Detroit Rolex Series race first lap crash takes out two DP contenders (VIDEO)


We ordinarily don’t cover the GRAND-AM Rolex Series here, but between Jordan Taylor and crew’s music video escapades and a rather large first lap crash in its race in Detroit on Saturday afternoon, we felt the need to bring the videos to light.

The race went green on Saturday but went yellow almost immediately thereafter. Gustavo Yacaman, who won the Firestone Indy Lights race in Detroit last year, made a rather ambitious passing attempt at Turn 4.

Yacaman’s Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley Daytona Prototype ran deep into the left-hander, slid out wide on exit, leaving Memo Rojas in the Cessna-sponsored Telmex Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley nowhere to go except into the concrete barriers. Rojas then richocheted back across the track, into the path of Yacaman’s MSR teammate, John Pew, who had nowhere to go.

The above video is from European coverage on MotorsTV; the full Rolex Series race will air tape-delayed on SPEED, at 5 p.m. ET, this evening.