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Kimber-Smith set for Grand Am bow.

Tom Kimber-Smith will make his debut in the Grand Am Rolex Series this weekend after being called into the Cheever Racing team for the Bosch Engineering 250.

The Briton was part of the #51 Cheever Racing Pontiac Coyote squad for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but the car was retired before he got a chance to drive.

He took part in a test at Homestead-Miami Speedway after that and will now make the first start at VIR as a replacement for Antonio Garcia, who is racing for Team Modena in the Le Mans Series event in Italy.

"It's going to be fun to get in a car without all of those driving aids," Kimber-Smith, who first tested a Daytona Prototype two years ago with SAMAX, said. "They're really fun to drive. They do get hot, but it's something we're all going to have to deal with.

"I've always wanted to come out to America and race. It's such a spectacle. Eddie and I have developed a good relationship. I didn't get a chance to drive the car at Daytona, so I'm really looking forward to driving this weekend."


Related Pictures

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Babini/Bobbi/Garcia/Ortelli - Cheever Racing Coyote-Pontiac   [pic credit: grand-am.com]
The No. 09 Spirit of Daytona Porsche Coyote that will be tested by 2009 Radical European Masters Champion Derek Johnston at Virginia International Raceway
Cheever Racing debuted the new Coyote DP during the Rolex 24 test days at Daytona   [pic credit: Grand-Am]

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