Mont-Tremblant: Max Papis preview

"Mad Max" Papis is preparing to step back into a sports car next week, when he will compete in the ...

"Mad Max" Papis is preparing to step back into a sports car next week, when he will compete in the #59 Brumos Porsche Daytona Prototype for the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant race. This is a Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series sanctioned event on September 19-21 in Quebec, Canada.

On Monday, September 8th, Max was at Brumos Racing's shop in Jacksonville for a seat fitting and to meet the engineers and team members.

This will mark Papis' first Grand-Am race in the new Daytona Prototype class. He competed earlier this season in the famous 24 Hours of Daytona race, the season-opening Grand-Am race in February. Papis' co-drivers for the Canadian endurance race will be Hurley Haywood and J.C. France.

"Max has revived the tradition of the great 'all-arounders', racers like Sterling Moss and Dan Gurney: brilliant drivers who can win any kind of race in any kind of car," said Brumos Team Owner Bob Snodgrass. "Naturally, we're very happy to have Max aboard for the 6 Heures de Circuit Mont-Tremblant. His presence in the team can do nothing but further improve performance and boost team morale."

"This is a very exciting opportunity for me," said the 33-year-old Italian. "Racing at a historic circuit like Mont-Tremblant, with a renowned sports car team, Brumos Racing, and with endurance legend Hurley Haywood as my co-driver is a perfect fit. When opportunities like this present themselves to you, you accept them, because they are special in your life."

Papis' North American sports car racing career is legendary. His inaugural U.S. drive at Daytona in 1996 earned him the nickname "Mad Max" and set his career on a path of numerous wins, poles, fastest laps and a huge fan favorite.

Fore more information about the 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant race, September 19-21, call 800-517-5725 or log onto

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Max Papis , Dan Gurney , Hurley Haywood , Bob Snodgrass , J.C. Fra