Sean Rayhall

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Sean Rayhall
Nationality United States American
Born (1995-03-10) March 10, 1995 (age 22)
Winston, Georgia
United SportsCar Championship career
Debut season 2014
Current team 8 Star Motorsports
Previous series
2013
2012
2011
2010
2008 - 2009
2002 - 2007
IMSA Lites L1
UARA Stars
CARS X-1R Pro Cup Series
SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises
Skip Barber National Championship
Karting
Championship titles
2013
2010
IMSA Lites L1
SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises

Sean Rayhall (born March 10, 1995 in Winston, Georgia) is racing driver who currently competes in the LMP3 class of the European Le Mans Series. He has previously raced in stock cars and formula cars.

Career history[edit]

Karting[edit]

Sean Rayhall started kart racing at the age of 7. Rayhall joined the Georgia Sprint Kart Championship in the Yamaha Junior class in 2004. The following seasons he would als compete in the Florida State championship and in the WKA Manufacturer's Cup. Rayhall won two championships in the 2007 Georgia Sprint Kart Championship, in the HPV 2 and Rotax Junior classes.[1]

Auto racing[edit]

Rayhall made his auto racing debut in late 2007 in the Skip Barber Southern Series. He won his first auto race in 2009. At Road Atlanta he finished first in his Reynard R/T 2000. In 2010 Sean Rayhall raced in the Formula Enterprises and he made his debut in Legends car racing. In the SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises Rayhall had a tough battle for the championship with Scott Rettich. The young driver from Georgia won six races. He was the fastest at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Miller Motorsports Park, Brainerd International Raceway and Virginia International Raceway. He eventually won the championship by 23 points. In Legends Rayhall had a very successful season at the small ovals of Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rayhall won both track championships. Rayhall also won the prestigious Legends Million race in the Semi Pro/Young Lions class. In 2011 Sean Rayhall made his stock car racing debut in the USAR Pro Cup Series. A third place at New Smyrna Speedway was his best result out of eight races.[2] The following year he continued in stock cars. This time he raced full-time in the southern based UARA Stars. His season was almost disrupted by a big pile up during a legends race. Rayhall injured his back racing in the Big Money 100. A week later he took his only stock car win of the season at Caraway Speedway after he switched marques from Chevrolet to Ford.[3] Rayhall ended up fourth in the standings of the 16-round championship while Travis Swaim won the championship.[4]

In 2013 he switched to sports cars. Racing for Comprent Motorsports the driver from Georgia won six races and scored twelve podium finishes out of fourteen races. Ryan Booth followed closely every race bringing the title chase to the last round. Rayhall eventually won the championship by four points. Rayhall graduated to the PC class of the American Le Mans Series for the 2013 Petit Le Mans. Partnered with Oswaldo Negri the duo finished second in class. For 2014 Sean Rayhall raced full-time in the United SportsCar Championship PC class for BAR1 Motorsport and 8 Star Motorsports. He finished sixth in the PC class championship. He will make his Indy Lights debut with 8 Star at Barber Motorsports Park in 2015.[5] He won the second of two Indy Lights races in the Indy GP, leading all 35 laps. He scored his second win in the second race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Motorsports results[edit]

American Open-Wheel racing results[edit]

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

Complete SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises results[edit]

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos Points
2010 Comprent Motorsports ATL
4
ATL
Ret
NJMP
1
NJMP
1
MIL
1
MIL
1
BIR
2
BIR
1
VIR
Ret
VIR
1
1st 1203

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2015 8 Star Motorsports STP
STP
LBH
ALA
12
ALA
6
IMS
2
IMS
1
INDY
6
TOR
TOR
MIL
IOW
MDO
5
MDO
1
LAG
4
LAG
2
12th 188
2016 Team Pelfrey STP STP PHX ALA ALA IMS IMS INDY RDA RDA IOW TOR TOR MDO MDO WGL LAG
4
LAG
8
19th 32

Complete European Le Mans Series results[edit]

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2017 United Autosports LMP3 Ligier JS P3 Nissan VK50VE 5.0 L V8 SIL
1
MNZ
RBR
LEC
SPA
ALG
-* -*

* Season still in progress.

Complete 12 Hours of Sebring results[edit]

Year Result Team Car Class
2014 37th 8 Star Motorsports Oreca FLM09 PC
2016 RET Panoz DeltaWing Racing DeltaWing DWC13 P
2017 2nd Starworks Motorsport Oreca FLM09 PC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sean Rayhall". DriverDB.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sean Rayhall". Pro Cup Digest.com. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Sean Rayhall wins UARA Stars race at Caraway Speedway". Sean Rayhall. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sean Rayhall". 51's Third Turn. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  5. ^ DiZinno, Tony. Sean Rayhall finally gets his Indy Lights shot with 8Star, NBC Sports, April 22, 2015, Retrieved 2015-04-22

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