Huang, Hall to pilot Chase Daytona Prototype for Silverstone Racing Services. July 3, 2003 -- Ashland, Va. -- Robert Chase announced today that current Grand-Am Cup competitor Larry Huang finalized the purchase of a Chase Competition...
Huang, Hall to pilot Chase Daytona Prototype for Silverstone Racing Services.
July 3, 2003 -- Ashland, Va. -- Robert Chase announced today that current Grand-Am Cup competitor Larry Huang finalized the purchase of a Chase Competition Engineering Daytona Prototype at the Mid-Ohio race this past weekend. Larry Huang and Chris Hall will be the drivers of the Daytona Prototype fielded by Silverstone Racing Services.
"The car will be delivered to the team in October," stated Dan Fite of Chase Competition Engineering. "We are looking forward to working with Larry and Chris as they develop their Rolex Daytona Prototype effort. Chase Competition is now the fifth Daytona Prototype manufacturer that will have cars in competition."
"We researched the Daytona Prototype manufacturers and are looking forward to working with Robert and the rest of the Chase Competition team," said Huang. "After visiting the Chase facility we were impressed in their engineering and manufacturing capabilities. These cars have been designed with the race team in mind and it is our intention to field a multi-car team."
Grand American Road Racing President Roger Edmondson is happy to welcome the latest Daytona Prototype team. "We were excited to be the first ones notified of this team stepping up into the Rolex Series with a new Daytona Prototype. This is a great combination of car, constructor and race team focusing on building a team around Grand American," noted Edmondson.
The Silverstone Racing Services Team will continue to field their current Grand Sport I #39 Corvette for the remainder of the 2003 Grand-Am Cup Series and will run selected Rolex Series events in the Chevy-powered Chase Daytona Prototype in preparation for the full season in 2004.
A successful businessman that caught the racing bug in 1999 at the Panoz Racing School at Road Atlanta. It was at the school where he met lead instructor Chris Hall who not only became Larry's personal coach but also good friend. Larry competed successfully in the Ferrari Challenge Series in the 355 challenge and the 360 challenge. In the 2002 Panoz Race Series Larry took the overall champion in a Panoz GTS. Currently competing in the Grand-Am Cup with a Corvette. With Chris as his co-driver Larry's highlight so far this year has been a third place at Barber Motorsports Park. Larry resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Chris, from London, England has been racing for 20 years and teaching at racing schools for 17 years. He has raced against some of the best drivers in the World and winning 3 British championships. He came to the USA in 1993 to pursue a racing career in the U.S., which started with him winning a National SCCA championship. He then turned to NASCAR and was the first European to compete in a full NASCAR touring series. Chris's racing resume includes:
* NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1998 "most improved driver of the year". * 2001 24 Hours of Daytona placed 3rd in SRP11 class. * Concord Motorsports Park, NC Sprint Cars * 2003 competing in the Grand American Cup Series
Chase Competition Engineering
Chase Competition Engineering, one of nine approved Daytona Prototype race car designers has taken the Grand American concept to create the CCE-DP. Chase Competition Engineering took the approach from drivers' and teams' view points for a competitive race car while keeping the teams' operational budgets in mind. CCE is located in Ashland, Va. For additional information contact Chase Competition at (804) 798-9241 or on the web at www.chasecompetition.com.