Racing is back. Amidst the further menace of covid and the stress of restriction and uncertainty… Racing is back.
Changes are many. Some class changes with entry numbers. A new addition of the LMP3 class. Among these is Core Autosport with their new #54 LMP3. The Porsche support of their previous entries (#911 & #912) ended at the end of 2020. The Porsche badge is not totally gone in GTLM, as WeatherTech Racing has put their wheel in the Porsche RSR #79 moving up from the GTD class which they ran with the #63 Ferarri.
The NASCAR season open is rapidly approaching. First, however, is all eyes on the curves and variety of the ROLEX 24. The prelude, of course, is the “Roar Before The 24”. There will be a good turn of entries practicing at “The Roar” with teams in new equipment to burn in and some even running limited schedules.
Daytona is the focus of motorsport in the United States for the next month. A new President is in Washington. The decisions made will echo from the White House and into all facets of life in general, especially for covid and any further restrictions along with it. The grease is ready for the wheels but the caution flag is still waving.
For fans…? Well… It’s a good thing televisions are cheap. Restrictions will limit fans on site for the ROLEX 24 and the Daytona 500. Vaccines are out but progress is still being measured in laps rather than total victories. It’s going to be a while further…
For now… if you’re one of the few that will be on site, be gracious and follow the rules so the rest of us can follow later on. For the rest, on the couches across the country… Let’s go racing!