Come on a mini vacation late January. We have a group of club members who are heading down to one of the greatest races of all time, the 24 hours of Daytona. The race is on Saturday & Sunday, January 26th & 27th.
If you have read President Ken Jeremiah’s November article you will see that Melinda and Chuck Clark, two ARPCA members also have a place in Daytona. Over the last few years they have been going to the race and have had a great time. This year, they will be renting a motorhome at the track (which will be the ARPCA base of operations) and will open their home to the membership as well.
If you want to attend:
- Event Tickets: Daytona Speedway Website with tickets starting at $40
- Porsche Hospitality Tent at the Race: www.PorscheRacingUSA.com offering a very complete package for $300
- Hotel Accommodations: Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort with rooms starting at $116 per night
- Flights: Orlando (about 75 minute drive) is as low as $220 on AirTrain’s direct flights
- Let us know: If you are planning to attend and want to “hang” with the ARPCA crowd please contact either Ken Jeremiah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or George Patterson (email@example.com) to let the club know.
24 hours of Daytona Background
(thank you Wikipedia)
The 24 Hours of Daytona, currently known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona for sponsorship reasons, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is run on a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) combined road course, utilizing portions of the NASCAR tri-oval and an infield road course.
Since 1991, the Rolex Watch Co. is the title sponsor of the race under a naming rights arrangement. Winning drivers of all classes receive a steel Rolex Daytona watch. The race has been known historically as a leg of the informal Triple Crown of endurance racing. The first 24 Hour event in 1966 was won by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby driving a Ford Mk. II. Porsche finished 1–2–3 win in the 1968 24 Hours.
Porsche has the most overall victories of any manufacturer with 22, scored by various models, including the road based 911, 935 and 996. Porsche also won a record 11 consecutive races from 1977–1987 and won 18 out of 23 races from 1968–1991.
|1||Porsche||18||1968, 1970–71, 1973, 1975, 1977–83, 1985–87, 1989, 1991, 2003|
|3||Ferrari||5||1963–64, 1967, 1972, 1998|
|4||Riley & Scott||3||1996–97, 1999|