GRAND-AM Series: New Daytona Prototype Team to Debut at Grand Prix of Miami

By Auto News Log • March 2nd, 2011

MIRAMAR, Fla. –

A new Daytona Prototype team will debut in Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami, when Shane Lewis and Henry Gilbert share the red and white No. 3 SCDE Chevrolet/Riley in Round 2 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.

The car is owned by Gilbert and sponsored by his Sports Car Driving Experience racing school.

The chassis was raced by Penske-Taylor Racing in the 2008 Rolex 24 with Toshiba sponsorship.

“This is a new car for our team, and we just got our Chevrolet engine, but we really want to do this race,” Lewis said. “We are both from Florida and we want to run a good race at Homestead. Henry has a lot of friends and supporters from all over Florida.”

Lewis is running the No. 3 in tribute to Steve and Martha Southard, who formerly fielded a Daytona Prototype.

“I’ve raced five years in DP – including a great year with the Southards – and I’ve wanted to get back,” Lewis said. “We’ve had to hustle to get here, but it’s important for us to race so close to home.”

Source: GRAND-AM Road Racing

 

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