FOUR RACES TO GO FOR STARWORKS TO SHINE IN 2010! America's Rising Star Dane Cameron Joins Starworks Starworks Motorsport's last race ended on a high note with another 2nd place finish for Ryan Dalziel and Mike Forest and the team is...
FOUR RACES TO GO FOR STARWORKS TO SHINE IN 2010!
America's Rising Star Dane Cameron Joins Starworks
Starworks Motorsport's last race ended on a high note with another 2nd place finish for Ryan Dalziel and Mike Forest and the team is getting closer to their first victory of the season. The next race scheduled for Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park will mark the ninth round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and after eight races, Starworks Motorsport driver Ryan Dalziel is ranked 2nd in the championship and Mike Forest, 5th. The New Jersey track should be a good track for the two Starworks Dinan-BMW Riley DPs and their drivers should be able to compete for the overall win.
2010 marks Ryan Dalziel's first trip to New Jersey Motorsports Park. The 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona champion wants to add another win to his resume and looks at the New Jersey race as the race where Starworks finally get the luck they deserve and get their first win. "I am really looking forward to racing in New Jersey" announced Ryan Dalziel who is now 2nd in the championship. "I haven't actually driven there but went to watch the race in 2009 and the facility and layout are excellent. I know Starworks have a great short track/high down force set-up so we are expecting to win" said Dalziel.
Mike Forest is having a phenomenal Rolex Series season and with his teammate Dalziel also wants to break through this weekend and finally get that first win they both want. "I think Ryan is right, all that's left to do is get our first win" announced the Canadian.
Bill Lester had a lot of expectations for the Daytona 250 where he scored a podium finish with Dalziel last year but his race did not work as well as he expected and is looking for a strong finish this weekend in New Jersey with his new teammate Dane Cameron. "I'm optimistic going into New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend'" announced Bill Lester. "Despite the trying season for the #7 Flex-Box car, it's always good to get back to the track. I drove NJMP in a DP in 2008 with Southard Motorsports so I have some familiarization with the track. However, I didn't race there last year when Grand-Am changed the configuration slightly to prohibit wheel spin when cresting the hill, so it will be interesting to see how the track flows with this change. I'll have another new co-driver in Dane Cameron who, I understand, is quite proficient behind the wheel. He will be my 5th different teammate this year so I'm hoping things go favorably and we finish out the season together" added Lester.
Dane Cameron will join Starworks organization this weekend and will co-drive the #7 Flex-Box Dinan-BMW Riley DP with Bill Lester. Cameron is undoubtedly one of the most talented young American drivers on the racing scene today, arriving at this stage of his career by quickly distinguishing himself on every rung of the open-wheel ladder. This is not the first Rolex Series DP race for Dane Cameron. He raced for Ganassi in 2007 in Utah and had a competitive run this year with Beyer Racing at the grueling Rolex 24 At Daytona. "I am extremely excited to be joining Starworks Motorsport at New Jersey Motorsports Park this weekend," announced Dane Cameron. "I have been to NJMP in Formula Atlantic and I had a good run in Rolex GT last season so I expect that past experience to help me get up to speed. The Starworks BMW Riley cars have been extremely fast this season so I am expecting a strong top five run this weekend. I'm looking forward to driving with Bill Lester, I think we will form a strong pairing and we should be able to record a strong finish" added Cameron.
Cameron's career began in 2000 with an extremely successful karting career that, over four years, included a second place finish in the Canadian National Karting Championships, a first place finish in the 2003 Jim Russell Karting 80cc Junior Shifter Championship, a scholarship to the Jim Russell Racing School and a finalist spot in the 2004 Red Bull Driver Search. Dane continued his winning ways into 2005, when he was named SCCA Formula Jim Russell Series Champion and Rookie of the Year. As a Team USA Scholarship driver, the following year he won the 2006 Palmer Audi Winter Championship in Europe, earned honors as the 2006 F2000 Rookie of the Year and finished second in the championship. This past year, Dane blew the doors off the 2007 Star Mazda Championship, where he was not only named Rookie of the Year, but also Series Champion, the second driver in the Star Mazda's 18-year history to become champion in his first season.
-source: starworks motorsport