Denver: John Dalziel preview

Dalziel Set For Denver Trans-Am Debut Orlando, Florida (August 10, 2005) -- Scotland's John Dalziel is set to make his second road racing start on U.S. soil this weekend as he debuts in the Trans-Am Series support race at the CENTRIX Financial...

Dalziel Set For Denver Trans-Am Debut

Orlando, Florida (August 10, 2005) -- Scotland's John Dalziel is set to make his second road racing start on U.S. soil this weekend as he debuts in the Trans-Am Series support race at the CENTRIX Financial Grand Prix of Denver, 12-13 August. Campaigning SS Racing's #52 ASI Limited Chevrolet Monte Carlo entry, Dalziel will tackle the Cytomax Sport Drink 100 in Trans-Am's GTA Class.

The 26-year-old from Lanarkshire is no stranger to the car he'll pilot in Colorado having raced it over the past couple of seasons in select American Speed Association (ASA) National Tour events. A ruling by Trans-Am officials back in May opened up the GTA class to former ASA entries allowing Dalziel's former team, SS Racing, to utilize their stock cars in a new form of competition. This weekend's race reunites driver and team, both presented with the challenge of adapting to Denver's tight 1.647-mile temporary street circuit prior to Saturday's race.

Looking ahead to his Trans-Am debut Dalziel commented:

"I'm pretty excited to be trying out another form of championship racing having sampled some sports car action at Daytona last month. I had a great result that time out so hopefully I can carry my form into this weekend's race in Denver. It's a track that's new to me but hopefully I can learn it quickly allowing us to concentrate on set-up for the race.

"I have to thank Ken Smith and SS Racing for inviting me to compete with them once again. It's a great opportunity to race an ASA car but on a road course instead of an oval like I'm used to! My former team-mate Butch Miller raced the car in the series in Toronto last month and he proved it could be competitive and I'm delighted that he'll be acting as my crew chief in Denver. His experience will prove valuable I'm sure and all being well we'll enjoy another strong outing."

John returned to road course competition alongside his younger brother Ryan in last month's Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series event at the Daytona International Raceway. With the race marking John's maiden sports car start, the Scottish duo impressed with their pace and performance as they powered their GT-entered Porsche GT3 Cup car all the way to a third place podium finish.

The Cytomax Sport Drink 100 Trans-Am race is scheduled to start at 4:30pm MDT on Saturday 13th August.

For further information please visit -- www.trans-amseries.com

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Butch Miller , John Dalziel