Phoenix: Sigalsport preview

SIGALSPORT WILL CELEBRATE FIRST RACE ANNIVERSARY AT PHOENIX! Los Angeles, California, September 2, 2005: It is a motivated Sigalsport Porsche racing team that enters the eleventh round of the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series at Phoenix ...

SIGALSPORT WILL CELEBRATE FIRST RACE ANNIVERSARY AT PHOENIX!

Los Angeles, California, September 2, 2005: It is a motivated Sigalsport Porsche racing team that enters the eleventh round of the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series at Phoenix International Raceway. In the spring of 2004, Gene Sigal was racing at Phoenix in his first ever Rolex Series event as a driver and team owner. A year later and after 19 races, the team is now considered one of the main players in the Rolex Series GT class with an early racing background that speaks for itself; one win, two podium finishes and 13 top-tens.

After ten 2005 events Sigalsport should be ranked tenth in the series' GT class but since the team switched cars due to the accident before the Mont Tremblant event, all the points previously scored by the Sigalsport drivers racing in car No 04 before the Canadian race, were not, by rules, technically able to be added to the 05 car points count. The Phoenix 250 is the first race of the season where GT cars will be racing alone, without the Daytona Prototypes, and Sigalsport is very motivated to finish well and score maximum points since the team still has a chance to finish in the top-ten in points before the end of the season.

For this first anniversary race, the Sigalsport racing team enters two Porsche GT3; the Sigalsport Alhadeff Companies / Motul USA / The Speed Gallery / GlycoMax No 05 to be co-driven by Gene Sigal and Matt Alhadeff and the Sigalsport Porsche No 04 to be co-driven by Jim Michaelian and Matt Alhadeff.

Always trying to get more experience under his belt, Matt Alhadeff will be extremely busy throughout the three-day event since he will co-drive both Sigalsport Porsches in the GT race and will also share the driving duties with Gene Sigal of the Porsche No 91 in the Grand Am Cup race on Saturday.

Jim Michaelian is racing for the first time with Sigalsport next week but already knows the Porsche GT3 since he drove a similar car in several races in 2003 and 2004. Jim is an experienced endurance racer with eight Rolex 24 at Daytona and two 12 Hours of Sebring under his belt since 1998. Michaelian is also the respected President and CEO of Long Beach Grand Prix Association.

Heat will be a factor in the race at Phoenix since the temperature in Arizona has been extremely elevated lately. Thanks to their new partner, GlycoMax, a leader in performance drinks, always ahead of the game, will provide performance drinks to the Sigalsport drivers to make sure they can stay focused and maintain their performance despite the high temperature. GlycoMax is the first scientifically proven performance-enhancing drink on the market today.

SPEED TV will televise the Phoenix 250 on a tape delay at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, September 10.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Jim Michaelian , Gene Sigal