2008 Rolex Champions Banquet

The cut off to reserve a room is less than a month away

 Much like the final laps of a race, the clock is ticking down to be part of this year's Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Champions Banquet at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The cut-off to reserve rooms at a deeply discounted rate at the luxury resort is less than a month away.

The Rolex Champions Banquet on Monday, Sept. 22, comes on the heels of the season-ending Sunchaser 1000 event at Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City, Utah. 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. Attendees wishing to maximize their experience of this premier event are encouraged to stay at the Bellagio.

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.

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 Aug. 25.

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 .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.

The Grand American Road Racing Association, which operates and sanctions the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and the Grand-Am KONI Challenge Series, is the premier road racing organization in North America. The 15-race 2008 Rolex Series and the 11-race KONI Challenge Series calendars deliver professional sports car racing to key markets throughout North America in addition to being televised in the U.S. and Canada on SPEED and distributed globally through ESPN International.