24h Series At COTA Part 1: Qualifying And Day 1

The Creventic 24h Series ran at COTA last weekend, and we were there to capture it in photos.

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The Creventic 24h series is an international endurance racing series for sportscars. It's relatively new and is a unique blend of the things that make IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge and World Endurance Championship racing great. 

A blend of private and factory teams mix professional IMSA and PWC drivers with gentleman drivers to run 24 hours in a format that features 14 hours of racing on day one, an 8 hour break and 10 hours of racing on day 2. 

The field has 7 classes ranging from GT3 beasts from Mercedes, Porsche and Aston Martin to the A2 class Honda Civic Si. This means plenty of passing and exciting action on the track. 

Our first look covers qualifying and the daytime portion of day 1. Part 2 covers the night segment and the 10 hours of racing on Sunday.

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Leipert Motorsports' Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo pits during qualifying on Friday.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
The 24h series uses Virtual Safety Car flags to slow the field. This slows the field to 60 km/hr and prevents the field from bunching up and negating leads that have been built. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
JR Motorspors' BMW M3 F80 Endurance and QSR Racingschool's M235ir Cup highlight the mixed classes of the 24h Series.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Manthey Racing's 991 GT3 R during qualifying.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
De La Torre Racing brought this beautiful Aston Martin Vantage GT3.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Leipert again, this time on track with their Huracan.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Red Camel-Jordans.nl spent much of the weekend on 3 wheels in their front-drive Seat LCR TCR V3 DSG© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Car Collection Motorsport brought a pair of Audi R8 LMS to the party. Here the sun start to set late on Friday. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
After qualifying, a night practice was held so drivers could acclimate to the track. JR Motorsports feels things out. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Classic BMW / Vess Energy take night practice, here in Turn 13 in their M235ir Cup.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
THRW Honda Racing slices through the esses late in the day. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
The view at night from Turn 11 as cars take to the long back straight.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Hofor Racing's Mercedes AMG GT3's brake rotors glow as the card decelerates into COTA's infamous Turn 12.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Saturday is race morning. PROsport Performance pushes their car to the grid under gloomy skies. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Racing is underway Saturday morning as Slidesport Pallex's Porsche 991 Cup exits Turn 1.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Black Falcon racing brought twin AMG GT3s to race. Here, the #2 gets a wheel up through the esses. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
THRW Honda again. Turn 8 made for some dramatic looks for the TCR and A2 classes. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
In addition to the Vantage GT3 on track, Speedworks Motorsport brought this Vantage GT4© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
IDEC Sport Racing's AMG GT3 takes the wide line through Turn 19.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
De La Torre Racing, again, in the pits on day 1.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
The Speedworks Aston heads into the garage for some work on Saturday afternoon. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
JR's M3 F80 gets a shove from a crew member after a tire change© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
Brookspeed International Motorsport races through dusk on the main straight in the Porsche Cayman GT4 MR.© Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved
THRW comes in to the pits late in the day. © Rip Shaub - All Rights Reserved