RSR Motorsports returns to GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in 2013, marking the team’s seventh year in the series. Based in Mesa, Arizona, RSR Motorsports has been a solid presence in the ST class of Continental Tire Challenge since the team’s entry into the series in 2007. In recent years, they have consistently been one of the top teams in the class, scoring multiple wins and podiums.
2012 marked a transition for RSR Motorsports as they began shifting their stable of cars from MINI Coopers to Honda Civic Sis. Despite taking delivery of the new marque just before the season began, RSR podiumed in only the second race when Owen Trinkler and Mark Congleton took third at Barber Motorsports Park, driving the No. 197 Honda.
Trinkler and Corey Fergus followed that podium with a win at New Jersey Motorsports Park, again in the No. 197 Honda. It marked the third consecutive year that RSR Motorsports has won the New Jersey round.
In the 2011 season, RSR was ready to continue the success that had brought the 2010 season to a close. Owen Trinkler and Sarah Cattaneo were championship contenders all season. They followed up a third-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a win at New Jersey Motorsports Park. A mechanical issue at the Mid-Ohio season finale, where Cattaneo set the pole, meant that they finished fourth in points. Chris Puskar and Tom Dyer gave RSR Motorsports two of the three podium spots at New Jersey, finishing second. Dicky Riegel and Matt Plumb also scored a second place in the race at Lime Rock Park.
Always striving for more, RSR Motorsports started the 2010 season by setting the fastest race lap at Daytona International Speedway. The team went on to finish third at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Not content with the bottom on the podium, Owen Trinkler and Randall Smalley gave RSR Motorsports their first race win at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The duo followed that up with a win at Trois-Rivieres for two consecutive victories. One race later, Trinkler and Sarah Cattaneo finished third at Miller Motorsports Park, ending the season with two victories and two podiums for the team.
The 2009 season proved that RSR Motorsports could run with the top competitors in the ST class. RSR cars sat on the pole at both Trois-Rivieres and Virginia International Raceway, and they set the fastest race lap at Miller Motorsports Park. RSR drivers Trevor Hopwood and Adam Burrows ended the season with a top-ten spot in the championship.
With their rookie season behind them, RSR Motorsports was ready for a breakout performance in 2008. The ST class featured three RSR MINI Coopers, and they proved to be mighty: RSR broke the single-lap track record at Lime Rock Park, Mosport International Raceway, Mid-Ohio and Miller Motorsports Park. An RSR Mini sat on the ST pole at both Mid-Ohio and Miller, as well.
RSR Motorsports made their GRAND-AM debut in 2007, arriving with MINI Cooper S entries for the ST class. Naysayers claimed a MINI would never be competitive in the class. RSR simply smiled, carried on, and proved everyone wrong.
The RSR Motorsports Hondas’ familiar livery showcases the team's primary sponsor, Cruise America RV Rentals. Cruise America is the world's largest RV rental company and their 4,000+ vehicles are commonplace in the infields and campsites at racing venues. RV rental is a preferred way to attend Grand-Am events and we are proud to have their support.
We are also proud to have the following sponsors, who enable us to follow our passion for speed:
- Thor Motor Coach
- US LED
- Honda HPD
- OS Giken Racing Clutches and Limited Slip Differentials
- Eibach Springs
- Performance Racing Oils/Millers Oils
- Midway Ford Truck Sales
- DBA USA
- Team RaceWorks
- Performance Speed Tech
- Carbotech Performance Brakes
- Randall Smalley, Owner
- Owen Trinkler, Team Manager
- Matt Buckley, Crew Chief
- Rick Wirnowski, Car Chief
- Jim Hasser, Chassis Engineer
- Mike McLaughlin, Engineer
- Bob Feer, Data Engineer
- Brad Duckworth, Fueler
- Ron Cabot, Tire specialist
- Steve Dellinger, Team Support
- Jim Shoemaker, Car Chief
- JT Oliver, Fabricator
- Dan Moore, Transporter and race support