Series to test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Grand-Am To Hold Special Test At Indianapolis Motor Speedway Nine Rolex Series Teams Expected To Participate DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2009) - Grand-Am Road Racing announced today it will sanction a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on ...

Grand-Am To Hold Special Test At Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Nine Rolex Series Teams Expected To Participate

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2009) - Grand-Am Road Racing announced today it will sanction a test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 3, featuring nine cars from its Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.

The Daytona Prototype teams scheduled to test include defending series champion No. 01 TELMEX Lexus Riley, No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley, No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara, No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley and the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Porsche Coyote. 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice is scheduled to co-pilot the No. 90.

The GT class teams expected to test include the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3, No. 07 Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP.R, No. 57 BryanMark Financial Pontiac GXP.R and No. 70 SpeedSource Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8.

"We are very excited to have this opportunity to see the performance of our sports cars at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson. "I look forward to the overall reaction from our participants, fans and media, and determining the future possibility of our series competing at this iconic facility."

Fans and media are welcome to attend the test to see the teams testing on the F1 and MOTO-GP track configurations. The test will be used to gauge the level of interest of holding a sports car event at the facility among the fans, teams and media.

Additional details of the test will be announced in the near future.

The next Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race will be the Aug. 29 Montreal 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, in Montreal, Quebec.

-credit: grand-am

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Gilles Villeneuve , Buddy Rice , Michael Shank
Teams SpeedSource , Michael Shank Racing