Dane Cameron

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Dane Cameron (born October 18, 1988) is an American racing driver from Glen Ellen, California. He won the United SportsCar Championship GTD class title in 2014, finished third in the Prototype class in 2015, and was Prototype class champion in 2016.

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 Rolex GT class Mazda RX-8 with teammate James Gué.[6] They finished fourth in the championship with three third-place finishes and six top 5s. In 2012 he drove Team Sahlen's RX-8 in the same series with Wayne Nonnamaker. He ranked 6th in points with a class win at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and three podiums.

Cameron moved up to the Rolex Daytona Prototype class full-time with Team Sahlen, again sharing ride with Wayne Nonnamaker.[1] With two fourth-place finishes, he finished tenth in the drivers standings. Also, he partnered with eventual LMPC drivers champion Mike Guasch in four rounds of the American Le Mans Series.

In the 2014 United SportsCar Championship, Cameron moved to the GTD class to drive a Turner BMW Z4 with Markus Palttala. He claimed four class wins and two third-place finishes in 11 rounds, winning the GTD drivers championship.

The driver moved to the Prototype class for the 2015 IMSA season, sharing an Action Express Racing Corvette with Eric Curran. He claimed two wins, four podiums and top 5 finishes in every race. As a result, he ended third in the drivers standings.

Complete motorsports results[edit]

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

USF2000 National Championship[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pos Points
2006 Finlay Motorsports United States
ATL1
2
United States
ATL2
2
United States
MDO1
26
United States
MDO2
3
United States
PIR1
8
United States
PIR2
9
United States
CLE1
2
United States
CLE2
1
Canada
TOR1
2
Canada
TOR2
2
United States
MDO3
2
United States
MDO4
17
United States
ROA1
1
United States
ROA2
11
2nd 272

Star Mazda Championship[edit]

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

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2008 Lynx Racing United States
LBH
11
United States
LS
17
Canada
MTT
5
Canada
EDM1
4
Canada
EDM2
5
United States
ROA1
2
United States
ROA2
17
Canada
TRR
5
United States
NJ
19
United States
UTA
3
United States
ATL
13
7th 169

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

External links[edit]

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