Veteran Corvette Specialist Will Compete In 50th Anniversary Of The Rolex 24 At Daytona
Driver Jeff Nowicki announced today he'll be joining Michael Baughman Racing to race this year’s GRAND AM Rolex Series' 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team will field the #46 Katech powered Corvette C6 in the highly competitive GT division. Action gets underway with a 10:00am practices session Thursday, January 26 with GT qualifying scheduled for 4:15pm the same day. The 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona will take the green flag at 3:30pm Saturday, January 28.
This will be TeamMBR's sixth Rolex 24 at Daytona. Managed by Michael Baughman who brings 30 years of motorsports experience, both as an owner and driver. He has competed in GRAND AM since the Series' inception.
Joining Nowicki and Baughman behind the wheel of will be Ray Mason Jr., Armand Fuaml and Ivo Breukers. Crew Chief for this year's effort will be Buddy Fey.
“I’m excited to be a part of Team MBR for the 50th running of the Daytona 24 Hour race,” said Nowicki. "I've got a lot of confidence in the group Michael put together and think we've got the talent, knowledge and maturity to launch a formidable attack at the podium."
It's a huge project to put a race program together for an event like the Rolex 24," Jeff noted. "You don't do it without support and partners. I'm fortunate in that Mobil 1, the leading synthetic oil producer in the world, has continued to support my efforts for the past 20 years. They’ve been an active partner in my automotive business and at the track. I can't thank them enough for that support and for helping make this happen."
"In addition to Mobil 1," added Nowicki, 'we've also got the support of SKF Racing's wheel bearing division which means we'll be using the same bearings as the production Corvette ZR1. They're the right bearing for the round-the-clock challenge. We've also enlisted the support of Design Engineering Inc. a producer of thermal materials that will help control various temps around the powertrain and other heat sensitive areas during the 24 hours of intense racing."
"Lastly," noted Nowicki, "we'll be recording all the action utilizing a new seat mounted Cruise Cam bullet camera system produced especially for the C5 and C6 Corvette."