2012 marks our third straight year of partnership with GRAND-AM Road Racing and the second year that we are providing race winners in both the Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype (DP) and Grand Touring (GT) classes with a unique trophy a fully functional PRS SE Singlecut electric guitar customized with GRAND-AM and Rolex Sports Car Series logos. To support this partnership and work to connect the music and racing worlds in new and exciting ways, we are hitting the road for a series of Guitar Center events and race day concerts with stops at Guitar Center Syracuse and Watkins Glen International.

On July 21, PRS, In Tune Monthly magazine, and Guitar Center will host a pre-race Guitar Center PRS Fan Day at Guitar Center Syracuse. This event offers players unique opportunities, including free setups on their PRS guitars, meetings with product specialists from our Maryland factory, and in-depth product demonstrations. During the event fans will also be able to see and even purchase replica PRS/GRAND-AM trophy guitars exclusively at Guitar Center.

But perhaps the most exciting element of the day will be the "Race to the Stage" auditions. Hosted by In Tune Monthly, the publication for music students and teachers in grades 7-12, "Race to the Stage" awards a PRS SE guitar and SE amplifier to the winning player and gives one area high school musician the opportunity to win the chance to perform live on August 10, 2012 at the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Sprint Cup and GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race weekend. There, the lucky winner will play with PRS band The Rocky Mountain Stoneflies to open for Ithaca based power rock band Mike Brindisi and the New York Rock, British-blues phenom Davy Knowles, and country sensation Marlee Scott. If you will be at the race, be sure to go to the Red Cat Summer Stage on the infield when the race ends (around 7:30 p.m.) to see the FREE full concert.

Race to the Stage auditions will be open until July 18th. Go to www.intunemonthly.com/racetothestage to register