Team and driver news for Phoenix

Miracle Motorsport Joins Rolex Series Miracle Motorsport announced its plans to campaign the remainder of the Grand American Road Racing Series. John Macaluso, of Winter Haven, Fla., and Brent Sherman, of Barrington, Ill., will pair up to pilot...

Miracle Motorsport Joins Rolex Series
Miracle Motorsport announced its plans to campaign the remainder of the Grand American Road Racing Series. John Macaluso, of Winter Haven, Fla., and Brent Sherman, of Barrington, Ill., will pair up to pilot the Miracle Motorsports/Serta Mattress #6 SportsRacing Prototype entry.

Miracle Motorsports acquired the Lozano-powered Riley & Scott after a merger between Miracle Motorsports and TRP Racing fell through. TRP ran the Rolex 24 At Daytona earlier this season. After suffering an incident on the track where the car flipped, it resulted in the car being dubbed useless. At that point, Miracle Motorsports and TRP Racing began talks of a merger involving the purchase of a new car to run in the Rolex Series. TRP Racing then closed its doors, making all equipment and the new SRP entry available to John Macaluso and Miracle Motorsports. Miracle Motorsports then stepped up to the plate, purchased the car and equipment and will debut the #6 entry in Phoenix.

Mike Gue of Essex Racing and Bruce Holley have completed prep on the new car. Veteran-racer Ross Bentley will be on hand in Phoenix to study the new car and is scheduled to co-drive at the Six Hours at The Glen in May.

Planet Earth Motorsports to Celebrate EARTH DAY 2001 at Phoenix Race
Grand-Am Cup-competitors Planet Earth Motorsports will help celebrate EARTH DAY 2001 by debuting is special EARTH DAY 2001 "Commemorative Edition" paint scheme on the #43 ORISON racer. The team will also be wearing limited edition crew shirts further promoting the events.

"Its great that there is a special day set aside to bring environmental awareness to the public's attention. Hopefully this transcends into the remaining 364 days of the year," Planet Earth Motorsports creator Will Nonnamaker said. "Promoting environmental solutions has been the goal of Planet Earth Motorsports from the very beginning in 1996. There are some many simple and easy solutions such as choosing low emission vehicles as your daily driver. The Acura Integra GS-R race cars are one of many Honda and Acura automobiles striving to meet tomorrow's needs. Each of us can do something to make the world a better place to live."

At this weekend's three-hour race at Phoenix International Raceway, Planet Earth Motorsports will be donating 10 percent of the #41 Comptech Sport Acura Integra GS-R's race winnings to the Phoenix area Prescott Earth Day Network. They will be holding Earth Day events on April 22 in Prescott, Ariz. Activities will include educational programs on global warming, climate changes, and land conservation.

Additional activities and events planned for weekend include Race to Recycle, a collection of all glass and aluminum cans through the campaign's recycling bins, and flyers distributed to race fans detailing EARTH DAY 2001 and everyday environmental friendly practices.

Archangel Aims for Historic 1-2 Finish
Archangel Motorsport Services team owner Mike Johnson has his eye on making history at the Sun Automotive 200 Saturday night. His team's goal is to capture both first and second place in the SportsRacing Prototype II class. The team's two Nissan Lolas held the top-two SRPII places during the Rolex 24 At Daytona until the #22 met a devastating end with a collision with an American GT car. The #21 went on to capture the top prize in Daytona. The #22 car rebounded to capture the class victory at the Nextel 250 last month, but Porschehaus Racing took second, crushing hopes of a 1-2 finish for the team. Porschehaus Racing will once again battle the pair of Archangel Lolas at the Sun Automotive 200. No team has ever captured both the first and second places in the SRP or SRPII classes. G&W Motorsports is the only team to garner a 1-2 finish, taking the historic victory at last season in the GT class.

Phoenix-Native Borcheller Expecting Full Weekend
Phoenix-native Terry Borcheller is hoping to take his second victory of the season at the Sun Automotive 200 this weekend, but no matter how he finishes in the race, it appears that this weekend is already shaping up to be a good one. Borcheller's wife is expected to deliver the couple's baby this week. If the Baby Borcheller does not make an appearance by Thursday, the couple has already arranged for labor to be induced Thursday morning. "I won't be at practice on Thursday, but I will probably be back Thursday night for the night practice," said Borcheller, who captured his first victory of the season last month at the Nextel 250.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Terry Borcheller , Brent Sherman , John Macaluso , Ross Bentley , Mike Johnson