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Welcome to the 57th running of the 24hrs of Daytona.   Exciting racing across all classes which includes five (5) Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evos in the GTD class.  No shortage of drama to be had in this wonderful sports car endurance race.

http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2019/Rolex-24-At-DAYTONA/Rolex-24-At-Daytona.aspxm/Events/2019/Rolex-24-At-DAYTONA/Rolex-24-At-Daytona.aspx

All info including the schedule is inside here at this link:  hthttps://www.imsa.com/tps://www.imsa.com/

 

Here's the spotter guide: http://www.spotterguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/SG_19_DAY_ONLINE_V1.pdf

 

 

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Gorgeous weekend so far. Cool dry sunny. PERFECT spectator weather!

Random pics from today.,.

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Yes that’s an Edsel station wagon. 

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Great pics cake...Have you been before? Are you there for the whole weekend? Camping ? Enjoy and we'll be watching the entire race with an occasional nod off in the early hours tomorrow.

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On 1/26/2019 at 9:45 AM, gutshot said:

Great pics cake...Have you been before? Are you there for the whole weekend? Camping ? Enjoy and we'll be watching the entire race with an occasional nod off in the early hours tomorrow.

Thank you!  Arrived Thursday and was there until late, then all day Fri and Sat I left the track at 2 a.m. (Sunday morning).  Opted not to return Sunday as I didn’t really have good waterproof clothes (other than shoes).  Didn’t wanna get soaked - but I knew I’d miss some spectacular racing.  Listened on Sirius all the way back to HHI and the color commentary was excellent.  I could play the movie in my head.

This was my 5th Rolex24 in 6 years.  I have never camped.  Stayed at an AirBnB at Spruce Creek which is a fly in/out community.  My “room” was a two room suite inside an airplane hangar.  It wasn’t the best I’ve ever had - but only 17 min to track via back roads and never encountered any traffic delays getting into the track (which was awesome).  And only about 20 min to the beach to visit friends and have dinner at Millie’s - by far the best restaurant in Daytona and not to be missed.  Only 13 tables so reservations are a must - other than 4 bar seats that are first come/first served.

Friends go every year with their motor coach which serves as on-site “HQ”.  I had an absolute blast.  

On 1/27/2019 at 3:20 PM, APB said:

Car #11 won, 2nd year in a row for Lamborghini. Amazing pics btw. 

Thanks!  It was fun to see Lamborghini do well!

 

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Nice recap cake...will try that restaurant next time I'm in the area.  Our son's GF's, friend was there and she camped the whole weekend and loved it even with the rain!  This young lady has coaxed my son and his GF to go and camp at Sebring next month.  I never thought my son would visit Sebring before or without me! 

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A great time, 34 Lamborghinis in total made the trip and parked together! A generous club member let me use his Balboni Gallardo for the weekend. :)

The Automobili Lamborghini suite was awesome!

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I saw quite a few spectacular Lambos around the infield and outside the track. On Thursday I passed a yellow pre-LP Gallardo on 95S just before leaving GA and going into FL. It had Indiana plates and looked GREAT!  Made me smile.

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Off topic, the weekend before the 24 we were in St Augustine for film festival. We stayed just over the River from St Augustine at the base of the bridge. The view of St Aug was lovely, especially at night. 

Attended a lunch/talk with Hurley Haywood and then screening of his documentary  which is very well done  

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Oh that SVJ

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Hurley’s 918

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BGB’s GT4 clubsport at the 24 

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Looks like an absolute blast! The Rolex 24 would be a blast, however, I think the Roar at the 24 would be more fun. Having working on a couple teams, I think the access would be far greater with less crowds, easier to connect and get behind the scenes experience like none before.

To be fair, the IMSA organization has made a lot of attempts to make the series more accessible and that is an incredible feat and I think a great way to get new generations hooked and older generations revitalized into the best sport on the planet!

What's the next round you plan on attending?

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