What do you think of the way Grand Am GT is headed, with the tube frame cars coming in?
We're very concerned about that. The Europeans don't like tube-frame cars, and my concern is that Grand Am will chase the European manufacturers away if they start pushing that too much in GT. The problem is that with the American cars, the chassis' are usually so bad, that if they don't make tube-frame cars they're not competitive, but the Europeans don't like them. So, we wind up with two different prep rules, which makes it hard to keep the cars equal. I think if Grand Am had to choose between the two, they would go to tube-frame. From a racing standpoint, a tube frame chassis is a superior product, as it's more rigid, has better weight distribution and a lower center of gravity, but the European manufacturers would resist and they don't want to lose them - there's a lot of Porsches out there. Porsche and BMW are both at a disadvantage with the new rules and I hope the goal is to keep them even.
Are you hoping to expand your racing engine business outside of Grand Am?
We would like to do more World Challenge, Grand Am Cup and BMW CCA Club Racing engines. For BMW CCA Club Racing, we went out and bought a bunch of E36 and E46 M3 core motors, with the idea of making 3-4 different levels of engines based on the various classes they can compete in.