Sunoco offers Daytona prize drive
||Monday, January 19th 2009, 17:28 GMT
Drivers in the British Formula 3 and British GT Championship could win a prize drive in the 2010 Daytona 24 Hours Grand-Am sportscar race, under a new scheme launched by Sunoco.
The fuel company's European distributor the Anglo American Oil Company's new Rolex 24 At Daytona Driver Challenge programme awards points to drivers in selected high-profile European championships using Sunoco fuel, including British F3 and GT, through the 2009 season.
Race winners take 100 points and all finishers down to 15th place score, and the driver with the highest total at the end of the year receives a free drive in a Daytona Prototype in the 2010 24-hour race, as well as pre-race testing.
"We feel that the Rolex 24 At Daytona Driver Challenge presented by Sunoco will increase the awareness of the Rolex 24 At Daytona in Europe by offering one of the biggest and most unique prizes ever offered to European racers," said Robin Braig, president of Daytona International Speedway.
"The Rolex 24 At Daytona is one of the most prestigious sports car races in the world, and this new driver challenge will continue to grow its international prominence."
Anglo American Oil Company managing director Anders Hildebrand added: "This is an amazing prize that every sports car racer in Europe will be keen to win. The Rolex 24 At Daytona is one of the iconic races for sports car racers and we are delighted to be involved in this programme which will increase interest for the Rolex 24 At Daytona amongst European racers and fans."