Yacaman wins pole, veterans win heat at GRC Lites Louisville

Continuing the theme of “anything can happen” that GRC Lites established in Memphis, rallycross newcomer Gustavo Yacaman earned the pole position in his first start this afternoon at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. But when all was said and done, it was the top two drivers from Memphis—Conner Martell and Cyril Raymond—and sophomore driver Travis PeCoy earning the first round heat victories on Saturday afternoon.

 

Yacaman, who only signed with AF Racing on Thursday to compete in the event, posted a time of 31.811 seconds in qualifying to earn the top spot. Coming into qualifying, the Colombian driver admitted that this weekend’s course, a new layout to all drivers in the series, offered him an opportunity to take advantage.

“It plays against you in Europe where the tracks are two minutes long, but I don’t think it will matter here as much (to know the course),” he explained. “I think we will get up to speed quickly. The level of the series is pretty good—we’ve seen throughout the years that there are no slouches.

“But the tires, brakes, four-wheel drive, everything is brand new to me. There is no advantage there. It’s going to be hard work, but it will be exciting for sure.”

 

 

Heat 1A saw PeCoy hold off James Rimmer and Cole Keatts, while Martell conquered Heat 1B, just like he did three weekends ago in Memphis. This time, however, he had to do it the hard way, getting past Dreyer & Reinbold Racing’s Christian Brooks late in the five-lap session.

“This course is really unique and it’s a really cool track,” Martell said. “There are a lot more right hand turns at this track (than Memphis). It’s a really short track so there will be a lot of close racing—I’m sure times are never going to be far off. It’s going to be really good racing this weekend, and I’m really excited for it.”

Heat 1C, meanwhile, featured chaos for all four drivers. Raymond was pushed into the Joker Lap on the first lap, having to correct heavily to avoid taking a first-lap Joker penalty, while Yacaman found his way onto two wheels. In the end, Raymond got past Colin Braun to win the session by .391 seconds.

“The first lap was very hard, and I pushed hard to come back,” Raymond noted. “I overtook Gustavo in the dirt section, so that was really cool. After that, I pushed very hard to catch the faster driver. My last lap was very fast, so I’m very happy about my speed today. It was a crazy race, but it was good for the beginning of the weekend.”

 

 

GRC Lites Louisville continues on Sunday with second-round heats, semifinals, the last chance qualifier, and the main event. Fans can follow the action by downloading the GRC Series app on the App Store and Google Play, or online at http://livetiming.net/grc. NBCSN will show the action from Louisville on Wednesday, May 24 at 5PM ET.

source: redbullglobalrallycross.com

PR & Media Manager | July 6, 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 

  • Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14
  • Port of Los Angeles; 3011 Miner St., San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Tickets start at $35; FREE access on Friday
  • GA admission for children 12 and under FREE with ticketed adult
  • All tickets include open paddock and driver autograph session access
  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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IV Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

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July 8 and 9 – 2017 

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Sunday, July 9 – 8:00 PM ET

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VI Round of Red Bull Global Rallycross

June 17 and 18 – 2017 

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  • Manufacturer enthusiast parking available
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Saturday, June 17 – 10:00 PM ET

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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

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 

  • Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14
  • Port of Los Angeles; 3011 Miner St., San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Tickets start at $35; FREE access on Friday
  • GA admission for children 12 and under FREE with ticketed adult
  • 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
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Sunday, September 10 – 4:30 PM ET

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

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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

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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

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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
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Saturday, August 12 – 5:00 PM ET

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

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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
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Sunday, July 9 – 8:00 PM ET

Wednesday, July 12 – 5:00 PM ET

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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
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Saturday, June 17 – 10:00 PM ET

Wednesday, June 21 – 5:00 PM ET

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