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HOOSIER HEADS SOUTH, WAY SOUTH

3-01-07
By: Paula Nate

Hoosier personnel in Mexico.Mexico City, Mexico. (March 1, 2007) -- Daytona Prototype points leader Scott Pruett will lead a record field of 38 cars to Mexico City's famed Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez for Saturday's Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve Mexico City 400k (SPEED, Live, 4 p.m. ET).

If history is any indication of spectacular racing, this weekend should be right up there with the best. In 2006 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodiguez circuit we witnessed some of the most enjoyable racing of the season. Hoosier Racing Tire is proud to be a part of this great experience.

Hoosier is geared up with a staff on hand which includes tire technicians to mount and dismount tires throughout the events. In addition, Hoosier’s engineering staff is working closely with all teams to optimize car set-up and monitor tire performance on the 2.786 mile historic Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez circuit.

On-track activities got underway on Thursday, March 1 with the first of two Rolex Series practice sessions beginning at 1 p.m. CT. Friday will see the Rolex Series machines conduct its final pre-qualifying practice from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with the 20-minute GT qualifying session slated to start at 11:10 a.m. and the Daytona Prototype qualifying session running from 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 Noon on Friday.

Saturday morning will feature a 20-minute warm-up session for the Rolex Series beginning at 10:00 a.m. CT and a 45-minute driver autograph session beginning at 11:00 a.m. The Mexico City 400k, Round 2 of the 2007 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, will take the green flag at 3:15 p.m. CT. The scheduled distance is 400 kilometers (100 laps) with a two-hour and 30-minute time limit.

SPEED will televise all of the action live from Mexico City beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET. Live coverage from throughout the weekend, including Live Timing & Scoring data and audio webcasts, will also be available via the official web site of Grand-Am, www.grand-am.com

      

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