CR Crews Tests Daytona Prototype for Bell Motorsports
HOMESTEAD, Fla., Dec. 6 -- CR Crews was offered the opportunity of a lifetime last week at an official Grand American Rolex Series test day at Homestead-Miami Speedway here when Bell Motorsports allowed the 16-year-old driver to join Terry Borcheller, Paul Tracy, Anthony Lazzaro and Forest Barber in its Kodak EasyShare DORAN JE4 Pontiac Daytona Prototype.
With his participation Crews officially became the youngest person ever to drive a Daytona Prototype. The car generates 500 horsepower, has a sequential gearbox and can reach speeds of over 200 mph.
Bell Motorsports won the 2003 Grand American Rolex Series championship and was also the overall winner of the 2004 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. That event is considered to be the most prestigious endurance sports car race in North America.
The team has yet to name its driver lineup for the 2005 Rolex 24.
In 2004 Crews secured a top 10 in the North American Pro Star Mazda championship despite missing two of the races. He missed the first race of the season because he had not attained the minimum age required.
Crews is working hard to obtain sponsorship and secure plans to run the entire 2005 Grand American Rolex Series.