November 18, 2002
This car was built
from a Jig we fabricated using the Champion GT-1. Champion
was using our facility for a few years while their new racing
facility was being built. When Champion chose not to use the
G-99 (they purchased the Lola instead) the car just sat until
12 months ago when we decided to finish it because of the
rules in Grand-Am, which allowed the car to run as a spyder.
At the Grand-Am Finale they changed their minds about the
spyder, but said it could run as a coupe in 2003.
The pictures you
are looking at are the G-99 at Moroso in its first test. Gunnar
finally got to drive the car that was built for him!
and the team: on the left is Mark Minkin, Stephen Bartkiw,
and Gunnar Jeannette. Notice how the car and crew were all
geared up for the Finale, with new driver suits and sponsors
on the car!
Mark is at speed
exiting turn 9.
Stephen is between
4 and 5.
This might be the
last time you see the car as a spyder, SAD BUT TRUE!!!!