Stevenson Motorsports signs Pobst for Daytona 24H

Pobst Joins Stevenson Team At Rolex 24. Team Unveils Livery For GXP-R. Veteran Randy Pobst to team with Davis and Liddell in new Pontiac GXP-R at 24 hour classic. In the 2007 season of the Grand-Am Rolex Series presented by Crown ...

Pobst Joins Stevenson Team At Rolex 24. Team Unveils Livery For GXP-R.
Veteran Randy Pobst to team with Davis and Liddell in new Pontiac GXP-R at 24 hour classic.

In the 2007 season of the Grand-Am Rolex Series presented by Crown Royal Reserves, Stevenson Motorsports proudly wore the colors of the American flag on their twin Chevrolet Corvettes. The team hails from Jacksonville, North Carolina, home to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Team owner Johnny Stevenson used the surface markings of his race cars as a moving salute to America's fighting men, and to this great nation. For 2008, the team will once again compete in the GT class with an updated version of that salute.

For the 2008 season Stevenson Motorsports will campaign a brand new, Pratt & Miller constructed, Pontiac GXP-R adorned in a striking red, white and blue livery, featuring a dynamic representation of an American Bald Eagle on each side. The patriotic theme was prepared by the famed ESBG Designs Company, famous for having created some of auto racings most attractive and cutting-edge designs in many different racing series.

At the announcement of the teams switch to the Pontiac GXP-R, held during the November test days at Daytona International Speedway, Johnny Stevenson said, "We believe the combination of Pontiac Motorsports, Pratt & Miller, and KATECH offer a package that is reliable, fast, and a true contender in the GT class."

Team Manager Mike Johnson also expressed a renewed sense of optimism about the season ahead for the team with the new car. "The GXP.R showed last year that it is a winning car. It offers a lot of adjustability which is what is required with the very different types of tracks that we run in the Grand-Am Series. And Pontiac has the largest manufacturer presence at the track and keeps developing the car throughout the season."

The entire Stevenson Motorsports team will be working to achieve positive results with the proven capabilities of the GXP-R now working for them on the track. Piloting the #57 Pontiac for the season will be two extremely capable drivers in Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell. For the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, they will be joined by Randy Pobst, a former Porsche factory driver and a champion in several racing series including SPEED World Challenge, North American Touring Car and the SCCA Runoffs. Pobst has also won the Rolex 24 twice before and his experience and talent will give the team's chances a significant boost in this most challenging event.

Liddell has an extensive racing resume that includes driving in a number of different racing series in Europe and in North America. His name is well known to race fans around the world.

Andrew Davis is thrilled about working with this group of established racing professionals. "I am very excited about joining the Stevenson Motorsports organization for the 2008 season. John is really putting the pieces together to make a strong run at the championship."

In 2008, Liddell, Davis, Johnson and the rest of the Stevenson Motorsports team expect to make everyone take notice of their presence on the race track. This team plans to have its eagle soaring to the heights of the top of podium!

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Robin Liddell , Randy Pobst , Andrew Davis , Mike Johnson
Teams Stevenson Motorsports