Founded in 1999, GRAND-AM Road Racing showcases emerging and legendary drivers from around the globe and thoroughbred racing machines from the industry’s leading constructors and the world’s top automobile manufacturers. The series competes on the top road racing courses in America; pitting world class teams against each other, as well as the field, in an all out clash for driver and constructor supremacy.
GRAND-AM features multiple classes of race cars including The Grand Touring, GT, class which is home to production-based race cars that are similar in appearance to the latest high-performance sports cars. GT is a mixture of U.S.-produced muscle cars going against the international flavor, mainly German, Japanese and Italian models.
Taking the name of the sanctioning body’s location – Daytona Beach, Fla., The Daytona Prototypes are the premier class of the GRAND-AM racing. These are exotic, mid-engine machines that are purpose-built for competition. With an incredibly dynamic horsepower to weight ratio, these vehicles weigh less than 2300 pounds and tout engines capable of producing 500 horsepower. The result is a spectacular racing machine capable of speed up 195 mph that still have cat like reflexes. Each vehicle is custom built from the ground up at a cost of over $400,000. Although costs and specs are controlled, teams are encouraged to innovate in the design and construction of their vehicles, as well as engine and chassis combinations.
All vehicles in GRAND-AM run on Continental Tires.
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DP: Mike McEntire
Agency: Mad Media