ASC Motorsports Looking Forward to VIR Tiffin, Ohio -- April 14, 2006 ASC Motorsports of Tiffin, Ohio is headed to VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia for round five of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. The 250 mile race...
ASC Motorsports Looking Forward to VIR
Tiffin, Ohio -- April 14, 2006 ASC Motorsports of Tiffin, Ohio is headed to VIRginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia for round five of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series. The 250 mile race on the scenic, rolling 3.27 mile circuit takes the green flag Sunday, April 23rd at 1:00 PM.
The team has recovered from the disappointment of Homestead, where a broken rear end gear put the ASC Motorsports Corvette C6 out of the race just after the green flag waved. Arnold Machine, Inc. has replaced the rear end, inspected the entire drive train and declared the car ready for VIR. The team recently tested at the long and hilly southern Virginia race track and is looking for a good race.
Sportscar ace Johnny Miller from Richmond, Virginia once again joins team owner Zach Arnold in the cockpit, a pairing that has developed into a very effective development and driving team. Both drivers provide good feedback to the crew about the car's power and handling characteristics, and the crew uses the information effectively to change the setup to suit the track and weather conditions. This driver and crew combination continues to produce consistently faster practice sessions at each race.
VIR practice gets underway Thursday, April 20th with a promoter's test day. Official practice begins Friday, April 21st followed by a final practice session and qualifying on Saturday, April 22nd. In a first for the Rolex Series, qualifying will consist of separate 30-minute qualifying races for the Daytona Prototypes and the GT class. The GT qualifying race is set for Saturday afternoon at 12:30 PM.
The 250 mile race takes the green flag at 1:00 PM on Sunday, April 23rd. SPEED Channel will broadcast the race live and Grand Am will provide live timing and scoring on their website at www.grandamerican.com/.
The ASC Motorsports Corvette C6 was designed and built by Arnold Machine, Inc. in Tiffin, Ohio. Gressman Powersports in Fremont, Ohio builds and maintains the team's LS6 engines.