GRAND-AM Series: Chevy to Pace Field at Road America
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s a fact that a Chevrolet-powered car will lead the Rolex Series field at Road America.
As Chevrolet celebrates its 100th anniversary, two icons of American racing, Chevrolet and Road America are joining forces. Road America has played a prominent role in Chevrolet’s racing programs for more than 55 years. Chevrolet is the Official Vehicle of Road America, the scenic, 4-mile, 14-turn track known as “America’s National Park of Speed” with the renowned Corvette Bridge returning to the historic track.
The 2011 edition of the Chevrolet Camaro will be the pace car for the seventh round of the Rolex Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge seasons. Camaro will also be the pace car in August for the two-hour race at Watkins Glen.
“Being a partner with GRAND-AM is an exciting opportunity for Chevrolet,” said Jeff Chew, marketing manager, Chevy Racing. “In addition to being the pace vehicle later this summer, Chevrolet also will bring its Team Chevy Racing Display trackside for the fans to enjoy at different tracks throughout the racing season, where you could see the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro show car.”
Other action at the track includes a SPEED feature with the Autohaus Motorsports team comparing the Stevenson Camaro with a street-legal Camaro, along with MRN Radio interviews with top Chevrolet executives.
Already this season, Team Chevy has racked up two victories in the Daytona Prototype class – both with SunTrust Racing and drivers Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor – and the GT class – one each with Autohaus (Bill Lester and Jordan Taylor) and Stevenson (Robin Liddell and Jan Magnussen).
At Chevrolet, learnings in aerodynamics in every race program are taken over to production. Today, the 2011 Camaro is the best-selling car in its segment – the reason? People like this car because it’s not a pretender. It’s got the precision and power to back up its looks.
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Source: GRAND-AM Road Racing