Racing Resume

RJ Valentine has been racing professionally for 30 years. RJ has driven all manners of racecars including IMSA Corvettes, Trans-Am Camaros, Riley & Scott MK3 World Sports Cars, BMW M3 V8's, Dodge Vipers, Porsche 911s, Pontiac GTO.Rs and Porsche GT3s.

RJ Valentine has more than 478 professional road racing starts, and is one of only seven people to eclipse 120 starts in the Trans-Am Series. RJ's career Trans-Am record includes a 62% incidence of top ten finishes and in excess of 20 top-five finishes. In 2007, RJ and teammate Andy Lally claimed 5 victories, 2 seconds and placed 3rd for the 2007 GT Championship in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series aboard the #66 TRG CRG/Maxter Porsche GT3. In January 2009 at age 65, RJ became the oldest driver to help a team win the Rolex 24.

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Career Highlights

2009 Driving the No. 67 Porsche GT3, RJ and four teammates won the 24-hour endurance race at Daytona.
2007 Competed in his 21st consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona; with co-driver Andy Lally, claimed 5 victories, 2 seconds and placed 3rd for the 2007 GT Championship.
2006 Finished a career-high 2nd in the GT class at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, RJ’s 20th start at the Daytona 24; won Team Championship, Driver Championship and Manufacturers' Championship.
2005 Competed in 10 events in ’05 with a podium finish at Laguna Seca and top ten finishes at Daytona in July, Barber, Watkins Glen, Phoenix and Watkins Glen with Team PTG BMW
2004 Finished fourth in the Rolex Series GT championship with a best class result of second
2003 Finished on the podium in four of six races in Grand-Am, including a 2nd place finish at the Grand Prix of Homestead in a Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Valentine has moved up in classes for the remainder of the year, and is helping develop the Cegwa Sport Toyota Daytona Prototype (DP) over the course of the DP class’ maiden season. Valentine sees the future of American road racing in the DP class, and has committed his season to the development of the promising cars.
2002 Made three Rolex Series starts—one in the SRP class and two in GT—earning a best result of sixth in GT
2001-02 Drove Riley & Scott prototype in World Sports Car Series
1981-97 Competed in 130 Trans-Am Series races, with 74% top 10 finishes.
1983-84 Drove March 83/84 G-Series, Chevy Power
1979-82 Participated in 90 IMSA Races.
1976 Won three SCCA National A production races