JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 21, 2003) -- Porsche factory driver Sascha Maassen will join Brumos Racing for the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, September 19-21. Maassen will join regular drivers David Donohue and Mike Borkowski in the No. 58 Red Bull Porsche FABCAR in the premier Daytona Prototypes class for the second annual six-hour event at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant.
Maassen is regarded as one of the world's top endurance racers. After a pair of runner-up finishes at the 24 Hours of LeMans, he scored a class victory in the French classic earlier this year. His best Rolex 24 At Daytona finish came in 2002 with fourth place overall and a class podium finish. Earlier this year, he scored his third-consecutive class victory in the 12 Hours of Sebring.
"I'm thrilled to have the participation of a Porsche factory driver, once again, in a Brumos car," said Brumos Racing team owner Bob Snodgrass.
Maassen will join Donohue and Borkowski in their quest for the first-ever Daytona Prototypes championship. The pair won the Grand American 400 at California Speedway, and was joined by Scott Goodyear in winning the Sahlen' s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International. The Red Bull drivers' second-place Daytona Prototypes finish at the Paul Revere 250 at Daytona International Speedway earlier this month propelled them into the points lead over Brumos Racing teammates Hurley Haywood and J.C. France.
Maassen began his career racing karts 20 years ago. The 33-year-old native of Raeren, Belgium began competing in Formula Ford 1600 in 1989, placing second in the European and German championships the following year. He won the 1995 team World Cup in German Super Touring Car, won the GT2 class at Hungary in the 1998 FIA GT World Championship, and won the 2001 Porsche SuperCup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant will be held on the classic Canadian road course September 19-21. Tickets are currently on sale for the second-annual Rolex Series race and can be purchased by calling 800-517-5725 or logging onto www.lecircuit.com.
Additional information on the Rolex Sports Car Series is available online at www.grandamerican.com.