Pruett and Rojas top opening Grand-Am practice Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas ran fastest Thursday in opening practice for this weekend’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Porsche 250 at the scenic 2.3-mile, 17-turn circuit Barber Motorsports Park. The 2-¾-hour timed sprint race goes green at 3 p.m. local time, Saturday, April 9, and will be telecast on SPEED the next day, Sunday, April 10, at Noon ET/9 a.m. PT.
Barber Motorsports Park is known for being a challenge for both drivers and tires. Many teams spent the majority of the day working through setups that will suit the new series-standard Continental Tires.
Sharing the card this weekend at Barber with the IZOD Indy Car series, on track time for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series is fairly limited. Grand-Am teams only have one more practice and a quick qualifying session, all on Friday morning, before Saturday afternoon’s race.
The weather, however, is one issue from past races that should not be a factor this year. Temperatures hovered in the low 70s, the sun was shining, and humidity was not existent Thursday.
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