South Burlington, Vermont - November 10, 2003 -- Dave Machavern, owner and one of two drivers on the Heritage Motorsports team, has won his first professional auto racing championship in the ROLEX Series of Grand American Road Racing. The...
South Burlington, Vermont - November 10, 2003 -- Dave Machavern, owner and one of two drivers on the Heritage Motorsports team, has won his first professional auto racing championship in the ROLEX Series of Grand American Road Racing. The Heritage team fielded a high-horsepower V8 Mustang GTS (Grand Sport Super) for all races on the 2003 schedule. Their events included the grueling 24 Hours of Daytona as well as races across the continent; famous circuits from southern California, to Canada and south Florida.
Trophy and awards presentations for the championship were made at Daytona
International Speedway, Heritage Motorsports dominating by capturing all
three aspects of the GTS championship which were available to earn:
1) Driver's Championship (to both team drivers - Dave Machavern & Tommy Riggins)
2) Team Owner's Championship - Dave Machavern for Heritage Motorsports
3) Manufacturer's Championship - Ford Motor Company (presented to Ford by Dave Machavern)
...each awarded separately.
As part of the awards ceremony ROLEX Watch USA President, Walter Fischer, presented to Dave Machavern the coveted and specially engraved ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Daytona Cosmograph watch, in stainless steel and 18K gold.
A smiling Machavern said, "This is really special. We've been working hard over two seasons to gain this position. This watch and these trophies represent a winning season that a great team has put together. Thanks to my team at Heritage Motorsports, to Grand American and to ROLEX."
The Heritage Motorsports team is working toward a Daytona Prototype entry in the ROLEX series of races for the 2004 season, which commences at the 24 Hours of Daytona in early February, 2004.
For more information about the series or Heritage Motorsports, log onto the following link: www.heritagevt.com/motorsports/