Rolex Series Championship-Winning Crew Chief Joins DeMan Motorsport Leading Porsche Firm Stepping up Ahead of 2011 GRAND-AM Program 8 October, 2010 (Blauvelt, NY)DeMan Motorsport is pleased to announce that 2010 Rolex GT championship-winning...
Rolex Series Championship-Winning Crew Chief Joins DeMan Motorsport
Leading Porsche Firm Stepping up Ahead of 2011 GRAND-AM Program
8 October, 2010 (Blauvelt, NY)DeMan Motorsport is pleased to announce that 2010 Rolex GT championship-winning crew chief Marty Kintzi has joined the organization and will lead the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge program for the renowned Porsche firm.
Kintzi arrives at DeMan having secured the Rolex Sports Car Series GT Class Team and Driver Championships with SpeedSource Race Engineering as Emil Assentato and co-driver Jeff Segal netted the 2010 GT Class Championship. The season-ending title was not a first for Kintzi, having also been part of the SpeedSource GRAND-AM championship runs in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge ranks in 2004 and 2005.
DeMan Motorsport is a leading Porsche tuning, preparation, and restoration facility that was first formed in support of Porsche Club events. That racing heritage and passion for perfection has seen the firm emerge as a premier destination for anything Porsche, with the DeMan bespoke 10,000 square foot shop located just 35 minutes from Manhattan. DeMan Motorsport has established an unparalleled reputation through the decades with Rick DeMan overseeing the firm, emerging as the leading location for true connoisseurs as visitors to the firm might see anything from a 356 to a 962 to a Daytona Prototype getting the attention of the technicians on staff.
DeMan Motorsport was originally formed with the Porsche Club of America as a core activity, and success in that area has feed the move to supporting customers in a wide range of categories, including HSR, NASA, PCA Club and DE events, and has also included select starts in GRAND-AM. The addition of Kintzi to the team will give the organization a leg up as the group steps up the GRAND-AM side of the program for the 2011 season.
From knowing every inch of the cars to making the right calls at crunch time during the race, Kintzi brings a tremendous amount of experience and know-how to the team and the move fits him both personally and professionally.
"I met Rick through a few different people in GRAND-AM, and I had been thinking about moving back north so getting involved with Rick (DeMan) became the perfect way to accomplish that. "I'm really excited about this opportunity," said Kintzi, who holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering. "I grew up racing with my dad in the PCA, so this environment will be completely natural to me. Hopefully the experience I have running a crew will be a big help so we can be competitive right out of the gate. Rick has a lot of things going on, and I'm just looking forward to being a part of it."
Having experienced GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition first-hand, DeMan knows how much preparation goes into success at that level.
"When you look at Marty's resume, it could hardly be a better fit for us. We are tremendously excited about bringing someone with his background on board," said DeMan. "He came to us as a highly recommended candidate, and his resume backs that up. We've raced in GRAND-AM and we know how incredibly competitive the series is. I know how important it is to have the right people in the right place, we've seen that through the years in our shop. People are everything. It doesn't matter if you have the latest and greatest tools and technology if you don't have people with the experience and knowledge to use them properly. Marty is going to be a huge asset for us and we are looking forward to a very competitive season next year."
-source: deman motorsport