Rolex Series Cars Set for Homestead Test
Competitors in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will have their final official testing of 2010 in a three-day session Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge will test at the circuit on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and will have a pair of Wednesday morning sessions on Dec. 1 from 8:30 - 10:50 a.m. The Rolex Series will test on Wednesday from 9:10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., with 30 cars entered - 12 Daytona Prototypes and 18 GT cars.
Spectators will be admitted free of charge to the main grandstands only. Free parking is on 336th Street and admission is through the main office entrance.
Two-time Daytona Prototype champions Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty will test the No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Chevrolet/Riley that won the 2007 and 2009 titles. Jimmie Johnson will also race this car in the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Action Express Racing will have the two most recent winners of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Joao Barbosa and Terry Borcheller of Vero Beach will share the No. 9 Porsche/Riley that won January's classic, while 2009 winners David Donohue and Darren Law will be in the No. 5 Porsche/Riley. Action is also working with Flying Lizard Motorsports preparing for its Daytona Prototype debut.
South Florida residents John Pew and Ozz Negri will co-drive the No. 60 Ford/Riley as part of a two-car entry for Michael Shank Racing, while Fort Lauderdale's Starworks Motorsport has Ryan Dalziel and Mike Forest in the No. 8 Corsa Car Care Riley, which will test with Ford power.
Other DP teams to watch include Dyson Racing, with a Ford/Lola for Rolex 24 and Le Mans winner Davy Jones with Chris Dyson and John McCutchen; Level 5 Motorsports, with an all-star two-car lineup led by Scott Tucker; Doran Racing with British champion Ross Kaiser joined by Brian Frisselle; and Spirit of Daytona with Paul Edwards and Antonio Garcia.
Testing also includes 18 GT teams, including a four-car entry for TRG including driver Andy Lally. Brumos Racing will have the first appearance for its new Porsche GT3, with drivers Andrew Davis and Leh Keen, while Sunrise-based SpeedSource will have defending GT champions Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal of Miami along with 2010 Rolex 24 winners Sylvain Tremblay of Coral Springs and Jonathan Bomarito. Other GT drivers include Boris Said, Memo Gidley, Randy Pobst and Dion von Moltke of Coral Gables. Mike Skeen and Skip Bennett IV are entered in the South River Marina Ferrari 430 Challenge.
The 2011 season begins with the Roar Before the Rolex 24 testing from Jan. 7-9, the first scheduled session for the recently repaved Daytona International Speedway. The Rolex Series season opens with the 49th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 29-30.