Indy Daytona Prototypes summit report

Indy Daytona Prototypes Summit: A Huge Success. INDIANAPOLIS (April 5, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association President Roger Edmondson called Thursday's Daytona Prototypes Summit Meeting in Indianapolis a huge success. "It is pretty...

Indy Daytona Prototypes Summit: A Huge Success.

INDIANAPOLIS (April 5, 2002) -- Grand American Road Racing Association President Roger Edmondson called Thursday's Daytona Prototypes Summit Meeting in Indianapolis a huge success. "It is pretty rare when you can get representatives of more than a dozen companies together in one room and find the unanimity of focus and determination we were able to achieve yesterday," he noted. "We came to that meeting to get input on the final issues that need to be resolved with the Daytona Prototypes rules, and everyone at the table offered valuable insight to help us make the final choices."

"We had some nuts and bolts technical issues to resolve like what is the exact width of this part or what is the material for that part and we got the input we need to lock those details in right now," Daytona Prototypes Project Manager Mark Raffauf said. "More importantly, we had some fuzzier issues to deal with and, for the most part, I think we reached consensus on just about all of them."

Raffauf's next step will be to write in the final additions and modifications to the rules based on the input from the Indianapolis meeting and then submit the package for internal review at the company. "We are going to run the final rules by technical, communications and legal experts right away and we hope to have them back and ready to publish by next Tuesday (April 9)."

Attendees at Thursday's meeting included representatives from Carbir, Crawford Composites, Crawford Race Cars, Doran Enterprises, EMCO Gears, FABCAR, Ferrari/Maserati, Ford, G&W Motorsports/Picchio, Kenny Brown Performance, Multimatic, Pankl, Riley & Scott and Xtrac.

Additional information about the Rolex Sports Car Series and Daytona Prototypes is available online at www.grand-am.com.

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