PHOENIX (September 9, 2005) -- Paul Edwards and Jan Magnussen, in their
No. 64 TRG Pontiac GTO. claimed their second victory of the season in
convincing fashion in the Phoenix GT 250 under the lights Friday at Phoenix
Edwards and Jan Magnussen, running in just their third race together this
season, finished 36.036 seconds ahead of their closest competitors, Tom Milner
and Kelly Collins in the No. 21 F1 Air BMW M3.
"We were a lot faster on the banking, and the BMWs seemed to be going
pretty wide," Edwards said. "We were able to hold it tight and
get a run out of there. We started out on scrubbed tires, and I overshot it a
bit on the first couple laps, expecting too much from them. The balance of the
tires came back and I was able to charge forward and give the car to Jan with
Edwards qualified the No. 64 machine on the pole position--the Pontiac
GTO.R's first-ever pole--and led the first 27 laps of the race. Joey Hand,
driving the No. 16 F1 Air BMW M3 that finished third with Ian James, battled
with Edwards for the lead in the last few turns of Lap 27 before taking it
outright in Turn 2 of the following lap.
SPEED Channel will provide tape-delayed coverage of all Rolex Series and
Grand-Am Cup Series races from Phoenix International Raceway. The Phoenix 250
for the Rolex Series GT machines will air at 12:00 midnight ET on Friday,
September 9, while the Phoenix 250 for the Daytona Prototypes will air at 4:00
p.m. ET on Sunday, September 11. The Grand-Am Cup ST 200 will air at 2:00 p.m.
ET on October 15, and the Luke Air Force Base 200 will be televised at 1:00
p.m. ET on October 30.
Live coverage throughout the weekend, including live timing & scoring
data and audio web casts, will be provided on the official web site of the
Grand American Road Racing Association, www.grandamerican.com.
Hoosier Racing Tire is proud to be the sole racing tire provider for the
Grand American / Rolex Racing Series.