Memo Rojas



Biography


Having won GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Championships in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Rojas went on to claim his fifth championship title in 2013. Part of the most successful driving pairing in GRAND-AM history, Rojas will rejoin Scott Pruett behind the wheel of the No.01 Telcel/TELMEX Ford Riley for the eighth consecutive season in 2014 when they enter the new IMSA-sanctioned TUDOR United SportCar Championship.

In 1993, Rojas got his start in racing and made his mark by finishing an impressive third overall in the Mexican National Karting Championship. Just one year later, he captured the Mexican National Championship with the Herdez Competition Team.

After another strong season in the karting ranks, Rojas took his talent to the Mexican Formula 2 Championship in 1996. He also competed in the Formula Reynard Championship and finished the season fourth in the Championship point standings.

On the strength of a Rookie of The Year title and a second-place finish in the Skip Barber Formula Dodge Championship in 1997, Rojas was invited to compete in the Skip Barber Big Scholarship Shootout. His 1998-1999 seasons were spent in the Mexican Formula 3 ranks, which led him to the U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Championship with Roquin Motorsports from 2000-2001.

Rojas was then selected in 2002 by TELMEX to join its driver development program racing in the Barber Dodge Pro Series. The next season Rojas finished second in the 2003 Barber Dodge Pro Series Championship point standings.

Before joining Telcel/TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates in 2006, Rojas competed in the 2004 Formula Renault V6 Eurocup where he became the first Mexican in 20 years to compete in a European top level Championship series. The majority of Rojas’ success has come in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, which include three prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona victories, 27 wins, and 15 pole positions.

He holds the distinction of being the first Mexican driver to win a U.S.-based championship when he took the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series titles with Pruett in 2008, before earning four consecutive titles 2010-2013.


About Memo Rojas


Team: TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Birthday: August 18, 1980
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 155 lbs.
Primary Sponsor: TELMEX
Car: No. 01 Telcel/TELMEX Ford
Crew Chief: Kent Holden
Website: MemoRojas.com

Next Race


Date Race Broadcast
Oct 04 2014 Petit LeMans 11:00 AM ET Fox Sports 2
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Previous Results


Date Race Driver Start Finish Standing
Sep 20 2014 Circuit of the Americas Pruett, Rojas (No. 01) 3 1 4
Aug 10 2014 Road America Pruett, Rojas (No. 01) 6 7 5
Jul 25 2014 Brickyard Grand Prix Pruett, Karam* (No. 01) 6 2 5
Jul 13 2014 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Pruett, Rojas (No. 01) 37 35 5
Jun 29 2014 Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen Pruett, Rojas, Karam* 4 30 5
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Career Highlights


2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Champion with two wins. This championship marked the fourth consecutive title for CGRFS. The CGRFS team was also the winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Champion with two wins. This was the third consecutive title for CGRFS. 

2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Champion with five wins. The CGRFS team was also the winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Champion with nine wins and five poles.

2009 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Championship Runner Up.

2008 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Champion and Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner.

2007 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Championship Runner-up.

2004 Member of the Red Bull Junior Team’s Driver Development Program

2003 Barber Dodge Pro Series Championship runnerup with two wins

1997 Skip Barber Formula Dodge Championship Rookie of the Year. Rojas was also the Mexican Formula 3 Championship Rookie of the Year.