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Starworks Motorsports Wins PC Championship at Petit Le Mans

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Starworks Motorsports Wins PC Championship at Petit Le Mans

Saturday night, in the fifth hour of Petit Le Mans and under caution, Renger van der Zande, Alex Popow and Starworks Motorsports became the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar champions. With four wins and eight podiums, the PC team earns its second championship in two years, despite a disappointing 6th place finish in the race. Heading into the final race of the year, the No. 8 Oreca needed to finish sixth place or better in order to win the championship. With seven cars in the class, when the No. 7 Starworks Oreca of Stefano Coletti, James Dayson, and Quinlan Lall withdrew from the race after heavy damage, the retirement meant the No. 8 car only needed to get its minimum drive time in for van der Zande and Popow. Popow opened with a three hours and 10 minute stint, during which he reported the car was beginning to suffer braking issues. When David Heinemeier Hansson took over for his stint, the problem became worse, forcing the team to take the car behind the wall for repairs. The car returned with van der Zande at the wheel, where he was able to compete his first lap of the race under caution. It was under the caution lap that van der Zande completed his minimum drive time, and the following caution lap, he celebrated his championship win over the radio with team owner Peter Baron and Alex Popow. Unfortunately, with less than three hours to go, the left front brake pad exploded, causing too much damage for the car to continue. Before its early retirement, the No. 7 showed a strong performance in the early laps with Stefano Coletti climbing from his fifth place starting position to run in second.  Shortly after, the gremlins appeared in the brakes, forcing the team to take the car back to the garage on more than one occasion before ultimately retiring. The No. 88 of Mark Kvamme, Richard Bradley and Max Hanratty enjoyed the longest run for the team’s three cars, finishing in a strong fourth place. The trio ran clean and consistent, keeping their distance from trouble in the field. Peter Baron It’s been an incredible season for the guys, and while the odds were definitely in our favor heading into this race, it was great to officially clinch the PC title. It was a little anti climatic to win it under a caution, but we’ll still celebrate just as hard. The guys on the No. 7 car had a tough run after looking strong all week, but they still stuck around to wish the rest of their teammates good luck. The No. 88 guys did an excellent job pushing through what can be a difficult event. We were hoping to get a little closer to that third place car, but a fourth place is an excellent end to the season for them. Renger van Der Zande The great news of the day is that we won the championship. After 11 races this season, I think we can be very proud at winning the championship. To have done it with Alex as my teammate and Peter as a boss, we had a lot of fun doing it. Racing in America, in my opinion, is the best in the world, with the best of multi-class racing...

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Starworks Motorsports Closes in on IMSA WeatherTech Championship

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Starworks Motorsports Closes in on IMSA WeatherTech Championship

The battle for the IMSA WeatherTech Championship PC class title has come down to Petit Le Mans, and Starworks Motorsport enters the final event of the year with a satisfying lead. Renger van der Zande and Alex Popow have showed a commanding performance in 2016, finishing on the podium in eight of the ten races completed up to this point in the season. With one race remaining, the No. 8 of van der Zande, Popow, and Starworks Motorsport lead the PC Driver and Team Championships by ten points. In order to win the championship, the No. 8 car will have to finish in sixth place or better. While the team has amassed four wins this season, much can happen in the 10 hours of racing at Petit Le Mans. David Heinemeier Hansson will return to the No. 8 to complete the driving trio, having raced previously celebrated a third place finish this year with the team at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Full season entrant Mark Kvamme will again be joined in the No. 88 Popcorn Sutton car by Richard Bradley, a duo with whom the car earned a podium finish earlier this year at the 6 Hours of the Glen. Max Hanratty will round out the trio, coming from a full season in the Mazda Prototype Lites Series. The No. 7 will host a completely new lineup for the final race as Starworks Motorsport welcome Stefano Coletti, James Dayson, and Quinlan Lall to the roundup. After competing in open wheel racing, including the IndyCar Series, for a decade, Coletti had his first sports car experience in the European Le Mans Series in 2016, earning a second place finish at Silverstone with SMP Racing. Dayson will join the team from Mazda Prototype Lites, where he celebrated a four race streak of top five finishes. Seventeen year old Quinlan Lall will be among one of the youngest drivers in the field, coming from a full season in the British F3 Championship. The field will take the green flag for the 19th Annual Petit Le Mans Saturday, October 1 at 11:00AM Eastern. For broadcast information, visit imsa.com. Quotes Peter Baron COTA was one of the most stressful races we have had, but that extremely satisfying win put us in good standing for the championship. Renger did an amazing job keeping the 52 car, which is our championship competition, behind us for 100 minutes. That win extended our lead, but didn’t come easy. We lost our computers from overheating, and with network issues, we lost all telemetry and timing and scoring. The whole team was flawless and we took that fifth win. We need just one more solid run, and we’ll be celebrating the championship. Our whole crew have done an excellent job all season long. We’re ready for the final fight of the year. Renger van der Zande I can’t wait for the final round. We were second last year, and won the year before that. It’s a great race, and it was always been good to us. It’s an exciting event and a lot can happen. This year, it should be dry, which makes it a special race in the dark. It’s always a long race, because the track is so physical. It’s fast and dangerous, and altogether a good...

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Ruscitti Returns to Starworks for Northeast Grand Prix

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Ruscitti Returns to Starworks for Northeast Grand Prix

Following a successful run at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen last month, Canadian Remo Ruscitti will return to Starworks Motorsport for Round 7 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock Park. Running with Mark Kvamme and Richard Bradley in the No. 88 Popcorn Sutton Oreca, the trio achieved the car’s first podium finish, finishing third, two sports behind the race winning sister car of Renger van der Zande and Alex Popow. With the two car effort, the team leads the Prototype Challenge points, boasting seven podium finishes in six races. Bradley returned to the Prototype Challenge team for Round 6, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. With Brandley competing in the World Endurance Championship this weekend in Germany, Starworks Motorsport looked throughout the IMSA field for the best candidate to fill the seat. “Remo did a stellar job at Watkins Glen,” said Team Owner Peter Baron. “He showed good speed competing at the IMSA level, and did an excellent job keeping the car clean until the end. He’s a good fit here at Starworks, and we’re looking forward to seeing what he and Mark can do at Lime Rock Park.” “I’m so excited to be back in the Popcorn Sutton #88 PC car with Mark coming into Lime Rock Park,” said Ruscitti. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with everyone again at Starworks Motorsport and continue building on the success we had at our last event together.” As previously announced, the team will field a third car for the Lime Rock Park event, with Mexican Jose Gutierrez and America Sean Rayhall piloting the PC chassis owned by former Starworks driver Mirco Schultis. Sessions for the Northeast Grand Prix begin Friday at 11:10AM Eastern. The race will air live on FOX, starting at 3:00PM...

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Starworks Motorsport Earns Double Podium at the Glen, Confirms Three Car Effort

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Starworks Motorsport Earns Double Podium at the Glen, Confirms Three Car Effort

Six Hours of the Glen Last weekend at Watkins Glen International Starworks Motorsport earned its first double podium finish of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The No. 8 ORECA, driven by Renger van der Zande and Alex Popow finished first at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, repeating their 2015 win. The No. 88 Popcorn Sutton ORECA picked up its first podium of the season, driven by full time entry Mark Kvamme and new additions Remu Ruscitti and Richard Bradley. Riding the momentum from a win at the Detroit Grand Prix last month, both cars performed strong leading up to the qualifying session, with van der Zande putting the No. 8 on pole position in the PC class. Kvamme qualified the No. 88 in seventh, with six full hours of racing to work though the field. Usually the race-closing driver, van der Zande started the race strong off the line, gaining a 22 second lead over the field in 20 minutes. The first full course caution of the event came within the first hour, minimizing van der Zande’s lead. Kvamme pitted from fifth position, passing the No. 88 on to Ruscitti. Van der Zande continued to lead until the end of his next stint, pitting to have Popow take over and rejoin in second. As the field approached the halfway point, Popow and Ruscitti ran second and third, and shortly after, Ruscitti pitted to have Bradley turn his first laps of the race in third. With just under two and a half hours remaining, van der Zande resumed driving duties for the No. 8, rejoining behind teammate Bradley in third. Laying down flying lap times, van der Zande passed his teammate with two hours left on the clock, then moments later, he was again leading the race. In the final hour, the No. 88, having completed its final stop, ran fourth with Bradley and a series of cautions brought him to third for an intense battle with the No. 85 of Stephen Simpson. With mere minutes to go, Bradley made the pass for the final podium stop, celebrating with the team as the No. 8 took home the win. Starworks Motorsport, with van der Zande and Popow now lead the IMSA Prototype Challenge Team and Driver Championships with five races left on the calendar. This week, the team journeys to Bowmanville, Ontario for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, July 8-10. Three Car Effort Following the successful weekend at the Six Hours of the Glen, the team has confirmed it will add a car to run a three-car effort at three future races on the IMSA WeatherTech calendar: Lime Rock Park’s Northeast Grand Prix, Road America’s Road Race Showcase and Circuit of the America’s Lone Star Le Mans. Jose Gutierrez will compete in the car for all three races, with co-driving duties being split with Rayhall in at Lime Rock Park, and Yacaman in for Road America and Circuit of the Americas. Lime Rock Park begins July 23, with race day on July 24. For more information, visit imsa.com. Watkins Glen Driver Quotes No. 8 ORECA FLM09 // Qualified P1 // Finished P1 Renger van der Zande I think the car was unbelievable. The whole year the car has been the fastest...

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Starworks Motorsports Wins Second Consecutive Detroit Grand Prix

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Starworks Motorsports Wins Second Consecutive Detroit Grand Prix

Saturday at the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, Starworks Motorsports earned their first win of the season for the No. 8 ORECA FLM09 with drivers Alex Popow and Renger van der Zande. The successful run marked the second consecutive win at the Detroit Grand Prix for the Florida based team. Not only did the duo land on the top step in the PC class, but Popow and van der Zande also finished third overall behind two DP cars in the top class. Following a competitive qualifying session the day before, the No. 8 car earned a third place starting position. Popow showed a strong, clean start, climbing up to second by the time the first full course caution came out on lap nine. Popow kept the car in second for the entirety of his stint, achieving the required minimum drive time of 35 minutes. As the team called Popow in to pit for a full service stop, a full course caution came out, closing the pits and delaying the stop, instantly changing the team’s strategy for the final stint. Popow pitted from first and Renger took over the car with a full tank of fuel and fresh tires, rejoining in third as the field went back to green. From there, the rest of the race was between van der Zande and race leader Colin Braun, six seconds ahead. The race brought another caution with 30 minutes to go, allowing the field to pack up. The field went back to green, and van der Zande put on a dominating performance, setting the fastest laps of the race, running six tenths faster than Colin Braun in first. He applied heavy pressure as the two worked their way through traffic. With less than five laps to go, Braun gave in to the pressure, going wide a spinning on course. Although he continued, the spin was just what van der Zande needed to overtake and charge to the checker flag. The win awarded Starworks Motorsports a three point lead in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship PC class title. The series next competes at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York. The race is also the third round in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, an endurance championship within the IMSA championship. For more information, visit imsa.com. Peter Baron // Team Owner I’m really excited to get the win today. We’ve had good cars, we just haven’t had any luck. I think we had a strong opening by Alex to get us in a good position. We got a little bit caught out by the yellow flag that came during our pit window. Renger was amazing today. We were fastest by six tenths of a second. He caught Colin, then pressured him for ten laps until he made a mistake. That’s what gave us the win. It was a great weekend for the 8 car. Everyone on the team performed flawlessly and I’m really happy to finally get the win monkey off our backs this season. Alex Popow Finally! We were 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and then 2nd again. Now finally we’re at the end of the ladder. We have to fight to try to keep it and to win more...

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Ask Renger: Laguna Seca

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Ask Renger: Laguna Seca

At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Renger van der Zande asked you to send him your questions about the race weekend. In addition to answering all of them, he picked his favorite question to win a signed visor, read his answers and find out the winner below! Steve: How many air miles have you racked up so far this year? Air miles have been crazy. Especially in January and February, when I was going to Florida 3 times, and then to Dubai and also Australia for Bathurst. Vickie: With your practice time 1:20.094 what would your time be if you ran track in reverse? I don’t have a clue! I have never tried it, but it would be fun though! Michael: Why do you think you are so quick in the rain? Thank you for that. I do feel very confident in the rain and in this LMPC car especially. In the beginning, I thought it was because the American drivers are not used to it, because I always saw the American racing being stopped when there was rain coming. But that is not the case, as we saw that at Petit Le Mans last year! I think this LMPC car gives great feedback to the driver in the rain and I am confident there. Ben: What’s the worst race car you’ve ever driven? I drove a Volvo 360 cup race. For sure that was the slowest car I have driven. But at the same time I had so much fun that day. The racing was truly great fun, and those guys knew their car inside out so the competition was tough! Ben: Has anyone ever pronounced your name correctly? Some people call me the Walker Texas Ranger. Harry: What is the most challenging turn or turns on the racetrack and how much of a compromise do you take to maximize the car? Laguna Seca is a nonstop track. Never a dull moment. There’s no time to rest or relax, which is what makes it hard. I think the combination of the fast T7, Corkscrew and that fast left hander just after that again makes it with all the height difference very challenging to get a good lap together. Stephen: How do you fully prepare for a race weekend? I watch a little bit on onboard for new tracks and if my teammate wants information about the track I work it out, which is a good prep for me too. Next to that, I work with my engineers on what setup we want to use. Tim: During long stints, what do you do when you need to go to the restroom? I have” been there and DONE that.” Tim: In all the years you been racing have you had a favorite race car? I have raced quite a bit in the Mercedes GT3 SLS and it’s such an iconic race car. I like it a lot. Baptiste: Which do you prefer, kart racing or prototype racing? Kart racing is loads of fun, but the real deal is the prototype racing. Eric: How many spankings is Peter getting on his birthday this year? That’s not only happening on his birthday. Jessica: On average, how many wedgies is he afflicted with per race weekend? Those onesie race suits have got to ride....

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Popow and van der Zande Land Second Place at Laguna Seca

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Popow and van der Zande Land Second Place at Laguna Seca

Alex Popow started the No. 8 ORECA FLM09 in 3rd position, and in his first-ever PC qualifying session at Mazda Raceway, Mark Kvamme qualified 7th. At the start, Alex gained a position to race second, staying close to the race leader for the majority of his stint. He completed his drive time and handed the wheel to van der Zande in 3rd, and by excellent pit stop work, the No. 8 car left the pits side by side with the race leading No. 52 car, with the race series giving the lead to the 52. The battle for the top spot on the podium continued on and came down to the final lap, with the No. 8 Starworks car finishing just 1.736 seconds behind the leader. The No. 88 of Kvamme and Ashley Freiberg had a clean race, but lacked speed, finishing in 7th place. Quotes Renger van der Zande I just want to win, and we were second today. I’m happy, and it was a cool race and a real fight. We had the leaders beat in the pit stop, but in the end, we had to give the position back. Otherwise, it would have been a win, but that’s not an excuse. I lost a position to Stephen Simpson on the restart, and I was a bit unlucky there. It was a shame, otherwise I could have challenged Tom Kimber-Smith in the 52 from the beginning. I had to burn up my tires to pass Simpson and get close to Tom again. We should be happy with a 2nd place, but we’re hungry for that win. Winning is fun, so we’re working on that for next time. Alex Popow Another sweet and sour finish today. It’s sweet because we got a second place finish, but that’s not what we’re here for. We’re here for a win. We were fastest in every practice. In qualifying, I couldn’t make it better. We fought the car a little bit everywhere. At least we’re leaving here closer in the championship. Now we’re just two points away, and first and second are tied for the lead. We arrived here in second place, and now we’re in third, but only two points away. The championship is getting even better. We still have a lot of races to go in this championship, so we’ll see what happens. Mark Kvamme I had a lot of fun. I did my fastest laps of the weekend during the race. I still have a lot to learn. The team did a great job setting up the car. The most important thing is I had a ton of...

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Starworks Motorsports Climbs to Second in Championship Heading into Laguna

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Starworks Motorsports Climbs to Second in Championship Heading into Laguna

Saturday at the Long Beach Grand Prix, Starworks Motorsport picked up its second podium of the season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Co-drivers Alex Popow and Renger van der Zande finished 2nd in the No. 8 ORECA FLM0 in 2nd, climbing from 3rd to 2nd position in the Prototype Challenge Championship following their 3rd place finish at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in February. Teammates Mark Kvamme and Ashley Freiberg earned a top-5 finish in their first street race together in the No. 88 Popcorn Sutton ORECA FLM0, and both while rookies at Long Beach’s street circuit. A crash brought Friday’s qualifying session to a close early, not allowing drivers and teams to receive the allotted time needed to qualify. The field was assigned to start by points, with Popow and van der Zande in 2nd, and Kvamme and Freiberg in 7th. Popow made a strong show in his stint, keeping the car clean from the typical street course carnage, and not only keeping his position, but pulling away from the rest of the field as he chased Miksha Goikhberg. Twenty-one laps in, after impressively holding his starting position, Kvamme reported to the team his car suffered hard contact from behind. As he pressed on, the team determined the damage was minimal and ordered him to stay on track and keep fighting for position. As the required minimum drive time was met and pit stops cycled through, Popow pitted in 2nd, giving the No. 8 to van der Zande, and Freiberg took over from Kvamme in 5th. In the No. 8, van der Zande rejoined the field in 4th, but in nine minutes had worked his way up to 2nd position. Lapped traffic hindered van der Zande for many laps, holding him back from perusing the class leader. A caution came out with 30 minutes to go, allowing the 3rd place car of Kyle Marcelli to catch up to van der Zande. As the field went green, the two battled for position, with the Starworks Machine taking 2nd place in class. Freiberg and the No. 88 Popcorn Sutton ORECA FLM0 finished 5th. Starworks Motorsports currently sits 2nd in the Prototype Challenge class, 8 points behind JDC-Miller Motorsports. The next round of the championship will commence at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, April 29 – May 1. The race will air live, Sunday, May 1 at 6:30PM Pacific on FOX Sports 2. Peter Baron Second place was a good result for the No. 8 car. They’ll earn good championship points heading into Laguna. The most exciting thing of the day was to see Mark do so well in his first street race. The No. 88 had a problem-filled first day, and rebounded to get some good momentum. It’s nice to see that car finish well. Alex Popow It’s sweet to come out of here with 2nd place, but it’s not what we wanted. We were aiming for a win, but we struggled with the set up and didn’t perform as well as we expected. We lost a lot of time out there fighting the car and made it work for as much as we could. We held Kyle Marcelli’s car to the end, and had a decent finish. We’re still in the points battle and we’ll keep...

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Starworks Motorsports Rebounds to Take Third at 12 Hours of Sebring

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Starworks Motorsports Rebounds to Take Third at 12 Hours of Sebring

After an exhausting 12 Hours of Sebring filled with highs and lows, Starworks Motorsports earned its first podium of the season, finishing on the third step with Renger van der Zande, David Heinemeier Hansson and Alex Popow. The podium puts van der Zande and Popow in third place in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship standings, just six points away from the lead. With completely new electronics systems just installed in the No. 8 and No. 88 ORECA FLM0s, the Florida based team felt confident of a strong weekend ahead for the 12 Hours of Sebring. The No. 88 of Renger van der Zande, David Heinemeier Hansson and Alex Popow started P5, and the No. 88 of Sean Johnston, Maro Engel and Michael Lyons started in P7. Despite treacherous weather conditions, including a two hour rain delay, the team raced strong, keeping the cars clean to be there to battle for the lead in the end. Both cars remained in the fight running in the top four at the halfway point when trouble struck for the No. 8 of van der Zande. The driver reported a possible flat tire, and pitted for the crew to inspect the PC car. The car when back to the garage for repairs, returning five laps later in 7th. From there, the trio pushed hard, despite chances of a podium seeming impossible. With each caution, they gained back lost ground, carefully picking off their competitors. With four hours to go, the 88’s problems began, with Johnston first reporting an issue with the fuel pump while running third. The team brought it back to the garage and brought the car back out in 7th with three hours to go. In the final hour, a brake failure ended the race early for the No. 88, as Maro Engel pulled the car off to safety. In the end, the perseverance of the No. 8 led the car to a podium finish, moving them up to third in the championship points. The team next competes at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 15-17. Popow and van der Zande will return to the No. 8, while Mark Kvamme and Ashley Freiberg will race in the No. 88.   Renger van der Zande Third place is nice, especially for the championship. We’re 3rd now, and it’s a good effort. I cannot say I’m really happy, because without the failure on the right rear, we would have been fighting for the win in our class. It’s something that’s a shame, but third place at Sebring is always nice. I’m happy with it and it’s still a long season ahead. We’re doing well and getting there slowly. David Heinemeier Hansson It’s nice to finish on the podium, but it’s very frustrating to know we had great pace, perhaps the best pace, and then a bolt takes us out of the contention. But we never gave up, and here we are after being six laps down, we get to stand on the podium, so that’s pretty cool. Alex Popow It’s a sweet and sour run. We got third place after fighting back a lot. It’s not what we wanted. We knew we could be fighting for a win. At the beginning, we were looking good, just hanging in there. We recovered a little bit,...

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Starworks Motorsports Modifies Driver Lineup Heading into Sebring 12 Hour

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Starworks Motorsports Modifies Driver Lineup Heading into Sebring 12 Hour

After a difficult few weeks, Starworks Motorsports will return to Sebring, Florida with a two car effort for the 64th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Field by Fresh from Florida. In late February, one of the team semi-tractor trailers was stolen from the Popano Beach race shop and was eventually found late that night, abandoned in the Everglades, thanks to a tip from a follower on twitter. The team also had to send one of its ORECA FLM0s back to Germany when it reached its maximum time allowed in the United States. Once re-imported, the car had a new motor installed, as well as a complete replacement of all electronics. “Despite all the struggles of the last month and a half, I think we are ready to get our first win this season,” said Starworks Motorsports owner Peter Baron. “I believe we have the two strongest lineups in our class.” The team won the event 2012 class with drivers Ryan Dalziel, Enzo Potolicchio and Stephane Sarrazin. Heading into the second race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Starworks will slightly modify its driver lineup from Round One at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Driving the No. 8 ORECA FLM0 will be full time drivers Alex Popow and Renger van der Zande. David Heinemeier Hansson will replace the Daytona lineup of Jack Hawksworth and Chris Cumming, for this event as well as Sebring. Between Popow, van der Zande and Heinemeier Hansson, the No. 8 car represents one Sebring win (Popow) and four podium finishes. “I’m extremely happy to also have David Heinemeier Hansson in our cars for Sebring and the Petit,” said Baron. “There is no doubt David is one of the fastest silvers out there currently. He was second last year and he’s back to get the win.” Three Sebring rookies will run in the No. 88 Popcorn Sutton ORECA FLM0, with Daytona drivers Sean Johnston and Maro Engel. Forced to withdraw due to a prior commitment, full season driver Mark Kvamme will be replaced by British racer Michael Lyons. Most recently, the 25 year old finished 2nd in the Blancpain Endurance Pro-Cup in 2015. “It’s unfortunate that Mark Kvamme could not make it, he will be extremely missed,” said Baron. “We’re happy to introduce Michael Lyons to IMSA racing as he fills in for Mark. Michael comes to us with an exceptional record and a great deal experience in prototype cars.” “I was thrilled when Peter called me with the opportunity to fill in for Kvamme,” said Lyons. “I’ve known of Starworks for a long time after seeing their success in Europe winning WEC and Le Mans in P2 back in 2012. I’m really looking forward to making my debut race in the United States at such an iconic event as the Twelve Hours of Sebring! With the strong teammates I have in Sean and Maro we should stand a good chance.” “I believe we have the two strongest lineups in our class,” concluded Baron. “I believe if we can avoid any luck either good, or bad we have two cars that are serious threats for the win.” The drivers and crew just completed a one day test at Sebring International Raceway in the No. 88, and will resume official practice sessions Thursday, March 17th. The...

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