Sascha Maassen joins Spirit of Daytona Racing for Rolex 24
Spirit of Daytona Racing announced today its third driver for the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 29-30. Three-time American Le Mans Series class champion Sascha Maassen of Germany will join Antonio Garcia of Spain and American Paul Edwards in the No. 90 Chevrolet-powered Coyote DP for North America's prestigious endurance race.
With a diverse sports car background, Maassen has been no stranger to Victory Lane, winning the ALMS GT championship in 2002-2003 and the ALMS LMP2 championship in 2006. His signature victories include two 24 Hours of Le Mans class wins (2003-2004), five 12 Hours of Sebring class wins (2001-2004, 2010) and five Petite Le Mans class wins (1999-2000, 2002, 2004, 2006).
Maassen's lone GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Daytona Prototype victory came in 2003 at Circuit Mont-Tremblant in a Porsche Fabcar for Brumos Racing. His best finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona was fourth on two occasion.
"I always enjoy racing in such a prestigious event," Maassen said. "I'm really looking forward to doing it for a local team."
Maassen will team with 2009 Rolex 24 winner Garcia - who also won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and former GRAND-AM Rolex Series GT champion Edwards to give Spirit of Daytona Racing a lineup as deep as any in the Rolex 24 field.
"We really have a great lineup." Spirit of Daytona team owner/manager Troy Flis said. "We already had the speed with Antonio (Garcia) and Paul (Edwards), but now to have three drivers who are fast and also understand that this is a race you have to finish, it's hard not to be excited. We were looking for a driver who would be comfortable in the car under any situation whether it be day or night and still turn quick laps. That's what we're getting in Sascha."
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