Two day test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens on Friday

GRAND-AM hitting The Bricks for two-day test

Rolex Series, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Prep For Big Day At Indy; More Than 100 Test Entries Expected

Brickyard 400 driver golf outing
Brickyard 400 driver golf outing

Photo by: Mark Reed - IRL

INDIANAPOLIS (July 5, 2012) – It’s time for the dress rehearsal for one of sports car racing’s most anticipated events. Friday and Saturday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host GRAND-AM teams for a special two-day test – the final official preparation for GRAND-AM’s historic July 27 debut as part of the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard on Friday, July 27.

As of Thursday morning, ninety-five teams had confirmed test entries – 30 from the Rolex Series and 65 from the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The total is expected to top 100, clear indication of excitement throughout the GRAND-AM industry.

“This turnout is not surprising; everyone in both of our series recognizes the significance of this Indy debut, not only in terms of GRAND-AM but sports car racing in general,” said Mark Raffauf, GRAND-AM’s managing director of racing operations.

“The excitement for this debut actually started building way back in 2009, when we first tested at Indianapolis and started fully exploring the possibility of a race. Three years later all the exploration, negotiation and good old-fashioned hard work by GRAND-AM and Indianapolis Motor Speedway is paying off and now, we’re closing in on a landmark event.”

Source: Grand-Am Road Racing

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