2018 Grassroots Motorsports Experience at the Rolex 24 At Daytona

Jan 25 - Jan 28 at Daytona Beach, FL

This event has already happened. Read the recap here.



Overwhelmed by the magnitude that is the Rolex 24 At Daytona? Do the event with your pals from Grassroots Motorsports.

Once again we’re hosting our readers—and that’s where you come in. The Grassroots Motorsports Experience at the Rolex 24 At Daytona takes you behind the scenes and gives you a home base for the entire IMSA weekend. Hang out in our tent, meet the staff, and enjoy our paddock tours. Call it rockstar hospitality for the rest of us.

2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona Event Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 25

7:00 am - Garages open
9:00 am - Complimentary Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee in the GRM Experience tent
9:00 am - Stadium & UNOH Fanzone opens
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Daytona Ticket and Tours building
9:00 am - 8:00 pm - Fanatics Infield Merchandise Superstore in UNOH Fanzone open
9:00 am - 8:00 pm - Grassroots Motorsports Experience tent open
9:20 am - 10:20 am - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session #1
10:40 am - 11:25 am - Ferrari Challenge practice session #3
11:40 am - 11:55 am - IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice session #3
12:05 pm - 12:20 pm - IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge ST qualifying
12:25 pm - 12:40 pm - IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge GS / TCR qualifying
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session #2
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Ferrari Challenge qualifying #1 group 1
3:20 pm - 3:35 pm - Ferrari Challenge qualifying #1 group 2
3:55 pm - 4:10 pm - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD qualifying
4:20 pm - 4:35 pm - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM qualifying
4:45 pm - 5:00 pm - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship P qualifying
5:00 pm - 5:20 pm - IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice session #4
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session #3

Friday, Jan. 26

8:30 am - Stadium & UNOH Fanzone opens
8:30 am - Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition Display at the FPL Solar Patio inside UNOH
8:45 am - 9:00 am - Ferrari Challenge qualifying #2 group 1
9:00 am - Complimentary Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee in the GRM Experience tent
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Mazda Ride & Drive outside stadium (behind the Florida Hospital Injector)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Daytona Ticket and Tours building
9:00 am - 1:00 pm - UNOH Fanzone Kids Zone open
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Fanatics Infield Merchandise Superstore in UNOH Fanzone open
9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Grassroots Motorsports Experience tent open
9:05 am - 9:20 am - Ferrari Challenge qualifying #2 group 2
9:40 am - 10:40 am - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session #4
10:00 am - GRM Experience paddock tour and Fan Walk leaves from the GRM Experience tent
11:00 am - 11:45 am - Ferrari Challenge race #1
11:00 am - 4:30 pm - Carnival Rides at the Boardwalk Experience
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - Grid opens for fan access to pre-race ceremonies on Pit Road
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm - BMW Endurance Challenge At DAYTONA
6:00 pm – Grassroots Motorsports Dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings

Saturday, Jan 27

6:30 am - UNOH Fanzone opens
6:30 am - 10:00 am - Fanatics Infield Merchandise Superstore in UNOH Fanzone open
7:00 am - DAYTONA 5K Run & Fun Walk
8:00 am - Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition Display at the FPL Solar Patio inside UNOH Fanzone
9:00 am - Complimentary Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee in the GRM Experience tent
9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Mazda Ride & Drive outside stadium (behind the Florida Hospital Injector)
9:00 am - Stadium open
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Daytona Ticket and Tours building
9:00 am - 12:00 am - Grassroots Motorsports Experience tent open
9:00 am - 8:00 pm - Fanatics merchandise store open in Stadium
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Daytona Rewards stations open in stadium & UNOH Fanzone
9:00 am - 6:00 pm - UNOH Fanzone Kids Zone open
9:30 am - 10:45 am - Ferrari Challenge race #2
10:00 am - 12:00 am - Carnival Rides at the Boardwalk Experience
10:30 am - Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition laps
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm - IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver autograph session inside UNOH Fanzone
12:30 pm - GRM Experience Fan Walk leaves from the GRM Experience tent
1:05 pm - 2:20 pm - Grid opens for fan access to pre-race ceremonies on Pit Road
1:05 pm - 2:20 pm - Crossover gates open
2:40 pm - START – 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Live Celtic Rock Band, Off Kilter, on the Main Stage inside UNOH Fanzone
5:00 pm - Cash bar opens at GRM Experience tent
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Wine & Cheese Party – Café 24 Activity Zone
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Taste of the 24 in Stadium Midway Suites
7:00 pm - GRM Experience dinner in the GRM Experience tent (open to GRM Experience ticket holders only)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Live band, The World Famous Trans Ams, on the Main Stage inside UNOH Fanzone
10:30 pm - 12:00 am - Karaoke on the Main Stage inside UNOH Fanzone
11:00 pm - Rolex 24 fireworks show
11:50 pm - GRM Experience midnight tour leaves from the GRM Experience tent*

*It's best to be early for the midnight tour, as Mazda will hand out special gifts to the first 50 attendees.

Sunday, Jan 28

12:01 am - 3:00 pm - Grassroots Motorsports Experience tent open
8:00 am - 10:00 am - Café 24 Breakfast Garage inside the Café 24 Activity Zone
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Fanatics Infield Merchandise Superstore in UNOH Fanzone open
9:00 am - Complimentary Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee in the GRM Experience tent
9:00 am - Mazda Ride & Drive outside stadium (behind the Florida Hospital Injector)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Motorsports Hall of Fame open in Daytona Ticket and Tours building
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Photos with the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona trophy inside Gatorade Victory Lane
9:00 am - 2:00 pm - UNOH Fanzone Kids Zone open
9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Fanatics merchandise store open in Stadium
10:00 am - 3:30 pm - Carnival Rides at the Boardwalk Experience
11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Worship Services by Raceway Ministries in Driver’s Meeting Room by entrance of UNOH Fanzone
2:00 pm - Rolex 24 Heritage Exhibition parade begins in UNOH Fanzone
2:40 pm - FINISH – 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona

This schedule is subject to change.

About the Grassroots Motorsports Experience at the Rolex 24 at Daytona

Once again, we're offering two ticket packages for the 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

About the Grassroots Motorsports Experience Ticket Package

SOLD OUT They cost $129 each and include the following:

• Spectator access to the infield, grandstands, garages and UNOH Fanzone for the entire four-day weekend—that's January 25-28, 2018.
• Infield, paved parking in our compound.
• Saturday dinner.
• 24/7 access to our hospitality chalet.

About the Grassroots Motorsports Stadium Ticket Package

SOLD OUT. The Grassroots Motorsports Experience at the Rolex 24 At Daytona sells out quickly. Now, the rest of the gang can join in on the fun with the Grassroots Motorsports Stadium Ticket Package. Tickets will be available for $94 each and includes:

• One Saturday and Sunday infield and stadium general admission ticket, which includes access to our hospitality tent.
• Saturday and Sunday garage access.
• $10 in Daytona dollars (valid at any Daytona International Speedway concession stand).
• Hot breakfast Sunday morning served in a climate-controlled Midway Suite.
• Eligibility for exclusive behind-the-scenes track experiences.

Claim yours by calling 1 (800) PIT-SHOP.

Welcome Dinner

We'll host an informal welcome dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings beside the speedway on Friday, January 26. We'll kick things off at about 6:00. And don't worry, you don't need a special Grassroots Motorsports Experience ticket to join in. Just look for the herd wearing Grassroots Motorsports gear in the back patio/bar area.

The address for the Buffalo Wild Wings is: 2479 W International Speedway Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114


Latest Updates

January 24: The first 50 guests to show up for our famous midnight tour will get a special gift from Mazda!

January 19: Today we stuffed goodie bags for our guests and packed the trailer. Getting excited for the Rolex 24!

January 9: Our special welcome dinner will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings beside the speedway on Friday, January 26. We'll kick things off at about 6:00. And don't worry, you don't need a special Grassroots Motorsports Experience ticket to join in.

December 4: Welcome our latest event sponsor: Trak Pass Pro. They make passing lights to signal to other drivers while out on track.

November 27: We have just 120 Stadium Ticket packages remaining. Claim yours today!

November 15: Mazda will once again be featured in our car corral. Bring your Mazda and you'll get prime parking at the front!

November 10: Want to enjoy the race along with a hot breakfast in a heated suite? You want to check out our stadium ticket package. There are still tickets available. It comes with garage access, too.

October 9: Need to update your subscription to our magazine? You can do it at our booth at the Rolex 24 just outside the Grassroots Motorsports Experience Tent.

September 25: We still have plenty of Stadium Ticket Packages available. Claim yours by calling 1 (800) PIT-SHOP.

September 18: We'll be serving fresh Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee every morning. Come on by and join us for breakfast.

September 12: Hurricane Irma just rolled through Florida. But don't worry, everything will be in order come race time.

August 23: Want to join the magazine staff for the start of the Rolex 24? We usually watch the beginning from the grandstands above turn 1.

August 17: It's Monterey Car Week. We're in California, but itching to get back to beautiful Daytona Beach.

August 12: Even if you don't have one of our tickets, we are more than happy to welcome you into our big tent to watch the race on TV and rest your feet.

August 7: Big news from Mazda on their new Prototype class effort. Who else is excited to watch them run?

August 1: We'll bring our most interesting project cars out for everyone to check out and enjoy. Just come on by our big circus tent by Lake Lloyd to check out the cars from the magazine.

July 17: Stadium ticket packages are still available. Watch the race from the best seats in the house. Reserve yours by calling 1 (800) PIT-SHOP.

July 5: Need to update your subscription to our magazine? You can do it at our booth at the Rolex 24 just outside the Grassroots Motorsports Experience Tent.

June 20: We plan on leading our annual midnight tour again this year. Join us as we take our readers behind the scenes of the race. We'll all meet up on Saturday night at 11:30 p.m. at the Grassroots Motorsports Experience tent.

June 15: Didn't get your Grassroots Motorsports Experience ticket?Keep an eye on the classifieds section of the Grassroots Motorsports forum. As we get closer to the event, one or two tickets usually pop up for sale by those who can't make the trip.

June 12: Tickets for the Grassroots Motorsports Experience are sold out! But don't worry, Stadium ticket packages are still available, though they are also limited in number.

May 30: The renewal period is over! 355 of 400 Grassroots Motorsports Experience Tickets were renewed. That means there will only be 45 available on the morning of June 12.

May 22: 257 of 400 Grassroots Motorsports Experience tickets have been renewed. This is your last chance to renew your tickets. The remainder will be available to the public on June 12.

May 17: We'll be holding our popular midnight tour behind the scenes again in 2017. Want to join in? A GRM experience ticket is not needed in order to tag along. Just come by our big tent at midnight.

May 10: Those who purchased our special ticket package for the 2016 race should have received a renewal notice in the mail by now.


Event Details

Start: Jan. 25, 2018, End: Jan. 28, 2018
Daytona Beach FL
Region: Southeast

Contact Info
Rick Goolsby

386-239-0523
rick@grassrootsmotorsports.com
Holly Hill, FL 32117

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