Lexus Grand-Am Looks For 3rd Consecutive VIctory TORRANCE, Calif. (May 17, 2005) -- A year ago, the Lexus Grand-Am teams went into the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant looking for its first-ever victory. My how things have changed in a ...
Lexus Grand-Am Looks For 3rd Consecutive VIctory
TORRANCE, Calif. (May 17, 2005) -- A year ago, the Lexus Grand-Am teams went into the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant looking for its first-ever victory. My how things have changed in a year.
This year, Lexus and the #01 CompUSA Ganassi Racing team will look for their third consecutive 2005 win at the track where they earned their their first-ever Rolex Series victory on the way to the 2004 Grand-Am Drivers and Team championships.
Defending series champion Scott Pruett has teamed with co-driver Luis Diaz to win the two most recent events at Fontana and Laguna Seca. The two victories have allowed the duo to climb into second-place overall, just 10 points out of the top spot in the driver's chase. Overall, Pruett and the team have registered six wins over the past season-and-a-half.
Stefan Johansson and Cort Wagner combine to give the Ganassi squad a strong one-two punch in their #02 New Century Mortgage Lexus-Riley. Despite a 17th-place showing at Laguna Seca, they sit sixth overall and will look for their first Rolex Series triumph at Mont Tremblant.
Another fast duo looking for their first win at Mont-Tremblant are the pairing of Matteo Bobbi and Fabrizio Gollin in the #77 Crown Royal Special Reserve Lexus-Doran for Doran Racing. The Rolex Series rookies have qualified on the front row twice, but have yet to finish above fifth while placing 10th in points. The Doran team was second at the Quebec road course a year ago.
Chris Bingham will combine with the father/son team of Jacques and Hugo Guenette as CB Motorsports will make their third start in their DLGL Lexus Riley. The race will mark a homecoming for the Guenettes, who are natives of Quebec.
In addition to seven victories and 14 pole positions in 16 races since entering Daytona Prototype competition, Lexus also powered Scott Pruett and Max Papis to the 2004 series title and Ganassi Racing to last year's Team championship.
Qualifying for the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant is set for Friday, May 20 at 3:15 p.m. (EDT). The green flag for the Saturday May 21 race is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. (EDT) with SPEED providing live coverage of the six-hour event.