Rolex Miami Grand Prix Qualifying Cancelled Due to Rain

April 28, 2012 Updated: April 29, 2012

Epoch Times PhotoHOMESTEAD, Fla.—Qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Am Rolex Grand Prix of Miami as wet track conditions made all-out fast laps impractical. Instead, some teams used the block of track time to test wet set-ups in case the rain returns Sunday.

The weather isn’t bad enough to stop tomorrow’s race, nr this afternoon’s Continental Tire Sports Car Series Kia 200; the track is too wet for a meaningful qualifying competition, but fine for racing.

The TRG Porsches were the first cars to test the wet conditions, followed by the Shank Riley-Ford. Eventually more cars ventured out, possibly worried that if the race was rainy, their cars wouldn’t be competitive. Still fewer than a dozen teams sent their cars out.

The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Kia 200 starts at 2:45 p.m. EDT. The Rolex Grand Prix of Miami starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29.

Tickets to the race weekend can be purchased through the Miami-Homestead Speedway website.

The Rolex Grand Prix of Miami will be televised live on Speed TV starting at 1 p.m. EDT, Sunday, April 29. The CTSCC Kia 200 will air on Speed on May 12 at 12 noon EDT.

The Shank Racing Riley-Ford leaves a waterty vortex as it speeds along the banking. (Chris Jasurek/The Epoch Times)
The Shank Racing Riley-Ford leaves a waterty vortex as it speeds along the banking. (Chris Jasurek/The Epoch Times)
Gainsco, SunTrust, Sahlen, and Magnus Racing came out after seeing if the TRG and Shank cars could negotiate the track safely. (Chris Jasurek/The Epoch Times)
Gainsco, SunTrust, Sahlen, and Magnus Racing came out after seeing if the TRG and Shank cars could negotiate the track safely. (Chris Jasurek/The Epoch Times)
The SunTrust Dallara-Corvette turned a few wet laps, preparing in case Sunday's race was rainy. (Chris Jasurek/The Epoch Times)
The SunTrust Dallara-Corvette turned a few wet laps, preparing in case Sunday's race was rainy. (Chris Jasurek/The Epoch Times)