R. J. Valentine

Hingham MA

Started in SCCA in 1975 at age 32, and won a number of A-Production races in ’76. In ’78 commissioned the building of two IMSA GTX tube-frame Corvettes with Rick Hay. From ’79 to ’91, drove in 90 IMSA events, before joining Pickett Racing in ’92, competing in 127 Trans-Am races over the next decade, scoring top-10 finishes in 74 percent of them. From ’03, notched 20 podiums in Grand-Am GT, winning both Driver and Team Championships in ’06. Twenty-eight-time Daytona 24 driver, including second in ’06 and GT class win in ’09. Has scored two podiums in Daytona Prototypes. Driving for both TRG and PTG, has 18 GT victories, scored numerous podiums winning the 24 Hours of Daytona. Career has spanned more than 380 professional starts. Did all this while running the MBA Group where he started and ran 18 businesses in various industries.

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