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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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,...

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