2012 racing schedule

Charleston, SC – The MINI of Charleston Racing team has released their 2012 racing schedule. The team has decided to concentrate on the new B Spec series announced last weekend at the Daytona Rolex 24 Hour race. GRAND AM Racing, formed in 1999 as a professional road racing division out of parent company NASCAR, is headquartered in Daytona and sanctions one of the most famous road races in the world, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. GRAND AM has professional racing series for the Daytona Prototypes, production based super cars and production based touring cars (the Continental Tire Series). With last week’s announcement, Grand Am now adds B Spec, an entry level class for equalized base economy cars to its racing portfolio, that drew over 300,000 spectators in 2011.

When MINI decided to team up with GRAND AM and enter the B Spec arena, MINI of Charleston, who has been road racing MINIs since 2002, was selected as the sole approved vendor of the kits required to convert a new car from the showroom into a B Spec MINI. “We were honored to be chosen”, said MINI of Charleston Executive General Manager and MINI racer Brad Davis. “We learned a lot about these cars on the track in the last 10 years and knew the changes from street driver to race car would be fairly easy.” MINI of Charleston saw this effort as another great way to promote the MINI brand and continue to establish themselves as the premier MINI racing dealership.

Team driver Robbie Davis, son of Brad Davis, will be the lead driver for the B Spec car with Dad serving as the test driver and back up driver when work schedules conflict. Listed below is the team’s 2012 schedule:

Homestead-Miami Speedway (April 27-29)

New Jersey Motorsports Park (May 11-13)

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (June 8-9)

Watkins Glen International (June 29-July 1)

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Sept. 7-9) (Tentative pending a West Coast Sponsorship)

Lime Rock Park (Sept. 28-29)

For Additional Information contact:  Brad Davis 843 402-6551 or brad.davis@hendrickauto.com

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