Homestead: Starworks Motorsport race report



The # 8 Corsa Car Care / Xtreme Indoor Karting Starworks Motorsport Dinan-BMW Riley driven by 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona champ, Ryan Dalziel, and Mike Forest finished 5th in the Grand Prix of Miami, Round 2 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Dalziel also led 1 lap like Starworks did at the Rolex 24. The # 7 IPO Solutions / Xtreme Indoor Karting Starworks Motorsport Dinan-BMW Riley driven by Ian James and Bill Lester finished 12th despite great drives by both drivers.

Peter Baron, Starworks Motorsport principal was delighted by this result. "Our debut race at Homestead was a tremendous success" declared Baron after the race. "We completely rebuilt 2 Riley chassis from the tub up, in less than two weeks with many new team members. To come out of Homestead with 2nd fastest race lap, and a top five finish with both cars running flawlessly the entire weekend is a fantastic achievement. Also coming back with two unscathed cars gives our team the first time this year that we get to work on improving the base chassis" added Baron. MIKE FOREST WINS TRUEMAN AWARD IN MIAMI

[43.jpg] Mike Forest was really happy with his Grand Prix of Miami 5th place performance and even won the Jim Trueman award. The Jim Trueman award, for Daytona Prototype drivers, is awarded at each race to drivers based upon the performance of their team and their own individual driving contribution. The driver's primary source of income cannot be from driving racecars in any series at any time in the past five years. "I think it was a solid weekend for Starworks Motorsport, we improved the car through the weekend, came together as a team as it was our first two car effort and posted a top five finish. I believe there will be good things to come this year" added Mike Forest.


Building on Grand-Am Road Racing and BMW's previously announced contingency award program for BMW-powered and BMW cars in the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16,Grand-Am Road Racing and BMW of North America officials announced that the luxury automaker has signed on to participate in Grand-Am's 2010 Manufacturers Official Promotional Partner Program for 2010 as well.

Starworks has a rewarding relationship with BMW and is one of the few BMW racing teams in the Rolex Series that has won a race with the famous Dinan BMW V8 engine. The team offers attractive rewards through a strong association with the BMW brand and racing image and is a unique organization with an integrated marketing, public and media relations department able to handle any aspect of a marketing program.

-source: starworks motorsport

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Ian James , Peter Baron , Bill Lester , Mike Forest