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SCA 13 – The Roar Before the 24 Preview

Get ready for an exciting week as the Roar Before the 24 kicks off 2017 with our first helping of race cars on track! Erin and Jake take over the show while Dusty catches up with Prototype drivers Tom Long and Renger van der Zande to talk about their new machines coming out of the December Daytona test. Long took part in the Mazda RT24-P shakedown at the Daytona test while van der Zande helped in the first drive of the Riley Mk. 30, both drivers sharing in some insight into the premier North American Prototype class! Jake and Erin finish up Episode 13 by taking a good look at the driver lineups we expect to see at the Roar as everyone looks to shake the holiday cobwebs off.

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Download: SportsCar America Ep. 13


In this episode:

  • 01:30 – Renger van der Zande on the Visit Florida Racing Riley Mk. 30
  • 08:09 – Mazda Motorsport’s Tom Long on the Mazda RT24-P
  • 14:55 – Roar Before the 24 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Entry List
  • 31:42 – Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Entry List


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Dusty Michael

As a mechanical engineer, Dusty’s passion is for sports cars and endurance racing. In his opinion, there’s nothing better than a race car closely based on a model that you can go out and buy from the manufacturer showroom. He’s very particular about his writing utensils and appreciates a great, cruelty free pomade.