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Riley 2005

The SunTrust Racing Riley-Pontiac Daytona Prototype seen at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodriguez in 2005

Riley Technologies LLC is an American auto racingconstructor and team which specializes in the design and manufacture of complete race cars, as well as prototype development for racing and manufacturing applications.

Grand-Am Edit

In 2001, Bob Riley and son Bill, formerly of Riley & Scott formed Riley Technologies. The company moved their headquarters to Mooresville, NC in late 2006.

Riley Technologies is the leading constructor of the Daytona Prototype chassis for the Rolex Grand-Am series. The Riley chassis has become dominant in terms of both numbers of cars on the grid and results. Riley chassis have won seven 24 Hours of Daytona races with different engines, the 2005 race was won by the SunTrust Racing Pontiac-Riley and 2006, 2007, and 2008 victories went to Chip Ganassi Racing Lexus powered Rileys. The 2009 race was won by a Brumos Racing Porsche powered Riley. In the 2010 race, another Porsche-powered Mark XI from Action Express Racing won. The 2011 race was again won by Chip Ganassi Racing, this time with a BMW engine.

Riley also developed the Mazda RX-8 chassis that won the GT class in the 2008 race. Also unveiled in 2008 was the new BMW M6 GT race car.

Other racing Edit

A derivative of the Riley Daytona Prototype chassis is also raced in the GT300 class of SuperGT as the Mooncraft Shiden.

In the American Le Mans Series, Riley Technologies has designed, built, and raced a GT2-class Chevrolet Corvette that made its debut in 2008. The car is ACO homologated for competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

In April 2008 Riley Technologies announced plans to build a track day car to meet the growing demand for high-performance vehicles for use at private track facilities. The newest Riley will utilize a mid-engine crate motor with over 500 horsepower (370 kW) and is designed to minimize operating costs normally associated with operating a race car.

Riley Technologies also builds the Riley Camaro for Koni and GT4 racing.

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