Atlantic Champ teams with Star Mazda Champ for 2010 Grand Am GT

IrvIne, Calif., Feb. 22, 2010 --  MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development today announced that 2009 Cooper Tires presents the Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda winner John Edwards will team with 2009 Star Mazda Championship winner Adam Christodoulou in a SpeedSource-prepared Mazda RX-8 in the Grand-Am GT class, starting with next weekend’s Homestead Grand Prix.   The number 68 RX-8 will be entered by SpeedSource/Newman Wachs Racing.  The car will carry sponsorship from Entergy and the Nuclear Energy Industry (NEI) and will be prepared by Florida-based SpeedSource, Inc,.  SpeedSource’s Castrol Syntec-sponsored RX-8 won the GT class at the 2008 and 2010 runnings of the Rolex-24 at Daytona. 

Statement from John Edwards:

"A lot of pieces had to be put in place to make this happen, but Mazda, Newman Wachs Racing, Entergy, and SpeedSource came together to make what will be a very competitive effort in the 2010 Grand-am season. SpeedSource has proven in their results that they are the top team in Rolex GT, and I am very excited to continue climbing the MAZDASPEED ladder. Mazda has proved once again that they strive to support young drivers. I am very thankful to Eddie Wachs and Entergy for their continuing support, and I'm eager to win some more races with them in 2010!"