Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  AIM Ferrari 458 Wins 2012 Grand Am Driver and Team Titles - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

AIM Ferrari 458 Wins 2012 Grand Am Driver and Team Titles - Web Exclusive

They scooped the honors at this weekend’s race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Greg Emmerson
Sep 11, 2012
Epcp 1209 01+ferrari 458 wins 2012 grand am titles+cover Photo 1/1   |   AIM Ferrari 458 Wins 2012 Grand Am Driver and Team Titles - Web Exclusive

Although this was its first year in the Grand Am race series, the Ferrari 458 Italia made a big impression from the start of the season at Daytona.

The car’s promised was soon realized, culminating in the Team title for AIM and the Drivers’ championship for Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato. They scooped the honors at this weekend’s race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, despite having one race remaining in the series.

By finishing second in Sunday's race, Segal and Assentato had amassed enough points to be uncatchable, securing the result for Ferrari and its Corse Clienti department. Their performance helped extend Ferrari's lead in the constructors' classification to 12 points ahead of Chevrolet.

There was also a fine performance from the Ferrari 458 of Scuderia Corse driven by Alessandro Balzan. Sharing the car with Olivier Beretta, the pair started from pole position and finished fourth in class, 14th overall and on the same lap as the winners.

The final round of the Grand Am championship takes place at Lime Rock on Sept 29.

By Greg Emmerson
1078 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Jean-Francois "JF" Boucher doesn't have any problems dealing with sponsors. That's because he built his car alone and for himself, without any sponsors, and he's proud of it
Austin LottMar 22, 2019
Audi managed to wring 610 hp out of a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for its 2019 RS 5 DTM race car
Alex NishimotoMar 21, 2019
This June, ENEOS will send driver Dai Yoshihara to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with the Evasive Motorsports-prepped 900HP, 2JZ Toyota 86
Bob HernandezMar 20, 2019
How does a Corvette guru pick up Nissan's beloved Z?
Sam DuMar 20, 2019
A jam-packed day of all things STI topped with a glimpse at the 2020 WRX STI S209 bound for U.S. soil.
David IshikawaMar 19, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP