GrandAM News Archive. Page 15



  • January 1901

    Open article Frisselles join MSR.
    1 January 1901: Michael Shank Racing has announced that Burt and Brian Frisselle will race the #6 Playboy Racing/Mears Motor Coach Lexus Riley in the final three rounds of the Grand-Am Rolex Series.

  • Open article Dixon to join Ganassi for season finale.
    1 January 1901: Current IRL IndyCar Series championship contender Scott Dixon will join his Chip Ganassi Racing Grand-Am teammates Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz for the Rolex Series season finale at the brand new Miller Motorsports Park.

  • Open article Fourth GT win for Bunting and Lally.
    1 January 1901: The fourth win of the season for Marc Bunting and Andy Lally in the #65 TRG/F1 Air Pontiac GTO.R came after a race full of yellow flags and patient, consistent racing at the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant.

  • Open article Barbosa joins Citgo for The Glen.
    1 January 1901: Joaa Barbosa will return to the Grand Am Rolex Series at Watkins Glen when he joins up with Milka Duno for the Crown Royal 250 at the Glen later this month

  • Open article PCM sign Allmendinger for finale.
    1 January 1901: Pacific Coast Motorsports has announced the addition of Champ Car World Series title chaser AJ Allmendinger to its line-up for the final round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series.

  • Open article CyberSpeed quits Rolex Series.
    1 January 1901: CyberSpeed Racing team owner Skip Cummins decided to withdraw the team's #97 Riley-Pontiac from Sunday's Grand-Am Rolex Series Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park - before turning his back on the championship altogether.

  • Open article Krohn goes back-to-back at Barber.
    1 January 1901: Jorg Bergmeister and the #76 Krohn Racing team tightened their grasp on the Grand-Am Rolex Series title with a second-consecutive victory, this time with Bergmeister and 17-year old co-driver Colin Braun leading the way home at Barber Motorsports Park.


  • July 2006

    Open article Krohn goes back-to-back at Barber.
    31 July 2006: Jorg Bergmeister and the #76 Krohn Racing team tightened their grasp on the Grand-Am Rolex Series title with a second-consecutive victory, this time with Bergmeister and 17-year old co-driver Colin Braun leading the way home at Barber Motorsports Park.


  • January 1901

    Open article Braun takes Barber pole for Krohn.
    1 January 1901: Krohn Racing performance in qualifying for the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant was a perfect match for the hot temperatures at Barber Motorsport Park, as 17-year old Colin Braun put the #76 Riley-Ford on pole position.

  • Open article Fittipaldi fastest at Barber.
    1 January 1901: Christian Fittipaldi turned the day's fastest time around the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park road course as practice for the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant was blessed by a continuation of the sunshine that has graced the US in recent weeks.

  • Open article Full house for Iowa weekend.
    1 January 1901: Grand American officials have revealed that it will run both its Rolex Series and Cup championships, as well as its new Moto-ST bike initiative - at the new Iowa Speedway, when the association debuts on the 1.3-mile infield road course on 13-14 July next year.

  • Open article Said, Cunningham for #8 Doran at Barber.
    1 January 1901: Boris Said and Brian Cunningham will share the #8 Synergy Racing Doran-Porsche previously campaigned by the Frisselle brothers at this weekend's Porsche 250 Rolex Series round at Barber Motorsports Park.

  • Open article SunTrust up for title fight.
    1 January 1901: The chase for the championship is on. Not in NASCAR, but in the Daytona Prototype division of the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series.

  • Open article MSR revitalised after break.
    1 January 1901: After a four-week break, Michael Shank Racing is looking forward to returning to Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama this weekend for the Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant, round eleven of the 2006 Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series.

  • Open article Ruby Tuesday aims for Barber win.
    1 January 1901: The Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing team will be looking to go one better when it heads to Barber Motorsport Park for round eleven of the Grand-Am Rolex Series this weekend, having made a welcome return to the podium last time out at Daytona.

  • Open article Double duty for Dalziel at BMP.
    1 January 1901: Scotland's Ryan Dalziel follows a month-long race drought with back-to-back races this weekend, as the Grand American Cup and Rolex Sports Car Series head to the stunning Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • Open article Frisselles sign PCM GT deal.
    1 January 1901: Pacific Coast Motorsports has signed Burt and Brian Frisselle to drive in GT class Pontiac GTO.R in the Barber Motorsports Park round of the Rolex Sports Car Series.

  • Open article Out of work Frisselles' eye SunTrust?
    1 January 1901: After losing their ride with Grand Am Daytona Prototype team Synergy Racing, the Frisselle brothers are on the hunt for a new team in the series with Brian testing the SunTrust Racing Riley-Pontiac at Miller Motorsports Park recently.

  • Open article Lowe's Fernandez adds ALMS programme.
    1 January 1901: Lowe's Fernandez Racing has been revealed as one of three teams set to campaign an Acura-powered entry in next season's American Le Mans Series, adding to its Grand-Am and Indy Racing League programmes.

  • Open article Teams turn first laps at Miller.
    1 January 1901: No sooner had the ALMS crews packed up and decamped from the new Miller Motorsports Park facility than their Grand-Am counterparts arrived for a group test ahead of the season-ending SunChaser event scheduled for the first weekend in September.

  • Open article Tagliani to make Grand-Am Cup debut.
    1 January 1901: Team Australia driver Alex Tagliani will make his debut in the Grand-Am Cup Series next month after agreeing a deal to share the #4 Blackforest Motorsports Group Mustang FR500C in the 37th running of the Grand Prix de Trois Rivieres.

  • Open article Braun targets more Daytona success.
    1 January 1901: Colin Braun became the youngest driver ever to win a professional non-support-series race in North America, but the teenager has already set his sights on further success.

  • Open article Daytona win helps TRG pad GT lead.
    1 January 1901: Almost exactly one year ago, Kevin Buckler's The Racers Group team rolled out the new Pontiac GTO.R's at the Daytona International Speedway.

  • Open article Ruby Tuesday back on track at Daytona.
    1 January 1901: Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing finished second in Thursday evening's round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series at Daytona, taking its best result since its championship challenge began to fizzle out in round six.

  • Open article Braun becomes youngest winner.
    1 January 1901: Playing the fuel strategy game to perfection, Colin Braun became the youngest winner in Rolex Sports Car Series history and his #76 Krohn co-driver Jörg Bergmeister extended his DP points lead with their victory in the Brumos Porsche 250.

  • Open article Broken axle thwarts Doran run.
    1 January 1901: A rare broken axle spoiled the chances of the #77 Feeds the Need/Doran Racing entry in Thursday's Grand-Am Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, after Harrison Brix had pushed the car as high as third place.

  • Open article Gordon to join SunTrust for Rolex 24.
    1 January 1901: SunTrust Racing has announced that four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will co-drive the #10 SunTrust Racing car at the 45th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 27-28, 2007.


  • June 2006

    Open article Braun becomes youngest winner.
    30 June 2006: Playing the fuel strategy game to perfection, Colin Braun became the youngest winner in Rolex Sports Car Series history and his #76 Krohn co-driver Jörg Bergmeister extended his DP points lead with their victory in the Brumos Porsche 250.


  • January 1901

    Open article Riley and Matthews link up for 2007.
    1 January 1901: Riley Technologies, the winningest chassis constructor in Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series and its satellite Riley Motorsports — which won the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Rolex Series Daytona Prototype team title in 2005 — has unveiled its plans for 2007.

  • Open article Ganassi to use Rolex winner at Daytona.
    1 January 1901: After an incident packed outing at Mid Ohio that saw the #01 Ganassi Racing Riley-Lexus sustain heavy damage, Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz will revert to the car that won this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona for Thursday's Brumos Porsche 250.

  • Open article TRG trying to defend dwindling GT lead.
    1 January 1901: With their lead in the Grand Am Rolex Series GT class dwindling, Kevin Buckler's The Racers Group team will take a four-strong entry to Thursday's Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona.

  • Open article Angelelli to double-up at Daytona.
    1 January 1901: Co-defending Grand Am Rolex Series Champion Max Angelelli will pull double duty this weekend at Daytona, driving in both the Brumos Porsche 250 and the IROC race.

  • Open article Dalziel seeking top six at Daytona.
    1 January 1901: A mere five days will have passed between last Saturday's ninth round of the 2006 Grand Am Rolex Series at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the next battle, due to take place under the lights at Daytona on Thursday.

  • Open article Tafel aiming for three in a row.
    1 January 1901: There has been no rest for the Grand-Am Rolex Series recently as the series prepares for its second race in six days.

  • Open article Grand Am: Preview - Brumos Porsche 250.
    1 January 1901: Just five days after round nine of the 14-race 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the Rolex Series teams will return to action on Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway for the Brumos Porsche 250.

  • Open article Tracy rejoins MSR at Daytona.
    1 January 1901: After another tough weekend in the Champ Car World Series, Paul Tracy will hope for better luck when he rejoins the Michael Shank Racing team for the Brumos 250 – which takes place over the course of a day at Daytona on Thursday.

  • Open article Hand recalls Mid-Ohio shunt.
    1 January 1901: Joey Hand has spoken for the first time about the dramatic accident that marred the latest round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series at Mid-Ohio.

  • Open article Ruby Tuesday fail to build on pole.
    1 January 1901: Ruby Tuesday Championship Racing duo Mike Rockenfeller and Patrick Long were unable to build on a pole position start in the latest round of the Grand-Am Rolex Series at Mid-Ohio.

  • Open article Mid-Ohio marred by horror smash.
    1 January 1901: The Grand-Am Rolex Series EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio was marred by a frightening accident involving GT class leader Joey Hand and rival Paul Edwards in the closing stages.

  • Open article Back-to-front for Fernandez.
    1 January 1901: After being sent to the back of the Daytona Prototype grid at Mid-Ohio, Adrian Fernandez and Mario Haberfeld made it all the way to the front to secure a first Rolex Series win in the EMCO Gears Classic.

  • Open article Long inherits Mid-Ohio pole.
    1 January 1901: Patrick Long will start from pole position for Saturday night's Grand-Am Rolex Series event at Mid-Ohio from pole position after the top three qualifiers for the EMCO Gears Classic failed post-qualifying technical inspections.

  • Open article Lowes Fernandez duo aim high.
    1 January 1901: Adrian Fernandez and Mario Haberfeld will return from a two-week break to bid for success as the Grand American Rolex series heads to Mid-Ohio for the 11th round of the championship.

  • Open article Fernandez happy about Mid Ohio return.
    1 January 1901: The Fernandez Racing Grand Am Rolex Series team are preparing for the series' annual blast around the 2.258-mile Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, a circuit the team owner hasn't seen since his Champ Car days.

  • Open article MSR prepare for home event.
    1 January 1901: Michael Shank Racing will be chasing a good home result as the Rolex Sports Car Series heads to Mid-Ohio for the ninth round of the season – the EMCO Gears Classic.

  • Open article Beretta joins Duno again.
    1 January 1901: Milka Duno, for the second time this season, will team with Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta for round nine of the Rolex Sports Cars Series Championship at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

  • Open article Dalziel eyes Mid-Ohio progress.
    1 January 1901: Scotland's Ryan Dalziel heads to the Mid-Ohio for the latest round of the Grand American Rolex Series with the Pacific Coast Motorsports' #89 Playboy/Vonage/Palms Pontiac Riley aiming to continue his good season form.

  • Open article Tafel continue Pontiac pursuit.
    1 January 1901: After winning the GT class of the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen, Tafel Racing's Wolf Henzler and Robin Liddell are ready to take on the factory blessed Pontiac GTO's in the next round of the Grand Am Rolex Series at Mid Ohio.

  • Open article Tafel proves Porsche still has pace.
    1 January 1901: There was fog, rain, cold, and more rain, but in the end the only thing that mattered was the result and for Grand Am Rolex Series GT team Tafel Racing the result at a wet and windy Watkins Glen was a class P1.

  • Open article Strong fourth for Shank team at The Glen
    1 January 1901: MSR team-mates Oswaldo Negri and Mark Patterson recorded their best Rolex Series finish since the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona when they crossed the line fourth in Saturday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.

  • Open article Unser helps Frisselles' to Glen top ten.
    1 January 1901: Al Unser Jr helped Grand Am racing brothers Burt and Brian Frisselle to their best Rolex Series result of the season in Saturday's Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen.
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