Pontiac adds GT contingency program

Pontiac Grand-Am Contingency Program Set To Support GT Racers New Contingency Program Reaffirms Commitment to Road Racing Detroit, Mich., March 19, 2008 -- Pontiac announced today that starting with the GAINSCO Grand Prix of Miami on March 29...

Pontiac Grand-Am Contingency Program Set To Support GT Racers
New Contingency Program Reaffirms Commitment to Road Racing

Detroit, Mich., March 19, 2008 -- Pontiac announced today that starting with the GAINSCO Grand Prix of Miami on March 29 the brand will offer contingency support to teams campaigning the Pontiac GXP.R in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Rolex GT class.

Leighton Reese's two-car Banner Engineering GXP.R team was joined this year by Autohaus Motorsports and Stevenson Motorsports with the race winning Pontiac GXP.R.

"The enthusiasm by teams for the Pontiac GXP.R in the GT class of the Rolex Series received a real boost this season with the addition of Autohaus and Stevenson," David Pettit, Pontiac promotions manager said. "We wanted to make sure that there is a reward system in place to help the teams strive for wins and support their efforts in the series."

The contingency program will reward a first place finish with $5,000, second place $3,000 and a third place with $1,000. Pontiac will also pay $10,000 to the Pontiac GXP.R team that can win the season ending Rolex GT championship. This program mirrors the company's commitment to the Daytona Prototype series awarding the same contingency amounts in the GT class.

"With wins in 2007 at Lime Rock Park, Barber Motorsport Park, Miller Motorsport Park as well as six pole positions, the GXP.R is steadily becoming the car to beat in the GT class," Steve Wesoloski, GM Racing road racing manager said. "We have added Autohaus Motorsports and Stevenson Motorsports to the family and along with their professional presentation in the paddock their competitiveness on the track is just as impressive."

-credit: gm racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Leighton Reese
Teams Stevenson Motorsports