GGLC Sponsors Grand Am Team
The Golden Gate Lotus Club (GGLC) is pleased to be a sponsor of the Team of Zack Zarcadoolas and Charles Rayhall with crew chief, Kirt Wightman as they prepare for the 2004 season competing for the Grand American Cub in a Lotus Esprit V8.
Follow their campaign here. See and read about their trials and tribulations as they happen.
The team is sponsored by Garrett Research and Lotus Cars USA with associate sponsorship from Hoosier, Eibach, BBS and others.
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* 2004 Grand Am Schedule
* Racer in Construction
* Ready to go to SEMA
* On the Garrett Stand at SEMA
2004 Grand Am Schedule
Jan 3-5 Daytona - Testing
Jan 29 - Feb 1 Daytona - 250 miles
Apr 8-10 Phoenix Int'l Raceway - Twin 200s
June 18-20 Watkins Glen Int'l - 250 miles
August 6-8 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - 250 miles
Sept 10-12 Homestead - Miami Speedway - 250 miles
October 1-3 Virginia Int'l Raceway - 250 miles
October 8-10 Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, AL - 250 miles
October 29-31 California Speedway - Fontana CA - 250 miles TOP
Building and Modifying
The team acquired the Esprit V8 in early summer and immediately stripped down the car and began the process of making it race worthy. All unneccessary weight and sound deadening was removed. A roll cage was added and safety items such as fuel cells added.
Ready to go to SEMA 2003
With the car ready for testing it was loaded onto a transporter to be shown at the 2003 SEMA show in Las Vegas in the first week in November on the Garrett display. After the show the car will be returned to Atlanta for final assembly and testing will begin for the 2004 racing season on the Grand Am circuit.
At SEMA on the Garrett Stand
The #07 Esprit was a big hit at SEMA! The Garrett stand featured the #07 Esprit and showed off its engine.