Last year we sort of hooked up with racer Mike Skeen who was more than happy to provide our readers (viewers?) with a healthy dose of wicked in car footage from his Muscle Milk Trans Am car. While the cars may not be overly relevant these days, there is no denying these monsters are cool!
For 2010, Mike has joined forces with Bennett Racing and is co-driving the team’s Ferrari F430 in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. How’s that for a series name! This past weekend the team was entered in the Bosch Engineering 250 at Virginia International Raceway, which was the first time the entire team was together in one place. A new team in a new car in a series with an established field of competitors. Bennett Racing’s goals were wisely conservative. Learn everything they could about themselves, their team and their car. It seems that they achieved their goals.
I’ve seen the first few laps of in car footage, and while the car is clearly lacking in top end, Skeen is more than capable of running faster than the Dempsey racing RX-8 in the twisty bits. Once the video returns from editing, we’ll be sharing it.