Audi R8 in post qualifying inspection had Ride height violation and had qualified 3rd.
In P the #78 Starworks Motorsports Prototype in post qualifying inspection had a ride height violation and an unapproved aerodynamic device. Have no idea what that might be.

Anyway here we go for another season of great racing. In this race you have a variety of drivers long the usual drivers from Indy Cars, NASCAR and F1.

Have a great weekend watching this great 24 hour race .