Daytona 24: ASC Motorsports drivers announced

ASC Motorsports Announces Driver Lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona Tiffin, Ohio - January 25, 2006 ASC Motorsports of Tiffin, Ohio has announced its driver lineup for the 2006 Grand Am Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The team's cadre of five drivers...

ASC Motorsports Announces Driver Lineup for Rolex 24 at Daytona

Tiffin, Ohio - January 25, 2006 ASC Motorsports of Tiffin, Ohio has announced its driver lineup for the 2006 Grand Am Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The team's cadre of five drivers from around the U.S. and Canada brings together a wealth of talent and experience to compete for the GT class title in the team's Corvette C6.

ASC Motorsports principal Zach Arnold, who began his racing career in go- karts, has achieved success in various forms of sportscar racing in recent years, including five starts in the 2004 Grand Am Cup series. Arnold was the lead driver in the ASC Motorsports Corvette in 2005 and was the co- driver at VIRginia International Raceway in the Chase Engineering Daytona Prototype that achieved an 8th place finish. Arnold brings not only his driving talent, but also a unique understanding of the race car as the lead engineer in designing and building the team's Corvette C6.

Johnny Miller of Richmond, Virginia is an experienced sportscar driver and road course driving instructor who achieved outstanding results in the Trans Am series in cars that were similar to the ASC Motorsports Corvette. Miller made his Trans Am debut at the Mid-Ohio round in 1994 and finished in the top 4 in points in 2001, 2002 and 2003 when he had a win and eight top-five finishes in 10 races on his way to second place in the season championship. Miller has competed successfully in NASCAR Nextel Cup at Sears Point and at Watkins Glen, and he was the co-driver in the Chase Engineering Daytona Prototype that finished 8th at VIR last year.

Mark Montgomery from Daytona Beach, Florida has exceptional sportscar racing experience in both prototype and GT cars, including 18 starts in the 24 Hours of Daytona. In 2000, the inaugural season of the Grand Am Series, Montgomery finished the season 2nd overall in points in the GTO class. He is currently a driver instructor for the Skip Barber Racing Schools at Daytona and Sebring.

Eric Koselke, a resident of Avon, Indiana, brings an impressive open-wheel racing background as he makes his move into sportscar racing with the ASC Motorsports team. Koselke began his career in quarter midgets then moved on to a very successful stint in the American Indy Series where he won the 1999 Indy Lights Championship. Most recently, Koselke has been a steady top- 3 competitor in the U.S. Speedway Series, driving Indy cars that one driver described as "handling like a Corvette".

Jay Poscente adds an international flavor to the team as the Calgary, Alberta, Canada resident fills out the driver lineup. Poscente has raced in winged sprint cars, sailplanes, luge and mountain bikes, and he has won 12 road racing championships in a variety of machines, including karts, formula cars and superbikes. His goal is to race full-time in the Grand Am Rolex Series.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona at Florida's famed Daytona International Speedway gets the green flag at Noon Saturday, January 28th. Grand Am will provide online live timing and scoring on their website at www.grandamerican.com/. SPEED Channel will broadcast the race live in three segments on Saturday from Noon to 6 PM and 8 to 11 PM and on Sunday from 8 AM to Noon.

The ASC Motorsports Corvette C6 was designed and built by Arnold Machine, Inc. in Tiffin, Ohio. Gressman Powersports in Fremont, Ohio builds and maintains the team's LS6 engines.

ASC Motorsports is sponsored in the Rolex 24 by Arnold Machine, Inc. and by Rubbn'Repair of Dayton, Ohio. Rubbn'Repair is a quick and effective pit repair system for hoods, fenders and body panels It has the flexibility of duct tape but with the strength of a rigid, high-performance composite. Visit the Rubbn'Repair website at www.rubbnrepair.com

For more information, contact Zach Arnold at zarnold@ascmotorsports.com. Visit the team's website at www.ascmotorsports.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Johnny Miller , Skip Barber , Zach Arnold , Mark Montgomery , Jay Poscente , Eric Koselke