Friday, January 27, 2017

2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona

Core Autosport Porsche 911 GT3 R


Alright, this kicks off the racing season the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Between the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, IMSA now has 17 official automotive partners, including five that are new for 2017: Acura, Cadillac, Lexus, McLaren and Mercedes-AMG.
The complete list is as follows:  Acura, Aston, Martin, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes, MINI, Nissan and Porsche.

By Lanky Turtle Mercedes-AMG GT3
The line up is really assume making it the largest grid in this series history. Mercedes-AMG GT3 will be blasting around Daytona and Lanky Turtle is once again in the garage area and out on the track capturing the sound and sites of the new line up.


Some other news: For the 2017 Rolex 24, Gordon will join Wayne Taylor Racing in the team’s brand new Daytona Prototype International (DPI), the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPI-V.R, where he will compete alongside Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli. Gordon turned his first laps in the car at in an IMSA-sanctioned test at Daytona on Tuesday afternoon. 

Let's get out to the garage area and check out the rides and at time stamp 2:17 listen to that Cadillac Gordon is driving out of the garage area, frickin monster!  Great sound Lanky, nice job.

IMSA

Lanky Turtle

 

FOX Sports will offer 23 hours of live programming from the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona, beginning with a three-hour FOX network telecast beginning at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 28, followed by expanded coverage on FS1 and FS2.

More vids of this incredible series at IMSA Official YouTube 

The New Mclaren GT4



Rolex 24 Part 1



Sweet, been waiting for the team at IMSA to post the race and here it is in 720p60 and that's why I wait, thanks IMSA! 

Relive all the action from the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the first race of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season and Round 1 of the Tequila PatrĂ³n North American Endurance Cup.

All the stats on the race at IMSA, I'm not going to spoil it if you haven't seen the race, this was historic! 

IMSA Official (the full race in 3 parts)

 

Rolex 24 Mishaps 

Check out some of the mishaps on track thus far, banging up one of these sweet machines is nothing but Cha Ching$. 

SPEED - MOTORS on FOX



Heritage Exhibition Highlights

The Shelby and the old fat slicks on the Porsche - clip pic from Lanky Turtle Vid

Before the Rolex 24 launched the fans were treated to the Heritage Exhibition of time gone by of these race beauties. Thanks to Lanky Turtle we get to see these old monsters run!

Lanky Turtle

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