Daytona Testing Next Week
There isn’t an entry list available yet (sorry, there is, and has been for a while - below), but Howard Motorsports will be at Daytona on November 6-7 with two Crawfords and Andy Wallace has “a strong feeling that 2007 will be our year”.

2006 was a strange one for Wallace and Butch Leitzinger (no wins) but a second place at Infineon and a third at Miller Motorsports Park in the last two events was the encouragement the team needed before the 2007 season.

“We came so close to winning several races during the latter stages of the 2006 season, and that momentum has certainly carried over into the ‘off-season’,” says Andy Wallace. “It’s a cliché to say it, but the guys at Howard Motorsports have worked day and night to get ready for the testing season to begin. It’s really exciting to see the optimism in everyone’s eyes. I’m looking forward to the Daytona test because we have some specific areas that we want to concentrate on in our preparation for the upcoming year. Plus, when testing starts, everyone knows that the first race of the new season isn’t far away.”

The two regulars will be joined by Danica Patrick next week: she made her Rolex Series debut at the Rolex 24 in 2006. Next year’s 24 takes place on January 27-28.

Also present at the test days will be Tommy Erdos, who has been called up by Eddie Cheever. Erdos and regular Le Mans partner Mike Newton raced a Cheever Crawford at the Rolex 24 earlier this year, and the Brazilian raced for the team at Watkins Glen too.

Andy Wallace will hopefully be rushing back to the UK for an important assignment next week… He’s pictured with Catherine Crawford in the Crawford workshops.

Test Days Entry
01 DP CompUSA Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates Scott Pruett, Auburn, CA; Riley Lexus
2 DP Howard Motorsports Andy Wallace, England; Butch Leitzinger, Rebersburg, PA; Danica Patrick, Roscoe, IL Crawford Pontiac
5 DP Essex/ Finlay Motorsports ; ; Rob Finlay, Charlotte, NC; Michael Valiante, Vancouver, BC Canada Crawford Ford
05 DP Sigalsport BMW Bill Auberlen, Redondo Beach, CA; Matthew Alhadeff, Los Angeles, CA Riley BMW
6 DP Michael Shank Racing Henri Zogaib, Daytona Beach, FL; Ian James, Paradise Valley, AZ Riley Lexus
10 DP SunTrust Racing Wayne Taylor, Altamonte Springs, FL; Max Angelelli, Monaco Riley Pontiac
11 DP SAMAX Motorsport Milka Duno, Venezuela; Patrick Carpentier, Las Vegas, NV Riley Pontiac
12 DP RVO Motorsports Roger Schramm, Loves Park, IL; Jack Baldwin, Marietta, GA Riley Pontiac
14 GT Autometrics Motorsports Cory Friedman, Charleston, SC; Hal Prewitt, Boca Raton, FL Porsche GT3 Cup
15 GT Autometrics Motorsports Cory Friedman, Charleston, SC; Bransen Patch, Matthews, NC; Mac McGehee, Jacksonville, FL; Jim Hamblin, Franconia, NH Porsche GT3 Cup
19 DP Finlay Motorsports Rob Finlay, Charlotte, NC; Michael Valiante, Vancouver, BC Canada Crawford Ford
20 DP Howard Motorsports Andy Wallace, England; Butch Leitzinger, Rebersburg, PA; Danica Patrick, Roscoe, IL Crawford Pontiac
21 GT Matt Connolly Motorsports Matt Connolly, Bethlehem, PA; BMW M3
22 GT Alegra Motorsports/ Fiorano Racing Carlos de Quesada, Coral Gables, FL; Scooter Gabel, Tampa, FL; Jean-Francois Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, QC Canada Porsche GT3 Cup
23 DP Alex Job Racing/ Emory Motorsports Patrick Long, Las Vegas, NV; Crawford Porsche
34 GT Canadian All American Racers Zave Aberman, Montreal, QC Canada; Pontiac Grand-Am
39 DP Cheever Racing Christian Fittipaldi, Brazil; Eddie Cheever Jr, Orlando, FL Crawford Porsche
41 GT Team Sahlen Joe Sahlen, Elma, NY; Will Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH; Wayne Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH; Joe Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH Porsche GT3 Cup
42 GT Team Sahlen Joe Sahlen, Elma, NY; Will Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH; Wayne Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH; Joe Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH Corvette
44 GT TRG Mike Solley, Destin, FL; Porsche GT3 Cup
47 DP TruSpeed Motorsports Charles Morgan, Little Rock, AR; Rob Morgan, Ladera Ranch, CA Riley Porsche
48 GT Team Sahlen Joe Sahlen, Elma, NY; Will Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH; Wayne Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH; Joe Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH Pontiac GTO
49 GT Team Sahlen Joe Sahlen, Elma, NY; Will Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH; Wayne Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH; Joe Nonnamaker, North Canton, OH Pontiac GTO
58 DP Red Bull/ Brumos Porsche David Donohue, Westchester, PA; Darren Law, Phoenix, AZ Riley Porsche
59 DP Brumos Porsche Hurley Haywood, Ponte Vedra, FL; JC France, Ormond Beach, FL Riley Porsche
60 DP Michael Shank Racing Mark Patterson, Bronxville, NY; Oswaldo Negri, Aventura, FL Riley Lexus
64 GT TRG TBA
65 GT TRG TBA
66 GT TRG TBA
67 GT TRG TBA
68 GT TRG Paul Camusi, Chico, CA;
70 GT SpeedSource David Haskell, Plantation, FL; Sylvain Tremblay, Coral Springs, FL; Randy Pobst, Gainesville, GA Mazda RX-8
72 GT Tafel Racing Wolf Henzler, Germany; Eric Lux, Amherst, NY; Jim Tafel, Alpharetta, GA Porsche GT3 Cup
75 DP Krohn Racing Tracy Krohn, Houston, TX; Nic Jonsson, Sweden Riley Pontiac
76 DP Krohn Racing Colin Braun, Ovalo, TX; Riley Pontiac
77 DP Doran Racing Harrison Brix, San Jose, CA; Fabrizio Gollin, Italy Doran Ford
84 DP Robinson Racing George Robinson, Houston, TX; Paul Dallenbach, Basalt, CO; Katherine Legge, Indianapolis, IN Riley Pontiac
85 GT Farnbacher Loles Motorsports TBA,; Porsche 997
86 GT Farnbacher Loles Motorsports TBA,; Porsche 997
87 GT Farnbacher Loles Motorsports TBA,; Porsche 997
91 DP Riley Motorsports Jim Matthews, Boca Raton, FL; Marc Goossens, Belgium Riley Pontiac

 

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