When GRAND-AM introduced its new Daytona Prototype class back in 2003, Brumos Racing was there. One of the first teams to support the concept with a firm commitment, Brumos campaigned a pair of Porsche-powered FABCARs in the inaugural race. Since then, Brumos has competed in every race held by the GRAND-AM Rolex Series - a claim no other team can make.
Now, as GRAND-AM and the American LeMans Series prepare to merge into the newly formed United Sports Car Racing group, Brumos has made the difficult decision to end their 2013 season early, following the upcoming race at Road Atlanta. After over ten years of competition without any break, Brumos will take some much-needed time off the road to focus on the future and the new era of sports car racing that lies ahead.
Brumos team owner Dano Davis explained, “We have been proud to be part of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series since the inception of the DP class in 2003. Hurley Haywood and Peter Gregg earned their first IMSA championship for Brumos in 1971 and followed up with more championships, and 24 Hours of Daytona victories, making Hurley one of the most successful road racers in history. We thank Hurley and Peter, as well as the many other drivers and team members, who have built the legacy of Brumos Racing through the years.
“When I bought the Brumos dealerships in 1990, Bob Snodgrass and I decided that racing was important to our company. We competed in the IMSA SuperCar Series and won championships in 1991, 1992 and 1993. We are proud to have won the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona and most recently, the Rolex Series GT Championship in 2011, our first year back in GT competition.
“Our racing is extremely competitive and expensive, and sponsorship is a necessity to continue. Thus far, we have been unsuccessful in our efforts to acquire that sponsorship. We will complete our 2013 season with the race at Road Atlanta and work towards our return to the new USCR Series in the future. I thank our drivers, Andrew Davis and Leh Keen, our team manager, Skip Schinsing, along with all of our team members whose expertise and dedication have allowed us to continue to build the heritage of Brumos Racing.”
The GRAND-AM Rolex Series race at Road Atlanta will be held on April 20, 2013, with a start time of 4:30 PM ET. The 2.75 hour race will be broadcast live on SPEED TV.