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Friday brings full day of racing to start the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend

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On Friday, Jan. 24, the first round of the Ferrari Challenge will take to the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway at 10:30 a.m., marking the first official race of the 2014 IMSA season. Scuderia Corsa drivers Harry Cheung and Jon Becker qualified on pole for the event.

The sanctioning body, created from a merger of the Grand American Sports Car Racing Series and the American Le Mans Series, will celebrate their inaugural season by holding what can be argued to be one of the largest sportscar events in the world; the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The final practice before the twice around the clock event takes place at 11:30 a.m.

Later in the day, the BMW Performance 200, season opener to the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, is set to go green on at 1:45 p.m.

Rolling off in the pole position in the 2 ½ hour timed race will be the Grand Sport entry No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Mustang Boss 302 R, which is co-driven by Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell. Buford topped the speed charts during Thursday’s qualifying with a lap of 110.651 mph.

Jeff Mosing, who is co-driving with Eric Foss, was fastest in the Sport Touring class driving the No. 56 Team TGM BMW 328i with a lap of 102.718 mph.

Stay tuned to this column for continuing coverage of the run-up to the Rolex 24 at Daytona, as well as in-depth analysis and live reporting from the speedway this weekend. Be sure to subscribe to the West Palm Beach Motorsports Examiner, and keep track of your favorite racers. If you're a motorsports fan, and know of an event, team, or person you'd like to see profiled, please let me know. Also, be sure to follow me on twitter, and read my articles about local getaways, HOAs, elections, and restaurants.

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