DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 52nd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, which will serve as the debut event for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, will take place on Jan. 25-26 at Daytona International Speedway, track officials announced today.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is the result of the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
“The momentum and excitement surrounding the Rolex 24 At Daytona continues to grow every year,” Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. “With the 2014 edition of the Rolex 24, we will begin a new era in North American sports car racing and race fans will want to witness in-person the first event for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.”
Tickets, including infield camping and parking, for the 52nd anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Roar Before The Rolex 24 three-day test session scheduled for Jan. 3-5 can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
The Rolex 24 At Daytona, the kick-off event to Budweiser Speedweeks 2014, showcases the world’s best drivers competing against each other lap after lap for 24 hours on Daytona International Speedway’s challenging and demanding 3.56-mile road course.
Under the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship banner, the twice-around-the-clock challenge will feature four different classes:
The lead Prototype (P) class, combining the Rolex Series’ GRAND-AM’s Daytona Prototypes plus the ALMS’ P2 and DeltaWing cars
Prototype Challenge (PC), retained from the current ALMS class structure
GT Le Mans (GTLM), consisting of the ALMS’ current GT class
GT Daytona (GTD), consisting of the Rolex Series’ current GT and GX classes and the ALMS’ current GTC class
Fans can follow sports cars at www.grand-am.com and www.alms.com, go on Twitter at GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series (@RolexSeries) and the Sunoco Rolex 24 At Daytona Challenge (@SUNOCO_UK). Fans can also stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for the latest news all season long. Fans can follow the latest on DAYTONA Rising, the $400 million frontstretch renovation at the “World Center of Racing” by using #DAYTONARising on Twitter or visiting www.daytonarising.com.