COSTA MESA, Calif. (September 17, 2003) -- Rob Morgan, former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran and driver on the 2002 Grand American Rolex AGT Team Champion, Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, will compete in the Mont-Tremblant 250 Grand-Am Cup event...
COSTA MESA, Calif. (September 17, 2003) -- Rob Morgan, former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series veteran and driver on the 2002 Grand American Rolex AGT Team Champion, Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, will compete in the Mont-Tremblant 250 Grand-Am Cup event at Les Circuit Mont-Tremblant this Saturday.
Morgan, who competed in the first two Grand American Rolex events of this season, including a second-place finish in the GTS class and 10th overall, will be back in action this weekend with a new team in the Grand-Am Cup race on Saturday, and hopes to run Sunday as well.
Morgan will be driving the No. 64 Glenn Yee Motorsports Porsche GT3 Cup for the fellow Californians. Morgan, who now resides in Costa Mesa, will make his Grand-Am Cup debut in the Grand Sport I class car owned and co-driven by Geoff Escalette of San Dimas, Calif. Escalette, scored an eight-place finish in the Lexus Grand American 250 at California Speedway in June.
The 95-lap, 250-mile race is slated to start at 2:15 pm EST on Saturday. The Grand-Am Cup Series is a national championship road racing series for a whole different breed of stock cars. Unlike the familiar NASCAR stock cars, Grand-Am Cup cars really are the same cars you and your neighbors drive every day. These cars from American, European and Japanese manufacturers have been modified to maximize safety and stabilize handling, but for the most part they are straight off the showroom floor.
Morgan, who has three career wins in 13 starts in the Grand American Rolex Series, is looking forward to the challenge, "I really fell in love with this track when we were up here last year in our Rolex car. It's a really fast, competitive track and I am very excited about racing here and being back in Grand American competition."
Rob will be looking to add to his Grand American accomplishments that included two wins, one pole and a track record at Watkins Glen en route to a Team Championship in the AGT class in 2002. "I am looking forward to the opportunity that Geoff and the No. 64 team have given me. Geoff showed that he has the talent and the equipment needed to get the job done in the California race. I believe we will be very competitive this weekend ," stated Morgan.
The Mont-Tremblant 250 will be broadcast on SPEED Channel on September 27 at 1 p.m. ET. Tickets are available online at www.lecircuit.com or at the gate.