Duno, Wallace Win Rolex Series Race at Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2004) -- Milka Duno and Andy Wallace drove their Pontiac-powered Crawford to victory in the Rolex Sports Car Series Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It...
Duno, Wallace Win Rolex Series Race at Homestead
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2004) -- Milka Duno and Andy Wallace drove their Pontiac-powered Crawford to victory in the Rolex Sports Car Series Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
It was the first Rolex Series race at the Homestead track since the oval portion of the venue was changed to add more banking. The 2.21-mile, 14-turn course includes portions of the venue's 1.5-mile oval and twists through the facility's infield.
"We were pleased with the performance of our Goodyear Eagles during this race," said Bob Shaffer, marketing manager, sports car racing. "It was a very competitive race and the teams needed their tires to perform. The wear, temperatures and grip levels were all excellent." Duno became the first woman to win overall victory in a Rolex series race. The car started the race 15th on the grid.
The Duno/Wallace entry was part of the Daytona Prototype class, for which Goodyear is the exclusive tire provider. A strong field of 17 cars started the race in the prototype class.
The BMW-powered Doran driven by Cort Wagner, Brent Martini and Kelly Collins finished second in the Daytona Prototype class and overall. The runner-up car finished just 1.9 seconds behind the winners. A Lexus-powered Doran driven by Oswaldo Negri and Burt Frisselle took third, both in class and overall.
Duno started the race in the winning car, giving way to Wallace on the 43rd lap of the 109-lap race. Wallace pounced on an opportunity to grab the lead when a two-car incident slowed the leaders with five laps remaining.
The winners averaged 98.095 mph.