by Tamy Valkosky on April 2nd, 2012
iRacing Joins Franchitti, Newgarden, Pruett, Lally, Hinchcliffe and More Support New SAFEisFAST.com Initiative A group of racing’s finest has come together to support the next generation of up-and-coming drivers in a new initiative launched by SAFEisFAST.com, a free online resource offering video tutorials on safety, fitness, mental skills, race craft, career development, sponsorship and marketing created by the Road Racing Drivers Club. The new project will allow drivers to receive advice directly from today’s top stars and will feature a new Online Driving Instructor every two weeks from April through September. Drivers already confirmed include Dario Franchitti, JR Hildebrand, James Hinchcliffe, Andy Lally, Johnny O’Connell and Scott Pruett, with IZOD IndyCar Series driver and reigning Firestone Indy Lights Champion Josef Newgarden kicking off the program this week. “SAFE is FAST [...]
by David Phillips on March 26th, 2011
Shawn Maier races just about anything he can get his hands on: go karts, radio-controlled cars and for nearly a decade, virtual race cars of many shapes and sizes. That should be no surprise, considering he hails from a state synonymous with auto racing: Indiana. Although he mainly sim races the VW Jetta TDI in the iRacing Grand Touring Cup (he’s P10 in Division Two with a pole and six top fives in eight starts this season), the Mustang FR500S, and FG Falcon V8 Supercar, Maier hopes to one day compete in the real world GRAND-AM Rolex Series. Q: How long have you been Sim racing? A: I have been racing with a wheel and pedal set for about 3 years. But my sim racing starts all the [...]
January 4th, 2011
Chip Ganassi Racing, shown here at Daytona in 2010, will again field two entries and eight drivers in the Rolex 24 At Daytona Jan.
December 16th, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eighteen drivers (or riders) are among those nominated for the annual Speed Performer of the Year Award, with the winner taking home the 100-pound bronze Mario Andretti Trophy designed by artist Elie Hazak. Representing both four-wheel and two-wheel efforts across the globe, the Mario Andretti Trophy goes to the racer who puts a premium on winning races, shines on his/her sport’s biggest stages and does it with a measure of sportsmanship and class.
December 14th, 2010
Based on his tremendous season, Chip Ganassi was named the Economaki Champion of Champions for the 2010 racing season. (NSSN Staff Photo) HARRISBURG, N.C.
September 11th, 2010
TOOELE, Utah — Scott Pruett put an exclamation point on a record-setting Rolex Sports Car Series season by winning Saturday’s Utah 250 race at Miller Motorsports Park. Pruett, driving a BMW-powered Riley Daytona Prototype, led the final 39 laps over the 3.048-mile, 15-turn road course to record a record-extending ninth victory of the season in the 2010 finale
August 28th, 2010
MONTREAL, Quebec — Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas collected their series-record eighth Grand Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype victory at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Saturday while wrapping up their third series championship. The Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabats duo were dominant once again aboard their No
July 18th, 2010
MILLVILLE, N.J. — Alex Gurney caught and passed Scott Pruett with less than two laps remaining and won Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, giving the defending Daytona Prototype champions Gurney and Jon Fogarty their first Grand Am Rolex Series victory of the season in the NJMP 250. Pruett beat Gurney out of the pits following his final pit stop and led 45 laps in his quest for a record fourth consecutive victory in the No
June 30th, 2010
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Grand Am Rolex Series officials have penalized the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team after discovering an issue with the car during post-race inspection June 19 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
June 18th, 2010
LEXINGTON, Ohio — The second half of the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series season begins Saturday with the EMCO Gears Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Defending race winners Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas return, and hold an 18-point lead in the Daytona Prototype standings
April 10th, 2010
LEEDS, Ala. — Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas made further strides toward earning another Grand Am Rolex Series title for the Chip Ganassi Racing camp as the 2008 series champions claimed Saturday’s Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park. With the win, the second straight for the drivers of the No.
April 5th, 2010
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Now that Scott Pruett has turned 50, his fellow competitors in the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 may be hoping that the 23-time overall race winner and two-time Daytona Prototype champion may be ready to cut back his racing schedule and spend more time working in his new winery.
March 7th, 2010
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Scott Pruett held off a furious late-race challenge from David Donohue to win Saturday evening’s Grand Prix of Miami Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series event at Homestead-Miami Speedway
January 31st, 2010
Scott Pruett is at the wheel of the the 01 Target/Ganassi car, chasing down the 9 car, driven by Jaoa Barbosa. iRacer Justin Wilson can only watch and cheer on Pruett as he tries to catch and then pass the lead car.
January 18th, 2010
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series has expanded its awards program to provide greater recognition for the efforts and achievements of the racers who do not derive their primary income from racing cars professionally. The Grand Am Pro-Am Championship will recognize drivers in the Rolex Series Daytona Prototype and GT classes