Bennet Racing is all set to make its presence felt in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
Online PR News – 15-April-2010 – – Bennett Racing is yet another champion team that will feature in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16. The team will be seen racing for the No. 56 South River Marina & Mercruiser Ferrari 430 Challenge on April 24th. The event will take place at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR).
The team will be the third team to be making a debut in a number of races in the Rolex Series GT class. Another champion team that will be racing in this event is Marsh Racing. The team is all geared up for the April 10, Porsche 250 challenge, which is scheduled to take place at the Barber Motorsports Park and will be competing in the corvette.
Skip Bennett who has the No.56 to his name, will be seen co-driving for the Annapolis together with Mike Skeen in the opening event planned for the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona at the VIR. The two drivers are looking forward to race with the other NASA Spec E30 drivers- Mike Davidson, Chris Cobetto and Jon Allen, who will all be seen at the Daytona event. The concerned series will feature stiff competition between 160 HP 1987-1991 BMW 325is.
Speaking about the Rolex 24 At Daytona event, Skip Bennett said that his entire troupe was looking forward to join the Rolex event scheduled to take place at the VIR. He went on to add that he had spent a great deal of time on the same track and therefore found the track pretty familiar. He further stated that their performance at the VIR will decide whether they make it to Watkins Glen as well as the Daytona race which is slated to take place in July. He also revealed that the team was hoping to run at the New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Skip Bennett became a part of the event that took place at the Summit Point Raceway in 2005. This event gave him an initial brush with racing. However, it was the NASA event, which took place at the VIR in the year 2006 when he drove in the Porsche 966, he considers to be his first race. Thereafter, he went on to participate in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge the same year, which again was held at the VIR. During this event he made his way out of about 55 cars and settled for the 28th position. In 2007, he participated in the USA Ferrari F430 Challenge series and remained fourth in the event. In addition, he has also raced in the last three seasons of the NASA SpecE30 Series.
Mike Skeen, who remained the champion in the 2008 NASA Spec E30 national championship and also has two regional events’ titles to his credit, spoke about the event and the strategy that his team would be opting for in the event. He said that he looked forward to learn a great deal out of the event at VIR and stated that this event will help them prepare better for the upcoming events.
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