Corvette Prototype and Camaro Fastest in GRAND-AM Opening Test

GM got off to a very good start in Grand Am Racing this past weekend, as both the Camaro and the new Corvette Daytona Prototypes finished at the top of their classes at the first test session of the 2012 Grand Am Series, “The Roar Before the Rolex 24”. According to, new Daytona Prototype Corvettes claimed the top five spots in their class at the testing event held at Daytona International Speedway, proving that they are completely capable of living up to the hype that has been surrounding them since they were unveiled this past fall. Christian Fittipaldi, driver of the No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype told reporters from, “Right now, everything is right on track as far as our racing and testing program is concerned.”

In the GT Class, the No. 57 Stevenson Chevrolet Camaro turned in a class leading 117.04 MPH lap early in the event before suffering from transmission problems. Driver Robin Liddell told reporters from, “We came here with a good base setup and were able to come out strong and run a good time in the opening session… We’re happy to be here with a good team. No one’s sure about the pace of the new cars, and it’s hard to tell where everyone is at this point, but overall, it feels very promising.”

The 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Series will kick off January 28th and 29th, with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Check your local listings for times and channels.

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Clifton Klaverweiden

Clifton has been a car fanatic since his late teens, when he started the restoration of his '67 Camaro. He considers himself a student of automotive science and technology, and particularly loves all things LSX. And, although he has an appreciation for everything, from imports to exotics, his true passion will always be for GM musclecars.
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