Riggins to replace injured Goodyear in Brumos Racing Daytona Prototype for Rolex 24 At Daytona JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 27, 2004) -- Brumos Racing of Jacksonville, Fla., announced today that Tommy Riggins will replace Scott Goodyear in the No.
Riggins to replace injured Goodyear in Brumos Racing Daytona Prototype for Rolex 24 At Daytona
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 27, 2004) -- Brumos Racing of Jacksonville, Fla., announced today that Tommy Riggins will replace Scott Goodyear in the No. 59 Porsche Fabcar at this weekend's Rolex 24 At Daytona. Goodyear will be forced to sit out the race due to broken ribs he sustained while playing hockey on Monday.
Riggins will partner with five-time Rolex 24 winner Hurley Haywood, JC France and former-IRL champion Scott Sharp.
"It's a shame that Scott won't be able to make the race, but I am honored to be asked by Brumos to join their team," said Riggins. "Brumos is a great team with super guys. We pitted beside them at several races last year, and I really gained a lot of respect for their program."
Riggins partnered with Dave Machavern in the Heritage Motorsports No. 48 Mustang last season, winning the GTS class at six races en route to the class driver and team championships.
"Brumos is thrilled to have another Jacksonville champion in the car," said Bob Snodgrass, President & CEO of Brumos Motor Cars, Inc.
Although Riggins does not have experience in the No. 59 Porsche, he tested in a Lexus-powered Fabcar during pre-season testing at Daytona earlier this month.
"The Brumos Porsche is a highly refined car, and I'm sure it will take some time to get up to speed, but I think I'll have enough time to adjust for this race," said Riggins. "This is really the first time I've been in a car with a real shot of winning (the Rolex 24) overall."
The 42nd Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona will be held at Daytona International Speedway, January 29 - February 1. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 386-253-RACE. SPEED Channel will also broadcast more than 15 hours of live coverage of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series and the Rolex 24 At Daytona, visit www.grandamerican.com.