Are you tired of boring, mundane articles that lack excitement and intrigue? Well, prepare yourself because we have something completely different for you today! Get ready to be captivated by the electrifying world of historic and vintage sports car racing at the HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA 24-hour race. This thrilling event is taking place next weekend, and you don’t want to miss a single moment of the action!
But wait, there’s more! We are thrilled to announce that the HSR Classic Daytona will be featured in online livestream coverage, bringing the heart-pounding excitement right to your screens. Thanks to HSR and DriversEye Live, you can tune in on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, to catch all the high-octane racing. The livestream will be available simultaneously on HSR’s Facebook page and the official HSR YouTube channel. So, whether you prefer the comfort of your couch or the convenience of your mobile device, you can be part of this incredible experience.
Now, let’s dive into the details of what makes the HSR Classic Daytona so special. This unique event features seven different Run Groups, labeled A through G, each showcasing historic and vintage sports cars. These cars will battle it out on the iconic Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for a full 24 hours. Can you imagine the intensity and endurance required to compete in such a grueling race?
To keep things interesting, each Run Group will take turns on the track, with Groups C and D sharing the road and competing for their respective group honors. The 24-hour race is divided into multiple segments, each lasting just under one hour. This means that for a full day, you can witness non-stop historic and vintage sports car competition at its finest. The cherry on top? The winners of each Run Group will be presented with luxurious HSR Classic 24 edition B.R.M. Chronographes watches. Talk about a remarkable reward for their outstanding performance!
Don’t worry; we won’t leave you hanging. Let’s talk about the livestream coverage schedule, so you can plan your weekend accordingly. The excitement kicks off just before Group C and D hit the track for their pace laps at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday. From there, the Classic 24 programming runs for six consecutive hours, providing you with comprehensive coverage of the opening rounds for all the competing race groups. The livestream will sign off for the night shortly after the dazzling fireworks display at 8:00 p.m. EDT during the Group A race. Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled day of racing like no other!
But don’t despair, because the action resumes on Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. EST. Set those alarms early, because you don’t want to miss the final six-hour block of prime daytime coverage. This part of the livestream will feature the thrilling fourth and final rounds that will determine the overall winners for each Run Group. After an intense battle on the track, the checkered flag will wave for the last time at 1:00 p.m. EST, marking the end of an unforgettable weekend.
Now, let’s introduce you to the incredible on-air talent that will bring this event to life. Joe Bradley, a veteran sports car racing broadcaster and frequent HSR commentator, will serve as the race’s roving reporter. With his expertise and passion for the sport, Joe will take you behind the scenes, patrolling the garages, paddock area, and various infield attractions. He will interview drivers, teams, fans, and VIPs, providing unique insights into the competition and the overall spectacle that the Classic 24 has become.
Joining Joe in the commentator’s booth is Paul Tarsey, another experienced HSR voice with a wealth of historic sports car racing knowledge. Together, they will ensure that you don’t miss a beat of the action. Their commentary will be complemented by the longtime Official Announcer of HSR, Jeff Wright. With this all-star lineup, you can expect nothing less than top-notch coverage and analysis throughout the livestream.
But how is all of this made possible? We have to give credit to DriversEye Live, the production team behind the livestream. Founded in 2019, their mission is to make amateur and grassroots motorsports more accessible. With partnerships in the SCCA Super Tour and the World Racing League (WRL), they have already produced approximately 400 hours of coverage in 2023 alone. Impressive, right? For the Classic 24, DriversEye Live has gone above and beyond, setting up twelve static trackside cameras around the infield and the oval. These cameras, combined with a custom-built timing and scoring display, will provide you with a comprehensive view of the heart-stopping action. And if that’s not enough, they have also planned to incorporate entrant-provided live onboard cameras, granting you a front-row seat across all the Classic 24 run groups.
Now, let’s talk about the star-studded lineup of drivers who will be competing in the HSR Classic 24. The 2023 entry list is a treasure trove of talent, featuring former race winners and exciting newcomers. Prepare to be amazed by an array of historic sports car racing machines, ranging from Porsches to Ferraris to Ford GT40s. And it’s not just the cars that will leave you in awe; the drivers themselves are a sight to behold. HSR champions, motorsports notables, and industry leaders will all be vying for victory. Among the top names on the entry list are Adrian Newey, Ray Evernham, Jim Farley, Andy Wallace, Butch Leitzinger, Dan Ammann, and many more. The competition will be fierce, and you can expect nothing less than a showstopping performance from these exceptional individuals.
Are you ready for two days of non-stop exhilaration? Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4, at 2 p.m. EDT, when the HSR Classic 24 gets underway. But be aware, due to the time change from Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), there will be repeat sessions at 1 a.m. early Sunday morning. Group G will run its second of four sessions at 1 a.m. EDT, followed by the third round for Group A at 1 a.m. EST. Make sure to adjust your schedule accordingly, as you won’t want to miss a single second of the action.
For more information on the 2023 HSR Classic Daytona and the accompanying HSR Daytona Historics races, including the event schedule and much more, click HERE.
There you have it, folks! The HSR Classic Daytona presented by IMSA 24-hour race is set to be an adrenaline-fueled extravaganza that you won’t want to miss. With online livestream coverage bringing the action right to your fingertips, you can experience the drama and intensity from the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget to tune in on Saturday, November 4, and Sunday, November 5, to witness historic and vintage sports car racing at its finest. Get ready to be thrilled, captivated, and left in awe as the best drivers battle it out on the iconic Daytona International Speedway. Buckle up, because this is going to be one wild ride!