CHARLOTTE, NC, October 29, 2004 -- The racing world is buzzing with enthusiasm and anticipation about the 2005 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series season -- but the Finlay Motorsports team is nothing short of electric. Finlay Motorsports is ...
CHARLOTTE, NC, October 29, 2004 -- The racing world is buzzing with enthusiasm and anticipation about the 2005 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series season -- but the Finlay Motorsports team is nothing short of electric. Finlay Motorsports is breaking the spectatorship barrier, providing racing enthusiasts a unique to opportunity to be an intimate part of the action.
Ten Motorsports, owned and operated by Finlay Motorsports, is poised to challenge for the Daytona Prototype series title in their debut season in 2005. Ten's proven champions, providing youthful exuberance and veteran savvy, have set lofty goals for themselves. Co-drivers Michael McDowell, the Star Mazda series 2004 season champion, and wily Champ Car veteran Memo Gidley, by way of a partnership with the United States Air Force Reserve team, deliver skill and technique matched only by the excellence of their machine. An explosive Dinan prepared BMW V8 will power the Riley-built Daytona Prototype that is scheduled to begin testing in December and will debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. Cameron Motorsports Management will perform trackside operations for the Daytona Prototype.
With the introduction of the Ten team, Finlay is pioneering a concept called fractional motorsports membership. Individuals or corporations can become team members with full-benefits for a small fraction of the cost needed to fund a racing team, and no commitment to the overall management of the team. Pit access, team and driver meetings, and marketing rights are only a few of the benefits that members will receive. "We're giving racing aficionados an opportunity to truly experience the thrill and excitement of being a member of an auto racing team, without the enormous cost and time commitment necessary to produce a winning team," explained Rob Finlay, President of Finlay Motorsports.
19 year-old co- driver Michael McDowell knows he has been given a golden opportunity to display his fresh yet proven talent on the main stage: "Grand-Am Rolex series DP racing is potentially the best thing to ever happen to motorsports. Veteran racing fans and newcomers to the sport are embracing it like no other, as evidenced by the growth of the series over the past two seasons."
"This is a monumental year for motorsports -- In recent memory, no other series has generated such a huge amount of interest and expectation in its infancy, and we're thrilled to be a part of it and allow others to enjoy it as well," said team owner Rob Finlay.
The Finlay Motorsports headquarters are located in Charlotte, NC.