The historic Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona is one of the most well-known sports car races in the world. An endurance battle that attracts the best manufacturers and drivers from around the world, this race is on any true race fan’s bucket list. Aside from that, it should be on the bucket list for any sports fan in general. Unlike other historic and thrilling endurance races that are better suited for a more mature audience (looking at you, Sebring 12 Hours), the Rolex 24 is without a doubt one of the most family friendly races around. Kids 12 and under are free, and there is plenty to see all race weekend long.
After the renewal of the Grand Prix of Detroit at Belle Isle this year, the event announced several new enhancements for fans.
For the first time, all fans will have free access to the paddock for IMSA, Trans-Am, and IndyCar Series competitors. In past years, an additional ticket was required. Now, fans will have the ability to get up close to the teams with a general admission ticket, as well as get up close to the Scott Fountain victory lane podium.
Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca is a world-famous speedway housed atop the high hills outside of Monterey, California. The speedway has hosted some of the world’s biggest racing stars over various racing series and continues to be a fan and driver favorite as the years progress.
An auto dealer from New York is in early talks with Lee County, Florida to build two motorsports facilities on land near the Southwest Florida International Airport. Estero’s Carmine Dell Aquila, who owns a Nissan car dealership in Long Island, New York, has been noted as looking at a 400-500 acre site to build the raceways. One circuit would be dedicated to off-road racing while the other would be a paved oval.
Road Atlanta announced today that Michelin will be the new naming rights holder for the historic raceway, while also previewing some coming upgrades to the facility. The host of the annual Petit Le Mans IMSA finale will now be known as Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Michelin is the first ever naming rights holder in the track’s history, having previously been the official tire partner of Road Atlanta.
The planned Formula E e-Prix to be held in Zurich this season has been postponed. A conflicting event within the city has caused race organizers to put an end to the planning of this season’s event in Switzerland. The Swiss capital city of Bern now looks set to replace the Zurich event.