Greensboro’s Roy Carroll Build Team for the World’s Most Prestigious Auto Endurance Race | Local
Carroll is spending millions, he can’t say exactly how many, to field a team of three professional drivers. Carroll can get into his car through a connection with race team owner and manager Bill Riley, who fielded a car Jan. 29-30 at Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway and won in his class.
“It’s, in racing terms, like having a spot to go to the Super Bowl,” Carroll said.
Initially, Carroll had thought about entering the race as a driver with a professional/amateur driving team, but he had to admit that he might not have the skills to drive in a race where cars slower are overtaken by cars like the Formula. A Champion Fernando Alonso.
“To be honest with you, I’m a good driver. But I’m humbled every time I go out on the track and race and I just haven’t had the time to dedicate to it to get to where I needed to be to race, you know, Le Mans,” Carroll said.
Riley will lead Carroll’s racing team at Le Mans and has already fielded three drivers, one of whom, Filipe Fraga, was the class-winning driver at Daytona in January.
Ferrari will build its Le Mans car at the company’s racing factory in Modena, Italy, and have it ready by April. It may seem like a long time before the June race. But it’s an almost unbelievably tight schedule for three drivers and a team who want to know all about the car that has to cover hundreds of kilometers in 24 hours.