Tag Archive: Michael Valiante

Dec 29

Valiante and Gilsinger set for 2016 return with HART

Building on a record of success that has seen the duo combine for four wins and seven podium

2015-07-10-1157 Michael Valiante re-joins Chad Gilsinger in the No. 93 Honda Civic Si for the 2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge championship for the Honda of America Racing Team and HPD. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Corvette DP Drivers Valiante, Westbrook take momentum, points lead to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Starworks Motorsport seeks Third straight victory in Prototype Challenge
Canadian racer Michael Valiante picked an opportune time to take over the points lead in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype class.
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Jan 26

DTM stars with decent results in Daytona

Bruno Spengler and Augusto Farfus came second in their class, together with Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner.

The Audi and BMW DTM drivers have completed the Daytona 24-hour race with decent results. The second-placed BMW team on the podiumMike Rockenfeller, who, as usual, got permission from his employer Audi to race a potentially winning prototype, only just missed out on a podium finish and was classified fourth overall, together with his team-mates Guy Cosmo, Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante.
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Mar 05

World-renowned ex-F1 engineer joins United Autosports’ GT3 program

Trevor Foster commits to British-based team’s future

United Autosports LogoTrevor Foster Ultra-experienced Trevor Foster (GB) has joined United Autosports as Race Engineer & Technical Director. Foster’s illustrious career spans over 40 years, running teams in Formulae Ford 1600, 2000 and Three before working in Formula One with Tyrrell, Team Lotus, Jordan and BAR.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Angelelli helps Taylor score first Daytona Prototype victory

Rookies Edwards and Christodoulou take first GT Triump in New Mazda

Veteran Max Angelelli helped Ricky Taylor score his first GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory in Monday’s Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park. The event also saw Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have their hopes of winning a record fourth consecutive race dashed in the first turn of the first lap. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 21

California home soil beckons for De Phillipi

During round three at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

American up-and-comer Connor De Phillippi will get the chance to showcase his skills behind the wheel in front of friends and family this weekend (May 22-23), when the Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear travels to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Round Three in Northern California. The MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development driver enters the lone race in his home state, having impressed in his inaugural two series outings with defending champions JDC MotorSports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 31

24 Hours of Daytona: Porsche Riley n°9 victory (+photos)

Joao Barbosa, Mike Rockenfeller, Ryan Dalziel and Terry Borcheller win the 2010 Rolex 24.

 Joao Barbosa held off Scott Pruett by 50.494 seconds to win Sunday’s 48th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, giving Action Express Racing victory in its debut race. Terry Borcheller, Mike Rockenfeller and Ryan Dalziel shared the No. 9 Porsche Riley

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Jan 30

Stars on the rise

At the Rolex 24 at Daytona

For two drivers racing in this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, “karting” was what initially set them on their respective paths to this classic endurance race. Sam Hornish Jr., Sara Fisher, Danica Patrick and Michael Schumacher are a few of the high-profile drivers who trace their roots in motorsports to karting, and these days it would be rare to find a young racer who did not start their training behind the wheel of a kart. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Second day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24

Driver announcements, winter wonderland highlight

The second day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway brought more star-studded team announcements for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona as well as an odd site In Florida – snow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 10

Michael Shank Racing keeps things cool

With fastest lap durin Saturday’s January test days at Daytona International Speedway

Valiante, reigning GT champ Keen fastest in Rolex Series practice; Maxwell, Aschenbach lead respective Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge classes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

Skip Barber: Pigot and Serralles win Karting Scholarship Shoot-Out

 A total of 250,000$  in scholarships was awarded during the 13th annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out

After a four-day competition amongst 36 of the best young karters from around the world, it was a pair of Floridians who earned the top prizes at the 13th annual Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shoot-out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 18

2010 Atlantic Championship series-sanctioned test

Set for Jan. 22-24 at Sebring

The first series-sanctioned on-track activity for the 2010 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda is set for Sebring International Raceway from January 22-24, series officials announced today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 17

Around The Cooper Tires presents the Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda

Atlantic Championship News & Notes

After a history-making 2009 Atlantic Championship season in which she became the winningest woman in series history, Simona De Silvestro had a successful two-day test in an HVM Racing/Team Stargate Worlds IndyCar at Sebring International Raceway last week with an eye toward a possible run in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series. “She was very impressive,” said HVM Racing owner Keith Wiggins. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Jim Russell: Bennett and Menezes awarded future driver selection scholarships

After superb outings at the SuperNationals

Tyler Bennett (in car) and Gustavo Menezes will take part in the Jim Russell Future Driver Selection program. A successful weekend at the world’s largest kart race, Super Karts USA! SuperNationals XIII, has awarded two young drivers a chance at launching their careers in motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Bomarito and Mansell set for return to Atlantic Championship at Road Atlanta

Next up for the 2009 Atlantic Championship is the penultimate round of the 12-race season this Friday

A pair of familiar faces will return to the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda paddock at this week’s penultimate round of the 12-race 2009 championship as Jonathan Bomarito and Greg Mansell will compete in Friday’s race at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Quotes from Thursday’s Grand-Am Rolex Series test

What they said at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The following are quotes from Thursday’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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Jul 30

Champion’s Corner

Championship close after Barber

Well, we assumed the biggest issue we’d face at Barber would be the weather and instead, it turned out to be a very comfortable 80 degrees. It was a great day to race and perfect day for all the fans that came out to the track today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 17

Welcome to Barber – Live Rolex Series updates! (+result)

With the top three Daytona Prototype teams with three points of each other

The Porsche 250 presented by Legacy Credit Union is sure to have championship implications. You can watch all the action live at 3 p.m. ET Sunday on SPEED.

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Feb 08

Grand-Am: Dallara has new option

As a demonstration of its continuous investment in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series

The Dallara Daytona Prototype chassis is now ready for the installation of the Porsche engine. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 05

Montoya seeking his second consecutive victory in Daytona

“I’m pretty excited, because the car is pretty quick” – Montoya

“It’s probably a little easier to driver around here, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.” Read the rest of this entry »

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