Riley Technologies championship report

Double Rolex Sports Car Series Championships for Riley Technologies Daytona Prototype and GT Championships Sealed Out West Las Vegas, NV (13 September 2010)--Even for a company with a long tradition of victory, the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports...

Double Rolex Sports Car Series Championships for Riley Technologies
Daytona Prototype and GT Championships Sealed Out West

Las Vegas, NV (13 September 2010)--Even for a company with a long tradition of victory, the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season has set a new standard for success as machines from Riley Technologies (a division of SEA STAR GROUP, INC. Stock Symbol SGQZ) secured championships in both the Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype and GT Class categories following the season-finale race at Miller Motorsports Park.

Utilizing a BMW-powered Riley Daytona Prototype, the No. 01 Ganassi Racing with Felix Sebates of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas scored their record-setting ninth race victory of the 2010 season in the Utah 250 as the duo crossed the line ahead of the GAINSCO Chevy-Riley of Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney.

The result secured an unprecedented seventh consecutive GRAND-AM Manufacturer Championship for Riley Technologies and also locked up the 2010 Team Championship for Ganassi Racing with Felix Sebates as well as confirming the Drivers Championship crowns for Pruett and Rojas.

The Ganassi organization, which has utilized a Riley DP since first joining GRAND-AM in 2004, has been nearly untouchable in 2010, locking up the Team Championship in the previous round before officially securing the Driver Championship with the win in Utah.

The firm's GT Class chassis, which SpeedSource Engineering has mated with a Mazda RX-8 to excellent effect, powered Mazda to the Manufacturer Championship title as the maker established an unsurmountable 50-point advantage ahead of the season-ending race at Miller Motorsports Park.

Adding yet more hardware to the list of 2010 accomplishments was the crowning of Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato as GT Class Driver Champions as SpeedSource Engineering locked in 1st and 2nd in the Team Championship as well.

The 2010 season has been one of incredible accomplishment for the Riley Tech GT Class chassis, winning seven times thus far, with a remarkable five different machines using the platform as a basis for victory starting with SpeedSource taking its second win in the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Through the opening ten races of the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series season, a RileyTech GT chassis has shown well in the hands of a variety of teams, drivers, and manufacturers, finishing on the podium in every race meeting. All three SpeedSource Engineering entries (Nos. 68, 69, and 70) have each enjoyed the view from the top step of the podium as the machine also brought Dempsey Racing (No. 41) a breakthrough debut win at Watkins Glen International as well as seeing the RileyTech-based BMW M6 of Turner Motorsport (No. 96) proving victorious at Mid-Ohio.

"This is a pretty incredible day for Riley Technologies and our customers and I think that everyone in Mooresville and our partners at Siemens should be very proud," said Riley Technologies VP Bill Riley. "We work very hard to provide the support that our teams need every weekend and to see that effort come back with wins and championships is very gratifying. Our teams have done an excellent job all year long. And just like our teams, we won't be resting on our accomplishments. I don't doubt that next season will be even more competitive, and we are already getting to work on the 2011 season."

The Miller event didn't just mark the end of the Rolex Sports Car Series season, as the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge also staged its season-ending Utah 200. The race saw the Riley Technologies Chevrolet Camaro establish a new track record with a run to its second pole of the season on the 3.048-mile circuit and lead over thirty laps as the machine once again continued to show speed less than one year after making a competition debut in the category.

-source: riley technologies

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Alex Gurney , Jon Fogarty , Scott Pruett , Emil Assentato , Memo Rojas , Jeff Segal
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , SpeedSource