Rolex Sports Car Series Champions ..

 Will Be Honored Sept. 22 at The Bellagio in Las Vegas

Grand-Am Road Racing officials announced today that the luxurious Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas will be the location for this year’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Champions Banquet on Monday, Sept. 22.

The Rolex Champions Banquet comes on the heels of the season-ending Sunchaser 1000 event at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, Utah. Attendees wishing to maximize their experience of this premier event are encouraged to stay at The Bellagio.

“Las Vegas continues to be a popular location for the entire Rolex Series community and we are please to return there for our fifth-annual Champion’s Banquet,” said Grand-Am President Roger Edmondson. “The Bellagio is one of the finest resorts in Las Vegas. It will be a perfect location in which to honor our champions and celebrate another outstanding season of Rolex Series competition.”

Inspired by the villages of Europe, the AAA Five Diamond Bellagio overlooks an eight-acre lake in which fountains perform a magnificent aquatic ballet. Inside, award-winning dining, sophisticated nightlife, a world-class art gallery, Cirque du Soleil’s stunning performance of “O,” a luxurious spa and upscale shopping add to the extraordinary experience.

This prestigious annual event will open with a cocktail reception and be followed by a sit-down dinner and awards program which will honor the top drivers, teams and manufacturers in the Daytona Prototype and GT classes. As was the case in 2006 and 2007, fans will also be invited to purchase event tickets and stay at the hotel.

The 2008 Rolex Series Champions Banquet is open to teams, sponsors, manufacturers and fans of the Rolex Sports Car Series. Tickets for the Rolex Champions Banquet are available for $150 per individual and tables of 10 may be ordered for groups wishing to sit together. Please use the form online at www.grand-am.com/banquet to request tickets. Orders must be received by Friday, Sept. 12. No refunds or cancellations will be given after this date.

Reservations can be made by visiting bellagioresort.com and clicking Reservations on the right side of the page. Under Special Arrangements enter offer code GARR8. Reservations can also be made by telephone at 888-987-8686 (mention group code GARR8 when calling). Room reservations must be made by August 25.

Grand-Am operates and sanctions the Rolex Sports Car Series and the KONI Challenge Series, is the premier road racing organization in North America. The 15-race 2008 Rolex Series schedule and the 11-race KONI Challenge Series calendar delivers professional sports car racing to key markets throughout North America in addition to being televised in the United States and Canada on SPEED and distributed globally through ESPN International. With title sponsorship support from Rolex Watch USA and presenting sponsorship from Crown Royal Cask No. 16, the Rolex Series showcases emerging and legendary drivers from around the globe and thoroughbred racing machines from the industry’s leading constructors and the world’s top automobile manufacturers.


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