Dinan supported Grand-Am teams dominated this weekend in Indianapolis. In Daytona Prototype, the newest Dinan supported team, Starworks Motorsports, took the win with drive Ryan Dalziel followed by Dinan backed Chip Ganassi Racing in second.
The victory was all the sweeter for Dalziel and the team as it was their debut with the DINAN built BMW engine – but they had to do it the hard way.
Chip Ganassi Racing finished runner up in the Dinan powered No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX BMW/Riley car in DP, but did manage to capture the overall North American Endurance Championship.
“Our car was so loose, I was driving it looking out the side windows most of the time. Our focus here all the way was winning the NAEC, and we were pushing hard to do that the whole race,” said Scott Pruett, driver of the No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX BMW/Riley.” This is our second straight second-place finish here. I’m still trying to figure out how to get to the top of the podium after racing here so many times in Indy cars and NASCAR.”
In ST, the Burton Racing Dinan powered 128i won Friday’s race driven by Mike LaMarra and Terry Bocheller.
“Race away, guys,’” Borcheller said, who joined Mike LaMarra in the No. 23 Burton Racing BMW 128i – a car prepared in the team’s shop in nearby Brownsburg. “I always dreamed of racing in the Indy 500. To even be able to come here to race – and win – is a very special thing.”
Photos and quotes courtesy of Grand-Am.com and Motorsport.com