(October 5, 2009) — Miller Barrett Racing will complete its 2009 test program at the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Oct. 10. Newlywed Bryce Miller of Summit, N.J., and Kevin Roush of Upland, Calif., will drive the No. 48 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for Marquis Jet, IPC Systems and Total Lubricants.
The new team started a four-race test program with a GT class-leading performance in the Rolex Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International in August. It continued with races at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (Montréal) and Miller Motorsports Park (Tooele, Utah), and will collect final 2009 data at this week’s race in Homestead, Fla.
“We are anxious for our next race at Homestead because of some new changes, but also because we plan to return to some of the basic fundamentals which were so successful for us at Watkins Glen earlier this year,” Miller said. “The team is really motivated for a result and it would be good to demonstrate pace at our last race of the season.”
Miller and Jill Meyer were married in Long Island, N.Y., on Oct. 3. In true racer style, they have delayed their honeymoon until after this week’s race and the series champions banquet on Oct. 12. Miller noted: “I will have to drive well at Homestead because it is technically my honeymoon. I am very fortunate Jill supports and shares the interest of my sport – she makes me a better man and a better driver.”
Roush hopes to take the No. 48 Porsche to the front of the GT field again, as he did at Watkins Glen. This week’s race will be his first start on the 2.3-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway infield road course.
“The Miller Barrett team has been spending loads of time, talent and treasure on our effort and we are optimistic about unloading in Homestead-Miami with a stronger package. Being the last event of the season, everyone wants to finish-up with a great result and I hope we execute,” he said.
“It will be my first visit to Homestead and Grand-Am will be running alongside the IndyCar Series, so it will be a real cool event to be part of. Thanks to Paul Miller, Bryce and my partners at Wheel Enhancement and JSI Shipping for helping make this a possibility.”
The 2.5-hour Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9, from 1:08 pm to 3:38 pm ET on the 2.3-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway infield road course in Homestead, Fla. The race will be telecast live on SPEED at 1 pm ET. Live timing/scoring will be available at grand-am.com.
Miller Barrett Racing competes with the support of three international sponsors. Marquis Jet is the recognized leader in private jet cards because it’s the only program that offers exclusive access to NetJets – the gold standard in private aviation – 25 hours at a time. IPC Information Systems is a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions to financial services firms. Total Lubricants is the world’s fourth-largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company.
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