Transporter Parade Opens Race Festivities for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Transporter Parade Opens Race Festivities for Rolex 24 at Daytona

16.01.2009: Festivities for the 47th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will open Tuesday afternoon with a parade of many of the race team transporters through Daytona Beach. The parade will get underway at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) at 3 p.m. on Jan. 20, a

Festivities for the 47th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will open Tuesday afternoon with a parade of many of the race team transporters through Daytona Beach.

The parade will get underway at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) at 3 p.m. on Jan. 20, and will proceed to downtown Daytona Beach via Mason Avenue. The race haulers will then head South on AIA, before returning to the Speedway via International Speedway Blvd.

The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and KONI Sports Car Challenge competitors will use Wednesday as a setup day at Daytona International Speedway.

Actual on-track activity gets underway on Thursday, following opening ceremonies in which the Mayor of DIRECTV Speedweeks is sworn in at the start/finish line by DIS President Robin Braig. The new Mayor's first responsibility will be to cut the ceremonial ribbon to open activities that will culminate with the Feb. 15 51st running of the Daytona 500.


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16.01.2009 / MaP

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