Bill Kent Roar Before the Rolex 24 Day Two Gallery

By Chris Jasurek, Epoch Times
January 13, 2017 6:43 pm Last Updated: January 13, 2017 6:45 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Photographer Bill Kent braved the elements to capture these images during the cold and rainy Saturday morning session of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Roar Before the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Jan. 7, 2017.

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The #75 SunEerbgy1 Mercedes -AMG wins the Creative Livery award, and was also seventh quickest in the GT Daytona class. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage trails spray as it negotiates Daytona's banking. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #98 Aston Martin Racing Vantage trails spray as it negotiates Daytona’s banking. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

Porsche GT Team's #912 911 RSR was slowest of the GT Le Mans field. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
Porsche GT Team’s #912 911 RSR was slowest of the GT Le Mans field. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT was sixth in GTLM and third quickest of the four Ford GTs. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT was sixth in GTLM and third quickest of the four Ford GTs. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

A pair of Lamborghinis race along the banking. Though not the quickest, the Lamborghinis were among the fastest GTs at the Roar. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
A pair of Lamborghinis race along the banking. Though not the quickest, the Lamborghinis were among the fastest GTs at the Roar. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #4 Corvette Racing C7.R was fifth quickest in class. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #4 Corvette Racing C7.R was fifth quickest in class. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca-Gibson was easily the most visible car at the Roar. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca-Gibson was easily the most visible car at the Roar. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

Another shot of the gorgeous SunEnergy1 Mercedes-AMG. Though 19th in class in top speed, the car was seventh in lap time, bespeaking great handling and braking. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
Another shot of the gorgeous SunEnergy1 Mercedes-AMG. Though 19th in class in top speed, the car was seventh in lap time, bespeaking great handling and braking. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #50 Riley Motorsports-WeatherTech Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 tests its limits on the wet track. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #50 Riley Motorsports-WeatherTech Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 tests its limits on the wet track. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #4 Corvette Racing C7.R runs high and hard on the banking. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #4 Corvette Racing C7.R runs high and hard on the banking. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #55 Mazda Motorsports RT24-P was fastest and second-quickest car on track at the Roar. if it lasts until Sunday afternoon it should be a contender for an overall win at the Rolex 24. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #55 Mazda Motorsports RT24-P was fastest and second-quickest car on track at the Roar. if it lasts until Sunday afternoon it should be a contender for an overall win at the Rolex 24. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

Manthey Racing, the Porsche factory team in Europe, set quickest lap in the GTD class with its #59 911 GT3 R. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
Manthey Racing, the de facto Porsche factory team in Europe, set quickest lap in the GTD class with its #59 911 GT3 R. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)

The #16 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 was third fastest in GTD. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)
The #16 Change Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 was third fastest in GTD. (Bill Kent/Epoch Times)