BimmerWorld Racing

Drivers

James Clay

Blacksburg, VA

2016: Teamed with BimmerWorld driver Tyler Cooke to further develop and maximize the F30 BMW 328i. The driving partnership solidified the potential of the turbo 4-cylinder BMW as the F30 328i achieved a world’s first pole position, and the car and driver combination achieved four pole positions (two from James) through the season as well as the first-ever podium finish for a turbo F30 BMW 328i.

2014-2015: Continuing development of the F30-platform BMW 328i with Jason Briedis as the F30 became a true series contender.

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Tyler Cooke

Matthews, NC

2016: Changed cars to co-drive with James Clay in an effort to further develop the F30 BMW 328i. The driving team maximized all aspects of the turbo 4-cylinder BMW’s performance, earning a world’s first pole position with four pole positions (two from Tyler) through the season as well as delivering the first-ever podium finish for a turbo F30 BMW 328i.

2015: Assisted with continuing development of the second new F30-platform BMW 328i with Andrie Hartanto, with multiple top-10 finishes through the season that saw the F30 become a true series contender.

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Gregory Liefooghe

San Francisco, CA

2014-2016: Successfully campaigned a Porsche Cayman with Next Level European in the IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge, earning multiple podium finishes through three seasons and a win in 2015. Helped develop co-driver Ari Balogh’s race craft during the 2016 season.

2013:¬†One win and three podium finishes, resulting in third for the Driver’s and Team Championships, and scoring points to help clinch the BMW Manufacturers’ Championship for the second year in a row.

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Ari Balogh

Menlo Park, CA

2016: Rookie year of pro racing in IMSA and World Challenge in a variety of vehicles, including the Next Level European Porsche Cayman in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, plus an Aston Martin and BMW M235iR in the World Challenge series.

2015: Raced BMWs in SpecE30 and SpecE46 with NASA and SCCA. Took first and second in class in two WERC three hour enduros at Buttonwillow, and fourth in class at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

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