Riley Technologies Takes Overall Victory at Sebring

Riley Technologies Takes Overall Victory at Sebring

Photo courtesy Ford Racing/Wes Duenkel

Sebring, Fla. (18 March 2014) – In front of a huge crowd, Riley Technologies once again raced into the record books as the firm’s Daytona Prototype design took the overall victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida this weekend.

Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, and Marino Franchitti combined in the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley to take the win by just over four seconds after 291 laps of racing on the bumpy 3.74-mile circuit.

The event marked round two of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and was the first-ever IMSA appearance for the Daytona Prototypes at the central Florida track. The race featured five entries from four teams (Chip Ganassi Racing, Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian, Starworks Motorsport, and Highway to Help) utilizing the Riley Daytona Prototype, with three Riley machines finishing the race in the top-10.

While Riley Technologies has an incredible record in endurance events that includes nine consecutive victories in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the bumpy track and constant traffic in the 62nd running of the Sebring event meant that the Daytona Prototype teams were racing into the unknown.

Not only was the fan interest at an all-time high, the level of competition also set new marks, with the race setting a record for the closest contested finish as well as most cars on the lead lap. Further underscoring how tight the fight was in the first-ever TUDOR United SportsCar race at Sebring, the ninth place finisher completed the race just over 40 seconds behind the race winner after over a 1,000 miles of racing.

“You never know what to expect at Sebring, and this year was no different,” said Riley Technologies Vice-President Bill Riley. “This is such a tough track and race, just getting to the finish is a big accomplishment. We are proud to have this kind of result the first time out for the Daytona Prototypes. Congratulations to Chip Ganassi and his entire organization on this win.”

The overall podium wasn’t the only celebration for the Riley organization, as the Riley Technologies-supported SRT Viper GTS-R scored a runner-up result with the No. 93 SRT Motorsports Viper GTS-R of Robert Bell, Jonathan Bomarito, and Kuno Wittmer in the GTLM class.

Both the Prototype and GTLM machines will be back in action next month at the high-profile Long Beach Grand Prix with the Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase April 11-12.

About Riley Technologies:

Riley Technologies has an extended legacy of success, developing competitive on-track products for the Rolex Sports Car Series, the American LeMans Series, the USAC Gold Crown Series, and the Japanese GT Championship Series.

About Siemens:

Riley Tech has long relied on Siemens PLM Software to help design and develop their race-winning machines. NX software, Siemens PLM Software’s digital product development solution which includes computer-aided design, -manufacturing and -engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications, is the preferred development software. NX Software was cited as a driving force behind Riley taking a ninth straight GRAND-AM Daytona Prototype Manufacturers championship in 2012.

For more information or questions, please contact: Bill Riley, (704) 663-6319 *302

For additional information: www.rileytech.com

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Riley Wins Sebring 12 2014.pdf

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