E90Post
 


Viva Performance
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Professional Motorsport Racing Discussion (ALMS, DTM, Formula 1, Grand-AM, Le Mans, IRL, WRC, etc..) > BMW announces 2010 GRAND-AM race series contingency award program



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-11-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
Jason
Administrator
Jason's Avatar
United_States
7437
Rep
16,869
Posts

Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

BMW announces 2010 GRAND-AM race series contingency award program

BMW has announced a comprehensive contingency award program for BMW cars and BMW-powered cars in the 2010 GRAND-AM series races. They have fared very well so far in the 2010 GRAND-AM series. BMW race cars took #1-2 positions in the 2010 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and #2 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona held Jan 29-31.


PRESS RELEASE:

BMW Posts 2010 GRAND-AM Contingency Program

2.11.2010 | Press Release

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 9, 2010… BMW has announced a comprehensive contingency award program with increased awards for competitors racing BMW cars and BMW-powered cars in the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.

“2010 marks the 35th anniversary of BMW of North America and we are pleased to increase our support for both professional and private teams racing in GRAND-AM events,” said Martin Birkmann, BMW of North America Motorsport Manager. “BMW cars and BMW-powered racers had an excellent start to the year at Daytona and we wish them continued success throughout the season.”

In the January 30-31 Rolex 24 at Daytona, the No. 01 TELMEX BMW Riley, fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, finished second in the classic twice-around-the-clock endurance race with drivers Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Justin Wilson, and Max Papis finishing one position ahead of the No. 95 Crown Royal/NPN Racing BMW Riley driven by Christophe Bouchut, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Lucas Luhr, Scott Tucker, and Richard Westbrook

The day prior, two BMW M3s raced to a 1-2 finish in the Fresh From Florida 200, the season-opening race of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. In the Grand Sport class, Matt Plumb and Gianluis Bacardi, driving the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing M3, took the overall win by only .107-seconds over Charles Espenlaub and Charles Putman driving the No. 48 Fall-Line Motorsports M3. In the Street Tuner class, Seth Thomas and Bill Heumann finished second in their No. 81 BimmerWorld/GearWrench BMW 328i.

The Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Sports Car Challenge will hold their second rounds at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 5 and 6.

More information about 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge can be found at www.grand-am.com.


CORSA TEAM PR1 BMW M6 from the recent Rolex 24 race:

Name:  grandam1.jpg
Views: 2864
Size:  309.7 KB



BIMMERWORLD'S 328i from the recent Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge:


Name:  daytona1.jpg
Views: 1721
Size:  326.5 KB
__________________
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel

Appreciate 0
      02-11-2010, 05:42 PM   #2
JL 325i
straight^
JL 325i's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
775
Posts

Drives: 325i
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

iTrader: (7)

cool 328i
__________________
Wanting to sell.
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2010, 07:16 PM   #3
SE3P_to_E90
Banned
United_States
72
Rep
3,035
Posts

Drives: E90 Msport + E83 Msport
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: MD

iTrader: (29)

Send a message via AIM to SE3P_to_E90
Halogens FTW!
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2010, 09:00 PM   #4
vladberca
Brigadier General
vladberca's Avatar
Romania
49
Rep
3,969
Posts

Drives: '09 jetta tsi 6mt
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Craiova

iTrader: (0)

Very good results!
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2010, 11:46 PM   #5
positiveions
Lieutenant General
positiveions's Avatar
Lebanon
121
Rep
10,546
Posts

Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
oh darn it oh darn it
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
M3V8Driver
Captain
M3V8Driver's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
727
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 - DCT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (0)

So what is the actual contingency awards program? I would like details, or a link to details. Thanks!

Also, would bimmerpost.com/m3post.com be interested in sponsoring a car in this year's One Lap Of America event? I am looking into running this even in my '08 E92 M3. I last ran it in an under-powered Mazda RX-7 with a good result (2nd in SSGT2 class, 6th overall).

www.onelapofamerica.com

You'd get two weeks of advertising on both sides and hood of the car, plus a good chance of international coverage via Motor Trend Magazine, motortrend.com, and elswhere (youtube.com, etc).
__________________
Mmmm... M&Ms,
Dale
Appreciate 0
      02-13-2010, 04:29 PM   #7
KANdaddy
Lieutenant Colonel
KANdaddy's Avatar
48
Rep
1,713
Posts

Drives: 2013 Estoril 328i M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cali

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3V8Driver View Post
So what is the actual contingency awards program? I would like details, or a link to details. Thanks!

Also, would bimmerpost.com/m3post.com be interested in sponsoring a car in this year's One Lap Of America event? I am looking into running this even in my '08 E92 M3. I last ran it in an under-powered Mazda RX-7 with a good result (2nd in SSGT2 class, 6th overall).

www.onelapofamerica.com

You'd get two weeks of advertising on both sides and hood of the car, plus a good chance of international coverage via Motor Trend Magazine, motortrend.com, and elswhere (youtube.com, etc).
Do you have a co-driver? I was going to run this in my e90 M3 but decided against putting the miles on my car coming from CA and already having 29K on my 1 yr old car.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2010, 11:45 AM   #8
M3V8Driver
Captain
M3V8Driver's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
727
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 - DCT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (0)

First, I need to come up with the funding. If that happens, I have three local friends who want to ride (prefer just one, but will consider two since there are rear seats). Besides, I don't even know your name let alone anything about you
__________________
Mmmm... M&Ms,
Dale
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2010, 11:46 AM   #9
M3V8Driver
Captain
M3V8Driver's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
727
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 - DCT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (0)

Still looking for info on this contingency award program too.
__________________
Mmmm... M&Ms,
Dale
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2010, 02:10 PM   #10
KANdaddy
Lieutenant Colonel
KANdaddy's Avatar
48
Rep
1,713
Posts

Drives: 2013 Estoril 328i M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cali

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3V8Driver View Post
First, I need to come up with the funding. If that happens, I have three local friends who want to ride (prefer just one, but will consider two since there are rear seats). Besides, I don't even know your name let alone anything about you
Just throwing it out there. No biggie. I have 7 years professional motorcycle racing experience and 2 years racing M3s for a well known So Cal BMW tuner. PM me if you want more details but it sounds like you are all set with your buddies.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2010, 09:40 PM   #11
M3V8Driver
Captain
M3V8Driver's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
727
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 - DCT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by KANdaddy View Post
Just throwing it out there. No biggie. I have 7 years professional motorcycle racing experience and 2 years racing M3s for a well known So Cal BMW tuner. PM me if you want more details but it sounds like you are all set with your buddies.
Thanks. Still don't know who you are? Care to post your name?
__________________
Mmmm... M&Ms,
Dale
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2010, 12:04 PM   #12
M3V8Driver
Captain
M3V8Driver's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
727
Posts

Drives: E92 M3 - DCT
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

iTrader: (0)

Nevermind, I found the info I was looking for:

http://www.bmwblog.com/wp-content/up...3-57-04-PM.jpg

Nice, but not nearly enough to entice competition. Barely even covers entrance fees, and only if you win. Mazda's payout is better.
__________________
Mmmm... M&Ms,
Dale
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2010, 08:38 PM   #13
bayerischeperformance
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
237
Posts

Drives: e46 m3
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fairfax, va

iTrader: (3)

ya know bimmerworld doesnt have the only ST bmw
__________________
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 AM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST