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Red Bull GRC: Cabot Bigham set with DRR GRC Lites

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There haven’t been a ton of Red Bull Global Rallycross announcements thus far in 2016 but Dreyer & Reinbold Racing put one out this morning. Cabot Bigham is set for one of the team’s GRC Lites entries.

The team release is below:

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that young motorsports star Cabot Bigham has joined the team to compete in the 12-event 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Series beginning at the season opener scheduled for May 21-22nd at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.

Cabot-Bigham-Head-shot-1Bigham, 20, has been a successful karting star and open-wheel racing champion including capturing the 2015 West Coast Pro Formula Mazda Championship with seven wins in 12 races. The Mill Valley, Calif., driver also competed in Formula 3 in his climb through the open-wheel ladder trail. He began racing at age 13 in indoor karting and won numerous titles and races before moving up in the open-wheel ranks. Cabot was a teammate of two-time Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon in the Manufacturers Cup in Indianapolis in 2011.

“I am very excited to be joining Dreyer and Reinbold Racing for the Red Bull Global Rally Cross Lites season,” said Bigham, also known as The Big Ham. “Having a proven racing group behind you is extremely pertinent to success, so I am quite optimistic about what 2016 has to bring. I look forward to developing my skill set as a driver, team member, and building friendships along the way.”

Bigham will campaign the No. 2 Paratek Pharmaceutical Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites race car for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing in the highly-competitive Lites division which saw the Carmel, Ind.-based squad win four of 12 events in its initial Red Bull Global Rallycross season. In 2015, DRR collected Lites main event victories at New River, Detroit, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas. In addition to their wins, DRR captured five podium finishes.

“We are very excited to have Cabot Bigham join our 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross team,” said Dennis Reinbold, DRR team owner. “Despite his age, Cabot has produced an outstanding resume already in motorsports including winning last year’s West Coast Pro Formula Mazda Championship. Our DRR squad produced four wins and numerous podium finishes in the team’s first season in the Series and, with young, talented drivers like Cabot, we expect to battle for the Series championship this year.”

The future plans of the second Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Lites entry, the no. 24 Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites race car, will be announced in the near future, as well as upcoming team sponsor announcements.

The Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites division will be televised nationally with each event being produced and aired by NBCSN.

IMSA results, points, stats package after Sunday at Road America

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Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Team Penske’s first victory this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning at Road America from the pole position Sunday and moving up to sixth in points after finishing no better than seventh in the first three races this season.

The Team Penske No. 7 Acura DPi led a race-high 48  of 63 laps, including the final four after Castroneves seized a restart to take first from Renger van der Zande, who finished second with Ryan Briscoe in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi.

Other class winners at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, road course were the No. 81 ORECA LMP2 07 of Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley in LMP2, the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in GTLM and the No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3 of Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo in GTD.

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Here are the race stats, points and results from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi standings, the No. 10 Cadillac of Briscoe and van der Zande leads by six points (124-118) over the No. 5 Cadillac of Joao Barbosa and Sebastien Bourdais.

The No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor leads the GTLM standings with 130 points, 10 more than the No. 912 Porsche of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor.

In GTD, the No. 12 Lexus of Bell and Montecalvo moved into the lead by four points (121-117) over AIM Vasser Sullivan teammates Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the No. 14 Lexus.

The No. 38 of Performance Tech Motorsport leads in LMP2.

Click here for the points standings for drivers and teams after Road America.

STATS PACKAGE FOR ROAD AMERICA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes will race Aug. 21-22 at Virginia International Raceway.