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2013 24 hours of Daytona

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:

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.

Rank Constructor Wins Years
1 Germany Porsche 18 1968, 1970–71, 1973, 1975, 1977–83, 1985–87, 1989, 1991, 2003
2 United States Riley 8 2005–12
3 Italy Ferrari 5 1963–64, 1967, 1972, 1998
4 United States Riley & Scott 3 1996–97, 1999
5 United States Ford 2 1965–66
United Kingdom Jaguar 1988, 1990
Japan Nissan 1992, 1994
8 United Kingdom Lotus 1 1962
United Kingdom Lola 1969
Germany BMW 1975
United Kingdom March 1984
Japan Toyota 1993
Germany Kremer 1995
United States Dodge 2000
United States Chevrolet 2001
Italy Dallara 2002
United States Doran 2004