Having taken two wins with Mark Wilkins and Brian Frisselle during the 2008 season, AIM Autosport looks set to expand to two-cars for the 2009 Grand Am Rolex Series campaign.
The team intends to field the #11 AIM Autosport Ford Riley in selected events for Canadian pair John Farano and Billy Asaro, who hit the track at Daytona during the first day of Rolex Series testing.
"This is an ex-Krohn car, chassis #11," team manager Ian Willis said. "We converted it to a Ford engine. John Farano is no stranger to Grand-Am - he raced a few times in a GT class Mustang - while Billy Asaro drove for us ten years ago in Formula Ford, and went on to race as high as the British Formula 3 championship.
"Both John and Billy will be running in selected races, probably six in total this year, including the Rolex 24. David Empringham will probably be the third driver in the Rolex 24, and we're talking to a few other people."
Both drivers were pleased with their initial outings in the new car, but the team will have some work to do after Asaro was involved in an incident during the final half hour of testing. He hit the wall in turn three, and the car sustained some bodywork and mechanical damage.
"I love the Daytona Prototype," said Farano, who drove a Ford Mustang GT in three races in 2008. "I haven't had much seat time yet, but we'll get there. I think it's going to be great. I've known AIM for some time, and I wanted to drive this car to be part of the faster group."