Mike Forest Returns to Starworks Motorsport For Another Round Of The Rolex 24 At Daytona

Mike Forest will be returning to the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Starworks Motorsport for the 2011 edition of the race. The Canadian native will be joined by Jim Lowe and Ryan Dalziel in the Ford/ Riley and will be competing in the Daytona Prototype category. Starworks Motorsport was floated last year in the 2010 edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona and did reasonably well. Another car from the Starworks Motorsport’s stables is scheduled to compete in the Daytona Prototype category. Doug Peterson will join RJ Valentine and they will together compete as the second Starworks Motorsport entry.

Mike Forest debuted in the Rolex 24 at Daytona three years ago in the 2008 edition of the event and has matured a lot as a driver since then. He is now a prominent name in endurance racing circuits around the world. The 2011 edition of the race would be his [...] Read More

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The Rolex Sports Car Series Set To Take Montreal 200 By Storm in 2011

The countdown to the Rolex Sports Car Series is getting shorter by the day. One of the most exciting sports car series in the western hemisphere is only days away and the teams are in the process of gearing up. The Rolex 24 At Daytona is known to open the sports car racing season for the United States each year in the month of January. While the Roar Before the Rolex 24 gives all the teams a taste of how the Rolex 24 At Daytona would be, there is no knowing about which way the series could actually swing. The Rolex Sports Car Series is one of the most anticipated race car competitions in the United States as well as Canada. With stellar driving lineups, powerful chassis and fiercely competitive teams, fans as well as media have a lot to look forward to.

Just as in the previous years, the [...] Read More

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Michael Valiante Joins The Roster At Michael Shank Racing For The Rolex 24 At Daytona

The 2009 association of Canadian open-wheel talent, Michael Valiante with the team Michael Shank Racing is only set to get stronger with the season opener of the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series. Michael Valiante will be joined by Marc Goosens, John Pew and Ozz Negri to lend the team with enough speed to be able to eye another podium finish this year and perhaps even go on to win the Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance race. The Canadian will be seen taking the wheel of the No. 60 Crown Royal Extra Rare (XR) Ford-Riley and is expected to bring along his experience, intelligence and racecraft, for which he is best known.

Michael Valiante started out his racing career with junior karting. He then moved on to deliver a spectacular performance at the Skip Barber National Series as well as later join Lynx Racing with whom he did considerable time. Michael [...] Read More

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Eric Lamaze From Canada Awarded “Owner Of The Year” At The Rolex FEI World Cup Qualifier

The Rolex FEI World Cup Qualifier in Switzerland was a special ceremony for Eric Lamaze, who is a show jumper hailing from Canada. It was at this ceremony that he was awarded the title of “Owner of the Year”. This is the third consecutive year when he has received this award. He was not the only one to receive this award as his bay stallion co-owner John Fleischhacker joined him to receive the honor. The titles were given by the Jumping Owners Club to the owners of Hickstead, which is the 14 year old stallion of Eric Lamaze and John Fleischhacker.

The winner of the award, Eric Lamaze is from Canada and was born in Montreal, Quebec. His stint with show jumping began at an early age when Diane Dubuc taught him the intricacies of the game. Both of them used to spend hours together to learn new skills and [...] Read More

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Canadian Golfer Alena Sharp Moves Up The Rolex Ranking To Make The Cut At Evian Masters

Canadian golfer Alena Sharp’s progress in the Rolex Rankings helped her make the cut at the Evian Masters tournament held at the prestigious Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France.  The tournament, founded in 1994 is not listed as a major in the LPGA tour however it is scheduled in the LPGA tour just after the British Open, making it easy for the American based golfers to participate in the event.

Alena Sharp will be one of the 90 contestants fighting for a place in the second round of the $3,250,000 tournament played over 4 days. Prior to 2007 the tournament was played over 4 days by 90 participants fighting for the ultimate prize; the changes made in 2007 were designed to make the tournament more competitive. Past winners include such legendary names such as Ai Miyazato of Japan, Annika Sorenstam of Sweden and American Paula Creamer.

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2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open To Feature Top 10 Rolex Ranking Female Golfer’s On The LPGA Tour

The $2.25 million, 2010 CN Canadian Women’s Open is expected to feature the top 10 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking.  The tournament will be held in the picturesque locations of the St. Charles Country Club in Winnipeg.

Cristie Kerr, 2006 CN Canadian Women’s Open Champion, is expected to be the star attraction of the event that will showcase the talents of the top female golfers in the world. Cristie Kerr has had a terrific season, including five top 10 finishes in nine events. With $ 904,971 in prize money, she is second in the Tour money prize list, trailing Ai Miyazato, with Tour prize money of $963,910.

The world No. 2, has won four times this season, including victories at Honda PTT LPGA Thailand, HSBC Women’s Champions, Tres Marias Championship and ShopRite LPGA Classic.

Teenage sensation, Jiyai Shin has had a dream run, with four third place finishes in [...] Read More

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Michael Valiante Hopes For A Great Finish In Round Eight Of The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series returns to the Brumos Porsche 250 event after a pulsating close at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Race Course. The Michael Shank Racing team will pair the Canadian racer Michael Valiante with co-driver Mark Patterson in round eight of the competition that features many world class drivers.

Michael Valiante started his Rolex Sports Car Series career in 2005 when he made four successful Rolex Series Daytona Prototype starts leading to one fifth place finish at the Watkins Glen event. In 2006 he made 14 starts in the Rolex Sports Car Series. However, he was able to convert only two of these starts into decent finishes; fifth place positions at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Crown Royal 200 at The Glen. Year 2007 was marginally better as it featured a second placed finish in the Rolex Series Daytona Prototype competition at Iowa Speedway along with seven other top [...] Read More

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Spruce Meadows Works With FEI To Guarantee Rolex Ranking Points To Winners

Spruce Meadows’ Organizing Committee succeeded in restoring the FEI Rolex Ranking points for the events covered under its banner, after it was controversially removed by the FEI, following the new regulation that required the tournament to demarcate a minimum of $25,000 as guarantee money.

In the past, Spruce Meadows National had ten FEI jumping events that guaranteed valuable Rolex Ranking points to the winner. However, after the devaluation, many of these tournaments could not fulfill the minimum prize money requirement for FEI Rolex Ranking Point awarding events.

Spruce Meadows President, Linda Southern-Heathcott said that previously many of the $25,000 Spruce Meadows events allowed the riders to gain Rolex points; however, after the devaluation these tournaments were relegated non-ranking events, reducing their credibility. However, she was quick to add that the Organizing Committee had already made arrangements that restored the tournament to its earlier status, allowing the competitors to gain valuable Rolex [...] Read More

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Eric Edwards Leads The Boys Division At The Rolex Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star Event

Eric Edwards of Salisbury, N.C., led the Boys Division at the Rolex Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All- Star event scoring 2-under par 68 on Tuesday. The Girls Division was led by Rachel Dai of Suwanee, Ga., at even-par 70.

The Rolex Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star event, designed for boys and girls in the age group 12-15, is one of the 10 events held under the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy Junior All-Star Series. This tournament has been designed to develop young golfers, who can use it as a platform to launch their career in the AJGA Open tournaments. The Junior All-Star Series ends with the Montverde Academy Junior All-Star Invitational on Columbus Day for winners and top finishers.

The Rolex Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star is held under the aegis of the American Junior Golf Association at the WindStone Golf Club. This 54-hole event is played over 6,347 yards in the [...] Read More

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Mike Forest Moves Over To 5th Place In The 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Driver’s Standing

The duo of Canadian racer Mike Forest and Ryan Dalziel are upbeat after finishing second at Lime Rock Park. The performance increases their chances at the upcoming event at the Watkins Glen International Raceway, starting on Saturday, June 5. The Starworks team owner Peter Baron is expecting another podium finish at the Grand- Am Rolex sports car series beginning this week.

After the Lime Rock Rolex Grand-AM win, Ryan Dalziel, co-driver, stated that he is looking forward to returning to Watkins Glen with fellow driver Mike Forest. He further stated that Mike Forest had done a great job with the car and they were hoping to better their standing at the Championship. Teammate, Mike Forest, is currently ranked 5th in the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports car series driver’s standing. He stated that he was looking forward to working with his new teammate, James Davison at the Six Hour Sports Car [...] Read More

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