Dane Cameron

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Dane Cameron (born October 18, 1988) is an American racing driver from Glen Ellen, California.

After karting, Cameron began his auto racing career in 2005 in the Jim Russell Racing School and Formula Russell where he won the championship.[1] In 2006 he competed in the U.S. F2000 National Championship[2] and finished runner-up to J. R. Hildebrand. That fall Cameron won a Team USA Scholarship to participate in the Formula Palmer Audi Autumn Trophy in Europe,[3] which he won.[1]

In 2007 Cameron competed in the Star Mazda Championship and won the title over James Davison on the back of three race wins and only one finish outside the top-ten.[4] With his championship he won a scholarship to race in the Atlantic Championship in 2008. Cameron finished seventh in points[1] with a best performance of finishing second from the pole in the first race at Road America.[5]

Cameron turned to sports car racing in 2009 where he drove a Mazda RX-8 in the Rolex Sports Car Series for Racers Edge Motorsports. He finished 17th in GT class drivers' points with a best finish of third at Watkins Glen International.[6] Cameron had ten different co-drivers in the Racers Edge #30 car throughout the season. In 2010 Cameron made only two Rolex Sports Car Series starts but both were in the top-flight Daytona Prototype class. He drove in the 24 Hours of Daytona for Beyer Racing and the New Jersey Motorsports Park race for Starworks Motorsport. He also made one American Le Mans Series start (the 12 Hours of Sebring) in the LMPC class with Genoa Racing and his team won their class. In 2011 he competed with Dempsey Racing/Team Seattle in their GT-class Mazda RX-8 with teammate James Gué[6] and finished fourth in the championship. In 2012 he drove Team Sahlen's RX-8 in the same series to 6th in points and a class win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. In 2013 he has moved up to the Daytona Prototype class full-time with Team Sahlen.[1]

Star Mazda Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2007 SEB
4
HOU
1
VIR
1
MMP
4
POR
17
CLE
2
TOR
1
RAM
2
TRO
2
MOS
3
RAT
8
LAG
2
1st 450

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dane Cameron – Career Detail, Driver Database, Retrieved 2011-08-10
  2. ^ Finlay Motorsports to Sponsor Dane Cameron in Cooper Tires Formula 2000 Series, Motorsport.com, March 13, 2006, retrieved 2011-08-10
  3. ^ Krefting, Kevin. TEAM USA SCHOLARSHIP: Dane Cameron Snares a Pole at Snetterton, Speed, November 3, 2006, Retrieved 2011-08-10
  4. ^ Krefting, Kevin. STAR MAZDA: Mandarino Wins, Cameron is Champ, Speed, October 4, 2007, Retrieved 2011-07-25
  5. ^ CAMERON SCORES PODIUM FROM THE POLE FROM THE POLE AT ROAD AMERICA, Motorsport.com, August 12, 2008, Retrieved 2011-08-10
  6. ^ a b Dane Cameron – Bio, Grand-Am, Retrieved 2011-08-10

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Adrian Carrio
Star Mazda Championship Champion
2007
Succeeded by
John Edwards