Rolex Champions Awards At New Yorkís Gotham Hall

01.10.2013: Pay Tribute To Final Series Champions, Eye Bright Future The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series gathered one final time

Pay Tribute To Final Series Champions, Eye Bright Future

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series gathered one final time on Monday evening at Gotham Hall in Manhattan to put the wraps on 14 years of outstanding competition and honor its deserving champions and award winners
.


Second-generation driver Jordan Taylor was feted for his first Daytona Prototype driver championship, while his No. 10 Velocity Worldwide/Toshiba Corvette DP co-driver Max Angelelli celebrated his second DP title. Angelelli co-drove to his first DP championship with Jordan’s father, Wayne Taylor, in 2005. Wayne Taylor owns the No. 10 team.


“It’s amazing,” said Jordan Taylor. “I’ve been coming to these banquets since 2005, when my dad won the championship. I’ve still got the DVD from that evening and I still watch it every now and then. To be here and to be going on the stage as a champion in the last year of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series is pretty special.


 Looking to the merger next year, it’s pretty exciting to be with Max, going into it as the reigning champion is pretty cool. I’m just kind of savoring the moment.”


Angelelli joined his teammate in looking ahead to the 2014 season and the debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.


“It’s a great way to finish an era with GRAND-AM,” Angelelli said. “I’m really looking forward to next year. It’s going to be a new challenge starting from zero, the ground floor. It’s going to be great. The schedule is fantastic. The class is going to be fantastic, great looking and great performance. I’m really looking forward to it.”


Italian driver Alessandro Balzan, who piloted the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458, was honored as the 2013 GT driver champion, while No. 38 Calcium Pro/BGBmotorsports.com Porsche Cayman GX.R driver Jim Norman received the GX driver championship. All four driver champions received Daytona Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Rolex timepieces.


Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates owner Chip Ganassi accepted the team’s seventh DP team championship. The GT team championship was presented to Giacomo Mattioli of Scuderia Corsa, while BGB Motorsports owner John Teece accepted the GX team championship. Continental Tire presented all three championship team owners with original paintings by renowned motorsports artist Bill Patterson.


For the second consecutive year, the DP manufacturers’ championship went to Chevrolet and was presented to Jim Campbell, Chevrolet’s vice president, performance vehicles and motorsports. Riley Technologies Vice President Bill Riley accepted the DP constructors’ championship, which the company won for the 10th consecutive year.


The GT manufacturers’ title went to Ferrari and was presented to Ferrari North America President Marco Mattiacci. The diesel-powered Mazda 6 GX won the GX manufacturers’ championship, which was presented to John Doonan, director of motorsports for Mazda North American Operations.


Mazda played a central role in a number of other award winners on Monday night. Joel Miller, driver of the No. 00 VISITFLORIDA Racing/SpeedSource Mazda 6 GX, was the 2013 Monticello Motor Club Rookie of the Year, while No. 70 MAZDASPEED/Castrol Mazda 6 owner/driver Sylvain Tremblay received the Sunoco Diamond Performance Award.


Tremblay’s season-long co-driver, Tom Long, earned the TOTAL Performance Lubricants Pole Award for the GX class, while No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro GT.R driver John Edwards took Pole Award honors in the GT class and Jordan Taylor won the DP Pole Award.


Edwards also played a role in the Rolex Moment of the Year. He and co-driver Robin Liddell earned the most votes from GRAND-AM fans for their run of three consecutive GT victories at Barber Motorsports Park, Road Atlanta and Detroit Belle Isle.


Edwards, Liddell and Stevenson Motorsports were also recognized for their GT driver and team titles in the North American Endurance Championship (NAEC) presented by VISITFLORIDA.com, along with Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX BMW/Riley co-drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the DP class. SpeedSource earned NAEC team honors in the GX class, while Norman claimed the driver title.


The Bob Akin Award for the top sportsman driver in the GT class went to No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 owner/driver John Potter, and No. 42 Team Sahlen BMW/Riley driver Wayne Nonnamaker was the recipient of the Jim Trueman Award for the top DP sportsman driver.


The evening began with a special video presentation by television personality Regis Philbin, host of “Crowd Goes Wild” on FOX Sports 1 and The Voice winner Cassadee Pope performed two songs during the three-hour program.


Nate Siebens, MMA

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/rolex-champions-awards-new-york-gotham-hall-final-series-champion---115953.html

01.10.2013 / MaP

More News

Lime Rock Park To Decide Championships In 2013 Finale
25.09.2013
Lally, Potter Hold Slim Lead Over Balzan In GT ClassGrand Am  Race 12 Lime Rock ParkOnly one race remains on the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series schedule. The pairings of Jorda more >>
TRG-AMR Unveils Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 for Grand-Am Rolex Debut
06.09.2013
PayPal, Hewlett-Packard, ACS, Royal Purple, Aston Martin Los Gatos On BoardAfter a historic win two weeks ago at Sonoma Raceway with the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, TRG-AMR North America makes its Grand-Am Rolex debut with the V12 Vantage GT3 thi more >>
Alex Tagliani Returns to No. 61 R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari 458 Italia
04.09.2013
...and Jeff Segal This Weekend at Laguna SecaTagliani and Segal Reunite for Continental Tire Sports Car Festival after Near- Domination in KansasR. Ferri / AIM Motorosport AIM Autosport Team FXDD RACING WITH FERRARI more >>
Jordan Taylor Holds Off Pruett, Wins Rolex Series Race At Kansas Speedway
20.08.2013
Balzan, Keen Lead Scuderia Corsa To First GT Victory, Mazda Wins Again In GXIt was a matchup of a five-time champion vs. a Daytona Prototype rookie with 35 minutes remaining in Saturday’s SFP Grand Prix, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series debut at Kansas Speedway.Jordan Taylor was up to the task, holdin more >>
Park Place Motorsports Returns to Victory Lane for Childrenís Tumor Foundation Racing4Research
12.08.2013
....with Second-Place Finish at Road America in the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3Patrick Long and Patrick Lindsey Prevail for Runner-Up Honors in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Ser more >>
NAEC Titles On Line In Brickyard Grand Prix
26.07.2013
Action Express Racing, Stevenson Motorsports, BGB Motorsports Hold Class Leads Action Express Racing, Stevenson Motorsports and BGB Motorsports lead their respective GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series classes in the North American Endurance Championship (NAEC) presented by VISITFLORIDA.com going into Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor more >>
ERC leader Jan Kopecky to start first on the road in Sibiu Rally
26.07.2013
Barrichello, Peterson For Doran Racing Team In Brickyard Grand PrixRubens Barrichello, the most experienced driver in the history of Formula One with 322 career starts, will make his Daytona Prototype debut in next weekend’s Brickyard Grand Pr more >>
Jeff Segal Makes Le Mans Debut a Memorable One with Ferrari Challenge Pole
29.06.2013
..... Fastest Race Lap and Fourth-Place FinishTwo-Time and Reigning GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT Champion Gives Notice in First Visit to the Legendary Circuit de la Sarthe at Le MansTwo-time and reigning GRAND-AM Rolex Sport more >>
Join Papis, Segal and Vilander for Sahlenís Six Hours of The Glen
20.06.2013
AIM Autosport’s Max Papis, Jeff Segal and Toni Vilander in The Glen Club for Q&A Sunday The list of reasons to enjoy Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen from the comfort of The Glen Club just got a little longer. Max Papis, Jeff Segal and Toni Vilander of AIM Autosport will join GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series fans Sunday morning of race weekend. more >>
Bill Auberlen came within a half-second of a double victory on Saturday.
18.06.2013
The Redondo Beach, Calif., driver won the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race (his 90th career win) and finished a close second in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, both at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.Auberlen teamed with Paul Dalla Lana of Toronto and Turner Motorsport for both races, driving the No. 94 BMW M3 in the Rolex Series race and the No. more >>
Emil Assentato and AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari Post Season-Best Third-Place Qualifying
15.06.2013
- Effort at Mid-Ohio Sports Car CourseChampionship Contenders Assentato and Co-Driver Anthony Lazzaro Looking for First Podium since Daytona Opener and Second Straight at Mid-Ohio in Saturday’s Diamond Cellar ClassicReigning GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series co-champion Emil Assentato turned in his best qualifying effort of the 2013 seas more >>
R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari 458 Italia Grids on Outside of Row Two at Mid-Ohio
15.06.2013
...Sports Car Course after Fourth-Place Qualifying Run Friday by Max PapisNo. 61 R.Ferri/AIM Ferrari Teammates Papis and Jeff Segal Looking for Another Podium in Saturday’s Diamond Cellar Classic R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari backed up the team’s first podium finish two weeks ago in Detroit with a top-four qualifying effo more >>
Pole-to-Checkered-Flag Victory by Angelelli, Taylor at Detroitís Belle Isle
04.06.2013
Vaults Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP to Top of the Rolex Series StandingsDate: June 1, 2013Event: Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 (Round 5 of 12) Series: Daytona Prototype division of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car SeriesLocation:  The Streets of Belle Isle in Detroit (2.36-mile, 13-turn temporary street course) more >>
Ryan Dalziel misses out on Motown hit and focus now on Le Mans test day
04.06.2013
- Starworks forced to settle for third place at Detroit  Frustrated endurance star Ryan Dalziel was left ruing the victory that got away in a dramatic Chevrolet Grand-Am Detroit 200 at Belle Isle.Scottish star Ryan and Venezuelan team-mate Alex Popow proved they had a car that could win the race, when Ryan topped the timesheets in more >>
Angelelli, Taylor Score Second Detroit Victory In A Row For Chevrolet
03.06.2013
Edwards, Liddell Score GT “Hat Trick” in Camaro; Miller, Nunez Win GX For MazdaCalling in a “mandatory” victory in the shadow of Chevrolet headquarters in downtown Detroit, Max Angelelli drove the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP across the finish line 0.486 seconds ahead of 2012 Detroit winner Joao Barbosa to win the Chevrol more >>
Jeff Segal and Max Papis Give R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari 458 Italia First GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Podium
02.06.2013
...with Third-Place Showing at DetroitPapis Leads From Pole as Segal Pressures Leaders to the Finish; Emil Assentato and Anthony Lazzaro Endure Challenging Run to Seventh in No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari 458 Italia more >>
Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 Detroit Race result 2013
02.06.2013
Belle Isle Park    Detroit, MIMay 31 - June 1, 2013      1 10 DP 1     Angelelli, M   Taylor, J    Wayne Taylor Racing    more >>
Max Papis Gives R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport and AIM Autosport First Career GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT Pole
01.06.2013
...at the Belle Isle Grand Prix in DetroitPapis Tops Qualifying, Jeff Segal Paces Practice In Dominating Day For No. 61 R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458 Italia; Emil Assentato Completes Team’s Best 2013 Qualifying Sessi more >>
Chevrolet Grand-Am 200 Detroit Qualifying classification 2013
31.05.2013
Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200Belle Isle Park     Detroit, MIMay 31 - June 1, 2013 1 10 DP 1     Angelelli, M     Taylor, J    Wayne Taylor Racing&nb more >>
Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 Detroit Practice 3 classification 2013
31.05.2013
Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200Belle Isle Park     Detroit, MIMay 31 - June 1, 20131 2 DP 1      Dalziel, R    Popow, A    Starworks with Alex Popow     Ford / Riley 14 1:28.3512 42DP 2      Cameron, D&n more >>
Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 Detroit practice 2 classification 2013
31.05.2013
Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200Belle Isle Park     Detroit, MIMay 31 - June 1, 20131 2 DP1    Dalziel, R    Popow, A    Starworks with Alex Popow    Ford / Riley 15 1:27.9102 99 DP2     Fogarty, J    Gu more >>
Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200 Detroit practice 1 classification 2013
31.05.2013
Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200Belle Isle Park     Detroit, MIMay 31 - June 1, 20131 5 DP 1     Barbosa, J     Fittipaldi, C      Action Express Racing     Corvette DP  40 1:27.8892 2 DP 2      Dalzie more >>
Chevrolet Grand-AM Detroit 200 news and notes
31.05.2013
GRAND-AM ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIESNext Race: Chevrolet GRAND-AM Detroit 200The Place: Raceway At Belle IsleThe Date: Saturday, June 1The Time: 12:25 p.m. (ET)TV: SPEED, 5 p.m. (ET)Radio: MRN, LIVEDistance: 2 hours more >>
Ryan Dalziel aiming to be a Detroit winner
31.05.2013
Fired-up endurance star Ryan Dalziel is aiming to build on his hard-fought second place in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Cars Series at Road Atlanta by finding Victory Lane in the Chevrolet Grand-Am Detroit 200 at Belle Isle .The proud Scot was in determined mood as he left his home in Windermere, Florida, to fire up Starworks Motorsport’s title charge in De more >>
R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport and AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari 458 Italias Finish Sixth and Eighth
21.04.2013
--in Competitive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Race at Road AtlantaNo. 61 R.Ferri/AIM Ferrari Leads With Segal and Papis; Lazzaro Sets Fastest GT Lap in No. 69 AIM/FXDD Ferrari after He and Assentato Rebound from Opening-Lap more >>
GRAND-AM Makes Maiden Visit to Road Atlanta This Weekend
18.04.2013
Fast FactsGRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car SeriesThe Race:  Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of AtlantaThe Place: Road AtlantaThe Date/Time: Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ETTV:  SPEED, 4:30 p.m. ETRadio: MRN Radio, 4:30 more >>
R. Ferri / AIM Motorosport AIM Autosport Team FXDD RACING WITH FERRARI
18.04.2013
Road Atlanta Not All New for AIM Autosport Team FXDD and R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari 458 Italia TeamsHome Track for Emil Assentato’s No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Ferrari Co-Driver Anthony Lazzaro; Jeff Segal and Max Papis more >>
All Four Multimatic Astons in Top Ten After Intense Action in Alabama
10.04.2013
In a race that saw Scott Maxwell's #55 Aston Martin Vantage twice taken out by competitor's mistakes, and David Empringham's #15 trading paint with the Stevenson Camaro in the closing stages, it was impressive that the two Multimatic more >>
Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park team news
05.04.2013
Barber Motorsports Park  Corvette DP, Spirit of Daytona Return To Site Of First Win Barber Motorsports Park was a breakthrough track for both the Corvette DP and Spirit of Daytona Racing in 2012. One year after earning t more >>
Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park fast facts
05.04.2013
GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car SeriesThe Race: Porsche 250The Place: Barber Motorsports ParkThe Date/Time: Saturday, 1:45 p.m. ETTV: SPEED – Sunday, 5:30 p.m. ETRadio: MRN, 1:30 p.m. ET (local affiliate WYDE 1260 AM)Race Length: 2 hoursGRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports more >>
MAX ANGELELLI & JORDAN TAYLOR on the Rebound Like Never Before at Saturdayís Porsche 250 in Alabama
03.04.2013
In the spirit of this weekend’s NCAA men’s basketball Final Four just two hours east on I-20 in Atlanta, Max Angelelli, his co-driver Jordan Taylor, and the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP team of Wayne Taylor Racing will be looking to rebound like never b more >>
Scuderia Corsa Ferrari announces addition of Jeff Westphal to driver lineup
02.04.2013
...for remainder of Grand-Am seasonScuderia Corsa, the Los Angeles based Ferrari team competing in its first full season of Grand-AM, has announced that young driver Jeff Westphal will join Alessandro Ba more >>
Barber Motorsports Park 2013 Official Time Schedule and Speed TV
01.04.2013
Barber Motorsports Park Track Length – 2.3 miles (3/15/13 – subject to change)Thursday, April 4 – NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC1:00 PM 1:45 PM Practice – Continental Tire Challenge2:00 PM 2:30 more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Mono Marque Series Makes USA Debut In 2013
14.03.2013
Italian Super Sports Car Marque Launches New Series, Expands Into Third ContinentAutomobili Lamborghini has announced its single marque racing series, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, will launch in North America in 2013.  The North American series will be sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association [IMSA] this year and will race predominantly a more >>
PRELIMINARY 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series International Distribution
13.03.2013
Broadcast Partner    Country(ies)       Territories                   Programming    more >>
Multimatic Tenacity Returns Strong Result in Difficult Circumstances at Circuit of The Americas
05.03.2013
Multimatic Motorsports rose to a host of challenges in a weekend that saw one car withdrawn before practice even started and its Daytona podium finisher suffer electronic problems that took it out of contention during more >>
Ryan Dalziel takes stunning second in Austin
04.03.2013
2012 Speed.com Sports Car driver of the year Ryan Dalziel produced a driving masterclass to help Starworks Motorsport to second place at the Grand-Am Of The Americas in Austin, Texas.The proud Scot - who now lives in Windermere, Florida – needed all his battling qualities to fight his way up the field in the #2 Ford Riley. He had an excellent crowd on it more >>
Circuit Of The Americas The Recap, facts and figures
04.03.2013
GRAND-AM Of The Americas Presented By GAINSCO And TOTAL  Rolex Sports Car Series The RecapIt had been a long time since Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty last won a Rolex Sports Car Series race – Montreal in 2011 to be exact. more >>
AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari F458 Moves to Second
04.03.2013
.....in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car GT Points After Fifth-Place at Circuit of The AmericasR. Ferri / AIM Motorosport AIM Autosport Team FXDD RACING WITH FERRARIAIM FXDD’s Assentato and Lazzaro Rally in Repaired No. 69 Ferrari; P more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright