BOSS MotorSports adds Crawford Daytona Prototype IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (September 16, 2003) --BOSS MotorSports founder, David Brule, announced today that his team has purchased a Crawford DP03 Daytona Prototype and will participate in select...
BOSS MotorSports adds Crawford Daytona Prototype
IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (September 16, 2003) --BOSS MotorSports founder, David Brule, announced today that his team has purchased a Crawford DP03 Daytona Prototype and will participate in select sports car racing events in 2004, beginning with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The car, which will be powered by a Chevrolet V-8, is one of four prototypes currently under construction at Crawford Race Cars in Denver, N.C.
BOSS MotorSports, a division of BOSS Products -- makers of The BOSS Snowplow -- currently sponsors an off-road truck in the Championship Off-Road Racing (CORR) Series. "We believe there is a natural connection between our brand and the racing lifestyle," said Brule. "We look forward to continuing our support especially as we grow and evolve as a racing team."
While the Crawford prototype will be BOSS MotorSports' first venture into sports car racing, it is not anything new to Brule who has been road racing since 1995. "I started racing in '95 with the Skip Barber School Series and have been very active since 1999 with Porsche club events," Brule explained. "I got to know Max Crawford in 2001 when he did some work on my Porsche. I heard about the Daytona Prototypes a year ago and was intrigued by the concept, so I immediately called Max to see if he was going to be building any. He said he was but wanted to perfect his design so his car wouldn't be ready until the end of 2003. I decided to wait and in the meantime did some research into the stability of Grand American and its future direction. A couple of months ago I met with Max at his shop to review the design and discuss his perspective on the series. Everything made sense, so I decided to get involved."
According to Brule the team is planning to run in select events in 2004 beginning with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. "We're getting the car from Crawford in mid-November, and they will have already tested it and gotten most things sorted out," Brule added.
Brule will drive at the Rolex 24 Hours with Elliott Forbes-Robinson and two other drivers that are yet to be named. Brule and Forbes-Robinson became close friends after working together as student and teacher. "EFR was my first coach when I started racing sports cars, and we really hit it off. His experience will make it much easier for me to get used to the Prototype. And I couldn't think of anyone I'd rather run a world-class event with than Elliott. He's a two-time overall winner of the Daytona 24 Hours with a stellar career in sports car racing. It'll be a challenge for me just to keep up with him!"
"We are ecstatic to have a DP03 going to Dave Brule," Max Crawford said. "We are looking forward to working with Dave, both with his engineering background, and because we know that a person of his caliber will be a great asset to the Grand American racing scene."
"This chassis is one of four being constructed simultaneously for delivery in November," he added. "We have also contracted Andy Wallace as our driver for our shakedown and testing program which we will begin at the end of October."
BOSS MotorSports was founded in 2000 by BOSS Snowplow owner and CEO David Brule Sr. as a unique way of reaching a larger audience. Since then the team has become a strong advocate for the sport of racing through the ongoing sponsorship of its CORR team, Hord Racing, as well as events such as The BOSS Snowplow Off-Road Challenge.