I had the opportunity in late January to shadow Matt Bell during the Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona. Bell, who has been racing Continental Challenge since 2008, is dual-driving this season, splitting his weekends between the #9 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GS.R and the #51 APR Motorsports Audi R8 LMS/Grand-Am.
If you've ever been Waterfest or H20 — the big VAG-togethers for VW/Audi fans — you know how rabid tuning shop APR's fanbase is. The Alabama-based outfit has been responsible for some major-league hardware and software upgrades.
Renowned Alabama-based VW/Audi/Porsche tuner APR will run this year's 24 Hours of Daytona with a brutal-looking Audi R8 LMS, done in a particularly glowering version of their traditional black and white and red all over.