As the Grand-Am Rolex Series heads to Homestead for the third round of the 2012 season, maximizing strategy and a balanced setup on the second “roval” is key to success. Homestead’s 2.3-mile, 11-turn infield road course and banking is notoriously abrasive on tires for both classes.
“Homestead is different with the ‘roval’ concept, and you absolutely kill the right side tires on the banking,” explained Jeff Segal of AIM Autosport Team FXDD, driver of one of the Ferrari 458s. “You tend to scorch the tires. The track’s gritty, tough and abrasive where wear and degradation is a problem.