RSR Motorsports begins the 2012 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season


GRAND-AM Continental Sports Car ChallengeThe 2012 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season begins this week with the BMW Performance 200 at Daytona.  The first of ten races in the series begins on Friday at 1:30pm ET.  No live television coverage is available; most races will be shown on a delayed basis on SPEED.  However, you can follow the races on your mobile phone at m.grand-am.com and season-long on the GRAND-AM Road Racing Facebook page.

Again this year, MINI is represented by RSR Motorsports who will compete with three MINIs and a Honda.  Visit the RSR Motorsports website and North American Motoring forum.

Here is the RSR Motorsports lineup for Daytona:

195 RSR Motorsports Chris Puskar, Charlotte, N.C.
Randy Smalley, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Owen Trinkler, Nashville, Tenn.
MINI Cooper S Cruise America, Thor Motorcoach
196 RSR Motorsports Ron Farmer, Houston, Texas
Jason Hart, Flower Mound, Texas
MINI Cooper S USLED, Cruise America, Thor Motorcoach
197 RSR Motorsports Chris Puskar, Charlotte, N.C.
Randy Smalley, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Owen Trinkler, Nashville, Tenn.
Honda Civic Si Cruise America, Thor Motorcoach, USLED Carbotech
198 RSR Motorsports Corey Fergus, Powell, Ohio
Kyle Gimple, Minden, Nev.
MINI Cooper S Cruise America, Thor Motorcoach, Flying J

GRAND-AM Continental Sports Car Challenge 2012

Date Race Racetrack Location
1/27 BMW Performance 200 at Daytona Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL
3/30 Barber Motorsports Park Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, AL
4/27 Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, FL
5/11 New Jersey Motorsports Park New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, NJ
6/8 Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, OH
6/22 Road America Road America Elkhart Lake, WI
6/29 Continental Tire 150 Watkins Glen International – Long Course Watkins Glen, NY
7/27 Super Weekend at The Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis, IN
9/7 Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Salinas, CA
9/28 Lime Rock Park Lime Rock Park Lakeville, CT

The Library of Motoring will be at the race and will bring you inside information and photos.  In the meantime, see our photos from Daytona from 2011.