Wednesday, January 22, 2014

It's That Time Again

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, not that one. Our respite from racing is about to come to a blissful end. In fewer than 72 hours, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona goes green and the Tudor United SportsCar Championship will kick off with a bang! Sixty seven cars are set to go for this first round of the 2014 season and what a grouping it is. In the P category, we finally see the DPs running against the P2s, and the gloves have been taken off.  What will surely flare is the unspoken rivalry of Grand-Am versus ALMS. Who will take pole? Will it be an ALMS car or a Grand-Am car to qualify first, win, or sweep both? PC also comes with an impressive line-up of cars, albeit one of the smaller classes. GTLM is where all of the manufacturer's eyes will be. Viper, Porsche, Ferrari, oh my! Throw in BMW, Corvette, and Aston Martin and we have a battle for the ages! All the fans will be watching GTD closely, and with 27 cars, how could you not?!
Quite frankly, it's too close to call with all of these categories. The 2013 defending champs have split their odds for the most part. Pruett and Rojas will share a car, as well as von Moltke and Alburquerque, but Jarvis, Norman, Lewis, and Canache jr. will all be driving separate cars. There are very few sure things for this weekend's race: A Chevy powered Oreca will win PC, great food will be served at Marion's, and fans at the track will enjoy some great racing. If you can't be at the track for this inaugural race of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, follow my twitter @GearboxGirl closely for pictures and race week/day updates!  Ladies and gentlemen, let's start our engines!