Danny Baker Races in Ferrari Challenge World Finals

December 6, 2016 (Daytona Beach, Fla.) – In the midst of the excitement of the Ferrari Finali Mondiali at Daytona International Speedway, Scuderia Corsa drivers raced their 458 Challenge cars to podium three times last weekend claiming second place in the world Finals Ferrari Challenge title.

SC_Finali Mondiali Cooper editedCapping an impressive season in the Trofeo Pirelli class, Wei Lu captured a second-place finish in the World Championship race which put the best North American drivers against the best drivers from the Europe and Asian Pacific championships.

Cooper MacNeil scored double-podium in the final two rounds of the North American Trofeo Pirelli class, with Danny Baker, Martin Fuentes, Karl Williams and Francisco Longo also recording strong performances while Scuderia Corsa captures the Coppa Team award for the second time this season.

Ferrari Parade editedMore than 30 friends from Ferrari Beverly Hills/Los Angeles/Silicon Valley/South Bay joined the festivities arriving in Daytona in a rally from Miami and enjoying the exclusive Ferrari-only Concours d’Elegance as well as XX Programme demonstrations. Dozens of clients and team guests – including Ricardo Guadalupe, the CEO of HUBLOT – were treated to action-packed Ferrari Challenge racing which featured six Ferrari 458 Challenge cars from Scuderia Corsa.

The excitement throughout the Ferrari weekend continued with the auction of the 500th LaFerrari that scored record $7M with 100% proceeds to benefit recent Italian heartquake, the largest parade of Ferraris in North America and the Ferrari SP333, GT and Formula 1 cars shows on Sunday afternoon. As part of that exhibition, IMSA GT Champions Christina Nielsen and Alessandro Balzan drove no. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 in front of Ferrari fans from all over the world.

For Scuderia Corsa team owner Giacomo Mattioli, the Finali Mondiali was a good end to a memorable season for Scuderia Corsa.Scuderia Corsa Hublot edited

“Wei Lui had a great drive at the World Finals” said Mattioli “He passed nine cars and finished second overall in the world Finals as well as second in North America Championship. A big thank you to all our Ferrari Challenge drivers for a remarkable season! It was great have everything together in one place in Daytona” Mattioli continued “our Championship-win IMSA program, the Ferrari Challenge team and all of our clients and guests. Ferrari and Ferrari North America put together a first class event, a truly unique platform combining what Ferrari is all about: 100% DNA of racing, driving experiences and hospitality. And with the unveiling of the new Ferrari 488 Challenge, the first ever turbocharged single make racecar, 2017 Ferrari Challenge season promises already to be a very strong and exciting one!”
About Scuderia Corsa
2016 IMSA GTD Champion, 2016 24Hours of Le Mans GTE-Am winner, 2016 6H of Watkins Glen Winner, 2016 12H of Sebring Winner, 2016 Pirelli World Challenge GTA Champion, 2015 24Hours of Le Mans Podium, 2015 IMSA GTD and 2013 Grand-AM GT championship-winning team Scuderia Corsa was founded in 2013 by Giacomo Mattioli and Art Zafiropoulo. Follow Scuderia Corsa on Twitter @Scuderia_Corsa, on Facebook at Scuderia Corsa, Instagram at  #Scuderiacorsaferrari andScuderiaCorsa.com

Team Sponsors:
Ferrari Beverly Hills / Los Angeles / Silicon Valley  / South Bay North America’s premiere Ferrari dealership group specializing in new and pre-owned sales, Classiche designation work, collision repair and factory trained service and original parts. Pacific Western Bank is a Los Angeles-based commercial bank with over $21 billion in assets. Pacific Western provides commercial banking services, including real estate, construction, and commercial loans, to small and medium-sized businesses through 80 full-service branches throughout the state of California. Its CapitalSource Division delivers cash flow, asset-based, equipment and real estate loans, as well as treasury management services to middle market businesses on a national basis. The Square 1 Bank Division, headquartered at Pacific Western’s Durham, North Carolina branch, offers a comprehensive suite of financial services focused on entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital and private equity investors, with offices located in all key innovative hubs across the United States. Pacific Western Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ: PACW). Ferrari Palm Beach – Providing the exclusive Palm Beach market with a premium inventory of new and pre-owned Ferraris, state-of-the-art facilities and technicians for expert maintenance and repair. Wide World Ferrari – Located in Spring Valley, New York, offering Ferrari customers a premium selection of new and pre-owned Ferraris, expert authorized service and exclusive Ferrari certified body repair. Zonin USA –Zonin USA is wholly owned by Casa Vinicola Zonin S.p.A. in Italy, a company of seven generations of wine makers with eleven estates located in the most prestigious wine growing areas in Italy. Hublot – A champion of innovation, Hublot revolutionized the watch industry with the introduction of the Big Bang, a multiple award winning timepiece created using a combination of precious metals with rubber. Since then, the Swiss brand has become universally known for the concept, “Art of Fusion.” From in-house watch complications to world-class collaborations, Hublot is constantly evolving and looking to the future. PassTime – PassTime GPS has been in business for more than 25 years in the global transportation industry. Our wireless GPS products are available to auto dealers, auto finance companies, auto leasing companies, insurance companies and fleet transportation provider’s in the USA, Canada, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific. SONIC Tools – SONIC Tools is the North American subsidiary of Sonic Equipment, the world’s market leader in premium hand tools and tool box systems for both commercial and consumer use. The company’s mission is to elevate efficiency in the professional workshop through its premium hand tools and unique tool organization solutions. Sonic Tools’ precision-crafted tools, toolboxes and wall systems are found in the world’s most progressive automotive enterprises, and personal garages.

Technical Suppliers
Motegi Racing – through technical partnerships with leading professional racing teams, Motegi Racing Competition and High Performance Tuning wheels are designed and engineered for performance. Motegi Racing is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 10,000 active dealers.  AERO Advanced Paint Technology is the world’s only ultra-durable, film-based paint appliqué.  AERO is 50 percent lighter than traditional paint, has 100x superior durability, is strip-able, and has virtually zero carbon footprint.  AERO the future of paint. Sabelt – leading manufacturer of seat belts and safety harnesses for production and racings cars, race suits, shoes and helmets, carbon seats for automobiles and child restraint systems worldwide. AllState – Allstate Roadside Services strives to provide the industry’s best roadside experience for our partners, their customers and our service providers.

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