Burt Jenner takes advantage of first opportunity in GRC Lites

For only having a few days’ worth of notice, Burt Jenner made the most of his GRC Lites debut with AF Racing.

A veteran racer of everything from off-road trucks to Lamborghinis, Jenner’s deal came together quickly leading up to the season opener at Memphis International Raceway. Over the course of just a few days, the California native went from planning to watch the race on TV to a member of the field in the #5 Live/United Fiber & Data car, racing alongside veteran teammate Alejandro Fernandez.

“In today’s standards, you don’t get a phone call—you get a text, or a message on Instagram or Facebook, and that’s how it happened,” Jenner explained. “Alejo said we have an opportunity over here and a late cancellation, isthere any way you want to do this? I said Oh my god! This has been on the bucket list since forever—this was always the goal, and finally the opportunity was in front of me.

“I made a few phone calls and sure enough, we got a yes from Live! And good old Bill (Hynes of United Fiber & Data) helps me out. Timing is everything, and I’m just happy to be here.”

After getting acclimated to the car for the first time since a brief offseason test in 2013, Jenner managed to show decent race pace throughout the weekend. After trading the lead with Cole Keatts during the first round of heats, Jenner won the last chance qualifier to ensure that he’d be on the main event grid on Saturday afternoon.

“The test was three years ago, so everything I learned in those six laps I have longed since forgotten,” he laughed. “I felt extremely green showing up. I hit a few things, but not bad enough to take me out of the race. There’s a lot of talent here, but I haven’t made a fool of myself yet.”

Now that he’s finally landed his first GRC Lites ride, Jenner has no plans to go anywhere else anytime soon. Having landed with one of the most experienced teams on the grid, he’s working toward cementing his spot in the field.

“This has always been a series that I’ve had my eye on,” he added. “As you can imagine, sponsorships are difficult to come by. To time that with an open seat and a good team is extremely difficult. But this fell together like some do almost effortlessly. You can spin your wheels forever and try, get nowhere, and then times like this happen.

“I’m going to run with this as far as I can go. I’m still hunting the dream, and I’m not going to let the dream die. As long as the sponsors are happy and I don’t make a fool of myself, I’m having a blast!”

GRC Lites Memphis airs Tuesday, May 2 at 5PM ET on the NBC Sports Network.

Source: redbullglobalrallycross.com

PR & Media Manager | May 2, 2017

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Gustavo YacamanGustavo Yacaman

colombian race car driver at Red Bull Global Rallycross
Full name: Gustavo Yacaman
Nationality: Colombian
Resides: Miami, FL.
Birthdate: February 25, 1991

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.gustavoyacaman.com

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Yacamán Aristizabal is a Colombian racing driver from Santiago de Cali. Yacamán began his career in open-wheel racing, but switched to sports car endurance racing in 2012. He raced in the US until he joined G-Drive Racing in 2015, where he drove a Ligier in the WEC Championship and finished that season 3rd in the LMP2 class. In 2016 Yacamán switched to a sprint format, driving for BMW Team Teo Martín in the International GT Open series. He finished runner-up for the 2016 Championship.

 

For 2009, he returned to the U.S. to race in the Firestone Indy Lights Series with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. He finished 12th in points with a best finish of 4th at the Milwaukee Mile. He returned to the series in 2010 with the rookie team Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. Yacamán improved to 10th in points and captured his first podium finish with a 3rd place at Toronto. He returned to the series in 2011 for a third season, this time with Team Moore Racing. He captured his first win late in the season at Baltimore and finished fourth in points. Yacamán achieved his first Indy Lights pole position at the 2012 Firestone Freedom 100. He finished the season third in points with two wins (at Detroit and Toronto) and three runner-up finishes.

source: wikipedia.com

  • 2017 Third position – Red Bull Global Rallycross Louisville
  • 2016   BMW M6 GT3 – BMW Team Teo Martin
  • 2015 Ligier JS P2 – G-Drive Racing
  • 2016 Oreca Chevy – Starworks Motorsport
  • 2014 Morgan – NIssan – Ligier – OAK Racing
  • 2013 DP 6 – Michael Shank Racing
  • 2012 DP 6 Michael Shank Racing – Daytona 24 hours
  • 2012 Dallara 2 – Team Moore Racing
  • 2012 Dallara 2 – Team Moore Racing
  • 2011 Dallara 10 – Wayne Taylor Racing
  • 2009 Dallara 44 – Sam Schmidt
  • 2008 D308 14 – Tecauto
  • 2008 D306 44 – Novatec Racing
  • 2006 Formula BMW – Master Junior Formula

Matthew HallidayMatthew Halliday

New Zealand race car driver
Full name: Matthew Halliday
Nationality: New Zealand
Resides: Auckland, NZ
Birthdate: July 14, 1979

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.matthaliday.com

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Matt Halliday is a New Zealand born international racing driver who has been contesting a variety of racing categories worldwide.

Having risen through the ranks of junior formulae such as karting and Formula Ford he quickly progressed to international racing championships including Formula Holden in Australia, Indy Lights in the USA and Formula Renault V6 in Europe and Asia.

The highest profile categories he has raced in include Australian V8 Supercars endurance races, USA Champcars, A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and more recently the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup contested in Europe and the Middle East.
When his commitments allow, Matt also returns to New Zealand to contest selected Porsche GT3 events.

 

source: wikipedia.com

  • 2010 – Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Europe and Middle East
  • 2009/10 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2009 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Mini-Endurance
  • 2008– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2008– New Zealand Grand Prix – Toyota Racing Series
  • 2007/08 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2007– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2007– USA Champ Car World Series
  • 2007 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2006/07– A1GP Series World Cup Of Motorsport
  • 2006– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2006 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2006–Formula Renault V6 Asia Championship
  • 2005/06– A1GP Series World Cup Of Motorsport
  • 2005– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2005 – Champcar World Series – USA
  • 2005 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship
  • 2004– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2004 – Australia and NZ – Porsche GT3 and Carrera Cup
  • 2004 – Porsche Trans Tasman GT3 Challenge – NZ
  • 2003 –Formula V6 Euroseries – Europe and UK
  • Dayton Indy Lights Series 2001 – USA
  • 2nd & 3rd – New Zealand Grand Prix
  • 3rd – Formula Holden Championship
  • Formula Holden 1999 – 2000 – Australia and NZ
  • 4th – National Championship (10 Top 3 finishes)
  • 3rd – NZ FFI600 Festival
  • Formula Ford 1998 – NZ
  • National Sprint Champion in1997.
  • National Senior Champion in 1996
  • National Junior Light Champion in 1994
  • 1988 – 1997 Karting – NZ

Burt JennerBurt Jenner

X Games Athlete
Full name: Burt Jenner
Nationality: American
Resides: Malibu, CA
Birthdate: September 6, 1978

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.jennerracing.com

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Joining AF Racing alongside Alejandro Fernandez, Jenner makes his first GRC Lites start in Memphis nearly four years removed from his first test session in the car. The former Octane Academy winner has made a name for himself in off-road racing and sports cars, and combines those backgrounds in his first attempt at rallycross. The California native is just one in a long line of drivers to make his debut for the team, many of whom have gone on to contend for wins.

  • EXR Racing Series
  • Driver/owner Off-Road racing Polaris UTV
  • Driver of the #33 Lamborghini Super Trofeo
  • Winner of the FORD’s 2013 Octane Academy
  • Specialties: Stunts with Motorcycles or Cars
  • SCCA, NASCAR, IKF, SKUSA
  • Skip Barber racing School
  • Bobby Ore stunt Driving School
  • Baja 1000 trophy truck driver
  • Stadium Super trucks driver with multiple podiums
  • 2014, 2015 X Games athlete

Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

XII Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

October 13 and 14 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Saturday, October 14 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, August 18 – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Seattle

Seattle, WASeattle, WA

XI Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

September 9 and 10 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Sunday, September 10 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, September 13 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Seattle, WASeattle, WA

IV Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

September 9 and 10 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Saturday, September 9 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, September 13 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Atlantic City, NJAtlantic City, NJ

IV Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

August 12 and 13 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Saturday, August 13 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, August 23 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Atlantic City, NJAtlantic City, NJ

VIII Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

August 12 and 13 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Saturday, August 12 – 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday, August 23 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

IndianapolisIndianapolis

VII Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

July 8 and 9 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon… 
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Sunday, July 9 – 8:00 PM ET

Wednesday, July 12 – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

CanadaCanada

VI Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

June 17 and 18 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon… 
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Saturday, June 17 – 10:00 PM ET

Wednesday, June 21 – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Gustavo YacamanGustavo Yacaman

colombian race car driver at Red Bull Global Rallycross
Full name: Gustavo Yacaman
Nationality: Colombian
Resides: Miami, FL.
Birthdate: February 25, 1991

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.gustavoyacaman.com

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Yacamán Aristizabal is a Colombian racing driver from Santiago de Cali. Yacamán began his career in open-wheel racing, but switched to sports car endurance racing in 2012. He raced in the US until he joined G-Drive Racing in 2015, where he drove a Ligier in the WEC Championship and finished that season 3rd in the LMP2 class. In 2016 Yacamán switched to a sprint format, driving for BMW Team Teo Martín in the International GT Open series. He finished runner-up for the 2016 Championship.

 

For 2009, he returned to the U.S. to race in the Firestone Indy Lights Series with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. He finished 12th in points with a best finish of 4th at the Milwaukee Mile. He returned to the series in 2010 with the rookie team Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. Yacamán improved to 10th in points and captured his first podium finish with a 3rd place at Toronto. He returned to the series in 2011 for a third season, this time with Team Moore Racing. He captured his first win late in the season at Baltimore and finished fourth in points. Yacamán achieved his first Indy Lights pole position at the 2012 Firestone Freedom 100. He finished the season third in points with two wins (at Detroit and Toronto) and three runner-up finishes.

source: wikipedia.com

  • 2017 Third position – Red Bull Global Rallycross Louisville
  • 2016   BMW M6 GT3 – BMW Team Teo Martin
  • 2015 Ligier JS P2 – G-Drive Racing
  • 2016 Oreca Chevy – Starworks Motorsport
  • 2014 Morgan – NIssan – Ligier – OAK Racing
  • 2013 DP 6 – Michael Shank Racing
  • 2012 DP 6 Michael Shank Racing – Daytona 24 hours
  • 2012 Dallara 2 – Team Moore Racing
  • 2012 Dallara 2 – Team Moore Racing
  • 2011 Dallara 10 – Wayne Taylor Racing
  • 2009 Dallara 44 – Sam Schmidt
  • 2008 D308 14 – Tecauto
  • 2008 D306 44 – Novatec Racing
  • 2006 Formula BMW – Master Junior Formula

Matthew HallidayMatthew Halliday

New Zealand race car driver
Full name: Matthew Halliday
Nationality: New Zealand
Resides: Auckland, NZ
Birthdate: July 14, 1979

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.matthaliday.com

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drivers-af-03

Matt Halliday is a New Zealand born international racing driver who has been contesting a variety of racing categories worldwide.

Having risen through the ranks of junior formulae such as karting and Formula Ford he quickly progressed to international racing championships including Formula Holden in Australia, Indy Lights in the USA and Formula Renault V6 in Europe and Asia.

The highest profile categories he has raced in include Australian V8 Supercars endurance races, USA Champcars, A1GP World Cup of Motorsport and more recently the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup contested in Europe and the Middle East.
When his commitments allow, Matt also returns to New Zealand to contest selected Porsche GT3 events.

 

source: wikipedia.com

  • 2010 – Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup – Europe and Middle East
  • 2009/10 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2009 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Mini-Endurance
  • 2008– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2008– New Zealand Grand Prix – Toyota Racing Series
  • 2007/08 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2007– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2007– USA Champ Car World Series
  • 2007 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2006/07– A1GP Series World Cup Of Motorsport
  • 2006– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2006 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Challenge Cup
  • 2006–Formula Renault V6 Asia Championship
  • 2005/06– A1GP Series World Cup Of Motorsport
  • 2005– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2005 – Champcar World Series – USA
  • 2005 – New Zealand Porsche GT3 Championship
  • 2004– V8 Supercars – Australia
  • 2004 – Australia and NZ – Porsche GT3 and Carrera Cup
  • 2004 – Porsche Trans Tasman GT3 Challenge – NZ
  • 2003 –Formula V6 Euroseries – Europe and UK
  • Dayton Indy Lights Series 2001 – USA
  • 2nd & 3rd – New Zealand Grand Prix
  • 3rd – Formula Holden Championship
  • Formula Holden 1999 – 2000 – Australia and NZ
  • 4th – National Championship (10 Top 3 finishes)
  • 3rd – NZ FFI600 Festival
  • Formula Ford 1998 – NZ
  • National Sprint Champion in1997.
  • National Senior Champion in 1996
  • National Junior Light Champion in 1994
  • 1988 – 1997 Karting – NZ

Burt JennerBurt Jenner

X Games Athlete
Full name: Burt Jenner
Nationality: American
Resides: Malibu, CA
Birthdate: September 6, 1978

Supercar Lites Class Driver

www.jennerracing.com

redes-01redes-02redes-03redes-05

drivers-af-01

Joining AF Racing alongside Alejandro Fernandez, Jenner makes his first GRC Lites start in Memphis nearly four years removed from his first test session in the car. The former Octane Academy winner has made a name for himself in off-road racing and sports cars, and combines those backgrounds in his first attempt at rallycross. The California native is just one in a long line of drivers to make his debut for the team, many of whom have gone on to contend for wins.

  • EXR Racing Series
  • Driver/owner Off-Road racing Polaris UTV
  • Driver of the #33 Lamborghini Super Trofeo
  • Winner of the FORD’s 2013 Octane Academy
  • Specialties: Stunts with Motorcycles or Cars
  • SCCA, NASCAR, IKF, SKUSA
  • Skip Barber racing School
  • Bobby Ore stunt Driving School
  • Baja 1000 trophy truck driver
  • Stadium Super trucks driver with multiple podiums
  • 2014, 2015 X Games athlete

Los Angeles, CALos Angeles, CA

XII Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

October 13 and 14 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Saturday, October 14 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, August 18 – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Seattle

Seattle, WASeattle, WA

XI Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

September 9 and 10 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Sunday, September 10 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, September 13 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Seattle, WASeattle, WA

IV Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

September 9 and 10 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Saturday, September 9 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, September 13 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Atlantic City, NJAtlantic City, NJ

IV Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

August 12 and 13 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Saturday, August 13 – 4:30 PM ET

Wednesday, August 23 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

Atlantic City, NJAtlantic City, NJ

VIII Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

August 12 and 13 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon…
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Saturday, August 12 – 5:00 PM ET

Wednesday, August 23 – 2017  – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

IndianapolisIndianapolis

VII Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

July 8 and 9 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon… 
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Sunday, July 9 – 8:00 PM ET

Wednesday, July 12 – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets

CanadaCanada

VI Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

June 17 and 18 – 2017 

  • More information coming soon… 
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
NBC_logo.svg
Nbc-sports-logo-600x450

Saturday, June 17 – 10:00 PM ET

Wednesday, June 21 – 5:00 PM ET

(Lites)

Tickets