Champion Racing: A Little Bit of Magic Hardcover

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When Florida Porsche dealer Dave Maraj launched his Champion Racing team in 1993, few observers would have guessed it would eventually become a top competitor in the American Le Mans Series, the Speedvision World Challenge, and even the world's most prestigious endurance event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In this book, author David Tremayne tells the full story of the team's 15-year history, and explains how Maraj's commitment to hard work, intense preparation, and empowering the right people made all the difference.

Tremayne goes behind the scenes to reveal how the team evolved from enthusiastic amateurs into a highly professional organization that attracted such top-flight drivers as Bob Wollek, Hans Stuck Jr., J.J. Lehto, Derek Bell, Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello, and Emanuele Pirro. The results were stunning.

Produced with support from Champion Porsche, this is a fitting tribute to the legacy of a great motor racing team. There are also personal remembrances and testimonials from drivers Bill Adam, James Weaver, and Lucas Lurh, team owner Roger Penske, and ALMS director Scott Atherton, along with many other friends, teammates, and competitors. Also, a complete Race Results appendix documents all of the team's appearances from 1993 through 2008.

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