Entries in Patron (5)

Monday
Oct062014

Chrysler Group LLC Announces Discontinuation of Factory-backed Road Racing Efforts

Announcement to withdraw from racing program with the conclusion of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season

October 6, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it is discontinuing the factory-backed SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports racing program in IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) with the conclusion of the 2014 season. This decision affects participation in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with the Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R GTLM-class team. The Dodge brand will redirect its focus and efforts on the brand’s product lineup.

“Our company has made a business decision to discontinue the SRT Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R racing program,” said Ralph Gilles, Senior Vice President of Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. “We are very proud of the amazing achievements our fantastic teams, drivers and partners have achieved on track the last few seasons. We thank them for their hard work, effort and commitment to SRT Motorsports. It’s been an honor to be a part of the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and we wish them every success in the future.”

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Friday
Feb052010

Alex Job Racing Returns to ALMS Competition for 2010 Season

Two Cars in new ALMS GTC at Sebring with strong driver lineup
Alex Job Racing (AJR) is coming back to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) to compete in the full 2010 nine race GTC championship.  The team will field two 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars with a strong driver lineup.

 Prior to running in other forms of sports car racing, AJR held the distinction of running every ALMS race, except the Australian event in 2000.  “We are looking forward to returning to the ALMS series and running the full schedule,” Alex Job, team owner said.  “In the time that we were in the series we were very successful with the Porsche factory, as well as on our own.”

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Friday
Feb052010

HIGHCROFT RACING SELECTED TO RACE IN LE MANS 24 HOUR

Reigning American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions Highcroft Racing will race in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans after being announced this morning as one of the 55 teams selected to contest the French endurance classic.

Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham - the winner of last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with Peugeot - was in attendance at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) press conference this morning in France.

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Thursday
Jan142010

MARINO FRANCHITTI JOINS PATRÓN HIGHCROFT 

DANBURY, CT, Thursday, January 14, 2009:  Patrón Highcroft Racing has locked in another American Le Mans Series race winner for its 2010 driver line-up with Marino Franchitti joining forces with David Brabham and Simon Pagenaud.
 
Franchitti took two LMP2 class victories for Dyson Racing in 2009, but will now line-up aboard the Honda Performance Development factory-backed ARX-01c Patrón Highcroft Racing entry for the 2010 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the Monterey Sports Car Championship at Laguna Seca and the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

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Sunday
Dec132009

PAGENAUD JOINS PATRÓN HIGHCROFT FOR AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES ASSAULT

Young French sportscar star Simon Pagenaud will join the championship-winning Patrón Highcroft Racing squad alongside David Brabham for the 2010 American Le Mans Series.
 
Pagenaud has been a key rival of the Danbury, CT-based team with de Ferran Motorsports over the past two seasons but will now join forces with Brabham to form a potent attack at the Honda Performance Development factory squad armed with the newly revised ARX-01c chassis.

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