SAMAX Signs Carpentier
For The Full Rolex Season
has had a sequence of big names in the #11 Riley Pontiac during
2006, and now he’s signed another one – this time for
the full 2007 season.
Carpentier is the man, the Las Vegas-based Canadian having raced
the car once already, with Milka Duno, at Infineon Raceway in August
(below). They finished seventh there, Carpentier also having tested
the car at Daytona last month.
a tremendous opportunity to race with one of the top teams in the
Rolex Series,” says the Canadian. “I have known Peter
Baron since my Atlantic racing days and I felt right at home the
first time I raced with them last August. I also tested with them
a month later and came back more impressed than ever with their
professionalism. I'm really looking forward to our next test session
"We are absolutely thrilled to sign Patrick for the season,"
said Peter Baron. "Pat has a long history with many of our
team members, including working alongside engineer Steve Challis
at Forsythe [Championship Racing]. We tried a few times to get him
in the car last year and finally had the opportunity at Infineon.
The fit was amazing – it felt like he had been with us all
season. Before the first day together was over, we were already
speaking about plans for '07. We were further impressed with Pat's
ability to convert to driving a flat-bottomed prototype. At the
conclusion of our test in September, Pat's ability to get everything
out of the car and communicate effectively with the engineering
team gave us some fantastic results that we are really looking forward
to building on for '07."
SAMAX Motorsport and Carpentier will participate in the Rolex Series
test at Daytona International Speedway on Nov. 6 and 7, in preparation
for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.