While winter is still very much in evidence in much of the country, the Grand Am Rolex Sportscar Series and Grand Am Koni Challenge are poised to kick off the 2008 racing season this weekend.
The action gets started on Friday afternoon when Duncan Ende and Spencer Pumpelly begin their run at the 2008 Koni Challenge championship. The No. 39 Digitrust Group/Adams Polishes/Fox River Coffee Porsche 997 is set to take on a field approaching 100 cars in the Fresh From Florida 200 along the high banking of the world famous Daytona International Speedway.
The following day, Duncan Ende makes his Rolex Series debut aboard the No. 63 TRG Porsche GT3 Cup car in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Teaming with Ron Yarab Jr., Pierre Bourque, and Hima Maher, Duncan and his codrivers will pilot the 420 horsepower, 175 mph GT car twice around the clock in one of the most historic and prestigious tests of car and driver speed and endurance in the world.
The Rolex 24 will be televised live on Fox on Saturday the 26th, starting with a half hour pre-race show at 1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific, and continuing through the wave of the green flag for 90 minutes of coverage before turning over to Speed Channel, who will bring you another 15.5 hours of coverage up to and past the fall of the checkered flag on Sunday afternoon. Don/’t miss the bright red No. 6 car take on the best field of sportscar racers in the world on the legendary 3.56 mile Daytona track!
Duncan Ende and Spencer Pumpelly return to the airwaves with the Koni Challenge series aboard the No. 39 Porsche. Speed Channel will bring you the Fresh From Florida 200, Saturday February 2nd, at 8:00 pm Eastern, 5:00 pm Pacific. Speed will be airing six Koni Challenge races throughout the year, bringing you some of the most exciting and diverse production based car racing in the world!