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IMSA Confirms Pit Lane, Garage Assignments for Rolex 24

IMSA confirms pit lane, garage assignments for Rolex 24…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

IMSA has confirmed the pit lane and garage assignments following the first-ever qualifying session to determine the positions at last weekend’s Roar Before the 24.

Allocations have been given to all 50 cars, including Action Express Racing (Prototype), Ford Chip Ganassi Racing (GT Le Mans) and Grasser Racing Team (GT Daytona), which topped their respective categories in the qualifying session.

Of note, Acura Team Penske has elected to split its pit locations up by car, with the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 taking the 31st position on pit lane and the No. 7 car in the 25th box.

The team typically employs a similar pit lane strategy for its IndyCar races, in providing space between its team cars in the event both need to pit on the same lap.

CORE autosport will also be split on pit road, by request, with its two-car Porsche GT Le Mans team separated from its Prototyoe effort.

Every other multi-car team has remained grouped together, including Risi Competizione, the only team fielding entries in multiple classes.

Per the rules, Risi’s pit location was determined by the team’s qualifying position of its No. 82 Ferrari 488 GT3.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Binky

    January 10, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    I always assumed teams being grouped was part of the rules, can’t believe Penske are the only ones who thought to separate.

    The past couple of years I noticed the Ganassi Ford armada, for example, were tripping over each other and losing positions at every single yellow flag stop.

    • billthe3

      January 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      I’d be curious how much it costs to have enough equipment to setup a second pit stand, or if they still have both race engineers at the one stand and only tire guys and mechanics at the second.

      • Pierre

        January 11, 2018 at 12:08 am

        If they wanted to avoid having both cars having to pit at the same time then they have the personnel to be able to work on both. Not to mention, it’s penske.. if be shocked if they didn’t have the personnel.

  2. juneracer

    January 11, 2018 at 7:04 am

    havin empty boxes either side is an advantage in IMSA races. they will definitely have both cars pitting at the same time. thats obvious with the high content of SCs at Daytona. but few have the resources to have two of everything.

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