Daytona Prototypes and the speedway prepare for first test

DIS readies for 36-hour endurance test session for Daytona Prototypes. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ¯ (Dec. 3, 2002) -- Daytona International Speedway welcomes the Daytona Prototypes this week in a one-of-a-kind 36-hour endurance test session in ...

DIS readies for 36-hour endurance test session for Daytona Prototypes.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ¯ (Dec. 3, 2002) -- Daytona International Speedway welcomes the Daytona Prototypes this week in a one-of-a-kind 36-hour endurance test session in preparation for the 41st Rolex 24 At Daytona on Feb. 1-2.

The test session will begin on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. with the Daytona Prototypes on track for a six-hour period. On Friday, Dec. 6, the 3.56-mile road course will be for 28 consecutive hours of testing beginning at 10 a.m. and closing on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

Three Daytona Prototypes are expected to participate in the test session. Brumos Racing will bring both the No. 59 FABCAR Porsche-powered Daytona Prototype, and its sister car, the No. 58 FABCAR Porsche-powered Daytona Prototype while G&W Motorsports will have their BMW-powered Picchio Daytona Prototype.

Brumos Racing will have their entire driver team present for the test. The No. 59 Daytona Prototype drivers are five-time Rolex 24 champion Hurley Haywood, J.C. France, Scott Goodyear and Scott Sharp while the drivers for the No. 58 Daytona Prototype are David Donohue, Wayne Jackson, Chris Bye and Mike Borkowski.

G&W Motorsports drivers Darren Law, Cort Wagner and Brent Martini will be behind the wheel of the BMW-powered Picchio Daytona Prototype.

The 36-hour endurance test session will be the third time the Daytona Prototype has been on track at Daytona. Brumos Racing tested one of their Daytona Prototypes at night during the Brumos Continental Historics weekend and participated in the test days preceding the Dark Dog Grand American Finale.

The 36-hour endurance test session is free and open to the public with access to a section of the Oldfield Grandstands through the lobby of DAYTONA USA. The Oldfield Grandstand will be open each day of the test between 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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