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Robby Foley
Robby Foley
NationalityAmerican
Born (1996-07-20) July 20, 1996 (age 26)
Randolph, New Jersey, United States
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship career
Debut season2018
Current teamTurner Motorsport
Car number96
Former teamsP1 Motorsports
Starts53
Wins7
Podiums16
Poles4
Previous series
2019-20
2013-17
2013-15
GT4 America Series
Global MX-5 Cup
Pirelli World Challenge
Championship titles
2020GT4 America Series SprintX  - Pro-Am Class
Michelin Pilot Challenge career
Debut season2017
Current teamTurner Motorsport
Car number96
Former teamsFreedom Autosport
Starts37
Wins3
Podiums4
Poles0
Fastest laps1
Last updated on: January 14, 2023.

Robby Foley (born July 20, 1996) is an American racing driver who currently competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.[1]

Career

Foley's Turner Motorsport BMW at Road Atlanta in 2019

Raised in Randolph, New Jersey, Foley's motorsports career was kickstarted in 2010 by a severe injury sustained during a football game while attending Randolph High School, which included a torn LCL, ACL, PCL, and a broken tibia, fibula, and ankle, alongside nerve damage, leading to a consideration by his physicians of amputating the affected leg.[2][3] The following year, Foley attended the Skip Barber Racing School.[4] After winning the Skip Barber class of the 2015 Global MX-5 Cup, Foley was granted a $100,000 scholarship by Mazda, leading to a full season campaign with Atlanta Motorsports Group in 2016.[5] Following several seasons in MX-5 Cup competition, Foley moved into the IMSA SportsCar Championship with Turner Motorsport in 2018, making his debut at Belle Isle in June.[6] The following season, Foley began racing full-time with the team.[7] Foley scored his first IMSA victory at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in July 2019.[8] In 2020, Foley won his first official championship, winning the Pro-Am class of the GT4 America SprintX Series with co-driver Michael Dinan.[9] The following year, Foley made his debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, driving for Team Project 1.[10]

For 2022, Foley returned for another full season with Turner Motorsport and co-driver Bill Auberlen, driving the new-for-2022 BMW M4 GT3.[11] The duo would claim their only class victory of the season at Mid-Ohio,[12] and tallied four total podiums to finish fourth in the GTD-class championship. During 2022, Foley also embarked on full-season campaigns in the GT World Challenge America and Michelin Pilot Challenge. Paired with Michael Dinan in the former championship, the team scored Pro-cclass victories at Watkins Glen and in the Indianapolis 8 Hour, where they finished as the highest entry eligible for GT World Challenge America points; third overall.[13] In the latter series, Foley and co-driver Vin Barletta finished seventh in the GS-class championship, placing as high as fourth at Laguna Seca and VIR. Foley also took part in the 2022 24 Hours of Spa, driving for Walkenhorst Motorsport in a Turner-inspired BMW M4 GT3.[14]

Foley returned to Turner Motorsport in 2023, once again taking part in the IMSA SportsCar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge.[15] Just prior to the 2023 24 Hours of Daytona, Foley was named as one of BMW North America's contracted drivers.[16]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F/Laps Podiums Points Position
2013 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Challenge 12 0 0 ? 7 575 3rd
2014 Skip Barber MAZDASPEED Pro Challenge 12 0 2 2 6 642 3rd
Pirelli World Challenge Grid-1 Motorsports 3 0 0 0 0 161 7th
2015 Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup - SBMX Class ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Pirelli World Challenge Tech Sport Racing 3 0 1 1 0 244 14th
2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational Atlanta Motorsports Group 2 1 1 0 1 98 3rd
Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires Mazda Road to 24 Scholarship 12 2 0 1 3 453 4th
2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge P1 Motorsports 5 0 0 0 2 70 7th
Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires Atlanta Motorsports Group 4 0 ? ? 2 92 13th
Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Freedom Autosport 3 0 0 0 0 64 25th
2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge P1 Motorsports 6 0 0 0 0 129 9th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD Class 1 0 0 0 0 153 14th
Turner Motorsport 6 0 0 1 0
Pirelli World Challenge - SprintX - GTS Pro-Am Flying Lizard Motorsports 2 0 0 0 0 3 60th
2019 GT4 America SprintX - Pro-Am Flying Lizard Motorsports 11 0 0 0 3 82 4th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD Class Turner Motorsport 11 2 2 0 5 262 2nd
Michelin Pilot Challenge - GS Class 7 0 0 0 0 115 22nd
2020 GT4 America SprintX - Pro-Am Flying Lizard Motorsports 14 6 0 2 8 232 1st
Michelin Pilot Challenge - GS Class Turner Motorsport 10 3 0 1 3 235 4th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD Class 11 2 0 0 4 256 5th
2021 GT World Challenge America - Pro Class Turner Motorsport 11 1 1 1 7 157 3rd
Michelin Pilot Challenge - GS Class 10 0 0 0 1 2340 4th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD Class 13 3 2 1 4 2880 5th
International GT Open - Pro TF Sport 4 0 0 1 2 30 8th
Kessel Racing 2 0 0 0 1
FIA World Endurance Championship - GTE Am Team Project 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
24H GT Series - P4 BMW M Motorsport 1 1 0 0 1 0 NC
2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge - GS Turner Motorsport 10 0 0 0 0 2020 7th
IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD 12 1 1 0 4 2785 4th
GT World Challenge America - Pro 11 2 0 0 6 180 5th
GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup Walkenhorst Motorsport 1 0 0 0 0 0 NC
2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship - GTD Turner Motorsport

Complete WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position)

Year Team Class Make Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2018 P1 Motorsports GTD Mercedes-AMG GT3 Mercedes-AMG M159 6.2 L V8 DAY
12
14th 153
Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8 SEB MOH BEL
7
WGL MOS
11
LIM
10
ELK
4
VIR
10
LGA
12
PET
2019 Turner Motorsport GTD BMW M6 GT3 BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8 DAY
9
SEB
13
MDO
15
DET
10
WGL
2
MOS
1
LIM
3
ELK
3
VIR
11
LGA
7
PET
1
2nd 262
2020 Turner Motorsport GTD BMW M6 GT3 BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8 DAY
6
DAY
8
SEB
3
ELK
7
VIR
1
ATL
11
MDO
11
CLT
1
PET
9
LGA
2
SEB
12
5th 256
2021 Turner Motorsport GTD BMW M6 GT3 BMW 4.4 L Turbo V8 DAY
6
SEB
8
MDO
1
DET
8
WGL
1
WGL
12
LIM
5
ELK
2
LGA
4
LBH
16
VIR
12
PET
10
5th 2880
2022 Turner Motorsport GTD BMW M4 GT3 BMW S58B30T0 3.0 L Twin Turbo I6 DAY
18
SEB
4
LBH
4
LGA
3
MDO
1
DET
8
WGL
3
MOS
4
LIM
10
ELK
10
VIR
7
PET
3
4th 2785

* Season still in progress.

Complete FIA World Endurance Championship results

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

Year Entrant Class Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rank Points
2021 Team Project 1 LMGTE Am Porsche 911 RSR-19 Porsche 4.0L Flat-6 SPA POR MON LMS
Ret
BHR BHR NC 0

Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2021 Germany Team Project 1 Norway Anders Buchardt
Norway Dennis Olsen
Porsche 911 RSR-19 GTE
Am
138 DNF DNF

References

  1. ^ "Robby Foley - IMSA". imsa.com. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Injury Leads Foley to Pursue Racing Career, Auburn Degree". sportscar365.com. April 20, 2018. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ Brudenell, Mike. "Robby Foley's road to IMSA WeatherTech Championship included major bump; Injury as a teenager slowed -- but didn't stop -- Turner Motorsport driver", Autoweek, May 31, 2019. Accessed April 15, 2021. "At age 14, Foley suffered a devastating leg injury while playing football at Randolph High School in New Jersey. He fractured his leg so badly, doctors even considered amputating."
  4. ^ "Robby Foley's road to IMSA WeatherTech Championship included major bump". autoweek.com. May 31, 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Robby Foley Takes his $100,000 Mazda Scholarship to Atlanta". news.mazdausa.com. April 20, 2016. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Global Mazda MX-5 Cup Racer Robby Foley Scores Seventh in Detroit Debut". mx-5cup.com. June 7, 2018. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Turner Motorsport confirms lineup for IMSA GTD-class BMW". motorsport.com. December 14, 2018. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Turner BMW racks up two special stats with CTMP win". motorsport.com. July 8, 2018. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "Pirelli GT4 America SprintX ProAm Champions: Michael Dinan, Robby Foley". gt4-america.com. October 15, 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ "Foley Explains "Very Last Minute" Team Project 1 Drive". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. August 17, 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  11. ^ Dagys, John (December 20, 2021). "Klingmann, Dinan Complete Turner Lineup for Rolex 24". sportscar365.com. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "DQ Helps Bill Auberlen Add to Record IMSA Victory Total". Autoweek. May 16, 2022. Retrieved 2023.
  13. ^ Dagys, John (October 8, 2022). "Craft-Bamboo Wins Indy 8H; Mercedes Clinches IGTC Title". Sportscar365. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 2023. The No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3 of Robby Foley, Michael Dinan and John Edwards finished as the best-placed Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS entrant in third overall.
  14. ^ O'Connell, R.J. (July 27, 2022). "Turner Motorsport Colours Appear On Walkenhorst Silver Cup Spa 24 Hours Entry". Dailysportscar. Retrieved 2023.
  15. ^ Goodwin, Graham (January 13, 2023). "Turner Switch #95 BMW M4 GT3 To GTD Pro For IMSA Enduros". Dailysportscar. Retrieved 2023.
  16. ^ Dagys, John (January 24, 2023). "Foley Becomes BMW Contracted Driver". Sportscar365. John Dagys Media. Retrieved 2023.

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Greg Liefooghe
Sean Quinlan
GT4 America SprintX Cup
Pro-Am Champion

2020
With: Michael Dinan
Succeeded by
Class Defunct

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