Like the prologue to a good book, the opening sessions of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 have set the scene for the main action of the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona – the renowned twice around the clock endurance challenge which will take place just three weeks from now at Daytona International Speedway.
Our staff photographer, Steve Langley, didn’t get to go to as many races in 2013 as he would have liked. But the ones he did attend, he documented with some fabulous photographs. This set of photos is from the fall Atlanta race. Check ’em out and let Steve know in the comments what you think. I think he’s pretty darn good, myself.
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Sports Car racing, now under a single banner as Grand-Am and Petite LeMans merged last year, has its problems. Specifically, the series isn’t drawing big crowds nor making inroads to achieve good TV ratings.
Even with perfect weather, attendance at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas for the Petite LeMans race this year was pathetic. That new track hosted the first GP of the US in quite a while. According to Auto Week, the crowd count wasn’t more than 5,500 – if they were lucky. And that was for the entire three-day weekend.