Racers Edge Motorsports To Run Pontiac GXP.R in Grand-Am for 2007 Aschenbach Joins the Florida Based Team for Rolex 24 DeLand, Fla., Jan. 17, 2007 -- Racers Edge Motorsports will campaign a new Pontiac GXP.R in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car...
Racers Edge Motorsports To Run Pontiac GXP.R in Grand-Am for 2007
Aschenbach Joins the Florida Based Team for Rolex 24
DeLand, Fla., Jan. 17, 2007 -- Racers Edge Motorsports will campaign a new Pontiac GXP.R in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve GT class in 2007. The team has entered the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona to be run January 27 -- 28.
Jon Mirachi and his DeLand, Florida based Racers Edge Motorsports cut its competitive teeth in SCCA amateur racing and moved up the ranks into the Sports Toyota Championship and most recently providing cars to competitors in the Star Mazda Series. His proven team has amassed strong credentials in the Mazda series including 10 pole positions, 10 race wins and two championships. Racers Edge will field proven competitors Justin Lofton, Reisterstown, Maryland and Ross Smith, Plano, Texas for the Grand-Am GT season. Joining the team for the Rolex 24 is accomplished road racer Lawson Aschenbach, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Aschenbach is the 2006 SCCA Pro Racing Speed GT champion.
The team is preparing their new #30 Racers Edge Pontiac GXP.R for next weeks Rolex 24 at Daytona. "We ran the car the first time at Sebring last week for three days," Mirachi commented. "Each of our three drivers got a day in the car. They got some good laps under their belt. It was also an opportunity for the crew to learn the characteristics of the car as miles were put on it over the test. The car has been disassembled, we stripped it down and the crew is going over all of the components, installing a new motor and we will be ready to go for next week. We are also preparing our spares to be ready to go in case we need them."
"Racers Edge has a long history in open-wheel racing," Steve Wesoloski, GM Racing Road Racing manager commented. "They have won championships at every step in their growth as an organization. We are glad to have Jon and his team campaigning a GXP.R for the 2007 season. With his existing driver lineup and the new GXP.R he will be able to run toward the front like his team is used to in their sprint open-wheel competition."
The 45th running of the Grand-Am Rolex Series 24 At Daytona January 27-28 will be televised live on FOX from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Speed Channel will take over the broadcast at 2:30 p.m. and carry the action until 6:00 p.m. They will rejoin the event from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and then come back on Sunday morning for the finish from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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