Grand American approves FABCAR Daytona Prototype design. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 11, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association announced today that it has approved FABCAR Engineering's Daytona Prototype chassis and bodywork designs.
Grand American approves FABCAR Daytona Prototype design.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 11, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association announced today that it has approved FABCAR Engineering's Daytona Prototype chassis and bodywork designs. FABCAR becomes the first Daytona Prototype constructor to have its design officially approved to contest the 2003 Rolex Sports Car Series' premier Daytona Prototypes class.
"David Klym and FABCAR have taken a lot of initiative in getting their Daytona Prototype program up and running. It was exciting to visit their shop last week and witness the transformation of this idea into reality," commented Daytona Prototypes Project Manager Mark Raffauf.
"We have the tube portion of the first chassis finished, and you can sit in it," FABCAR owner David Klym reported. "Most of the sheet metal is done, and we are going to send it down to Crawford Composites to have the bodywork fit to it shortly.
"We are also in the process of building two other chassis. We hope to test late this summer, but a lot depends on the bodywork. That is a major part of the process."
Klym was the first designer to announce his intentions to design a Daytona Prototype and says he has been overwhelmed with response to the program. "I started FABCAR in 1977, and we have been involved in a lot of startups like this one. But, I have never had such a tremendous response about something. We have had calls from all over. I had three from Canada last week with different teams wanting information. It seems like it is the right time for this kind of racing," he remarked.
The final revisions to the Daytona Prototypes rules were officially released on Tuesday following the Daytona Prototypes Summit Meeting in Indianapolis last week. The rules and information about the Daytona Prototypes are available online at www.grand-am.com