Pacific Coast Motorsports looks to Grand American competition and expansion Ventura, California (September 26, 2005) - Pacific Coast Motorsports ("PCM") is pleased to announce that next season the Ventura-based team's championship-winning...
Pacific Coast Motorsports looks to Grand American competition and expansion
Ventura, California (September 26, 2005) - Pacific Coast Motorsports ("PCM") is pleased to announce that next season the Ventura-based team's championship-winning pedigree will be focused on campaigning a Riley-Pontiac Daytona Prototype in the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series.
While looking ahead and planning for a full season of Grand American competition in 2006, subject to the delivery of the team's new Riley chassis and Pontiac power-plant, PCM might look to kick start their Daytona Prototype ("DP") effort this November with the fourteenth and final round of the 2005 season in Mexico City, 4th-5th November.
Tyler Tadevic, PCM Team Director spoke enthusiastically about the squad's switch to the Rolex Sports Car Series:
"I'm really excited to be putting together a Daytona Prototype entry for 2006. I'm confident that in the Riley-Pontiac combination we have at our disposal a competitive race package and one that will confirm our status as a leading racing organization."
He continued, "I'm delighted that by using the Pontiac engine we're continuing our association with General Motors. We enjoyed a strong working relationship with GM throughout our 2005 sports car campaign and I'm excited to have the opportunity to build on those foundations in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series."
On the subject of a potential debut in Mexico City at season's end Tadevic explained, "We've placed all the appropriate orders to get our race package up and running as quickly as possible. If we have sufficient lead-time to familiarize ourselves with the new car and I believe we can put together a competitive debut in that timeframe, then we'll definitely consider running in Mexico. If that's the case then our driver line-up from 2005 will remain unchanged, Alex Figge and Ryan Dalziel will partner behind the wheel."
While confirming the participation of one Daytona Prototype in the Rolex Sports Car Series, PCM is keen to expand its efforts and is looking to run a second DP car to take full advantage of their existing facilities, equipment and personnel - the team successfully retaining its multiple-championship winning group of mechanics and engineers ahead of the new season.