Riley, Matthews & Goossens For 2007
Bill Riley’s Riley Motorsports will join forces with Jim Matthews Racing to campaign a Riley Daytona Prototype for Jim Matthews and Marc Goossens in 2007.

“We’ve had a long relationship with both Marc and Jim, and we are thrilled to be working more closely with them for the 2007 Rolex Series season,” said Bill Riley. “Our reputation—both as a chassis manufacturer and as a race team—speaks for itself, and we are fully committed to winning races and challenging for the Daytona Prototype team and constructor championships again next season. This is an exciting next chapter in the history of Riley Motorsports and Riley Technologies.”

“To say we are delighted to be working with Riley Motorsports for the 2007 Rolex Series season would be an understatement,” added Jim Matthews. “Opportunities to work with one of the best teams in all of motorsports don’t come along often. I am confident that this new association will bring our team to another level in Daytona Prototype competition and we are looking forward to a successful year in 2007.”

Matthews didn’t enjoy a successful early 2005 with an Orbit-run Riley chassis, he and Guy Smith struggling to finish the Rolex Series races, before stopping mid-season. The proposed new alliance is certain to be much more successful in 2007. Marc Goossens has DP experience already, and now has a permanent drive in North America. Here he is at Zolder yesterday (June 29) - with Eurotech team owner Wim Noorman and Marcos partner Danny Van Dongen.

Riley Technologies and Riley Motorsports will both be moving from Indianapolis to Mooresville, N.C. Approximately 20 employees are expected to make the move, and the companies expect to have upwards of 50 employees once they settle into their new home in Mooresville.

“Mooresville has become the center of the auto racing universe, and for us to continue growing our business, it only made sense to relocate,” Riley said. “While our Rolex Series customers and team remain a top priority, moving to North Carolina will open doors to business in several other forms of racing. We can’t wait to get into our new home, which is going to be an awesome facility.”

 

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