Intersport Makes Racing a Family Affair
Intersport Racing will field three members of the Field family in its Judd Lola at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Father Jon, Uncle Joel and son Clint will all compete in the SRP class. Clint moved over from the Riley & Scott car, also owned by Intersport. At 17, he will be the youngest driver ever to run in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. He is one month and 12 days younger than Gunnar Jeannette was when he ran a Porsche GT3 R in the GT class at the 2000 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Now a high-school junior, Clint had his first professional race in June 2000, just weeks before his 17th birthday.
Jonsson Selected to Race for Dyson
Nic Jonsson, of Aliso Viejo, Calif., has been selected to drive for the Dyson Racing Team in the SRP class at this year's Rolex 24 At Daytona. He will co-drive the #20 Riley & Scott Mk III with team-owner Rob Dyson, Elliott Forbes-Robinson and Max Papis. Jonsson was judged against three other drivers during the January testing session, where he logged the quickest time despite being in the car for only 15 laps.
TRP Racing Announces Plans for Rolex 24 At Daytona
TRP Racing announced its plans and driver line-up for the Rolex 24 At Daytona, with Team Owner/Manager Mike Atkins expecting their updated Lola chassis and Nissan engine, combined with a year's experience, to give the team a great shot at the race. The drivers competing in the SRPII class for TRP include Jeff Bucknum, the son of legendary Formula One and Indy car driver Ronnie Bucknum. Also in the driver line-up is Brent Sherman, Gary Tiller and Rolex 24 At Daytona-rookie Travis Duder.
British GT Champion to Compete in Daytona
Marcos Racing International's Cor Euser will be joined by British GT Champion Calum Lockie and Herman Buurman in the #24 Marcos Mantara at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Peter van der Kolk, Toto Lassally, and a third driver will pilot the second car for the Dutch team, #25. The team had only two weeks to re-prepare the cars with new 6.9-liter engines after the final round of the Spanish GT Championship, but feel confident of a good result after attending January's testing.
Archangel to Race Late Arrival at Rolex 24 At Daytona
Archangel Motorsport Services will field two Nissan Lolas, #21 and #22, at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, with its second car being delivered only recently. Archangel is focusing its efforts preparing the car for the twice-around-the-clock race.