Watkins Glen: Essex Racing/Finlay Friday report

MAKE-A-WISH/Z-LINE DESIGNS DAYTONA PROTOTYPE TO START 6th AT THE SAHLEN'S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 2, 2006) -- Following a lull in the action for this weekend's running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen, the Rolex Series...

MAKE-A-WISH/Z-LINE DESIGNS DAYTONA PROTOTYPE TO START 6th AT THE SAHLEN'S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN

WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 2, 2006) -- Following a lull in the action for this weekend's running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen, the Rolex Series Daytona Prototype machines were able to take to the track today. Yesterday's scheduled practice was canceled because of an issue concerning the age of one of the Grand Am Rolex Series drivers.

A contract between the Indy Racing League and Watkins Glen International Raceway states that a competitor must be 18 years of age to compete at a track that the Indy Racing League is currently competing on.

Given these circumstances, Krohn Racing elected to withdraw their young proven driver form the team's entry allowing for the racing to resume. The Make-A-Wish/Z-Line Designs Ford-powered Crawford Daytona Prototype took to the scenic Watkins Glen International Raceway and steadily improved upon its time throughout the day and into the evening.

Due to the cancellation of yesterday's practice session, Gran Am decided to start tomorrow's 6-hour event according to the current team point standings allowing for Rob Finlay, Michael Valiante and reserve driver Guy Cosmo to start tomorrow afternoon's running of the Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen in the sixth position.

Round 8 of the scheduled 14-race Grand American Series is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 3rd.

Driver Quotes:

Rob Finlay "It was great getting on the track today," said Rob Finlay. "We were waiting for the sanctioning bodies to reach an agreement on the age issue. I felt good in the car and I'm really looking forward to the race."

Michael Valiante "We found some things today that have really helped improve the speed," said Michael Valiante. "I'm looking forward to the race and I think this is the best car we've had all year. We were running competitive times in traffic and with a clear lap I think we would have been right up front."

Guy Cosmo "I'm ready to rock," said Guy Cosmo. "Although I'm changing driver's suits this weekend I'm working with the same group of guys and I'm looking forward to having some fun with Rob (Finlay) and Valiante."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Michael Valiante , Guy Cosmo , Rob Finlay
Teams Krohn Racing