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Team Seattle

Founded in 1996, by Don and Donna Kitch, Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing is a group sports car road racing fans, drivers, and corporate partners making a difference in our community by combining two passions: A love of motorsports and a commitment to Seattle Children's Hospital and Pediatric Cardiac Health Care nationally.
 
The team uses the promotion and exposure of the racing program to fund raise and increase awareness of the financial needs for quality pediatric medical care. Since inception, Team Seattle has generated over $5.5 million for their cause. 
 
More information can be found at www.theheartofracing.org or www.teamseattle.com.
 
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    BRASELTON, Ga., - The Heart of Racing team closed out the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season by finishing ninth in the 10-hour endurance classic Petit Le Mans tonight.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing team will start its 10-hour quest to win the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (TPNAEC) at Road Atlanta tomorrow.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing team is poised to win the race within the race at the season finale IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta this weekend, September. 28 - October 4.

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    AUSTIN, Texas - Alex Job Racing teammates Alex Riberas (Spain) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) finished seventh in the GTD class in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Lone Star Le Mans at the Circuit of The Americas today.

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    AUSTIN, Texas - The Alex Job Racing teammates Alex Riberas (Spain) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) will start from the GTD class front row in Saturday's IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Lone Star Le Mans at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA).

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing driversMario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) are heading to the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) for the penultimate round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship to run September 14-17.

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    ALTON, Va. - The Heart of Racing driversMario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) drove the No. 23 The Heart of Racing Porsche to a fifth place finish in today's running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway (VIR).

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    ALTON, Va. - The Heart of Racing driversMario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) will start tomorrow's running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge race to run at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) from the sixth position in GTD.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing driversMario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) are ready for this weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge race to run at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) this weekend, August 26-28.

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    ELHART LAKE, Wis. - The Heart of Racing driversMario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) finished 12th in GTD in today's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase run at Road America.

  • 0806 s1ELHART LAKE, Wis. - The Heart of Racing driversMario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) will start from pole position for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase to run at Road America tomorrow afternoon.

    Riberas took the No. 23 The Heart Racing Porsche out on the four-mile, 14-turn Road America circuit for qualifying. On his third flying lap he posted a time of 2:07.520 that was good for the pole position in GTD for tomorrow's 4 p.m. ET race start. The pole is the team's fourth of the year in GTD.

    "I am very happy to be able to get the pole position for The Heart of Racing Porsche team today," Riberas said. "The team is doing a great job with the car. In practice we were struggling, the team was able to make some adjustments and the car is running fast. We will start first and we will be looking to finish that way as well in the race."

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing driversMario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) are ready for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase to run at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, August 5-7.

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    LAKEVILLE, Conn. - Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) had a tough finish in today's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

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    LIME ROCK, Conn. - Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) will start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park from the third row in GTD.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) will be looking for another top finish at this weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix to run at Lime Rock Park, July 22-23.

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    BOWMANVILLE, Ont., Can. - Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) finished today's running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix run at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in 12th in GTD.

  • Riberas and Farnbacher, third pole of the season

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    BOWMANVILLE, Ont., Can. - Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) will start the sixth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix to run at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) tomorrow from the GTD pole position.
    Riberas on pole at CTMP.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) are ready for round six of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix to run at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) this weekend, July 8-10.

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    WATKINS GLEN, Ny. (July 3, 2016) - Mario Farnbacher (Germany), Alex Riberas (Spain) and Ian James (Phoenix, Az.) drove The Heart of Racing Porsche to a podium finish in today's running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.

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    WATKINS GLEN, Ny. - Mario Farnbacher (Germany), Alex Riberas (Spain) and Ian James (Phoenix, Az.) will start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen from the front row for tomorrow's 10:10 a.m. ET start.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - Mario Farnbacher (Germany), Alex Riberas (Spain) and Ian James (Phoenix, Az.) are ready for six hours of racing at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen to run this weekend, July 1-3.

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    DETROIT - Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) finished fourth in the GTD class of Saturday's Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, as part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.

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    DETROIT (June 3, 2016) - Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) will start 11th in the No. 23 The Heart of Racing Porsche for Saturday's IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Detroit's Belle Isle Park.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) are looking for a double-double at this weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers to run on Detroit's Belle Isle.

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    MONTEREY, Calif. (May 1, 2016) - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) won today's running of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix presented by Mazda run at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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    MONTEREY, Calif. - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) will start from pole position in GTD for tomorrow's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix presented by Mazda to run at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Alex Riberas (Spain) are ready for this weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix presented by Mazda to run at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, April 29-May 1.

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    SEBRING, Fla. - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany), Ian James (Phoenix) and Alex Riberas (Spain) finished fourth in the GTD class of Saturday's rain and caution-filled IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany), Ian James (Phoenix) and Alex Riberas (Spain) are ready for the IMSA WeatherTech Championship Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida to run this weekend, March 16-19.

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany), Ian James (Phoenix) , Alex Riberas (Spain), and Wolf Henzler (Germany) finished ninth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 At Daytona.

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    DAYTONA BEACH,Fla. (Jan. 31, 2016) - The Heart of Racing Porsche is currently third after 18 hours of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona.

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Heart of Racing Porsche is currently leading the GTD Class at the midway point of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona. Mario Farnbacher (Germany), Ian James (Phoenix), Alex Riberas (Spain) and Wolf Henzler (Germany) have all put in time behind the wheel of the 23 Porsche.

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Heart of Racing Porsche is currently third after six hours of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona.

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers Mario Farnbacher Germany), Ian James (Phoenix), Alex Riberas (Spain) and Wolf Henzler (Germany) will start from the fourth row in GTD in The Heart of Racing 911 GT3R at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 54th running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona on Saturday.

  • Five drivers and 24 hours

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    TAVARES, Fla. - Cooper MacNeil, David MacNeil, Leh Keen, Shane van Gisbergen and Gunnar Jeannette are ready to put 24 hours on the No. 22 WeatherTech Racing Porsche at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 54th running of the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers Mario Farnbacher Germany), Ian James (Phoenix), Alex Riberas (Spain) and Wolf Henzler (Germany) are ready to race and raise money in The Heart of Racing 911 GT3R at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 54th running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona, January, 30-31.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers will be supported by the Cardiac Crew for the 54th running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona, January, 30-31. 

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  - The Heart of Racing Porsche drivers Mario Farnbacher Germany), Ian James (Phoenix), Alex Riberas (Spain) and Wolf Henzler (Germany) put in three days behind the wheel of The Heart of Racing 911 GT3R at the Roar Before the 24 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship test in preparation for the 50th running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona, January, 30-31. 

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    TAVERES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing will run drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany), Ian James (Phoenix), Alex Riberas (Spain) and Wolf Henzler (Germany) in the 50th running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona, January, 30-31.  
  • ALTON, Va. - The Heart of Racing drivers Ian James (Phoenix) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) qualified sixth in the GTD class during this afternoon's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship qualifying, as part of the Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.

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    TAVAERES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher and Ian James are ready for the long and undulating VIR circuit for this weekend's running of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Oak Tree Grand Prix to run at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), Aug. 21-23.

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    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - The Heart of Racing drivers Ian James (Phoenix) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) finished eighth in the GTD class in Sunday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.

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    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - The Heart of Racing co-drivers Ian James (Phoenix) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) will start sixth in GTD for Sunday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher and Ian James are ready to take on the long natural terrain road course at Road America for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Show Case, Aug.7-9.

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    LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 25, 2015) - The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Ian James (Phoenix) finished fourth in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class in today's Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

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    LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 24, 2015) - The Heart of Racing drivers Ian James (Phoenix) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) will start from the second row in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class for Saturday's Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing drivers Ian James and Mario Farnbacher are ready for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix to run at Lime Rock Park, July 24-25.

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    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher (Germany) and Ian James (Phoenix) finished seventh in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class in today's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.

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    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - The Heart of Racing drivers Ian James (Phoenix) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) will start fifth in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class for Saturday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - The Heart of Racing drivers Ian James and Mario Farnbacher are ready for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International Raceway, June 26-28.

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    DETROIT - The Heart of Racing drivers Ian James (Phoenix) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) captured their second GTD class win of the season following Saturday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Detroit Metro Chevy Dealers race at Belle Isle Park.

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    DETROIT - The Heart of Racing drivers Ian James (Phoenix) and Mario Farnbacher (Germany) will start fifth in the GTD class of Saturday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Detroit Metro Chevy Dealers race at Belle Isle.

  • Team looking for third strong run

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    TAVARES, Fla., - The Heart of Racing team drivers Mario Farnbacher and Ian James are taking their momentum of top finishes to the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Presented by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers on Belle Isle in Detroit, May 29-30.

  • MacNeil and Keen looking ahead

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    MONTEREY, Calif. - WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil and Leh Keen finished the TUDOR United SportsCar Continental Tire Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in seventh place today in GTD.

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    MONTEREY, Calif. - The Heart of Racing team drivers Mario Farnbacher and Ian James finished the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in third place in GTD this afternoon.

  • Sebring race winners looking for another strong run

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    MONTEREY, Calif. - The Heart of Racing team drivers Mario Farnbacher and Ian James will start the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca from the fourth row tomorrow afternoon.

  • Sebring race winners motivated

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    TAVAERES, Fla. - Team Seattle -The Heart of Racing is taking the momentum of winning the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring last month to the Continental Tire Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, May 1-3.

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    SEBRING, Fla. - Team Seattle -The Heart of Racing scores its first-ever TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class win in Saturday's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. The win gives Alex Job Racing 10 career Sebring victories.

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    SEBRING, Fla.  - Team Seattle -The Heart of Racing will start from the front row in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTD class Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 25, 2015) - Team Seattle -The Heart of Racing's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona ended at the eight hour mark.

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Team Seattle -The Heart of Racing is running 10th at the six hour mark of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona.

  • James, Farnbacher and Riberas poised for full 24

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     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing driver Mario Farnbacher (Ansbach, Germany) qualified on the seventh row in GTD for the 53rd running of the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona Jan. 24-25.

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    TAVARES, Fla. - Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher (Ansbach, Germany), Ian James (Phoenix, Az) and Alex Riberas (Barcelona, Spain) will drive the twice around the clock 53rd running of the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona Jan. 22-25 as a trio.

    The only three driver team in the GTD field, Farnbacher, James and Riberas are ready to spend maximum drive time behind the wheel of the No. 22 Team Seattle-Heart of Racing Porsche this weekend. The team was able to log a fast lap of 1:48.135 during the Roar Before the 24 weekend that put them in the top ten on the speed chart of the 19 car GTD field.

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  - Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher (Ansbach, Germany), Ian James (Phoenix, Az) and Alex Riberas (Barcelona, Spain) are happy with the way that the Roar Before the 24 test went this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. The team will return to the World Center of Racing Jan. 22-25 for the 53rd running of the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona.

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    BRASELTON, Ga  - Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing and Alex Job are set for the full 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship that will take the green flag at Daytona International Raceway for the 53rd running of the Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona.  

    Ian James (Phoenix, Ariz) and Mario Farnbacher (Ansbach, Germany) will return as season long drivers behind the wheel of the GT Daytona Class No. 23 Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing Porsche 911 GT America. The team is capping their inaugural sports car season under the direction of Don Kitch Jr. with support from Gabe Newell. With a season-high finish of second at the Detroit Grand Prix in June the first year team currently sits ninth in driver points. With sights firmly set on the GT Daytona championship in 2015 the team is committed to getting off to a fast start to 2015 at Daytona in January.

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