Published on October 30th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ferrari Celebrating 60 years Of Racing In America
Here is a look at significant Ferrari racing achievements in the U.S.,
1993-2014:1993: The first U.S. Ferrari Challenge racing series is born, featuring race-prepared 348s.
1995: Fermin Velez captures the IMSA World Sports Car Championship driving a Scandia Racing Team Ferrari 333SP.
1997: Scandia wins Sebring overall with a 333SP driven by Andy Evans, Velez, Yannick Dalmas and Stefan Johansson.
1998: Gianpiero Moretti’s MOMO team wins the Daytona 24 and Sebring 12 with its 333SP. The drivers for Sebring are Moretti, Didier Theys and Mauro Baldi; IndyCar regular and 1997 Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luyendyk joins for Sebring.
2006: Risi Competizione claims the American Le Mans Series GT2 teams’ title after four wins with its F430 GT.
2007: Risi wins the ALMS GT2 drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ championships.
2012: AIM Autosports 458 Italia driven by Jeff Segan and Emil Assentato bags the Grand-Am Rolex Series’ drivers’ title.
2013: Ferrari claims the manufacturers’ championship in the Rolex Series’ GT class, thanks to consistent performance from its 458 Italia race cars. Scuderia Corsa driver Alessandro Balzan wins the drivers’ crown.
2014: To kick off its 60th anniversary celebration, a 458 driven by Townsend Bell, Scott Tucker, Jeff Segal, Bill Sweedler and Alessandro Pier Guidi wins the GTD class at the Daytona 24.