Monday, December 16, 2013

Dayview of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Action Express Saleen #5
This will be the best road racing of our time.

From IMSA: (International Motor Sports Association)

 More than 70 champions from all kinds of racing.  More than 25 countries represented and over 2,000 miles of high-speed action.  It's all going down on January 25-26, 2014!  The 52nd anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona will be the first race for TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, the newly unified organization between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila PatrĂ³n. Celebrate the start of a new era, as America's two major sports car racing leagues unify for their history-making first race.

The TUDOR Championship will have four classes of competition. The lead Prototype category pairs the Daytona Prototype from the Rolex Series with the P2 from the ALMS, bringing together the best from both divisions.  Also competing is the revolutionary DeltaWing coupe, which will be racing at Daytona for the first time. Making its Daytona debut is the ALMS' Prototype Challenge presented by Continental Tire (PC), virtually unchanged from 2013.  The ALMS GT division – recognized as the best GT competition in the world – continues as the GTLM (GT Le Mans) class.  The Rolex Series GT continues as GTD (GT Daytona), also including the former ALMS' GTC class.  The weekend also includes the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, with the series returning to the same sanction as its debut in 1985 as the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship.

Ozz Negri – who won the 2012 Rolex 24 for Shank – drove the No. 60 Ford EcoBoost/Riley. "It was a very productive test," Shank said.  "We were able to get through a lot of items we needed to fix for next month. The car ran great, and the team was hitting on all cylinders.  This test set the precedent for the race."




Sebring Test November

The RACER Channel brings you raw footage from the second day of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship testing at Sebring International Raceway.

The RACER Channel


Ford EcoBoost Daytona Record Run

Team owner Michael Shank and driver Colin Braun chronicle their run into the Daytona record book with Wednesday's incredible closed course lap of 222.971 mph around the 2.5-mile oval.

The RACER Channel


IMSA Tudor Series Testing at Daytona 

The Roar Before.  Teams from the IMSA Tudor United Sports Car Championship in their first ever test session at the Daytona International Speedway for P (DP,P2,PC,DW) GTLM and GTD cars in preparation for the 2014 Rolex 24. 11/19/13. 

What the hell is that @ 3:54 to 4:00 min mark in this clip, man that ride sounds sweet!

Lanky Turtle


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