CORRECTED Press Release from Miller Motorsports Park -- Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
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There was an error in the original release regarding the days of this event. The races are Friday and Saturday only. Please accept my sincere apologies for the confusion.









For Immediate Release





Miller Motorsports Park Gearing Up for Grand-Am Rolex Series Return



TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (September 14, 2009) - The final major event of the 2009 season at Miller Motorsports Park will take place this weekend, September 18-19, when the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 makes its fourth annual visit to Utah.



A battle royale is shaping up for the Rolex Series' exotic 200-mph Daytona Prototypes, as three teams will enter the penultimate race of the season separated by only five points in the championship standings.



Ironically, the same three teams ­ Gainsco Racing (Alex Gurney/Jon Fogarty), Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas) and SunTrust Racing (Max Angelelli/Brian Frisselle) ­ came here in 2007 with very much the same scenario. That race, which was the season finale, wound up with the SunTrust car burnt to the ground in pit lane, the Ganassi car penalized for avoidable contact and the Gainsco car taking the championship.



Another interesting aspect of this year's race will be that the race distance has been shortened from 1000 km (approximately seven hours) to two hours and 45 minutes. As a result, there will be no conserving tires, Brakes or fuel; the only strategy will be to go flat-out from start to finish, which will make the race even more exciting.



The Acxiom GT class will join the Daytona Prototypes in the Rolex Series race, and the No. 87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche 911 GT3 of Dirk Werner and Leh Keen hope to clinch the championship over defending race winner and class co-champ Kelly Collins (No. 07 Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP.R).



Support races for the weekend include the KONI Sports Car Challenge for modified production cars in two classes, Miller Motorsports Park's own Ford Racing Mustang Challenge and the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup.



This year's event will be two days only, with the KONI race on Friday evening and the remaining three races on Saturday. The Rolex Series race will be the final race of the weekend, with the green flag scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.



There will be lots of off-track fun for fans throughout the weekend, with $10 Jeep rides on the Off-Road Course, driver autograph sessions and free skid car rides on both days, plus $40 Sim Race rides and a Open Pit Walk/Pit Stop Demonstration on Saturday.
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