Reference No: C3289
Type: Single car, crystal box
Features: High detail. Magnatraction. Quick-change guide blade. DPR
The famous 24 Hours of Daytona race, currently known as the Rolex 24 At Daytona for sponsorship reasons, is a 24-hour sports car endurance race held annually at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida since 1966. It is run on a 3.56-mile (5.73 km) combined road course, utilizing portions of the NASCAR tri-oval and an infield road course. Since its inception, it has been held the last weekend of January or first weekend of February, part of Speedweeks, and it is the first major automobile race of the year in the United States.
In 2011, Stevenson Camaro GT.R didn't win the Rolex 24 hour race at Daytona but they still did donuts. Despite setbacks, Stevenson Camaro keeps going to finish just outside the top 10. In the end, they finished in 12th place, but when Robin Liddell started 7th on the grid at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the opening round of the 2011 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 season, the man knew he wasn't where he really wanted to be. When the green flag waved to start the race, Liddell, in the Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro GT.R No. 57, decided the best time to improve his position was now, rather than later. At the end of lap one, he had the Camaro up to fourth place, and quickly found himself drafting three Porsche race cars on the steep Daytona International Speedway banking. By the second lap he was in third place and by the end of lap three he had moved to the place he really wanted to be all along, in first.
Liddell would hold onto the lead in the GT class for a glorious 23 laps until he experienced electrical fuel pressure issues which forced him off track and into the garage.
The donuts? The team called the driver in to the pits for tyres, fuel and donuts! A comical video on the Internet can be found of the team jokingly stuffing a donut in through the driver's race helmet - the team still finding time for fun despite their disappointing finish to the race.
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