Saturday, October 10, 2009

Grand Am 2010 schedule!!!!


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2009) - Grand-Am Road Racing announced today its 2010 schedule for the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, featuring 12 Daytona Prototype and GT class combined-races in a dozen family-friendly weekends of world famous sports car racing.

The 11th season of competition will include several staple events, including the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen endurance races, as well as exciting and significant changes to a pair of sprint races at Lime Rock Park and Barber Motorsports Park.

The series will continue its focus on building fan-friendly events that appeal to the whole family and offer unparalleled access to the racing experience, including the pit road fan walk and direct access to drivers, team members and race cars. All Grand-Am events include driver autograph sessions, a pit road fan walk and access to the team paddock, as well as new activities to be introduced in the 2010 season.

Rolex Series competition returns to Lime Rock Park during Memorial Day weekend, and for the first time, GT class competitors will be joined by Daytona Prototype teams and drivers. The Rolex Series has competed at the Connecticut track four times since the series' first season in 2000. Barber also features a new date, moving its regular July race to April for the first time.

The season again begins with the 48th running of the Rolex 24, Jan. 30-31 at Daytona International Speedway. Series regulars Scott Pruett, Alex Gurney and David Donohue - co-winner of the closest Rolex 24 in the race's history - have been challenged by star drivers from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, IndyCar Series and international sports car racing. In recent years, Jimmie Johnson, Scott Dixon and Danica Patrick competed in the Rolex 24.

The 2010 Rolex 24 will also include the winner of the 2009 Sunoco Driver Challenge Award, who will drive a Daytona Prototype for a team to be announced a later date.

Other major alterations to the schedule include moving the Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway from the Fall to back to Springtime, to March 6-8; the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park from July to April 10-11; and New Jersey Motorsports Park from May to the weekend of July 17. The season finale returns to Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, Utah, competing on the Outer Perimeter course for the first time.

The schedule also includes the prestigious road courses at which the series has competed through the years and their regular dates, returning to Virginia International Raceway for the Bosch Engineering 250, scheduled for the weekend of April 24-25.

The series also returns June 5-6 with the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International, then travels to Lexington, Ohio, the weekend of June 19 for the EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Competitors return to Daytona on the Fourth of July weekend and again will share the track with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, running the historic Brumos Porsche 250. New Jersey is the next stop with the new date the weekend of July 17, and will be followed by another combination race with the Sprint Cup Series, Aug. 7-8 at Watkins Glen.

The Rolex Series then crosses into Canada for its fourth race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, sharing the track with the NASCAR Nationwide Series Aug. 28-29, before the Miller finale, scheduled for Sept. 10-11.

To view the complete 2010 schedule visit www.grand-am.com/2010rolexseries.


January 9 - 10 Roar Before the Rolex 24
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Not televised

January 30 - 31 Rolex 24 At Daytona
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Not televised

March 6 - 7 Homestead-Miami Speedway
Homestead Miami Speedway
Homestead, FL
Not televised

April 9 - 10 Barber Motorsports Park
Barber Motorsports Park
Birmingham, Alabama
Not televised

April 24 - 25 Virginia International Raceway
Virginia International Raceway
Alton, VA
Not televised

May 28 - 31 Lime Rock Park
Lime Rock Park
Lakeville, CT
Not televised

June 5 - 6 Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen International - Long Course
Watkins Glen, NY
Not televised

June 19 - 20 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, OH
Not televised

July 2 - 3 Daytona 250
Daytona International Speedway
Daytona Beach, FL
Not televised

July 17 - 18 New Jersey Motorsports Park
New Jersey Motorsports Park
Millville, NJ
Not televised

August 6 - 7 Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen International - Short Course
Watkins Glen, NY
Not televised

August 28 - 29 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montréal, Québec
Not televised

September 11 - 12 Miller Motorsports Park
Miller Motorsports Park
Tooele, UT
Not televised

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2 Comments:

At 11:05 PM, Blogger MG Brown said...

Am I reading this right? No TV Coverage????

 
At 8:36 AM, Blogger DaveKennedy said...

Maybe it's TBA, but I thought this was strange as well. BTW, this news came directly from the GrandAm website.

 

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