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 2015 24 Hours of America

Only $600 to reserve your team 
See the "Registration Page" to Sign-UP and see currently selected numbers and tent spaces

Where:

Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL


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When:
January 30-Feb 1st, 2015
Track: 9 turns, just over 1/2 of a mile
Kart Type:

270cc, 11 hp, 4 stroke, Honda engine on a European Dino Chassis.

Kart #'s: Teams select their own kart number 1-99 (Kart 1 is reserved for the previous 24 Hours of America winner
Team Size: Rules are 2-10 drivers, however, most teams will be 4-6 drivers. 24 Hour Driver Requirements:

  • Driver's must have experience or must take one of regular season race schools or the advanced race school the Friday of the event.
  • Driver's must be 18 years or older OR have experience/ previous racing with Endurance Karting and applied for clearance from Johan/Karen Schwartz. (Average age of our participants is 39 years old)
  • Minimum driver's height is 5'0"
  • Minimum driver weight is 185lbs (weight boxes and led is provided).
  • Maximum driver's height is 6'6" and Maximum driver's weight is 275 lbs. As each person is built differently, the maximums are guidelines.
Individuals: Are you an individual or small group who needs help getting matched up with others to make a team? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Race Classes: We will run the following race classes/divisions during the race. Teams 
will select one to compete in: 
GT-Pro, GT-Semi Pro, GT-Masters Pro, GT-Masters, GT-Big Boy, GT-Rookie (defined in the rules)
Weights: We will use weight ballasting over the course of the event to create a minimum driver weight of 185lbs. Drivers will need to have the correct weight in the kart at the beginning and end of their stints. GT-Big Boy has a minimum weight of 215lbs. 
Provided: The following is provided:
  • Kart, tires, fuel, mechanics,etc.
  • 10' x 10' tent per team
  • 3 meals (Sat. lunch and dinner, Sun. breakfast) drivers only
  • T-Shirt for each driver
  • Trophies
  • Team Number plate

    There are electrical hook-ups track side. We will make space rental for RV's available in the coming months.

 

Schedule: Any changes to the schedule will be posted here as well as being sent out to all teams just prior to the race.

     
Thursday
Jan 29th
4:00 - 7:00 pm Early Registration 
     

Friday
Jan 30th

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Advanced Race School - Optional $195/driver, 1 hour of seat time total with feed back between each on-track session. (details below)
  9:00 am Registration Open
  12:15 pm Karts Assigned (teams will have access to their kart during the team manager drivers meeting (4:30-5:30pm
  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Practice Sessions - 30 minute blocks, $85 per block (details below)
  4:20 pm - 5:00 pm Team Manager Drivers Meeting
  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Practice (practice will continue right into qualifying)
  7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Qualifying
     
Saturday
Jan 31st
9:00 am - 9:30 am Driver's Meeting: Mandatory for all drivers
  9:30 am - 9:50 am Q & A: 1 member of each team must be present
  10:00 am Team Photos
  11:00 am Green Flag - 24 Hour Race
Sunday
Feb 1st
11:00 am Checkered Flag - 24 Hour Race
  10:30 am Awards Ceremony

About our Karts: Our karts are safe, fun and easy to race.  Here are some quick facts about our karts:

  • Equally prepared and maintained by our staff
  • DINO European chassis
  • Top speed ~ 50 mph
  • Hydraulic disc brake system with ventilated rotor
  • Honda 270cc – 11 hp - 
    4 stroke engine
  • Aluminum wheels
  • Slick tires
Decaling will be allowed on the karts. See section marked Karts, Track Tips, and Rules for details.

 

24 Hr Advanced Racing School:
Paid Practice Blocks: 30 Minute Blocks:

Overview: The advanced school will consist of high speed lapping sessions with individualized instructor feedback in regard to adjustments to racing line, braking, lifting, etc. Feedback and additional tips will be given specific to 24 hour racing consideration.

The school starts at an advanced level immediately. Students are expected to already know their flags, racing terminology, and how to find the racing line/apexes.

School participants will be broken in to two groups. While one group is on track, the other group will be getting feedback from their instructors.

Overview: Six - 30 minute practice sessions are available for purchase. This 30 minute practice block can be for one person or share between a group. Sessions will start and stop at the same time for all.

The schedule below lists availability for each time slot. At the time you purchase your session(s) you will specify the time slot(s) you want. If you need to have your session time moved we are happy to do where slots are still available.

Note: The Friday evening 2.5 hour practice/qualifying is already included in team entry. These 30 minute paid practice blocks are optional.


  • Friday, January 30, 2015 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • $225/Participant
  • Limited to 30 Participants
  • Uses Corporate Fleet (same brand and almost identicle to the 24 hour karts)
  • Lap times will be printed for participants
  • Friday,January 30, 2015 (12:30 pm - 4:00 pm)
  • $85.00/30 minute practice block
  • Limited to 30 Participants
  • Uses Corporate Fleet (same brand and almost identicle to the 24 hour karts)
  • Lap times will be printed for each kart at the conclusion of each 30 minute session.

Schedule: Friday,Jan. 30, Advanced Race School

8:00
8:25
Intro/Tips on this track
8:25
8:45
Group 1 Session 1 On Track
8:45
9:05
Group 2 Session 1 On Track
9:05
9:25
Group 1 Session 2 On Track
9:25
9:45
Group 2 Session 2 On Track
9:45
10:20
Track Walk
10:20
10:40
Group 1 Session 3 On Track
10:40
11:00
Group 2 Session 3 On Track
11:00
11:20
Group 1 Session 4 On Track
11:20
11:40
Group 2 Session 4 On Track
11:40
12:00
Final Review and 24 Hr Tips

 

Schedule: 30 Minute Practice Blocks

 
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start
12:30
1:05
1:40
2:15
2:55
3:30
end
1:00
1:35
2:10
2:50
3:25
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