Daytona testing report 98-01-09

THE USRRC RETURNS AS THE CAN-AM AND GT BEGIN THE REVIVAL WITH ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA TEST SESSIONS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The United States Road Racing Championship began a new era in North American motorsports as the first 32 Can-Am and...

THE USRRC RETURNS AS THE CAN-AM AND GT BEGIN THE REVIVAL WITH ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA TEST SESSIONS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The United States Road Racing Championship began a new era in North American motorsports as the first 32 Can-Am and GT cars took to the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course for the first of three test days in preparation for the 1998 Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 31 - February 1. Recording the fastest speed of the day was Yannick Dalmas, driving the No. 3 Royal Purple Ferrari 333 SP Can-Am. Dalmas, of Bandol, France, posted an unofficial top speed of 127.560 mph (1:40.470), less than two-tenths of a mph slower than the official qualifying record of 127.578 (1:40.456) set by Fermin Velez in 1997. In the GT category, David Brabham, driving the GT-1 class No. 99 Panoz GTR was fastest, posting an unofficial speed of 119.926 mph (1:46.866), faster than the official qualifying record of 118.154 mph (1:48.468), set by Olivier Baretta in 1997. The 1998 Rolex 24 At Daytona will be the first event for the new USRRC, the oldest name in North American Road Racing which now represents a unified road racing authority for sports car competition, featuring prototype open-cockpit Can-Am cars, GT machines and the NTB Trans-Am Series, the latter sanctioned by the USRRC parent company SCCA Pro Racing.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Unofficial Can-Am and GT times from Friday's test session for the Rolex 24 At Daytona, with overall position, car number in parenthesis, class, drivers, car, time and speed in miles-per-hour.

1, (3), CA, Evans, Dalmas, Wollek, Fellows, Papis, Ferrari 333 SP, 1:40.470, 127.560. 2, (43), CA, Evans, Dalmas, Wollek, Fellows, Ferrari 333 SP, 1:42.007, 125.638. 3, (17), CA, Taylor, van de Poole, Velez, Ferrari 333 SP, 1:42.042, 125.696. 4, (20), CA, Leitzinger, Paul, Schroeder, Ford Riley & Scott, 1:44.173, 1:22.993. 5, (16), CA, Dyson, Weaver, Forbes-Robinson, McCarthy, 1:44.201, 123.026. 6, (30), CA, Moretti, Theys, Ferrari 333 SP, 1:45.364, 121.635. 7, (36), CA, Matthews, Murry, Bell, Haywood, Ford Riley & Scott, 1:48.151, 118.501. 8, (8), CA, Schubot, Camferdam, O'Connell, Riley & Scott, 1:48.348, 118.286. 9, (95), CA, Volk, Schroeder, Chevy Kudzu, 1:55.213, 111.237. 10, (63), CA, Downing, Katz, Terada, Mazda Kudzu, 1:56.197, 110.295. 11, (62), CA, Spencer, Thomas, Campbell, Grupp, Mirro, Mazda Kudzu, 1:56.312, 110.186. 12, (11), CA, Fairbanks, Goldsborough, DeFontes, Lewis, Mazda Hawk, 2:02.537, 104.589. 13, (99), GT1, Brabham, Bernard, Davis, Bundy, Panoz GTR, 1:46.866, 119.926. 14, (5), GT1, Wallace, Pruett, Boesel, Bundy, Panoz GTR, 1:48.011, 118.655. 15, (01), GT1, McNish, Porsche 911 GT1, 1:49.345, 117.207. 16, (4), GT1, Borkowski, Buhl, Kanaan, Ford Mustang Cobra, 1:50.933, 115.529. 10, (0), GT1, Maxwell, Priestley, Multimatic Mustang, 1:52.527, 113.893. 17, (74), GT1, Robinson, Baldwin, Hoerr, Gooding, Oldsmobile Aurora, 1:52.663, 113.755. 18, (2), GT1, Lewis, Rice, Hornkohl, Neville, Mosler Raptor, 1:52.966, 113.450. 19, (54), GT3, Neuman, Borcheller, Adam, Pilgrim, BMW M3, 1:58.087, 108.530. 20, (41), GT3, Cervelli, Wagner, Collins, Busby, Porsche 911, 1:59.202, 107.515. 21, (6), GT3, Said, Simo, Auberlen, BMW M3, 1:59.287, 107.438. 22, (35), GT1, Casadei, Garbagnati, Bucci, Ciani, Chevrolet Camaro, 1:59.863, 106.922. 23, (55), GT3, Trejos, Ralston, Peterson, Porsche 911, 2:01.286, 105.668. 24, (7), GT3, Popadopolis, Cunningham, Valentine, BMW M3, 2:01.501, 105.481. 25, (18), GT3, Kitchak, Porsche 911, 2:01.511, 105.472. 26, (96), GT3, Zitza, Wheeler, Davies, Porsche 911, 2:03.732, 103.579. 27, (23), GT3, Havens, Conte, Holt, Lambert, Porsche 911, 2:04.017, 103.341. 28, (68), GT3, Buckler, Collin, Bretzel, Dayton, Porsche 911, 2:04.150, 103.230. 29, (07), GT3, Marshall, Galldale, Rockwood, Porsche 911, 2:04.410, 103.014. 30, (24), GT3, Kitch, Wolfkill, Sanborn, Cilli, Porsche 911, 2:04.563, 102.888. 31, (77), GT3, Greenburg, Drew, Nelson, Peter, Heffron, Porsche 911, 2:06.639, 101.201. 32, (86), GT3, Konig, Chambers, Urciuoli, Redman, Marshall, Porsche 911, 2:07.112, 100.824. 33, (09), GT3, Conway, Fills, Van Cleeve, Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX, 2:07.951, 100.163. 34, (51), GT3, McGlynn, Oppenheimer, Balbach, Johnson, Porsche 911, 2:08.027, 100.104. 35, (76), GT3, Doolin, Peeler, Willingham, Ruther, Porsche 911, 2:08.098, 100.048. 36, (37), GT3, Loftis, White, Strange, Howe, Porsche 968 GTR, 2:10.640, 98.102. 37, (29), GT2, Rosa, Vigano, Johnson, Overbagh, Chevrolet Camaro, 2:15.959, 94.264. 38, (40), GT1, Rankin, Scott, Johnson, Kempgens, Chevrolet Camaro, 2:18.927, 92.250. 39, (27), GT3, Goldin, Goldin, Thomas, Valencort, Mazda RX-7, 2:23.250, 89.466. 40, (05), GT2, Iketani, Ishihara, Bytzek, Porsche 911 GT2, 2:34.678, 82.856. 41, (53), GT1, Scheuren, Jones, Pumpelly, Green, Chevrolet Camaro, 2:56.785, 72.495.

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Series Can-Am , GT
Drivers David Brabham , Yannick Dalmas , Fermin Velez