Watkins Glen: Ryan Dalziel preview

Dalziel heads to The Glen Orlando, Florida (June 07, 2005) -- Scotland's Ryan Dalziel returns to Grand American Road Racing action this Sunday, 12th June, as he makes his second start of the year in the GT division of the Rolex Sports Car Series...

Dalziel heads to The Glen

Orlando, Florida (June 07, 2005) -- Scotland's Ryan Dalziel returns to Grand American Road Racing action this Sunday, 12th June, as he makes his second start of the year in the GT division of the Rolex Sports Car Series at Watkins Glen, New York. The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen, the sixth round of the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series, will see Dalziel race the #71 SAMAX Porsche GT3 RS, run by Peter Baron's operation, alongside American's Mark Greenberg and Bryan Sellers.

With a month-long gap in Dalziel's regular season commitments, piloting the Menards-Yokohama Corvette C5-R for Pacific Coast Motorsports in the GT1 class of the American Le Mans Series, the 23-year-old was invited to share driving duties for this weekend's race on the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen circuit by car owner Mark Greenberg

Already credited with a top ten finish at the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring in Florida this season, Sunday's six hour charge round the famous New York track will seem short in comparison but Ryan's still looking forward to the challenge.

"I have to thank Peter Baron and Mark Greenberg for giving me the opportunity to keep race-sharp in June by inviting me to compete this weekend at Watkins Glen. I've got a few more sports car starts to my name since I raced in this division earlier in the year so I'm sure those experiences will prove valuable throughout the weekend," commented Dalziel.

Ryan's debut outing in the Rolex Sports Car Series, where he first partnered with former Toyota Atlantic rival Bryan Sellers and team owner Peter Baron, saw the rookie sports car duo sharing a Porsche 911 GT3 in the second round of the championship on the infield course at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in March. A broken water line was to thwart the ambitions of the open-wheel graduates that day with Dalziel wrestling the car home to a 16th place finish having started with Sellers on the GT pole courtesy of his impressive form in qualifying.

Sunday's race caps a busy couple of weeks for the Orlando-based Scot. ALMS testing with Pacific Coast Motorsports at Mosport International Raceway and Road America were first up before Ryan traveled to Milwaukee last weekend for the third round of the Champ Car World Series where he serves as a team consultant for PKV Racing, the team duly capturing their first ever series pole on Friday thanks to former champion and co-owner Jimmy Vasser!

Speed will air Sunday's race live on TV starting at 10am EST then 12:30pm EST.

-www.ryandalziel.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Jimmy Vasser , Peter Baron , Mark Greenberg , Bryan Sellers