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Bryan Ortiz Recibe Reconocimiento en Race Car Expo de Plaza Las Americas

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Fotos: Mark Smestad

Plaza Las Americas, siguiendo la tradición establecida por sus eventos especiales de autos, rindió un merecido homenaje al destacado piloto juvenil Boricua de la Serie NASCAR de competencia de autos, Bryan Ortiz. En una emotiva ceremonia celebrada en el atrio central de Plaza, la Sra. Sara Colomer, Directora del Departamento de Ferias y Exhibiciones de Plaza, hizo entrega de una bella placa confeccionada por la artista Marie France, a Ortiz, a nombre de las Empresas Fonalledas, Plaza Las Americas, su Gerente General Franklin Domenech, honor que compartió la afición automovilística allí reunida.

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A su temprana edad de 25 años, Bryan Ortiz ya cuenta con una trayectoria y experiencia en competencias formales de unos 12 años, destacándose en cada uno de los niveles de competencia en los cuales ha participado. Su éxito, carácter, disposición e inteligencia le han ganado un boleto a la extremadamente competitiva serie de NASCAR de los Estados Unidos, donde se codea con los más grandes talentos del deporte.

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Su destacada carrera no ha cambiado su afable personalidad, su jovial espíritu y su humildad como profesional y ser humano. Plaza Las Americas, Empresas Fonalledas, Autos Clasicos e Historicos, Autos con Luis Mariano TV y TIVA-TV se enorgullecen de haber sido parte de esta actividad.

 

Bryan Ortiz Career Highlights

2013

  • To compete the full NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule with Rev Racing and NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program
  • Select races in the Grand Am Continental Tire Series including the season opener at Daytona International Speedway
  • Select NASCAR Nationwide Series events

2012

  • 9 top 10s in 14 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East
  • 2 top 5s in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series with 3rd as best finish
  • 5th in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series east standings
  • 2nd Rookie of the Year in NASCAR K&N Pro Series east
  • Coca Cola Move of the Race award for the season
  • Finished top 10 in only start in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West
  • FIA awarded Bryan as the “Latin-American Revelation in NASCAR Development Series”

2011

  • Selected to compete in NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
  • Eleven Top-10 finishes
  • Five Top-5 finishes
  • Signed by Compass 360 Racing to drive the Grand-Am Continental Tire Series season finale at Mid-Ohio

2010

  • Signed by Sterling Marlin as a development driver
  • Competed the full season in the Sunoco National Championship Series
  • 2010 Sunoco National Championship Rookie of the Year
  • Finished 2nd in Championship Points
  • Finished 2nd at "The Rock", Rockingham Speedway - May 14, 2010

2009

  • Grand-Am Continental Tire Series
  • Pro-driver for Rehagen Racing Team and Next Generation Motorsports
  • Daytona fastest lap in the GS category

2008

  • Grand-Am Continental Tire Series
  • Pole winner at Lime Rock Raceway Park
  • Broke the track record and established a new time for the Lime Rock Race Track

2007

  • Grand-Am Continental Tire Series
  • During Daytona International Speedway test days was third fastest and first BMW testing in the Grand-Am Continental Tire Series
  • Youngest driver in the history of Puerto Rico to drive a car in GT category, finishing second in the American GT series, celebrated in the Ponce International Speedway Park
  • Qualified third in Koni Challenge GS at Homestead-Miami Speedway
  • Iowa Speedway - established the GS track record
  • Mid-Ohio Car Racing Course - fourth place in the GS category

2006

  • Grand-Am Continental Tire Series
  • Two first places and a second place in three T-2 races
  • T-1 first place in Ponce International Speedway
  • One win and three third place finishes in the GT series in the Salinas Speedway Park
  • Competes in three races in the Grand-Am category at Daytona, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the Grand Prix of Trois Rivieres

2005

  • One win and four second place finishes in six races in the T-1 championship, in Salinas Speedway Park of Puerto Rico
  • Wins the 2005 Formula Renault championship
  • Makes his great debut in the Grand-Am Cup in Virginia International Raceway starting 36 and finishing 11th

2004

  • Wins the Formula Renault Champion in his second year of racing
  • ICC Shifter second place in championship
  • ICC Shifter Rookie of the Year
  • Second place finish in his first touring car race in Ponce International Speedway of PR, at the age of 15

2003

  • Second place finish in his first Renault Formula championship
  • Rookie of the Year Award in Puerto Rico
  • Tag Light Karting Champion
  • Rookie of the Year in Tag Light Karting Championship

2002

  • Yamaha Jr. Karting Champion
  • Rookie of the Year

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