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Grand-Am Road Racing

Grand-Am

Grand-Am Road Racing logo

Category

Touring car racing, Motorcyle racing

Area of jurisdiction

  • United States
  • Canada

Formation date

2000

Headquarters

Daytona Beach, Florida

President

Ed Bennett

Grand-Am Road Racing or Grand-Am is an auto racing sanctioning body that was established in 1999 to organize road racing competitions in North America. Currently, it sanctions five auto racing series.

Current seriesEdit

Rolex Sports Car SeriesEdit

Main article: Rolex Sports Car Series

The premiere series of Grand-Am is the Rolex Sports Car Series. It was created in 2000 to replace the defunct United States Road Racing Championship. Two classes of vehicles race, which are Sports Racing Prototypes and Grand Touring-style production-based cars. The series is centered around the Rolex 24 At Daytona but also includes a wide variety of American, Canadian, and Mexican tracks.

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge SeriesEdit

Main article: Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge is a production-based touring car series. The series is split into two classes known as Grand Sport (GS), intended for large capacity GT-style cars, and Street Tuner (ST), consisting of smaller sedans and coupes, some of which are front-wheel drive. The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge supports some of the Rolex Series races but also headlines some of it's own dates. It is based on a Canadian series before it was acquired by Grand-Am.

Ferrari ChallengeEdit

Main article: Ferrari Challenge

Grand-Am is the sanctioning body behind the North American arm of the international Ferrari Challenge series. All of the vehicles are identical tuned Ferrari 458 Italia's.

Shell Historic ChallengeEdit

Main article: Shell Historic Challenge

Tied together with the Ferrari Challenge series, the Shell Historic Challenge is a series consisting of old Ferrari, Maserati, and Scuderia Ferrari-run Alfa Romeo models. Although it is a racing series, it is more of an exhibition of the classic machinery than a true race.

Grand-Am iRacing.com Online Sports Car SeriesEdit

Grand-Am also sanctions an online racing series through the racing simulator iRacing.com. This series races digital versions of a Riley Daytona Prototype and the Ford Mustang FR500S, mirroring the Rolex and Continental Tire series.

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