Scout Days once again returned to Daytona International Speedway as the infield transformed into a unique camping retreat.
Boy and Girl Scouts from throughout the Southeast participated in activities such as fishing on Lake Lloyd, scavenger hunts, geocaching and up-close access to the teams and drivers from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge as they prepare their cars on the “World Center of Racing’s” 3.56-mile road course for the 2016 season.
Saturday Morning Pit Road Walk: Pit road was opened as Scout Days attendees were granted access to the frontstretch trioval. This unique opportunity allowed scouts to walk pit road and a portion of the track, as well as sign the start/finish line.
Garage Walk-Through: Scout Days attendees received access to the IMSA WeatherTech Championship Series garage, as they met with race team members and could see and touch the actual race cars.
Fire/Safety Demonstration: DIS Emergency Services brought ambulances, stretchers and emergency rescue professionals as scouts were shown a number of fire safety techniques.
Fishing on Lake Lloyd: Scouts took advantage of the 29-acre Lake Lloyd in DAYTONA’s infield by baiting some hooks and casting lines into the famous body of water. The catch and release program saw several big catches throughout the weekend.
Tech Talk: Scouts gathered inside Gatorade Victory Lane as race teams gave first-hand demonstrations of how they mechanically manage the operation of their high-performance vehicles.
IMSA Tech Inspection: Attendees were walked through the highly detailed process every car must go through to meet the exact specifications IMSA requires to be race ready.
Camping: A 180-acre infield was called home for over 2,000 scouts during this early January weekend. Scouts were seen riding bikes, playing football, taking part in scavenger hunts and grabbing a great seat to watch the racing action.