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.
Copyright 1999-2014 | AutoRacing1 is an
independent internet online publication and is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed
by IndyCar, NASCAR, FIA, Sprint, or any other series sponsor.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or redistributed without