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Southard Motorsports Takes on Miller Motorsports Park In Rolex Sportscar Series Season Finale TOOELE, UT (Aug. 29, 2006) - Coming off an eventful weekend at Infineon Raceway, Southard Motorsports is looking for a strong finish to the 2006 Grand...

Southard Motorsports Takes on Miller Motorsports Park In Rolex Sportscar Series Season Finale

TOOELE, UT (Aug. 29, 2006) - Coming off an eventful weekend at Infineon Raceway, Southard Motorsports is looking for a strong finish to the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sportscar Series, the Discount Tire Sunchaser at the new Miller Motorsports Park on Sept. 2.

Team drivers, Shane Lewis and Craig Stanton, will turn their first laps on the 4.5-mile course during the practice and qualifying sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday before the race begins at noon (local time) on Saturday.

"This team will bounce back from last weekend. The fire damage is repaired, new axles are installed and we are going to go out and run this race like we have run so many other 12 or 24 hour races," said Southard Motorsports team owner Steve Southard. "The track conditions are going to change from day to night and it's going to be hot. We will also have to be set up with the proper lighting to run in the absolute darkness at night."

Southard added, "Endurance races unfold as they go. We can plan for fuel and tire consumption, but there will be opportunities while under the yellow flag to take on more fuel, change tires and change drivers as needed to run a competitive race."

Said Shane Lewis, "Anytime you drive a new course you have to warm up to it and be patient. With each practice session we'll build up our knowledge and comfort with the track. Obviously, we want to be fast. But we want to be smart too. We'll be ready to run a great race."

-credit: southard motorsports

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Shane Lewis , Craig Stanton , Steve Southard