With the rules making the cars so equal, do you think the role of the driver becomes more important in Grand Am?
We're seeing more big name drivers showing up in Daytona Prototypes, because the teams are realizing that the only place they can get a real advantage is by putting the best driver behind the wheel. Teams are finding out quickly that what they got away with last year, they're not going to get away with this year. When the level gets as high as it has in Grand Am, you need a top level driver to be competitive.
Do you think Grand Am has better racing than ALMS right now?
The problem with ALMS is that only one team ever gets the right parts and almost everybody else is an also-ran. We had a team that we were supposed to be an engine supplier for this year in Daytona Prototype (Pacific Coast Racing) and they went to ALMS to run the C5R Corvettes. I think their budget for ALMS is $5 million and their budget for Daytona Prototype was around $2 million. So, they're going to spend well over twice the amount of money to go out and get beat by factory teams. I'm not sure if I understand the point. The cars are cool and exciting to watch, but the racing is a yawn. In almost every Grand Am race last year, they were really racing and were going at it right until the end of the season, and the field is going to be even deeper this year.