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Team Goldin Bros 3rotor RX-8 finishes 48 @ Daytona 24
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Monday, February 7, 2005 - 10:39am

The Number 08 Mazda RX-8 powered by a 3 rotor finished 48th at the Rolex 24 at Daytona Rolex Series 43rd Rolex 24 on February 5th.
They completed 95 laps, with a best lap time of 2:04.747.

At the Grand-Am Cup 200, on February 4th the #70 SpeedSource RX-8 piloted by Haskell and Tremblay finished 30th with a best lapt time of 2:13.614. Other RX-8s that ran in the 200 were #66 finishing 32nd, #68 finishing 38th, #50 finishing 40th, #67 finishing 43rd, 49th finishing 48th, and #65 finishing 49th.

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Beautiful car
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February 25, 2005 - 4:17pm
I was wondering if anyone could post some more pics and info about this car. It looks absolutely stunning!
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Rolex Race Results
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February 7, 2005 - 6:56pm
How did the teams feel about their finishes? Were they disappointed? Were they working out some issues with the cars? Just curious. With the RX-8 winning the Grand-Am Cup last year I've got to believe that these results are disappointing, but can't tell based on the limited information.
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February 7, 2005 - 12:25pm
Brothers Steve and Keith Goldin are set to move up to the Grand American Rolex Series full time in 2005, fielding a new Mazda RX-8 in America’s premier sports car series’ GT division division.

The Goldin Brothers Racing entry in the February 5-6 Rolex 24 At Daytona will also mark the reintroduction of the Mazda into the Rolex Series. The last team to field a Mazda in the series was the Goldin Brothers, in the 2001 Rolex 24.

This will also mark the first time the Homestead, Florida-based Goldin Brothers will contest the entire 14-race Rolex Series schedule, which includes the March 5 Grand Prix of Miami at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and stops at legendary circuits including Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama, Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico.

Both Steve and Keith Goldin, along with the team’s third driver, Scott Finlay, are accomplished Sports Car Club of America racers. The trio took the top three positions in the 2004 SCCA Florida Series, driving Mazda RX-7s. “We used the SCCA races to keep our skills sharp,” Steve Goldin said.

For 2005, the team has a new Mazda RX-8. It is powered by a three-rotor engine that was intended for a Japanese luxury vehicle.

“We took delivery of the car back in June, drove it on the street for 80 miles, and then literally took it apart,” Keith Goldin explained. “Then we took the chassis and suspension to Tommy Riggins’ shop in Jacksonville.
“The car will be pretty exciting,” Keith Goldin said. “We’re worked with Mazdas for a long time, but this is the first time we’ve properly built one from the ground up. There will be no other car like it in the world.”
Crewing the car will be Scott Richards and John Toft-Nielsen.

“Our team is unique in that all of our drivers are also engineers, and all of our crewmen also race,” Keith Goldin said. “Most of the team has also been together for seven years.”

The team has confirmed continued sponsorship from CCM Cellular, the world’s largest distributor of hands-free cellular accessories.

For additional information on the team or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Steve Goldin at (305) 670-3431.
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