Dane Cameron (born October 18, 1988) is an American racing driver from Glen Ellen, California. He won the IMSA SportsCar Championship overall in 2016 and 2019, and also in the GTD class in 2014.

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 resultsEdit

American Open-Wheel racing resultsEdit

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

USF2000 National ChampionshipEdit

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

Star Mazda ChampionshipEdit

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

Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

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

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resultsEdit

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2014 Turner Motorsport GTD BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 V8 DAY
7
SEB
7
LGA
1
BEL
6
WGL
1
MOS
3
IMS
15
ELK
1
VIR
1
AUS
3
ATL
4
1st 304
Risi Competizione GTLM Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari F142 4.5 L V8 DAY
SEB
LGA
9
BEL
WGL
MOS
IMS
ELK
VIR
AUS
ATL
? ?
2015 Action Express Racing P Coyote Corvette DP Chevrolet 5.5L V8 DAY
4
SEB
5
LBH
4
LGA
5
BEL
1
WGL
4
MOS
2
ELK
1
AUS
5
ATL
3
3rd 304
Turner Motorsport GTD BMW Z4 GT3 BMW 4.4 L V8 DAY
SEB
LGA
BEL
WGL
LIM
1
ELK
VIR
AUS
ATL
30th 36
2016 Action Express Racing P Coyote Corvette DP Chevrolet 5.5L V8 DAY
6
SEB
2
LBH
3
LGA
3
BEL
6
WGL
2
MOS
1
ELK
1
AUS
2
ATL
4
1st 314
2017 Whelen Engineering Racing P Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac DPi-V.R DAY
6
SEB
3
LBH
8
AUS
2
BEL
2
WGL
10
MOS
1
ELK
4
LGA
2
ATL
2
2nd 291
2018 Acura Team Penske P Acura ARX-05 Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6 DAY
10
SEB
14
LBH
5
MOH
2
BEL
3
WGL
3
MOS
10
ELK
5
LGA
3
ATL
13
5th 251
2019 Acura Team Penske DPi Acura ARX-05 Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6 DAY
6
SEB
9
LBH
3
MOH
1
BEL
1
WGL
3
MOS
3
ELK
2
LGA
1
ATL
4
1st 302
2020 Acura Team Penske DPi Acura ARX-05 Acura AR35TT 3.5 L Turbo V6 DAY
4
SEB
LBH
MOH
BEL
WGL
MOS
ELK
LGA
ATL
4th 28

ReferencesEdit

  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 Archived 2012-03-14 at the Wayback Machine, 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 linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Adrian Carrio
Star Mazda Championship Champion
2007
Succeeded by
John Edwards
Preceded by
João Barbosa
Christian Fittipaldi
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Champion

2016
With: Eric Curran
Succeeded by
Jordan Taylor
Ricky Taylor
Preceded by
Eric Curran
Felipe Nasr
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Champion

2019
With: Juan Pablo Montoya
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