The opening round of the 2019 World Tour is upon us as the Roar Before the 24 is set to kick off this weekend. Beast Racing will be embarking on its 3rd year of events and this year will be one to remember. With an expanded roster, more experience, and some new events, Beast Racing is looking poised to chase that elusive first win. With a podium and two top-5s last year, the team has positioned themselves as contenders at every major event.
The year starts off with the Roar Before the 24 and the 24 Hours of Daytona, both taking place at Daytona International Speedway. Then the team heads down under to once again tame the Mountain at the Bathurst 12 Hour, where they got their lone podium finish in 2018. From there, they head back to Florida to get down and dirty at Volusia and tackle the Dirt Super Late Model.
In the spring, the team will attempt to finally throw some punches back at Sebring. The team is looking forward to rebound from 2 bad finishes. Then with some nice time off, the time will come to prepare for the Green Hell. The Nurburgring 24 will happen at the end of spring and will be a daunting task. Right before summer comes, the Indy 500 will take place. An event Beast Racing will enter in full force to for the first time.
When summer finally comes, so will the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the mythical French-classic. The team has finished their last 2 races in the top-5 there, narrowly missing out on the win in both years. That is single handedly the team’s best event. The 6 hours of the Glen comes 2 weeks later after taking a hiatus in 2018. The team has one start there that ended in Hour 2.
In late summer, Beast Racing will head back to Belgium for the 24 Hours of Spa. Shortly after, they will return to Dirt and head to Knoxville to tackle the 410 Sprint Car. To help with the transition to fall, the team will venture back to the fabled Mount Panorama and tackle the Bathurst 1000 – one of the most grueling races on the schedule.
In the fall, the team will head to hallowed ground in the state of Georgia where the will take on Petit Le Mans for 10 hours. In 2018, the team led a majority of the race to come up short in the final 2 hours. To cap it all off, they will end the year in Florida at the Winter Derby and go wheel to wheel short track style.
The 2019 calendar is action packed and will show off a variety of the team’s drivers and skills. It will be one to remember for sure.