Latest Guide: 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway (updated 265 Jan 10pm FINAL VERSION – see change list below)
It’s back for an 11th year, 10th as an official resource, the first 2017 IMSA Official Spotter Guide for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tires SportsCar Challenge events at the legendary Daytona International Speedway is now available to download.
There are a significant number of new cars, liveries and driver combinations in both championships so the guide will prove invaluable at the track of from the comfort of your home.
All change in the Prototype class with new regulations which result in a number of P2 (Gibson) powered chassis against a group of ‘DPI’ prototypes, which are based on LMP2 chassis but with OEM bodywork from the likes of Mazda, Cadillac and Nissan.
The ultra-competitive GTLM class sees the world wide racing debut of the mid engined Porsche 911 RSR while the GT Daytona class has grown significantly including new chassis from Lexus and Acura.
In the Continental SportsCar Challenge, the GS class has grown with the inclusion of FIA GT4 spec race cars, which has brought a number of McLaren 570S GT4’s along with new GT4 spec machinery with the Mustang and Porsche Cayman GT4 ClubSport ‘MR‘ (note designation)
The guide also features a number of my liveries designs. In WeatherTech, watch out for the Scuderia Corsa and Turner Motorsport entries, while in Continental, the two CJ Wilson Racing and VOLT Racing entries will also carry my brand. There are also a couple of confidential liveries out there, plus I also competed sponsorship/illustration work for a new of teams including C360R, Mazda, Lamborghini and Risi Competition, so make sure you cheer all these on, because they, along with IMSA help me to keep these and my design business ticking over!
Special thanks to all the teams who have helped with the guide this year. They have been incredibly supportive this year with so many new combinations. Thanks all!
The guide will be updated with any significant driver changes during race week. Aside from one chassis, we have liveries for every WeatherTech chassis, so visually, you can be prepared.
A smaller file size version of this online guide will also be available at the official site, IMSA.com, on their Event Page
If you are at the event, Andy Blackmore Design and IMSA co-produce a Viewing guide which includes a printed Spotter Guides which is normally available in the FanZone area. Note, This guide went to press last week, so it may not be as up to date.
Thanks to IMSA for partnering with the guide. If you get a few seconds, please thank IMSA on Twitter. Without their support, there would be no guide. Massive thanks to the tens of thousands who have downloaded the guide or picked up one of the printed guides at the circuit.
NOTE: Please fill free to share the guide on Social Media, but PLEASE LINK TO THIS PAGE and not the guide (as file names change with updates, particularly with the month change this week) so your friends and fans can download the latest version of the guide! I can also track data easier which in turn helps my quest for sponsorship
Rolex 24 Change List:
25 January 03:30 Mirror ID confirmed for ESM. Artist Impression of Rebellion livery added. Starworks liveries updated. ICTSC – Multimatic Mustang will be Grey, possibly with Blue and White flashes (TBC)
25 January 17.00 Ford color stripe ID’s UPDATED! Rebellion Livery updated. Couple of driver updates. ICTSC – GMG Porsche Caymans updated to ‘MR’ Spec
26 January 22:00 ICTSC Update with updated liveries for #15 Multimatic Mustang, #33 CJWilson Cayman GT4 CS, #46 Murillio Cayman, #18 Bodymotion Cayman and all TBD’s filled in
The online Spotter Guide is produced by Andy Blackmore Design.The IMSA Race Day Viewing Guide is produced, race by race by IMSA and Andy Blackmore Design..