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Tequila Patrón ESM Confirmed Entrants in 2015 FIA WEC Season and 24 Hours of Le Mans

esm logoRiviera Beach, Fla., – In late 2014, Tequila Patrón ESM submitted two full-season entrant applications for the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). Today the team received confirmation that it will compete in the eight-race FIA WEC season which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The team will field two Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-04b coupe prototypes with continued sponsorship from Tequila Patrón. The 2015 FIA WEC schedule spans the globe and includes Tequila Patrón ESM’s debut in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans and the six-hour races at circuits in England, Belgium, Germany, Japan, China, Bahrain and the United States round in Austin, Texas.

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EFFORT Racing confirms Dalziel's return to Pirelli World Challenge

EffortHeadshotHouston, Texas - Following their 2014 Pirelli World Challenge GT-A Championship win, EFFORT Racing has announced an expansion for their racing program with Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) for 2015. In addition to an entry in the GT class, the team has joined forces with PMNA to create a new means to develop up-and-coming sports car drivers: The Porsche Motorsport North America Young Driver Program. 

The program will combine the endeavors of PMNA and EFFORT Racing to provide young racers from the Porsche Young Drivers Academy and the Porsche/IMSA Driver Scholarship with the opportunity to race in Pirelli World Challenge's GT Amateur class. EFFORT Racing will enter a season long entry in GT-A, utilizing the Porsche 911 GT3.

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Early Exit for Tequila Patrón ESM at Rolex 24

DaytonaRaceGains made with new HPD coupe 

Daytona Beach, Fla. – Tequila Patrón ESM might have exited the 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona earlier than expected, but the team is leaving with confidence in the new Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-04b coupes. Despite two DNFs on the official results, the team has more experience with the new cars that can be used as preparation for the next race at Sebring International Raceway in March.

The No. 1 Tequila Patrón HPD of Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel and David Heinemeier Hansson started from the 16th position. Since the team did not participate in qualifying on Thursday, the IMSA rule book states the team must start at the end of the Prototype and Prototype Challenge categories. The No. 1 suffered an issue in the bell housing during Thursday’s morning practice that prevented it from participating in qualifying.

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Tequila Patrón ESM: No. 2 qualifies 12th; No. 1 to return to track on Friday

DaytonaPre2No. 2 qualifies 12th; No. 1 to return to track on Friday

Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. 22, 2015 – Tequila Patrón ESM continues to improve and develop the all-new Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-04b coupes. The team is one step closer to the season opening TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, following today’s practice sessions and qualifying.

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Tequila Patrón ESM's 2015 Worldwide Season Starts at Home and the Rolex 24

DaytonaPreSeeks win at opening round of Tequila Patrón North American Endurance

Riviera Beach, Fla., – Tequila Patrón ESM begins a new motorsports chapter this weekend. Set to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup races of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Tequila Patrón ESM kicks off its 2015 season in its home state during the 53rd Annual Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Tequila Patrón ESM is headquartered approximately three hours south of the famed Daytona International Speedway. The twice-around-the-clock endurance race is the season-opening TUDOR Championship event and opening round of the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. 

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Dalziel to Race Spa 24hr with DragonSpeed

DSpeed458EvelThe Florida-based DragonSpeed team today confirmed details of its plans to contest the 2015 Blancpain Endurance Series (BES) – becoming the first US team to join the world’s premier GT3 endurance championship – alongside its four-car Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) effort in North America.

The five-race BES (organizer SRO also runs a seven-round sprint championship) will visit the current or former F1 circuits at Monza (3h), Silverstone (3h), Paul Ricard (1000km), Spa Francorchamps (24h), and Nürburgring (3h). The team will operate from a state-of-the-art facility in Switzerland at the Octane 126 Ferrari sales and service center near Zürich airport.

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Tequila Patrón ESM Runs First Laps in Honda Coupe

1215Riviera Beach, Fla., Dec. 14, 2014 – Tequila Patrón ESM attacked the 2015 sports car racing season today by running the all-new Honda Performance Development ARX-04b Honda prototype coupe for the first time. Tequila Patrón ESM principal Scott Sharp was first inside the enclosed cockpit racing machine.

“This HPD coupe is very exciting for us, there has been so much anticipation building up to our first laps,” said Sharp. “Huge thanks to the entire Tequila Patrón ESM team, HPD and Wirth for their efforts in getting the coupe delivered, built and on-track today. We’ve spent many months getting to this point – our hard-working crew, the HPD engineering team and Wirth have been non-stop these last few weeks. They’ve made huge gains on the car, in addition to the logistics and behind the scenes planning. This has been a long process, but we’re super excited about today, tomorrow and the future.

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 Runner-up Finish for ESM Patrón at Shanghai

57d90ea9-90ee-4f21-ae43-948d7811f1b1Shanghai, China – Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) and Tequila Patrón earned its second consecutive FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) podium. On Sunday afternoon in China, the No. 30 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) team of Scott Sharp, Ryan Dalziel and Ricardo Gonzalez finished second in the FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai.

In its two FIA WEC races, ESM earned two podium finishes. In September, Sharp, Dalziel and Ed Brown finished third at the FIA WEC race at Austin, Texas’ Circuit of The Americas. The FIA WEC 6 Hours of Shanghai marked ESM’s final race in the HPD ARX-03b prototypes. In May, ESM purchased two HPD ARX-04b coupe prototypes to be used in 2015.

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ESM Patrón Qualifies Fifth and Sixth at Shanghai

a8da58af-10af-4380-b2d7-2205727c6c8aShanghai, China – In its first overseas FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) qualifying session, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) averaged the fifth and sixth quickest times in the LMP2 class. As a result, ESM will start fifth and sixth in Sunday’s 6 Hours of Shanghai race.

Per the FIA WEC rules, the two best lap times from each team’s qualifying drivers are averaged together in order to determine the starting position.

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ESM Patrón Set for Overseas FIA WEC Debut

801f56a5-063c-4f07-90fa-90f905221a4bTwo-car, Honda-powered effort from lone American LMP2 team     

STUART, Fla., – October 27, 2014 – Six weeks after earning its first podium finish in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC), Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) with two Tequila Patrón-sponsored Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) prototypes, six world-class drivers and a crew of 30 set sail for China to add another item to the team’s history book: compete in the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

In February 2013, the Tequila Patrón-sponsored ESM entered two Le Mans style-prototype racing machines (LMP2) for the final season of what was the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), en route to a runner-up position in the championship standings.

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ESM Patrón Finishes Third in Debut FIA WEC Race

0384e61f-ae8d-417c-820a-543095c171ecAustin, Texas – Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) battled the world, the elements and the competition tonight during its debut race in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) – the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas. In the end, ESM earned its first podium finish in FIA WEC competition. The Tequila Patrón-sponsored team finished third in the LMP2 class and 10th overall.

Scott Sharp, Ed Brown and Ryan Dalziel – co-drivers of the No. 30 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) – were thrown a plethora of new challenges during their maiden FIA WEC race and podium result. Despite the challenges, the team posted some of the quickest laps of the LMP2 class and led the class at three different segments of the race.

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ESM and Tequila Patrón Entering FIA WEC Shanghai; Forgoing Petit Le Mans

9c709fe0-b9d8-4ee8-9e6e-f4dfe04f82e9Two-car team makes overseas debut in November

AUSTIN, Texas –  Following its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this weekend, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) sets its sights on another round of FIA WEC competition by entering the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

The Florida-based team has entered both its Tequila Patrón-sponsored Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) prototypes in the LMP2 class for the Nov. 2 race at China’s Shanghai International Circuit. In order to prepare both Tequila Patrón-sponsored HPDs to meet FIA WEC regulations, Extreme Speed Motorsports will not compete in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s season finale – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in October.

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ESM Patrón Qualifies Third in Debut FIA WEC Race

6b17dd8c-4c35-43f1-a8cd-d8b8708d0763Austin, TX –  In its debut FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) qualifying session, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) averaged the third quickest time in the LMP2 class. As a result, ESM will start third in Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas race.

Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel qualified the No. 30 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development ARX-03b. Per the FIA WEC rules, the two best lap times from each team’s qualifying drivers are averaged together in order to determine the starting position. Sharp’s best lap was 1:57.828. Dalziel’s best lap was 1:56.388.

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ESM and Tequila Patrón Set for FIA WEC Debut at COTA

93bcbfc4-e5b5-40c9-967f-174baad4cca9Sharp, Brown and Dalziel Piloting No. 30 in LMP2 class  

STUART, Fla., – Six weeks ago, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) announced its intent to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC). In the last six weeks, the Florida-based team has been unstoppable in preparing the Tequila Patrón-sponsored Honda Performance Development (HPD) ARX-03b for its debut in the FIA WEC.

The transformation is now complete. This week Extreme Speed Motorsports heads to Austin, Texas, and the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas as part of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend on September 18-20.

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ESM Patrón Returns to Podium

Ryan Dalziel PodiumThird-place finish for Sharp and Dalziel at Road America;
Eighth for Brown and van Overbeek    

Elkhart Lake, Wisc., –  Extreme Speed Motorsports’ Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel returned to the podium with a third-place finish during today’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race – the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.

Despite crisp, clean and error-free pit stops and properly executed race strategies, the six restarts on Sunday afternoon plagued the No. 1 and No. 2 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) entries and its quest for a double-podium finish.

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Pole Position for ESM Patrón at Road America

QualifyingLast-lap flyer by Dalziel Earns Second Consecutive Pole for ESM  

Elkhart Lake, Wisc., - Aug. 9, 2014 – Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) earned its second consecutive pole position in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series today. Ryan Dalziel, co-driver of the No. 1 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD), saved the best lap for last at Road America. With seconds to spare in the 15-minute session, the Scotsman vaulted to the top of the charts with a lap of 1:55.166 (126.537 mph), nearly eight-tenths quicker than the second-place qualifier.

This marks the third pole position from ESM in 2014: Johannes van Overbeek earned the pole during the May race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. In the last round at Indianapolis, it was an all-ESM, all-Tequila Patrón front row with Dalziel starting first and van Overbeek second.

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ESM Patrón Takes onFIA WEC LMP2 with COTA Entry

LoneStarSharp, Brown and Dalziel to co-drive No. 1 entry in WEC; Brown and van Overbeek No. 2 in IMSA entrant  

Elkhart Lake, Wisc., – First IMSA, then the World.  Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) will take on some of the world’s best racers in next month’s FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) round at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Tex.

During the Lone Star Le Mans weekend – Sept. 19 and 20 – the Florida-based team will compete in both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race and the FIA WEC Six Hours of Circuit of The Americas.

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ESM Patrón Road America Bound

Ryan DalzielIconic American track a favorite of ESM drivers  

STUART, Fla. – Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) raced to podium finishes at the 2012 and 2013 American Le Mans Series races held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. This year, the team looks to conquer The Kink and ride The Carousel all the way to the podium during Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, the ninth round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Road America, situated halfway between Milwaukee and Green Bay, is the longest circuit on the TUDOR Championship calendar. The 4.048-mile, 14-turn permanent road course is a favorite of race car drivers, teams and road racing fans alike. One year ago, the ALMS and GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series teams shared the paddock. This year the teams will share both the paddock and the race circuit vying for the title of event champion in the first-year unified championship.

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EFFORT Sweeps Mid-Ohio

photo provided by world-challenge.com(photo provided by world-challenge.com)

Mid-Ohio:  EFFORT Racing welcomed to the team, Ryan Dalziel for the first time and back to the Pirelli World Challenge.  With teamwork and precision set-up of the cars by the crew, testing and Qualifying proved strong for both Ryan and Michael Mills.

Race 1 was very good for EFFORT with Michael in the battle with Albert von Thurn und Taxis for the lead in GT-A.  Michael made a move before the rain stopped the race, to take the win in GT-A.  Ryan quickly moved to second and was holding on, creating a gap between him and third- place Johnny O Connell.  Ryan and Mike Skeen, in the Audi R8, were in the battle for first until right before the race was called due to the heavy rain. Because of the timing of Mike Skeen’s decision to put on rain tires, and the timing of the red flag coming out, this ultimately gave Ryan the win. 

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Fifth and Seventh Place Finishes for ESM Patrón in Indy Debut

Brickyard Grand PrixINDIANAPOLIS – Following a promising start to the weekend as the two fastest cars in opening practice and sweeping the front row in qualifying, Extreme Speed Motorsports’ (ESM) Brickyard Grand Prix proved to be challenging. With less than 10 laps to go, both Tequila Patrón-sponsored Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) pitted for a splash of fuel to reach the scheduled race distance. In the end, the ESM machines finished fifth and seventh.

In its Indianapolis Motor Speedway debut, ESM earned its first front row sweep in TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition, appropriately on National Patrón Tequila Day. The team was confident it had exorcised the mechanical and electrical gremlins that arose in the two previous rounds of the TUDOR Championship. The front row start was a step in the right direction.

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  1. Simply Perfect Pole Position for ESM on National Patrón Tequila Day
  2. ESM Patrón Ready for First Kiss of Indy Bricks
  3. Crushing day in Canada for ESM Patrón
  4. Front Row Start for ESM Patrón at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
  5. ESM Patrón Returns to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park: Site of First GT Win
  6. Heartbreak for ESM Patrón Team at Watkins Glen
  7. ESM Patrón Qualifies Fifth and Seventh at Watkins Glen
  8. ESM Patrón Set for Prototype Debut at Watkins Glen
  9. Challenging Day for ESM Patrón at Detroit
  10. Front Row Start for ESM Patrón at Detroit
  11. Extreme Speed Motorsports to run HPD ARX-04b Honda
  12. ESM Patrón Targeting Win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  13. Heartbreaking final lap for ESM Patrón at Long Beach
  14. ESM Patrón Ready for Long Beach Street Battle
  15. Ryan Dalziel Aims for Perfect Birthday Gift at Long Beach
  16. Ryan Dalziel Proud of ESM’S Sebring Podium
  17. ESM Patrón Runner-Up at Sebring
  18. ESM Patrón Leads Sebring at Six Hour Mark
  19. Top-10 Qualifying Effort for ESM Patrón at Sebring
  20. ESM Patrón Leveraging Home-Track Advantage at Sebring
  21. Ryan Dalziel Wants Debut with ESM Win at Sebring
  22. Rollercoaster Rolex for ESM Patrón
  23. ESM Patrón Team Hour 12 of Rolex 24
  24. Opening Hours of Rolex 24 Unkind to ESM Patrón Team
  25. Ryan Dalziel continues to support West of Scotland Kart Club
  26. DALZIEL SIGNS WITH ESM PATRON FOR 2014 SEASON
  27. RYAN DALZIEL STORMS TO INDY WIN AND TAKES LEAD IN ROLEX GRAND-AM SERIES
  28. RYAN DALZIEL HELPS BRING VIPER HOME ON LE MANS RETURN
  29. RYAN DALZIEL CLOSES TITLE GAP AFTER PODIUM
  30. RYAN DALZIEL MISSES OUT ON MOTOWN HIT
  31. RYAN DALZIEL AIMING TO BE A DETROIT WINNER
  32. DALZIEL TAKES HARD-FOUGHT SECOND PLACE AT ROAD ATLANTA
  33. RYAN DALZIEL TO GET TITLE CHARGE ON RIGHT ROAD AT ATLANTA
  34. RYAN DALZIEL TO MAKE WORLD CHALLENGE DEBUT FOR TRUSPEED
  35. RYAN DALZIEL SHOWS FIGHTING QUALITIES IN SEBRING FINISH
  36. Ryan Dalziel Takes Stunning Second in Texas
  37. DALZIEL JOINS SRT MOTORSPORTS FOR THE ENDUROS
  38. RYAN DALZIEL IN TITLE VOW TO EASE ROLEX 24 PAIN
  39. RIGHT TIME FOR RYAN DALZIEL TO GRAB ANOTHER ROLEX
  40. WILLIAM LYONS TROPHY AS SMRC HONOURS RYAN DALZIEL
  41. RYAN DALZIEL TO FLY SCOTTISH KART STAR TO DAYTONA 24
  42. Ryan Dalziel and Starworks Clinch FIA World Endurance Title
  43. Unfinished Business For Ryan Dalziel In Japan
  44. Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining for Ryan Dalziel
  45. Ryan Dalziel's Looking For Silver Service
  46. Ryan Dalziel happy to make a point at Watkins Glen
  47. Ryan Dalziel Has Double Vision In Living The Indy Dream
  48. Seconds out as Le Mans winner Ryan Dalziel hits the Road
  49. Ryan Dalziel lives Le Mans dream but gets back to real world
  50. Le Mans Winner
  51. Season Starts Again For Table-Topper Ryan Dalziel
  52. Ryan Dalziel Won't Be A Detroit Spinner
  53. Ryan Dalziel Storms To The Top Of The Charts Despite A Hit
  54. Ryan Dalziel Aims To Turn Up The Heat After Pain In The Rain
  55. Ryan Dalziel is Homing in on Championship Points at Homestead
  56. Life's A Beach for Birthday Boy Ryan Dalziel After ALMS Class Win
  57. Ryan Dalziel joins CORE for Long Beach
  58. Ryan Dalziel Cuts Proud Figure at Head of Queue at Barber
  59. No Short Cuts as Ryan Dalziel Heads for Barber
  60. Ryan Dalziel is on Top of the World
  61. Ryan Dalziel Ready to take on the World
  62. Ryan's Ready For The Biggest Year Of His Career
  63. Inspired Show From Ryan Dalziel End With Stunning Second At Daytona 24
  64. Ryan's Keeping Watch Out For A Rolex
  65. Rocking Ryan Leads United Autosoports to Podium Glory
  66. Ryan Aims For High In Dubai
  67. Dalziel Teams Up With United Autosports For Winter GT Races
  68. Grand-Am Series announcement
  69. CORE values to the fore as Ryan suffers
  70. Ryan aims to be man of Atlanta
  71. Tears and cheers as Ryan wins at Mid-Ohio
  72. Ryan's ready to rumble at Mid-Ohio
  73. Double vision's a sore one for Ryan Dalziel
  74. Ryan Dalziel Montreal Preview
  75. Ryan Dalziel grabs Watkins Glen podium
  76. Watkins Glen Preview
  77. Dalziel Podiums at Barber Motorsport Park
  78. Dalziel Podiums in Second at Sebring 12 Hours
  79. Dalziel Denied Homestead Grand-Am Victory
  80. Dalziel Targeting Homestead Bounce Back
  81. Early Set-Back Dashes Dalziel’s Daytona Hopes
  82. A Lap Around Daytona, With Ryan Dalziel
  83. Dalziel Takes Aim at Daytona Double
  84. Dalziel Unofficially Shatters Daytona DP Track Record
  85. Dalziel Back to Defend ‘Daytona 24’ Crown
  86. JaguarRSR STATEMENT OF EARLY RETIREMENT IN PETIT LE MANS
  87. Video: Petit Le Mans Qualfiying Report
  88. JaguarRSR READY FOR PETIT LE MANS DOUBLE ASSAULT
  89. Forest And Dalziel Finish Fifth In Final 2010 Race!
  90. Bad Luck Struck Starworks Drivers In Canada!
  91. A PROMISING WEEKEND FOR JaguarRSR AT ROAD AMERICA
  92. LAP AROUND ROAD AMERICA by Ryan Dalziel
  93. JaguarRSR ON A COMPETITIVE PATH FOR ROAD AMERICA
  94. STARWORKS MOTORSPORT BACK AT WATKINS GLEN!
  95. JaguarRSR EARNS FIRST TOP TEN FINISH AND POINTS AT LIME ROCK
  96. JaguarRSR GEARED UP FOR NEXT CHALLENGE: LIME ROCK PARK
  97. Another Top Five for Starworks Motorsport!
  98. JaguarRSR RECOVERS FROM FIRST LAP MISHAP TO TAKE THE CHECKERED IN UTAH
  99. JaguarRSR BACK ON TRACK IN UTAH
  100. Will The 100th DP Race Be Synonymous With 1st Win for Starworks?

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