DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Roar Before The Rolex 24, the critical three-day test session prior to the historic 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, is scheduled for Jan. 6-8 at Daytona International Speedway.
Sports cars from the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will test the twists and turns of the “World Center of Racing’s” 3.56-mile road course for three days as they prepare for their respective season-opening events.
The Rolex 24 At Daytona, celebrating its golden anniversary in 2012, will kick off the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season on Jan. 28-29 and showcase the world’s best drivers competing against each other lap after lap for 24 hours. The GRAND-AM 200, the season-opening event to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, is slated for Friday, Jan. 27.
In addition to the testing sessions, there will be open garage access during the Roar Before The Rolex 24 as well as fan forums, pit stop demonstrations and tech talks.
Tickets for the Roar Before The Rolex 24 are $15 and are on sale now by visiting www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Ticketholders for the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona and children 12 and under will receive free admission. Tickets for the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona are also available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.