Riley Technologies has proved its mettle by winning the Daytona Prototype Manufacturer Championship of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series for the sixth consecutive year. It has been an extremely busy and successful year at Riley Technologies which is a division of Sea Star Group Inc. This year the Mooresville-based manufacturer delivered two all-new products that it designed and built. The Riley Track Day Car and the Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge Chevrolet Camaro were the innovations from the manufacturer that hit the market and the race track in 2009.
Riley Technologies has been creating successful Daytona Prototype designs, the first in line being the MK XI that won the pole position for the 2004 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The MK XI won the very first time it was entered in the race and hence forward became the car to beat in the Rolex Series competitions. New projects and growth improved the market position for Riley Technologies and the legacy of success was also continued on the race tracks. The sixth year consecutive win by Riley Technologies marked the most brilliant championship streak in top-level racing by the manufacturer.
Riley Technologies again proved themselves and did not give in when the competition grew tighter with the entry of new manufacturers and designs in 2008. Rolex strives to bring out the best not only in the individuals who participate in the events but also recognizes the manufacturers who work even harder behind the scenes. Rolex has been able to create and maintain its position in the watch-making industry with the precise and reliable timepieces that it creates and thus realizes the importance of highlighting the manufacturers behind the best designs seen on the racing tracks.
Riley Technologiesâ€™ Daytona Prototypes continue to make their presence felt by maintaining and improving on the speed, support and reliability that their first designs had to offer. The Riley-built chassis won a total of eight Rolex Series races in 2009. The mid-engine Daytona Prototype led the way by qualifying on the pole position in each round of the 12-race championship. The Daytona Prototypes were designed by extensively incorporating Siemens PLM Software technology. Riley Technologies lead 1483 laps out of 1803 laps during the entire season.
The MK XX by Riley Technologies was the sports car of choice for No. 99 Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Team who went on to win both the 2009 Rolex Series Driver and the Team Championship. The strong and reliable performance was again displayed in a successful run in the Rolex Series GT Class with the Riley GT Class chassis going on to secure wins at the nationwide famed circuits including the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Watkins Glen International and Miller Motorsports Park. Riley Technologies has taken its legacy of success to develop competitive products for the Rolex Sports Car Series, the American LeMans Series, the USAC Gold Crown Series and the Japanese GT Championship Series. The kind of adaptability and consistent performance delivered by Riley Technologies is symbolized by Rolex and the same popularity and consistency can be seen in all Rolex timepieces.