Sunday, January 28, 2018

2018 Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona

It is safe to say this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona was the best attended IMSA race in many years. Here's a quick overview of photos for you. I'll have more in a future post but I arrived back here at my desk early to get these out for you to see.

It is nice to see how fast the IMSA series is growing both in terms of fan base and the number of cars racing. The Prototype class took a huge leap this year with 20 entries and big name drivers being added to the roster, including F1 Champ Fernando Alonso and Indycar star Helio Castroneves .

The future looks bright for IMSA so let's get out and support this series by attending a race or two- you will not be disappointed!

Congratulations to the following first and second place winners in each class:

In the Prototype class it was  all Cadillac Racing power with the #5 Mustang Sampling Racing  entry driven by Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque and Christian Fittipaldi in first place and the #31Whelen Engineering Cadillac Racing machine driven by Felipe Nasr, Eric Curran, Mike Conway and Stuart Middleton taking 2nd place.

Prototype 1st Place  Mustang Sampling

Prototype 2nd Place Whelen Engineering

                           GTLM Class Winners  #67 (In background)  and #66 (in foreground)
                                                    Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT's

GTD Class 1st place #11 GRT Grasser Racing Team

GTD 2nd place #86 Michael Shank Racing

And here's a few additional photos of people you know:

Roger Penske talking with Wayne Taylor

Fernando Alonso on Friday making a point.

Wayne Taylor having fun Saturday morning.

Scott Pruett signing autographs.  

Hope you liked the pictures-  more to come in the next few days.

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Publisher, Paul Ziegler

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