Pacific Coast To Run A Pontiac In GT
Pacific Coast Motorsports has announced that it has purchased a Pontiac GTO.R from Pratt & Miller Engineering and will enter the car, alongside its DP Class Riley, in the GT class of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series - starting at either Mexico City or Homestead (May 4 or May 25).

Pacific Coast Motorsorts began entering the #89 Pontiac Riley in the DP class at Mexico City at the end of last season, having raced a Corvette C5-R in the bulk of the 2005 ALMS.

"We've worked with GM in the past and we raced one of their Pratt & Miller built Corvette C-5.Rs against Team Corvette last year," said Tyler Tadevic, team director of PCM. "Needless to say, we couldn't really compete with that championship team. But we know the GTO.R will be competitive, reliable and safe. Knowing that it is of the family of GM Racing-developed road racing cars that have had so much success over the last few years and our prior successful relationship with Pratt & Miller Engineering are the major reasons why we're excited to do this."

Drivers and sponsors for the car have not yet been named.

"We're in talks with both privateer and corporate-sponsored drivers," said Tadevic. "We anticipate campaigning the car in a good portion of the remaining season and if things go right, the entire season."

The TRG Pontiacs took four wins in the second half of 2005, and one of them finished a close second in the recent Rolex 24.

In other GA news, officials from Bosch and Grand American announced last week that Bosch will become the sole supplier of ECUs for the Rolex Sports Car Series and the Grand-Am Cup Series in 2007.

"Maintaining a level playing field has been and always will be one of the hallmarks of Grand American Road Racing," said GA President Roger Edmondson, "and the decision to go to a single ECU supplier beginning in 2007 will undoubtedly assist us in achieving that goal. We received proposals from several other companies and we are grateful to all of them for their support of our teams and the series over the years, but Bosch was a natural fit."

 

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