(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- After starting the 1998 road racing year with victories in the two most prestigious road racing events in America, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring, what better place for Michelin to run...
(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- After starting the 1998 road racing year with victories in the two most prestigious road racing events in America, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring, what better place for Michelin to run its winning streak to three than Las Vegas. Michelin will support two Panoz Motorsports GTR-1s in Sports Car's GT1 class at this weekend's Toshiba Copiers & Fax Nevada Grand Prix at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The Panoz team for Las Vegas will consist of 1998 Sebring winners Andy Wallace and David Brabham in car No. 4. Eric Bernard and Raul Boesel will drive the No. 5 Panoz.
"Capturing Daytona and then Sebring was a tremendous start to our season, and enhances Michelin's tradition of winning in all forms of motorsports," said Herb Johnson, Director of Motorsports, Michelin North America. "We hope to continue our winning streak in Las Vegas, by again giving the Michelin teams tires that provide grip and precise handling.
Michelin claimed the GT1 class victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona when the Michelin Pilot-equipped Rohr Motorsports Porsche 911 GT1 captured the GT-1 class victory.
In 1998, Michelin also began an association with the Barber Dodge Pro Series which dropped the green flag on its season at Sebring. Todd Snyder, starting his first professional open-wheel race in almost seven years, took the victory on Michelin Pilot Radials. The series continues May 25 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.
The Michelin tire program also includes the Skip Barber Racing School, the Dodge/Skip Barber Driving School and the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Race Series.