FunTech, Quaife join list of approved Daytona Prototype constructors. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 2, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association announced today that the Daytona Prototype chassis designs submitted by Fundamental Technologies...
FunTech, Quaife join list of approved Daytona Prototype constructors.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 2, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association announced today that the Daytona Prototype chassis designs submitted by Fundamental Technologies (FunTech) and Quaife Engineering have been approved for construction. The addition of the two constructors brings the number of approved chassis builders to seven, joining FABCAR Engineering, Doran Enterprises, Crawford Race Cars, Carbir Race Cars and Picchio SpA.
FunTech, based in Orlando, Fla., will build the FT-2 to contest the Daytona Prototype class of the Rolex Sports Car Series in 2003. "Our engineers have created an innovative design in prototype race cars that is aerodynamically and structurally balanced to achieve maximum performance within the class rules," explained Rob DeBardeleben, Vice President of FunTech Motorsports Division. "In designing the FT-2, we used the latest computational fluid dynamics (CFD), stress analysis, and mechanical design engineering tools to design a world-class performance race car. The FT-2 offers affordable, reliable performance that will finish up front."
Two-time American GT champions Flis Motorsports, of Ormond Beach, Fla., is the first official distributor of the FT-2. "Everyone at Flis Motorsports is excited about the new Daytona Prototype package. We are looking forward to working with FunTech in the 2003 season," Flis Motorsports co-owner Todd Flis remarked.
Great Britain's Quaife Engineering will construct the Quaife GT-AM to run in the Daytona Prototype class in 2003. At this time, Quaife has plans to build two Daytona Prototypes. The first chassis with be retained by Quaife for development and raced later, and the second chassis has been sold to a Florida-based team that has yet to be named by the constructor.
Quaife began its work in motorsports competition with the development of motorcycle gearboxes. The company turned its expertise to auto racing in the 1970s. Today, Quaife continues to develop new products through its own competition vehicles with the Quaife GT-AM being the company's latest creation.
Additional information about the Daytona Prototypes is available on the Rolex Sports Car Series official website - www.grand-am.com.