Daytona 2003 Prototypes Summit Meeting location, date set

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 3, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing will host a summit meeting on the Daytona Prototypes rules at the Brickyard Crossing in Indianapolis on Thursday. The invitation-only meeting is for constructors and component ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 3, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing will host a summit meeting on the Daytona Prototypes rules at the Brickyard Crossing in Indianapolis on Thursday. The invitation-only meeting is for constructors and component suppliers that have been consulting and communicating with the sanctioning body on the new competition class set to debut in 2003.

Grand American staff headed by President Roger Edmondson, Daytona Prototypes Project Manager Mark Raffauf, Competition Director Dave Watson and consultant Don Hayward will present the current Daytona Prototypes rules and work with the invitees to finalize the last few remaining unresolved details.

Invited guests include representatives from constructors Carbir Race Cars, Crawford Composites, Doran Racing, FABCAR, Ferrari, Multimatic, Picchio and Riley & Scott. Component suppliers invited to attend include EMCO, Hewland, PANKL and XTRAC.

"We are 99 and 9/10s done with the Daytona Prototypes rules," Edmondson commented. "And the progress we have made so far has come in large part from the input of the individuals we will be meeting with on Thursday. By getting all of us in the same room at the same time, we will be able to hash out those final details."

Edmondson said that Grand American expects to post final rules on its website on Tuesday, April 9.

"Come next Tuesday, our constructors and engine suppliers will have a green flag to proceed with the construction of the Daytona Prototype cars," Watson added. "We've been assured by several of the companies that are building cars that we can expect to see cars ready for testing by October."

Additional information about the Rolex Sports Car Series and Daytona Prototypes is available online at www.grand-am.com.

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