February 7 Proclaimed Peter Baron-Starworks Motorsport Day In Broward County, Florida.
Thursday was designated Peter Baron – Starworks Motorsports Day in Broward County, Florida.
Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca presented Peter Baron and the Starworks Motorsport team with a proclamation at its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
“As a motorsports enthusiast and a supporter of economic development through our local businesses, this is a well-deserved recognition,” LaMarca said. “Peter and his team have achieved worldwide success and recognition and we are grateful that they call Broward County home.”
This was the second major recognition of the year for Baron. On the eve of the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona, he received the 2012 Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence. The announcement was made at the Grand Marshal Dinner. A panel of motorsports professionals selected Baron as the award recipient.
In 2012, Starworks entered the history books by becoming the first Le Mans Prototype 2 Champions in the World Endurance Championship and the first North American team to win an FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile) World Championship in 46 years. The team also won the 2012 GRAND-AM North American Endurance Championship presented by VISITFLORIDA.com and led with the most laps in a Daytona Prototype. In addition, the team won its class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Other victories included the 12 Hours of Sebring, the first Rolex Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, plus a second-place finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and third in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Since 2005, Baron has enjoyed a rewarding relationship and managed some of the most recognized drivers, such as Ryan Dalziel, Stefan Johansson, Allan McNish, Olivier Beretta and Thomas Enge. Among some of the other international driving stars to drive for Baron are Broward County native Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dario Franchitti and Patrick Carpentier. He has a 20-year career as a motorsports driver, manager and winning team owner.