Stevenson Motorsports To Run Pontiac GXP.R In 2008 Grand-Am Championship Stevenson Comes Over to Pontiac for 2008 John Stevenson, owner of Stevenson Motorsports, announced today at the World Center of Racing that the team will campaign a new ...
Stevenson Motorsports To Run Pontiac GXP.R In 2008 Grand-Am Championship
Stevenson Comes Over to Pontiac for 2008
John Stevenson, owner of Stevenson Motorsports, announced today at the World Center of Racing that the team will campaign a new Pontiac GXP.R GT car for the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex GT Series.
The team from North Carolina ran Corvette GT cars last year. The GT regulars posted three top ten finishes in 2007. The team will take delivery of the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Pontiac GXP.R in time for the January test at Daytona.
"We believe the combination of Pontiac Motorsports, Pratt & Miller, and KATECH offer a package that is reliable, fast, and a true contender in the GT class," Stevenson said. "The Pontiac seems to be the less stressed of all the cars, and we believe it can be a real contender for the championship. Our goal in 2008 is to be considered a true threat for the Championship in 2008. I expect us to fight for podiums all year long by not making mistakes on or off the track, and use our strengths to out-last and out-smart the competition."
"The GXP.R showed last year that it is a winning car," Mike Johnson, Stevenson Motorsports team manager said. "The car offers a lot of adjustability which is what is required with the very different types of tracks that we run in the Grand-Am Series. Pontiac has the largest manufacturer presence at the track and keeps developing the car throughout the season. We are in the process of reviewing our driver options and look to be very competitive come Daytona in January."
Stevenson Motorsport has secured the driving talents of sports car racing veterans Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis.
"Stevenson Motorsports will be a welcome addition to the Pontiac Grand-Am family," Steve Wesoloski, GM Racing Road Racing manager said. "They know their way around having run Corvettes in the past. With their driver lineup and management I am sure they will be a big help in our goal to secure the GT manufacturer title in 2008."
Eight Pontiac powered Daytona Prototype racers and three Pontiac GT cars are testing today and tomorrow at Daytona International Speedway in preparation for the 2008 season opening Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona.
-credit: gm racing