Rolex 24 Photo Gallery by Bill Kent

By Chris Jasurek, Epoch Times
January 28, 2015 3:33 pm Last Updated: January 28, 2015 4:00 pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Motor racing is a multi-sensory experience—the sight of the cars, crowds, and track, the sounds of the engines, the smell of burning fuel and sometimes, burning rubber. A good image can evoke the rest of those sensory stimuli; a good image can recreate the scene and the feeling of being in the scene.

Veteran motorsports photographer and occasional Epoch Times contributor Bill Kent has offered up a few images of the Tudor 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 24–25 to give viewers a chance to recall, or imagine, what it was like to be trackside at the 24-hour event, with changing light, changing temperature, and the constantly changing stream of colorful cars roaring loudly by.

The next race on the Tudor United SportsCar Championship schedule is another endurance classic, the Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 21, 2015 (tickets are already available—reserve a campsite early.)

Come on out and make your own memories—or come back here after the race and see it through the lens of Mr. Kent’s camera.

The race-winning #02 Ganassi Rile-Ford Ecoboost heads toward Turn One. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)
The race-winning #02 Ganassi Rile-Ford Ecoboost heads toward Turn One. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

The #24 BMW Team RLL Z4GTE blasts past the Ferris wheel during the long hours of darkness. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

The #24 BMW Team RLL Z4GTE blasts past the Ferris wheel during the long hours of darkness. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

 

The #912 Porsche North America RSR—before colliding with its team car the #911. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)
The #912 Porsche North America RSR—before colliding with its team car the #911. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

 

 

The #912 Porsche North America RSR after hitting the #911. The collision put both cars out of contention. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)
The #912 Porsche North America RSR after hitting the #911. The collision put both cars out of contention. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

 

The gorgeous #57 Krohn Racing Jigier-Judd was quick but not sufficiently durable and dropped out overnight with engine trouble. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)
The gorgeous #57 Krohn Racing Jigier-Judd was quick but not sufficiently durable and dropped out overnight with engine trouble. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

 

As the rising sun lights the sky, the #58 Brumos Porsche lights up its brake rotors entering the Bus Stop. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)
As the rising sun lights the sky, the #58 Brumos Porsche lights up its brake rotors entering the Bus Stop. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

 

The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette miscalculated driver times, which cost it the race. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)
The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara-Corvette miscalculated driver times, which cost it the race. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

 

The #02 Ganassi car led the race through the dawn hours, only to surrender the lead to the #10 WTR car—and then took it back when the WTR team miscalculated driving time. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)
The #02 Ganassi car led the race through the dawn hours, only to surrender the lead to the #10 WTR car—and then took it back when the WTR team miscalculated driving time. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)

 

The #50 Highway to Help Riley BMW races to raise money to fight Alzheimers—and looks good doing it. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photography)
The #50 Highway to Help Riley BMW races to raise money to fight Alzheimers—and looks good doing it. (Courtesy Bill Kent/No Sweat Photograp