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Era Motorsport Primed for European Le Mans Series Debut

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BARCELONA, Spain. (April 11, 2021) – In a race season already full of exciting new adventures and challenges, Era Motorsport is set to begin a new quest starting this week with the 2021 European Le Mans Series championship. Partnering with IDEC SPORT, the American group will field the second car of the French operation, racing the No. 17 LMP2 Oreca in the Am category with drivers Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, and Ryan Dalziel.

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Era Motorsport Finishes Second in Sebring Twelve Hour Debut

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (March 21, 2021) – In their first attempt at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, Era Motorsport earned a second-place finish on Saturday in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event. The No. 18 Oreca of Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, and Ryan Dalziel started third and endured a long twelve hours of racing to earn the coveted podium position, two months after celebrating victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

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Era Motorsport Aims to Continue IMSA Success at Sebring Twelve Hour

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SEBRING, Fla., (March 16, 2021) -- Riding the momentum of January’s victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Era Motorsport has arrived at Sebring International Raceway for the 12 Hours of Sebring. Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, and Ryan Dalziel are back in the No. 18 Oreca LMP2 sports car for the twelve-hour endurance event, the second round in the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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Era Motorsport Secures Le Mans Entry, Confirms ELMS Season with IDEC Sport

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (March 10, 2021) – Era Motorsport’s sophomore season in professional sports car racing has been one for the history books, with the team kicking the year off with victory at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, followed by clinching the Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 Am championship in February. In addition to running the full LMP2 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Era has also secured entry into the 24 Hours of Le Mans and has confirmed participation in the European Le Mans Series, both with IDEC Sport. Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, and Ryan Dalziel, who all drive in the IMSA effort, will be the three drivers in both the Le Mans and ELMS entries.

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Era Motorsport Claims Maiden Victory at Rolex 24 At Daytona

Rolex 24 Race

Just one year after making their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, Era Motorsport earned their first series win at one of the most challenging sports car endurance races in North America, the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Drivers Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel, and Paul-Loup Chatin drove the No. 18 Oreca LMP2 car to victory, scoring a class win at only the team’s second attempt at the iconic event.

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Era Motorsport’s Fan-Favorite Crayon Car is Ready for Rolex 24

Rolex 24 Pre Race

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 27, 2021) – The No. 18 Era Motorsports Oreca LMP2 car debuted its special livery for the Rolex 24 At Daytona last week, designed by a six-year-old (and three quarters) race fan from Ontario, Canada. Following week of testing, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season officially begins this week with the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the first and longest event on the 2021 calendar. Together with drivers Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel, and Paul-Loup Chatin, the team ran a successful test, ready for their sophomore run in the endurance event.

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Era Motorsport to Run Special Livery Designed by Six-Year-Old Fan at Rolex 24

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., – The 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona will see the return of Era Motorsport to the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, which the team will celebrate by sporting a livery inspired by a design from a young fan from Ottawa, Canada. Six-year-old Owen, who is a third-generation race fan, beat out submissions from all over the world to have his drawing grace the No. 18 Oreca LMP2 car for the season opening event.

The livery contest began in early 2020, when fans were originally invited to submit livery designs for the Petit Le Mans season finale in October. Plans and race schedules changed as COVID spread, and word of the contest grew as countries all over the world shut down, resulting in fans spending more time at home and online.

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Era Motorsport to Return to Rolex 24 at Daytona

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (November 18, 2020) – Following a successful debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Era Motorsport will return to the series in 2021 to contest in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the LMP2 class. Era Motorsport owner Kyle Tilley and co-driver Dwight Merriman will be joined by team newcomers Ryan Dalziel and Paul-Loup Chatin.

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Ryan Dalziel Set for Action Packed 2020 Season

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WINTER PARK, Fla., (December 11, 2019) – Following what can only be described as a character building year, Ryan Dalziel is ready to put the 2019 season behind him and look ahead to 2020, where the sports car racing Scotsman will race in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as GT World Challenge America.

Announced earlier this week, Dalziel will again return to the Starworks Motorsport IMSA program, now Tower Motorsports by Starworks. Following a challenging partial season in the GTD class, the championship winning team will return to its prototype roots, entering an ORECA 07 in the LMP2 class. While currently only entered in the four races that comprise the Michelin Endurance Cup, Dalziel and co-driver John are listed as the full season entries, with hopes to be able to compete in the remaining three races of the year. The 2020 season will begin January 25 at Daytona International Speedway with the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona also marks the 10 year anniversary since Dalziel won overall for Action Express Racing.

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Kurtz and Braun Secure Top-Five Finishes for DXDT Racing in No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/Accel/DXDT Mercedes-AMG GT3 in Blancpain GT World Challenge at Road America

- Fourth Place Pro-Am Finish Saturday by Kurtz and Braun in CrowdStrike No. 04 DXDT Racing’s Weekend-Best Result in Road America Doubleheader
- Ryan Dalziel Qualifies Third in No. 63 USALCO/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 and Perseveres with Co-Driver and Team Owner David Askew Through Two Challenging Races

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ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (September 23, 2019) – George Kurtz and Colin Braun gave DXDT Racing its best pair of race results this weekend co-driving the No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/Accel/DXDT Mercedes-AMG GT3 in a rainy Blancpain GT World Challenge America Saturday and Sunday doubleheader at Road America.

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Two-Car DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Team Ready for Blancpain GT World Challenge America Doubleheader This Weekend at Road America

Road America

- David Askew and Ryan Dalziel Co-Drive No. 63 USALCO/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 in Road America Doubleheader


- George Kurtz and Colin Braun Share No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/Accel/DXDT Mercedes-AMG GT3 in Twin 90-Minute Races Saturday and Sunday

ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (September 19, 2019) – DXDT Racing and its two-car Mercedes-AMG GT3 team will be looking for maximum results in the next-to-last SRO Blancpain GT World Challenge America race weekend of the season this Saturday and Sunday at Road America.

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DXDT Racing Back in Action This Weekend at Blancpain GT World Challenge Watkins Glen International presented by CrowdStrike

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- David Askew and Ryan Dalziel Co-Drive No. 63 USALCO/DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3
- George Kurtz and Colin Braun Co-Drive No. 04 CrowdStrike/AWS/DXDT Mercedes-AMG GT3

WATKINS GLEN, New York (August 29, 2019) – DXDT Racing, and its two-car Mercedes-AMG GT3 team, returns to action this weekend at the Blancpain GT World Challenge Watkins Glen International presented by CrowdStrike, August 30 – September 1, on the legendary 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International road course.

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Starworks Returns for Road America

Article by: Sportscar 365

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Photo By: IMSA

Starworks Motorsport will take a race-by-race approach for the remainder of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season according to team principal Peter Baron, who hopes they have solved their car’s technical-related issues.

The No. 8 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo of Ryan Dalziel and Parker Chase was withdrawn from the two most recent IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rounds at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Lime Rock Park due to a top speed deficit that developed during the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen weekend.

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Skeen Joins Starworks Motorsport for Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., (June 25, 2019) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to endurance racing this weekend at Watkins Glen International, and Starworks Motorsports has secured Mike Skeen to race alongside full season drivers Ryan Dalziel and Parker Chase in the No. 8 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo. Skeen replaces Ezequiel Companc, who raced the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and the Twelve Hours of Sebring with the team but has been sidelined due to injury from an on track incident at Paul Ricard in the Blacpain GT Endurance Series.

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Double-Podium Weekend for DXDT Racing in Blancpain GT World Challenge America at VIRginia International Raceway

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David Askew and Ryan Dalziel Co-Drive No. 63 USALCO/Security National Mortgage Mercedes-AMG GT3 to Third-Place Saturday Race Finish

DXDT Racing earned a pair of podium finishes with its Blancpain GT World Challenge America Mercedes-AMG GT3 entries this past Saturday and Sunday at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in what was just the second weekend of competition for the expanded two-car GT3 team.

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Starworks Motorsports Confirms Parker Chase to Team with Ryan Dalziel

MidOhio

Following the completion of the first two endurance races of the season, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship begins its string of sprint races next week with the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. Parker Chase, previously confirmed for the 2019 IMSA endurance races with Starworks Motorsports in the No. 8 Audi R8 LMS, is now locked in for the remainder of the season, pending sponsor commitments.

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Starworks Motorsport Makes IMSA Return With Ryan Dalziel

From IMSA.com

2019 Announcement

Starworks Motorsport has committed to return to full season competition in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Ryan Dalziel in 2019. Dalziel will run as one of two full season drivers in the 2019 spec Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo with Parker Chase locked in as a driver for the North American Endurance Cup Championship, potentially stepping in as the second full-season driver.

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Pipo Derani Grabs Pole Position at Petit Le Mans

Newcomer Nato impresses with fourth place spot

Petit Qualifying

ATLANTA, Ga.,  – Tequila Patrón ESM driver Pipo Derani celebrated his 25th birthday in high fashion Friday at Road Atlanta by winning pole position in the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi for Saturday’s 21st Motul Petit Le Mans. Teammate and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship newcomer Norman Nato qualified the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi in fourth.

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Ryan Dalziel Honors Ed Brown and Patrón with Memorial Helmet

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Raffle proceeds to go to Selfless Love Foundation

ATLANTA, Ga., – As Tequila Patrón ESM prepares for its final race with longtime team and series sponsor Tequila Patrón in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, driver Ryan Dalziel created a special edition helmet for this weekend’s season finale, Petit Le Mans. As tribute to Tequila Patrón, Patrón Spirits CEO Ed Brown, his wife Ashley, and their charity, Selfless Love Foundation, the green, black, and silver helmet will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to the charity.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Seeks to Defend Petit Le Mans Win at IMSA Finale

IMSA Prototype team prepares for  goodbye to longtime sponsor, Tequila Patrón

Petit Pre Race

ATLANTA, Ga., – Riding the momentum of last month’s victory at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Tequila Patrón ESM will enter the final race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship looking to defend their 2017 Petit Le Mans victory at Road Atlanta. The 21st anniversary of the Motul Petit Le Mans will feature ten hours of racing in both the day and night, challenging man and machine to battle adversity and finish the season with a coveted endurance victory.Running in the right place at the right time in the final thirty minutes of the 2017 Petit Le Mans, the No. 2 Nissan Onroak DPi advanced from third to first when infractions from the two leading cars resulted in drive through penalties. Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel, and Brendon Hartley celebrated the team’s second victory at Road Atlanta, with the No. 22 Nissan Onroak DPi of Johannes van Overbeek, Pipo Derani, and Bruno Senna close behind in fourth.

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  1. Tequila Patrón ESM Secures Victory at Laguna Seca
  2. Tequila Patrón ESM Heads to Laguna Seca for Continental Monterey Grand Prix
  3. Tequila Patrón ESM Overcomes Setbacks at Road America
  4. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Road America to Defend DPi Win
  5. Watkins Glen Ends in Early Heartbreak for Tequila Patrón ESM
  6. Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPis Seek to Conquer Unfinished Business at Watkins Glen
  7. Tequila Patrón ESM Rebounds in Detroit to Finish Fourth
  8. Pipo Derani Secures Pole Position at Detroit for Tequila Patrón ESM
  9. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Take on the Motor City
  10. Tequila Patrón ESM Brings Nissan Prototypes to Mid-Ohio
  11. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Podium at Long Beach Grand Prix
  12. Tequila Patrón ESM Aims for Continued Success on the Streets of Long Beach
  13. Tequila Patrón ESM Claims Overall Victory at Twelve Hours of Sebring
  14. Tequila Patrón ESM Ready to Face the Competition of the Twelve Hours of Sebring
  15. Rolex 24 Deals Double Retirement for Tequila Patrón ESM
  16. Determined for Repeat Win, Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Daytona International Speedway
  17. Tequila Patrón ESM 2018 Endurance Lineup Complete
  18. Tequila Patrón ESM Dominates to Win Petit Le Mans
  19. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Road Atlanta with Strong Driver Lineup
  20. Ryan Dalziel Begins New Business Venture to Benefit Driver Coaches
  21. California Heat Hinders Tequila Patrón ESM in Monterey
  22. Tequila Patrón ESM Aims to Defend Win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  23. Tequila Patrón ESM Retains Ryan Dalziel for 2018 Championship
  24. Tequila Patrón ESM Earns Breakthrough DPi Win at Road America
  25. Tequila Patrón ESM Prepares for Road Race Showcase
  26. Tequila Patrón ESM Scores Podium Finish in Canada
  27. Tequila Patrón ESM Seeks Redemption in Canada
  28. Podium Hopes End in Heartbreak for Tequila Patrón ESM
  29. Tequila Patrón ESM Clinches Pole at Watkins Glen
  30. Detroit Proves Challenging for Tequila Patrón ESM
  31. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to the Motor City
  32. Austin Ends in Disappointment for Tequila Patrón ESM
  33. Tequila Patrón Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Strong Qualifying Effort in Austin
  34. Tequila Patrón ESM Looks to Continue Success in Austin
  35. NISMO ESM SET SIGHTS ON LONG BEACH AFTER TOUGH BATTLE AT SEBRING
  36. Tequila Patrón ESM Retires Early at Twelve Hours of Sebring
  37. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Sebring to Defend Twelve Hour Win
  38. Tequila Patrón Debuts DPi Program with Top Five Finish at Rolex 24
  39. Successful Nissan Onroak DPi Test for Tequila Patrón ESM at the Roar
  40. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to IMSA with Familiar Lineup
  41. Tequila Patrón ESM Closes out WEC Campaign at the Six Hours of Bahrain
  42. Tequila Patrón ESM Makes Preparations to End WEC Season on High Note at Bahrain
  43. Tequila Patrón ESM Produces Top Five Finish in China
  44. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to Asia for Six Hours of Shanghai
  45. VISIT FLORIDA Racing Shows Perseverance in Petit Le Mans
  46. VISIT FLORIDA Racing Set to End DP Era at Road Atlanta
  47. VISIT FLORIDA Racing Closes Out DP Era with Petit Le Mans
  48. VISIT FLORIDA Racing Perseveres to the Finish in Texas
  49. Tequila Patrón ESM Qualifies in Austin
  50. Dalziel Double: VISIT FLORIDA Racing driver Ryan Dalziel Raising Rett Syndrome Awareness in his Double-Race Day Saturday
  51. VISIT FLORIDA Racing Focused Forward in Texas
  52. ESM Earns Tequila Patrón Worthy Podium at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
  53. ESM Brings Tequila Delivery to Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
  54. VISIT FLORIDA Racing Finishes Sixth at Road America
  55. VISIT FLORIDA Racing Targets More Speed at Road America
  56. Visit Florida Racing Returns to Road America
  57. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to the Podium at Nürburgring
  58. Tequila Patrón ESM Returns to WEC Ready for Nürburgring
  59. Visit Florida Racing Fourth at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  60. Visit Florida Racing Set for Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix
  61. Visit Florida Racing Heads North to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  62. Promising Run for Visit Florida Racing Comes Up Short in Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen
  63. Visit Florida Racing Scores Seventh on Watkins Glen Grid
  64. Defending Winners Visit Florida Racing Look to go 3-for-3 at The Glen
  65. Tequila Patrón ESM Endures to Finish 24 Hours of Le Mans
  66. 24 Hours of Le Mans Qualifying Quotes
  67. 24 Hours of Le Mans Preview: Tequila Patrón ESM
  68. Disappointment in Detroit for Visit Florida Racing
  69. Visit Florida Racing Chevy on Belle Isle Front Row
  70. Visit Florida Racing Heads to Chevy’s Hometown of Detroit
  71. Tequila Patrón Announces Paul Mitchell as Primary Sponsor for 24 Hours of Le Mans
  72. Tequila Patrón ESM Celebrates Podium after Chaotic Spa-Francorchamps
  73. Teamwork Sees Visit Florida Racing Score Second in Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix
  74. Visit Florida Racing Set for Seventh on Continental Tire Grand Prix Grid
  75. Defending Race Winner Visit Florida Racing Returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  76. 6 Hours of Silverstone Podium Finish for Patrón ESM
  77. Debrief: 6 Hours of Silverstone Podium Finish for Patrón ESM
  78. Tequila Patrón ESM Sets Out for 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship
  79. Fighting Fifth in Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for Visit Florida Racing
  80. Visit Florida Racing Sixth on Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Grid
  81. Visit Florida Racing Heads South to Sebring International Raceway
  82. Visit Florida Racing Takes Home Podium Finish in Rolex 24 At Daytona
  83. Visit Florida Racing Ready for Rolex 24 At Daytona
  84. Good Weekend of Testing in Daytona for Visit Florida Racing
  85. VISIT FLORIDA RACING'S *MEET THE TEAM*
  86. Podium Aspirations for Tequila Patrón ESM in Bahrain
  87. Tequila Patrón ESM Charges into China with Confidence
  88. Fourth Place Finish for Tequila Patrón ESM at Fuji
  89. Tequila Patrón ESM’s Global Season Continues in Japan
  90. Tequila Patrón ESM Earns Best Finish of FIA WEC Season at COTA
  91. 2016 FIA WEC Schedule Includes Stop in Mexico City
  92. Tequila Patrón ESM Qualifies Third at COTA
  93. American Homecoming for Tequila Patrón ESM at COTA
  94. EFFORT Racing Wins Team Championship at Season Finale
  95. Tequila Patrón ESM Gains Experience in Germany
  96. Tequila Patrón ESM Qualifies in Germany
  97. Ryan Dalziel Keeps Points Lead Following Miller Motorsports Park
  98. EFFORT Racing Celebrates Complete Sweep at Mid-Ohio
  99. Dalziel Sweeps GT Weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Heitkotter, Thompson Win in GTA and GT Cup
  100. Dalziel and Montecalvo Win GT, GTA Round 14 at Mid-Ohio. Udell Wins GT Cup Round 12

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