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When Renger van der Zande spotted Jordan Taylor wearing his new Corvette Racing firesuit at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona instead of the familiar, Konica Minolta-emblazoned, black firesuit he’s sported for so many years, the Dutchman said, “It’s so weird.”
It's not uncommon for recent high school or college graduates to take an off-year after completing their studies to travel or wind down.
A year ago, there was much fanfare surrounding Oliver Jarvis and the No. 77 Mazda Team Joest RT-24P at the end of Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona qualifying for garage and pit stall selections in the Daytona Prototype international class.
All but one Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona division have been disqualified following Saturday's Roar Before the 24 garage qualifying session.
No, Hailie Deegan conceded with a wide grin, she never expected that her competitive debut on the famous Daytona Int'l Speedway high banks would come in a sports car.
A new driver lineup delivered similar results for the reigning IMSA Prototype Challenge championship-winning No. 47 Forty7 Motorsports team, as Joel Janco, J.J. Jorge and Kyle Kirkwood, co-drove to victory in Saturday’s three-hour season opener at Daytona Int'l Speedway.