ROLEX Tune-up: Roar before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway

YouTube download/ Lanky Turtle video for Headline Surfer / Teams from the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship testing at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. -- It's known as the Roar Before the 24," and it's the weekend-long tune-up at Daytona Internationational Speedway for the upcoming Rolex 24.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams are testing the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona Weekend on Jan. 26-29. In addition to the on-track testing, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have been camping in the infield and taking part in programming throughout the weekend.

Testing at Daytona International Speedway / Headline Surfer®IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams are testing the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona Weekend on Jan. 26-29.

In addition to the on-track testing, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have been camping in the infield and taking part in programming throughout the weekend.

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 kicks off the racing season at DAYTONA as the event marks the first time race fans can observe their favorite drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge as they prepare for the prestigious Rolex 24 At DAYTONA. Infield-only tickets are just $15 per day (garage access included) and kids 12 and under are free.

YouTube download / Lanky Turtle video for Headline Surfer / Testing at Daytona International Speedway continued on Saturday in preparation for the 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Testing continues today. See DIS schedule below.
 
Here is the Sunday schedule for The Roar Before the 24:
7am - 4 pm Scout Days fishing available on Lake Lloyd
9 am - 10 am IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice session #5
9 am - 3:45 pm Infield & Fanzone open
9 am - 3:30 pm DIS Tours available. Purchase at Daytona Ticket and Tours building.
10 am - 4:00 pm Scout Days Tram Track/Stadium Tours departing from outside of General Scout Camping Area
10:20 am - 12:05 pm IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session #6
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice session #6
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session #7
7 pm Garages close.
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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area in Central Florida, via HeadlineSurfer.com. Specializing in breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most experienced reporters with dozens of journalism-industry awards in print & digital mediums. Frederick is enrolled online at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's pursuing a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Journalism (graduation in March 2018). Frederick earned his BA in Political Science/Public Admin. (concentration in Writing) from Central Connecticut State University, in 1984, where he recieved the President's Citation for "academic excellence & outstanding campus/community service." Prior to myriad duties as publisher/award-winning journalist of Headline Surfer, 2008-present; Frederick was city hall reporter for the Palatka (FL) Daily News, 2007-2008; city editor of the Taunton (MA) Daily Gazette, 2005-2006; cops & courts/legal affairs writer for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, 1996-2004; and cops & courts reporter for the Rockland (NY) Journal-News/Gannett Suburban Newspapers, 1989-1996.