It’s the sports cars, not the prototypes, that constitute the meat of any 24-hour race.
It’s always good to see a naturally gifted racer get the opportunity to show their talents. In IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Challenge series, one of the newest drivers is teaming up with a veteran for the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona contest that will be held on Friday, January 24th on the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road/oval circuit.
This running of the iconic endurance race was remarkable for multiple strange incidents involving Mercedes-Benz CLRs, which due to a design flaw had a tendency to take flight.
The upcoming Rolex 24 at Daytona boasts a Formula 1 world champion, IndyCar titleholders, NASCAR stars and reigning champions of the sports car organization founded by John Bishop in 1969. And one guy without legs.
The Petersen Automotive Museum will feature “BMW: 100 Years of Performance,” showcasing five of BMW’s most memorable race and street cars. The exhibition opens to the public on Sept. 1 for a limited time.