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This Wiki is for info on the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. The Rolex Sports Car Series is the premier series of the Grand-Am Road Racing Association. Sports Car Racing features racecar prototypes, as well as production-based sports cars. Some examples of sportscar racing series include the Rolex Sports Car Series itself, the American Le Mans Series, and many others. The series features two classes, production-based cars in the Grand Touring class, and sports prototypes in the Daytona Prototype class. The series was founded in 2000 under the name Grand-American Road Racing Championship, to replace the failed United States Road Racing Championship. Rolex took over as the series sponsor in 2002 and the name changed to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and has remained ever since.

History

After the failure of the United States Road Racing Championship in 1999, the Grand-Am Road Racing Association announced thier plans to begin a new series that would feature a format similar to that of the USRRC, centrering around the 24 Hours of Daytona. This series was seen as a repeat of the former IMSA GT Championship, which had been replaced by the American Le Mans Series in 1999. The series would feature two sports-prototype classes, following the rules used in the FIA Sportscar Championship in Europe, while the Grand Touring cars would run in three classes; GTO, for larger production-based racecars, GTU, for smaller production-based racecars, and AGT, for American racecars. In 2001, the GTO and GTU classes were renamed GTS and GT respectivley, to better resemble the classes used in the similar American Le Mans series.

In 2003 the Daytona Prototypes debuted to replace the Sports Racing Prototypes. The AGT class also disappeared and the cars were placed in the similar GTS class. In 2004, the GTS class was abandoned in order to create a larger gap between the DP ad GT cars. The GTS class cars were as fast, if not faster, than the Daytona Prototype cars, so the class was replaced by the Super Grand Sport class, which had been moved up from the Grand-Am Cup Series. In 2005 the two GT class combined to from one single GT class. The DP and GT classes are the only two classes currently used in the Rolex Sports Car Series.

RSCS races sometimes hold 50+ drivers on a single track. On short tracks that cannot hold these many cars at once, the races are usually held on separate days for each class, with the GT class racing on Saturday and the DP class racing on Sunday. When the two classes are combined, the race usually begins with a "wave start", a concept devised by Roger Edmonson, who was a motorcycle racer before becoming helping to organize the Grand-Am Road Racing Association. In a wave start, the DP class begins the race, with the GT class following 20-30 seconds after. This format helps the two classes from crashing at the beginning of a race.

Rolex Sports Car Series Champions

Season Classes
2000 SR SRII GTO GTU AGT
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Weaver 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Larry Oberto 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Terry Borcheller 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Mike Fitzgerald 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Doug Mills
2001 SRP SRPII GTS GT AGT
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg James Weaver 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Andy Lally 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Chris Bingham 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Darren Law 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Craig Conway
2002 22px-Flag of Germany.svg Didier Theys 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Terry Borcheller 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Chris Bingham

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Bill Auberlen

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Cort Wagner

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Kerry Hitt
2003 DP SRPII GTS

GT

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Terry Borcheller 22px-Flag of the United States.svg Steve Marshall

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Riggins

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Dave Machavern

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Cort Wanger

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Brent Martini

2004 DP GT SGS

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Scott Pruett

22px-Flag of Italy.svg Max Papis

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Andy Lally

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Marc Bunting

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Bill Auberlen

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Boris Said

2005 DP GT

22px-Flag of Italy.svg Max Angelelli

22px-Flag of South Africa.svg Wayne Taylor

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Craig Stanton

2006 22px-Flag of Germany.svg Jorg Bergmeister

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Andy Lally

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Marc Bunting

2007

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Alex Gurney

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Jon Fogarty

22px-Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Werner
2008

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Scott Pruett

22px-Flag of Mexico.svg Memo Rojas

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Paul Edwards

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Kelly Collins

2009

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Alex Gurney

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Jon Fogarty

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Leh Keen

22px-Flag of Germany.svg Dirk Werner

2010

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Scott Pruett

22px-Flag of Mexico.svg Memo Rojas

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Emil Assentato

22px-Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Segal

2011

Links

  • Rolex Sports Car Series 2011 Standings
  • 2010 RSCS Standings
  • 2009 RSCS Standings
  • 2008 RSCS Standings
  • 2007 RSCS Standings
  • 2006 RSCS Standings
  • 2005 RSCS Standings
  • 2004 RSCS Standings
  • 2003 RSCS Standings
  • 2002 RSCS Standings
  • 2001 RSCS Standings
  • 2000 RSCS Standings
  • History

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