PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boardwalk Ferrari, a division of the Boardwalk Auto Group, is proud to announce that its challenge team raced into first place at this year’s Ferrari World Finals for the North America Dealer Team Championship.
The Challenge races take place around the world from March through September as part of the 2009 North American Ferrari Challenge Racing Series. There are 14 races in total. The final Challenge race took place in Valencia, Spain on November 13, 2009. Boardwalk Ferrari competed against six North American dealerships, with two experienced and successful drivers, Scott Tucker and Ted Skokos, at the helm. Tucker crossed the finish line first in Valencia and came in second overall in the Challenge series. Tucker won 11 races and scored a podium finish in every single race – something that has never been done in Ferrari Challenge history. Skokos finished eighth overall in only his second year of competition. There were a total of 19 drivers in the race.
“We are thrilled to have won the Team Championship against very experienced contenders,” said Scott Ginsburg, owner and dealer principal, Boardwalk Auto Group. “Our strategy this year was to focus on two drivers and their cars, and it clearly paid off. This win is a reflection of the time, dedication and sophistication of every single member of our Ferrari Challenge Team. Our hats are off to all the drivers in the Challenge race competition, and particularly to Scott and Ted.”
The 2009 North American Ferrari Challenge Racing Series is a private race series that started in 1994 for North America. Ferrari owners are sponsored through a dealership. Tucker and Skokos were the two drivers that Boardwalk Ferrari sponsored. Boardwalk Ferrari was responsible for preparing the cars, entering its drivers in the races, safely transporting the cars to and from the venues, as well as serving as the pit crew during the races.
Boardwalk Ferrari has a dedicated race shop. The dealership began participating in the Ferrari Challenge Series in 2006.
About Boardwalk Auto Group:
The Boardwalk Auto Group is an automotive retail network based in Dallas, Texas. Boardwalk was founded by Scott Ginsburg in 1998 as a Porsche dealership in Plano, Texas. Boardwalk Auto Group is currently a dealer for six automotive franchises: Porsche, Audi, Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati and employs more than 325 employees in Texas and California. Boardwalk Auto Group has been named the fastest growing privately held company in Dallas-Ft. Worth by Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business and the Dallas Business Journal. For more information visit www.boardwalkautogroup.com.
About Boardwalk Ferrari in Plano:
Boardwalk Ferrari is a division of the Boardwalk Auto Group. Known for its customer service and expertise, the dealership has won numerous awards since its inception in 2004. Additionally the dealership is a sponsoring partner of Risi Competition and a Ferrari Challenge Series participant. Ferrari is an Italian sports car founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929. Throughout its history, Ferrari is well known in racing. For more information visit www.boardwalkferrari.com.
About the Ferrari Challenge Series:
The F430 Challenge Series was created to allow Ferrari racing drivers a chance to compete in a structured competitive environment, racing against other Ferrari’s on the most challenging race tracks in North America since 1994. For additional information on the series and the 2009 World Finals, please visit www.ferrarichallenge.com.