Daytona Test: MSR/Fusion Racing Thursday notes

Graydon Elliot Fusion Racing with MSR quick out of the box in Daytona (Daytona Beach, FL) 5 January 06-- The 2006 Rolex Sports Car Series season got off to a quick start for Graydon Elliott Fusion Racing with MSR, as the ...

Graydon Elliot Fusion Racing with MSR quick out of the box in Daytona

(Daytona Beach, FL) 5 January 06-- The 2006 Rolex Sports Car Series season got off to a quick start for Graydon Elliott Fusion Racing with MSR, as the #6 Riley-Lexus was quickest in the second afternoon session with a 1:45.818-second lap of the famed Daytona International Speedway road course.

The team announced the addition of Paul Tracy to the Rolex 24 At Daytona effort during a lunchtime press conference, and the Canadian hotshoe had an immediate effect as he took the car to top of the sheets in his first session with fresh tires on Thursday.

"That was exactly what we were looking for him to do," commented Mike Shank. "We were quick all day and it was great to have Paul jump in and put us on top for the session. Obviously we aren't going to win this race with one fast lap, but it is of course important to have speed right out of the gate. Everyone is doing a really good job and we are very excited about coming back here for the race in a few weeks, but we have a lot we still want to accomplish in the next two days."

Tracy joins an already strong roster of talent for the #6 entry, as Kenny Wilden, Mike Borkowski, and Paul Mears Jr. will be sharing the Graydon Elliott machine in the 44th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. All four drivers were on the pace in Thursday's test, with the Graydon Elliott machine never dropping out of the top-ten times all day. The team will continue to test on Friday and Saturday.

Graydon Elliott Fusion Racing with MSR staff and crew would like to extend their heartfelt condolences on the passing of Paul Mears's mother.

Graydon Elliot Fusion Racing with MSR benefits from the support of team partners including Graydon Elliott Capital (www.graydonelliott.com), the Mears Transportation Group (www.mearstransportation.com).

Canadian based Investment Banking and Securities firm Graydon Elliott Capital specializes in a wide range of financial advisory services and products. The rapidly expanding company will be utilizing its connection with Fusion Racing with MSR to continue its expansion into the US. Visit www.graydonelliott.com for more information. Based in Orlando, Florida, Mears Transportation Group started in 1939 with three taxicabs, and with founder Paul Mears' dedication to outstanding service, has grown to comprise a fleet of 540 taxi cabs, 180 motor coaches, 100 shuttle vans, 12 limousines, and 185 luxury sedans, as well as including resort concierge services. Airport, attraction, cruise, charter, and taxi transportation are the core services that Mears strives to provide to the entire Florida market.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Paul Tracy , Mike Borkowski , Paul Mears Jr.