Mooresville, NC - Victoria Motorsports co-owner, Frank Cioppettini, of the SCCA Trans-Am Series announced today a two-race partnership with road racing and Craftsman Truck Series veteran Rob Morgan. Morgan, co-owner of the ...
Mooresville, NC - Victoria Motorsports co-owner, Frank Cioppettini, of the SCCA Trans-Am Series announced today a two-race partnership with road racing and Craftsman Truck Series veteran Rob Morgan.
Morgan, co-owner of the #46 Acxiom/Computer Associates Chevrolet Silverado driven by Dennis Setzer in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, will compete in two Trans-Am races at Road America on August 18th and Mid-Ohio on August 25th.
Rob Morgan's racing career began in 1992 when he started racing in the IMSA series. In 1995, he won Oldsmobile's 100th victory in IMSA's Exxon Supreme GTS-1 Series winning at Mosport, Canada. Morgan celebrated his biggest career victory in 1996 taking a class win in GTS-1, driving an Olds Aurora for Brix, in the prestigious Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. He continued his Daytona success in 1997 finishing second overall in the Rolex 24 Hours, driving a Ferrari 333sp. Also in 1997, Morgan scored a win at Mosport Festival's World Sportscar Championship capturing Ferrari's first win at Mosport since 1964.
In 1999 he moved on to the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series racing two full seasons. He collected his series best finish in 99' at Topeka's Heartland Park road course finishing in the 5th position. Morgan completed the '99 season with one top-five, two top-10's and a 19th place finish in the series points. 2000 saw Morgan return to the series finishing the season with one-top ten finish and an 18th place showing in series points.
Morgan will drive the #46 Victoria Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro with sponsorship from Computer Doctor International of Aberdeen, South Dakota. The company repairs and services computers and related equipment through its growing franchise of about 160 stores across America, Canada, and Mexico. Computer Doctor has served as an associate sponsor of Morgan's Craftsman Truck Series team since February.
"I'm excited about the opportunity to drive for Frank Cioppettini and Victoria Motorsports," said Morgan. "I have been interested in returning to road racing for several years now and have been given an opportunity with one of our associate sponsors on my Craftsman Truck Team, Computer Doctor. We're hoping to learn some things from our first two races and parlay that into a full season in the series in 2002."
"We are delighted to be able to showcase Rob's talent in the Trans Am Series", said Victoria Motorsports Co-owner, June Cioppettini. "Rob has an excellent resume and has enjoyed a great deal of success in road racing. Rob should really enjoy the competition in Trans Am."
Victoria Motorsports has been fielding cars in the Trans Am Series since 1996. The team is based in New Jersey with its race prep shop in Mooresville, N.C. The team has fifteen top-ten finishes, five fast five qualifying efforts and one fastest race lap to its credit. The team has fielded cars for Tony Ave, Frank Cioppettini, Stu Hayner, Butch Leitzinger, GJ Mennen, Brian Pelke, Linda Pobst, Willy T. Ribbs, and Bobby Sak. Victoria Motorsports has brought more driving talent to the Trans Am Series than any other team in recent years.
<pre> Rob Morgan Career Highlights
Finished the 1994 Exxon Supreme GTO season 6th in points
First place at Mosport Park capturing Oldsmobile's 100th victory in Sportscar racing in 1995
Class win at 1996 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in a GTS-1 Olds Aurora
Finished 1996 Exxon Supreme GTS-1 season 3rd in points
Awarded Most Improved Driver, 1996 GTS-1
Second Place Overall at 1997 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in a World Sportscar
First place at Mosport Festival's 1997 Exxon World Sportscar Championship capturing Ferrari's first win at Mosport since 1964
Awarded Most Improved Driver, 1997 Exxon World Sportscar
Morgan earned his best Craftsman Truck Series finish at Topeka's Heartland Park with a fifth place finish in 1999
1999-Finished 19th in overall standings in only first full year in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
2000-Finished 18th in overall standings in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series VM -MDM/