Grand American Rolex Series 2004 season officially began today at Daytona International Speedway for pre-season testing prior to the 42nd Rolex Daytona 24 Hours and the 2003 Daytona Prototypes were the fastest.
Team drivers' Terry Borcheler (2003 Driver Champion), Forest Barber will be joined for the season opener by Andy Pilgrim and maybe Milka Duno. They, along with the rest of the competitors will be back at the track tomorrow and Monday.
The open to the public test days are just that test days to allow the teams - to sort out the machines and the drivers to familiarize themselves with - the track and/or the car - prior to the February classic race.
David Donohue, Darren Law, Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr will pilot the No. 58 Brumos Porsche Fabcar during the endurance event, today in the final practice they turned a lap at 1:49.369.
Doran-Lista's entry was the only other DP to break the one-minute, fifty second mark with a time of 1:49.919. 2002 champion, Didier Theys and co-pilot Freddy Lienhard are the two drivers, at this time, listed in the Lexus Doran.
Orbit Racing had the GT class fast time at 1:55.599 (110.86mph) in a Porsche GT3 RS, they were followed by the 2003 overall Daytona 24 winner, The Racer's Group GT Porsche GT3 RS.
New team AASCO Motorsports No. 16 Porsche GT3 Cup turned a 1:57.217 lap at 109.33 miles per hour in the new Super Grand Sport (SGS) class. Second went to the No. 91 Doncaster Racing Porsche GT3 Cup.
On Friday, the Grand-Am Cup Series cars took to the track for their official test sessions.
The No. 04 Audi S4 from the Istook/Aines Motorsports stable took the Grand Sport fast time at 2:06.598 for a speed of 101.234 miles per hour. The Sport Touring class fast time was set by SpeedSource's new Mazda RX-8, lap time was 2:15.032 at 94.911 miles per hour.