2004 Daytona Prototype rules set for release

No changes seen from 2003 regulations WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 7, 2003) -- Grand American Road Racing Association is set to release the 2004 Daytona Prototype rules next week after its staff returns from the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 at Watkins...

No changes seen from 2003 regulations

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (August 7, 2003) -- Grand American Road Racing Association is set to release the 2004 Daytona Prototype rules next week after its staff returns from the Bully Hill Vineyards 250 at Watkins Glen this weekend.

"People shouldn't be looking for any surprises," noted President Roger Edmondson. "Essentially, the only thing we're doing is making sure that there are no date references or other things that needed to be updated. As far as the rules themselves, there are no changes at all."

Daytona Prototypes became the premier class in the Rolex Sports Car Series at the beginning of this season and since then have been the primary topic of conversation in road racing circles. Recently there has been a flurry of activity with new teams being announced and new cars being constructed. More than a dozen of the streamlined racers are expected to be in operation by the end of the year.

"One of the primary things driving the interest in Daytona Prototypes is the stability we have promised in the rules," added Director of Competition Mark Raffauf. "We are not going to make any changes to the rules. Period."

Asked about a recent announcement by Picchio that they have made substantial changes to the design of their Daytona Prototype entry, Raffauf responded by saying, "The existing manufacturers have all been updating their cars as they have gone along, but every car on the track is based on a set of approved chassis and bodywork drawings and specifications. If Picchio or any other manufacturer plans on making changes in those areas, they will have to submit new plans for approval before the car can be legal. We have created the most competitive road racing series in years. We are not going to do anything to upset that balance."

For more information on the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, visit www.grandamerican.com.

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