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Hargrove Seeks To Continue His Winning Ways In Montreal

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 5, 2017) - Even Scott Hargrove would admit that a victory in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama doubleheader at Montreal, Quebec's Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is no sure thing - there's simply too much solid competition.

Monday, 05 June 2017 12:34 Published in Press Releases


Hargrove closes in on Porsche GT3 Challenge Canada title

@OpenRoadCA •@Scott_Hargrove • @PorscheCanada • @IMSA •VANCOUVER, B.C. – After a dramatic weekend of racing at the Toronto Indy, Scott Hargrove is one win closer to taking the lead in the 2016 Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Challenge Canada.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 16:48 Published in Press Releases


2014 Champion Hargrove Returns With Flawless Victory In Toronto‏

@GT3CAN • @IMSA • @hondaindy • TORONTO (June 13, 2015) - Scott Hargrove ended up Saturday in the same place he left the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin at the end of last season - victory lane.

Monday, 15 June 2015 14:50 Published in Press Releases


2014 Platinum Cup Champion Hargrove Returning To Series At Toronto

@IMSA • @GT3CAN • @OpenRoadCA • @hondaindy • @Scott_Hargrove • DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 28, 2015) - A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car has rested quietly in the sparkling lobby of an OpenRoad Auto Group Porsche dealership near Vancouver since late last August.

Friday, 29 May 2015 08:05 Published in Press Releases


Canadian Hargrove impresses in 8Star Indy Lights debut at St. Pete's‏

@8starmotor  * @Scott_Hargrove * ST. PETERSBURG, FL - The Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Peninsula Pipeline introduced the partnership between Scott Hargrove and 8Star Motorsports. It was an impressive debut in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires for the partnership. The number 8 machine and Hargrove showed good chemistry and managed to finish in fourth and sixth position in race one and two respectively.

After qualifying with a time of 1m05.922s, Hargrove started race one in fourth position only six tenths away from pole. Immediately in turn one the young Canadian driver lost some ground dropping to sixth but promptly gained back fourth position in turn two. For the remainder of the race he kept his position and exposed his toughness by fending off fellow Pro Mazda graduate Kyle Kaiser.

Race two was also a test of Hargrove's fortitude behind the wheel. Driving the brand-new Dallara IL-15 chassis and 2.0-liter turbocharged Mazda MZR-R engine, Hargrove was the protagonist of another intense duel. Throughout the 45-lap race, the young Canadian's potential was on full display and in a close battle for sixth position, he emerged as the winner against Matthew Brabham.

It was a pleasing experience all weekend for Hargrove as he stated, "Hats off to everyone at 8Star Motorsports, we put a deal together for St. Petersburg less than two weeks ago and straight out of the trailer we were quick. The BC Pit Crew car looked the part and I'm thrilled to have battled at the front, coming away from my first Indy Lights weekend with a 4th place finish. I'm hopeful we will be able to find more partners to join our team, allowing us to race in the historic streets of Long Beach."

Overall it was a great start for Hargrove and 8Star Motorsports, said Team Manager Gary Neal, "The level of performance was very tight which doesn't leave much room for astounding moves unless there was an accident or mistakes. Weather was nice,a good race, but we're still learning the car and missed a couple of tests so we're playing catch-up a little bit. Its all very close so we're optimistic for the future, especially if we can have Scott with us as well."

The optimism was also shared by team owner Enzo Potolicchio who stated that "It was a good start for us and Scott, we hope that we will be able to extend this partnership and make it a durable and prolific one."

The partnership between 8Star Motorsports and Scott Hargrove ended after these first two rounds of the championship in St. Petersburg, but all efforts are being made to extend it for as long as possible throughout the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. The main goal right now is to fill the seats for the third round of the Indy Lights championship in the Streets of Long Beach.

For more information please visit our website at www.8starmotorsports.com and keep up to date via Twitter @8starmotor and Facebook at our 8Star Motorsports page. 

About 8Star Motorsports: 8Star Motorsports (www.8starmotorsports.com) was founded in November 2012 by championship sports car driver Enzo Potolicchio. Based in Pompano Beach, Fla., 8Star competes in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and IMSA-sanctioned Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship.

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Monday, 30 March 2015 09:04 Published in Results & Points


Scott Hargrove Tops The Charts In Official Indy Lights Practices at PBIR‏

Pompano Beach, Fla. (January 14, 2015) – Scott Hargrove and 8Star Motorsports among the fastest throughout the two official Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Practice days at Palm Beach International Raceway. (January 13-14).

Thursday, 15 January 2015 13:36 Published in Press Releases


Canada's Hargrove First to Test 8Star's Indy Lights Racer‏

@Scott_Hargrove • @IndyLights • @8starmotor • Scott Hargrove will be one of the first to be assessed for a drive with 8Star Motorsports in the 2015 Indy Lights Series Presented by Cooper Tires in an official test at Palm Beach International Raceway, Florida on Wednesday (17 December).

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 19:23 Published in Press Releases


Pigot and Hargrove to settle Pro Mazda title at Sonoma‏

@ProMazda • @Scott_Hargrove • Both Spencer Pigot and Scott Hargrove have marked themselves as "the real deal" as the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires has unfolded.

Thursday, 21 August 2014 19:10 Published in Press Releases


Pigot edges Hargrove in Milwaukee‏ Pro Mazda Oval Challenge

Milwaukee, WI (August 18, 2014)- The Allied Building Products Pro Mazda Oval Challenge at the Milwaukee Mile appropriately boiled down to a duel between Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title rivals Spencer Pigot and Scott Hargrove.

Monday, 18 August 2014 11:22 Published in Results & Points


Contenders Must Take Best Shot at Leader Hargrove

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 5, 2014) - They might deny or ignore it, but there's no question the clock is ticking for every driver trying to chase Ultra 94 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin Platinum Cup leader Scott Hargrove.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 07:36 Published in Press Releases


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