BRASELTON, Ga. (April 20, 2013) – Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas put their experience to work Saturday, scoring a dominant victory in the Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta, the first GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race at Road Atlanta.
Pruett recorded one of the first victories of his storied career at the circuit in 1986 – winning an IMSA Camel GTO race – in addition to winning in SCCA Trans-Am.Read Entire Story at GRAND-AM
Evander Holyfield has been named the Grand Marshal for Saturday's Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta.
Boxing's sole five-time world heavyweight champion will give the command to start the engines for Round 4 of the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race on Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. ET (SPEED, live), for GRAND-AM Road Racing's inaugural race at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.
Microsoft Visual Studio will sponsor the inaugural visit of GRAND-AM Road Racing to Road Atlanta on Friday and Saturday.
My original idea for the prerace blog was to take a look at the some of the teams and drivers that make up the GRAND-AM Rolex Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series, but as I thought about it more I realized there are a lot of resources out there where you can learn more about the series and the teams involved. Here is a link to a GRAND-AM fan guide that will give you a better understanding of the classes and also contains a spotters guide - http://www.grand-am.com/Portals/0/Images/PDF/2013_RoadAtlanta_FanGuide.pdf, Also, Road Atlanta just did an excellent news story that takes a closer look at the DP Teams participating in the Rolex race - http://www.roadatlanta.com/nws_13dps.lasso
This left me with a bit of a dilemma on what exactly to focus on for this blog post. After giving it some thought I figured I would concentrate on the drivers that live here in Georgia. There are four drivers competing in the Rolex series that currently call Georgia home. Here’s a quick look at each