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New Infiniti Grand-Am GT program

October, 2009 - Philip Creighton Motorsport announced the addition of a GHrand-Am GT Class Crawford Infiniti 4.5 Liter V8 program for 2010. In conjuction with Howard Motorsports we have taken delivery of one new Crawford chassis as well as one that has run before.

The car is one of the current Infiniti G Coupe line with tube frame chassis, DP Ex-Trac 6 speed sequential gearbox mounted in the rear, aluminum V8 Nissan Infiniti engine prepared by Hasselgren Engines. Electronics are by Bosch for the engine controls and Motec for the data acquisition system.

The cars will be run out of the Alpharetta based shop under the direction of Engineer Rossella Manfrinato.




Off Track



The new Infiniti Grand -Am GT car was on display in the paddock at Homestead, FL during the last race event of the season for both Grand-Am and the Indy Racing League.

The program raised a lot of interest and the Team is looking forward to debuting the next season.

"Our intent is to run one car at the 24 Hours of Daytona"


Contact Info


says Team Owner Phil Creighton "in conjuction with our Mazda RX8 program for Yellow Dragon Motorsports. We are talking to a few drivers at the moment for both programs and would welcome any inquires ".

For more information about the program contact Phil Creighton at (678) 366 2100 or e-mail:





Rossella earned the Sunoco Hard Charger Award

Road America – Sept. 20, 2009 Rossella Manfrinato, of Alpharetta, Ga., earned the Sunoco Hard Charger award at the 2009 SCCA National Runoffs after climbing 14 positions in the No. 10 Philip CreightonMS/Goodyear Tatuus RC-97.

After clinching the provisional third place during a wet and foggy first qualifying session, Rossella ended up sliding down the grid in the final and dry qualify. Starting 23rd out of 25 cars due to different issues, she was determined to charge to the front during the race! That's what happened right at the start,when she overtook nine cars andbattled for


positions in the next few corners. Unfortunately, two competitors driving side by side into the famous Kink corner touched wheels and started an accident right in front of Rossella's Tatuus. Looking to take avoiding action in order not to hit the spinning and flipping cars, she slowed down and when she tought she could make it through the carnage unscuffed, the car got hit from behind. Rossella was


able to hold the car and continue through, while four additional cars got involved in the same crash.Two drivers were injured, but they will fully recover.

Due to the debris, the race was stopped and the field headed to pit-lane. Crew chief Phil Creighton deemed safe to straighten the rear wing in the best way possible and remove broken parts from the diffuser that got hit. With a slightly ill-handled car Rossella resumed the race and managed to gain another position at the restart. Determined to see checkered flag, she continued earning two additional spot and finishing 9th in a difficult race.

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Scribbos Supports Rossella Manfrinato

Two-time Sports Car Club of America Southeast Champion gears up for SCCA National Competition

ATLANTA – Sept. 14, 2009 Driver Rossella Manfrinato added as her new marketing partner for the 2009 SCCA National Runoffs, which will be held at Road America, Wisconsin, the week of September 22nd to 27th. The best amateur drivers from across North America convene on Road America's historic four-mile road course in what is considered the “Olympics” of motorsports. is the latest offering by the Alpharetta-based Stonebranch. Available over the Internet and on mobile devices, Scribbos provides the instant ability to securely send messages and files to anyone, anywhere.

Rossella is an accomplished race engineer who worked on Formula and Sports racers as well as GT cars in Indycar, Indy Lights, Grand-Am, American Le Mans Series, Star Mazda, SCCA and F2000 competing in sprint and endurance races. She won the 2007 and 2008 SCCA South East Division as well as the 2008 South Atlantic Road Racing Championship in Formula Continental with a Tatuus chassis. She attended the Nationals Runoffs before at Mid-Ohio, where she won the Pegasus Passing Award in the C Sport Racer Class, driving a Beasley-Mazda and at Topeka, where she was a Formula Continental top-ten qualifier in 2007.

"I am very happy to go to Road America", Rossella said, "I've been there engineering a few times and I am looking forward to driving; it's a great track and a must see place! I am very pleased that came on board!"

Gert Adolphsen, Executive Vice President & Co-founder of Scribbos, said, “Rossella is a top competitor, and we are excited to support her in her run for the Championship.”

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For more information visit or contact Gert Adolphsen at (678) 366 7887 ext 200 or email:


Florida Test for Grand-Am Mazda RX-8



June,2009- Yellow Dragon Motorsports headed to Florida for a private test day at Palm Beach International Raceway. Chris Festa drove the car and the Team was very pleased with the outcome of the day. "We made changes to the car trying to learn more about it and improve the performance, evaluating to what degree they affected the handling" said engineer Rossella Manfrinato . Although the test was punctuated by heavy rain, the Team worked through the program gaining valuable information in a short period of time.



Driving a Cobra!

May,2009- Philip Creighton Motorsport and Rossella Manfrinato recently had the opportunity to work on a Ford Cobra replica built by the Factory Five Racing. Following that experience Rossella had also the pleasure of driving the car ... although briefly! Thanks to Gert Adolphsen.

Helping young drivers maximize their potential

May. 2009 - I am pleased to support the Ken Ungar program to help young drivers maximize their potential in their professional racing life. This program complements the driving ability aspects of the sports with the skills needed to advance their motorsports careers. As I am actively involved in looking for young talented drivers in their early stages of their racing, I welcome this program which fills a much needed gap. For more details regarding this opportunity, please read the following press release and click here.

U/S Sports Advisors Announces Motorsports Edition

of its Ahead of the Game Seminar Series

Carmel , Ind. – In racing today, being fast is important, but it’s not enough. Without adequate preparation for the winner-take-all industry of motorsports business, drivers risk derailing an otherwise promising career with a single misstep. To better equip the rising stars of motorsports for the off-track challenges that lie ahead, U/S Sports Advisors announced today an auto racing version of its unique seminar series: Ahead of the Game , What Every Athlete Needs to Know About Sports Business ™ – Motorsports Edition.

Designed with young drivers and their parents in mind, this seminar helps drivers define their own personal brand, create a game plan to promote their career and set a course to locate vital sponsorship dollars. Ken Ungar, President of U/S Sports Advisors, a sports business consultancy based in Carmel , Indiana , leads the seminars. The seminars are based on Ungar’s book, Ahead of the Game: What Every Athlete Needs to Know about Sports Business (Sports Career Press, 2007), a complete primer for the challenges that athletes face off the field.

Ungar states, “Our book, Ahead of the Game , has helped athletes from many sports get the information and skills required to build a professional career. Since we first identified the need for a book of this type in motorsports, we wanted to give back to the sport by tailoring our Ahead of the Game Seminar Series to the needs of young race car drivers.”

The materials for Ahead of the Game Seminar Series have been developed over many years in the sports industry through the collaboration of U/S Sports Advisors with athletes, team owners, agents, broadcasters, sponsors, the media and many others. Ungar’s sports business expertise has been highlighted in numerous national outlets including ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, ESPN News, Fox Business News, CNBC , Sports Illustrated, and the Sports Business Journal .

The series will kick off at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Brickyard Crossing on Community Day, Wednesday, May 20 th . A second seminar is being offered at the Autobahn Country Club on Wednesday, July 22 nd with future dates to be added soon. Additional details and registration information for the seminars is available on-line at

2009 FF 2000 Program

February, 2009 - Rossella Manfrinato is going to run a F2000 Series program for the 2009 season in conjuction with Philip Creighton Motorsport. The team, based in Alpharetta, has a professionally equipped facility which includes several working bays, welding, fabricating and machining areas, a cleaning station, gearbox maintanence area and storage space. It also has a chassis surface plate for more complicated repairs and measurements. The Team owns a Concept Kenworth T600 Aero with a custom built Concept trailer with lift gate, full awning and Kiwi tile flooring, as well as a two-cars 42 ft 5th wheel trailer with a full lenght awning and Ford F350 Dually to pull it. For more information about the team, click here.

Rossella came to the USA to manage the Tatuus FF2000 team and engineer their works entries in 1998. With several wins, poles, 2nd place in the series and the Oval Crown the team was a force to be reckoned with in its first full year in the USA. She is thrilled to go back to her roots!

With six double weekends the F2000 Championship Series is the perfect competitive ground in which the drivers can show their talent to higher Series, while competing in the same weekend, at a fraction of the cost compared to similar open wheel championships.

Great professional drivers have come out of the FF2000 ranks, as this series has always proved instrumental in the learning experience; the cars have a wide range of aerodynamic and mechanical adjustments, which allow drivers to develop their set-up skills, while improving their performance. The class is the only remaining open-chassis formula, where drivers as well as team engineers and mechanics can make the difference to rise to the top.

A wide internet coverage with interviews, articles, reviews, results, standings, press releases and news provides the Series with a great exposure for drivers, teams and their sponsors, making the FF 2000 Championship a good vehicle for promoting business in a difficult time.

For more details on our program, please click here.

Daytona Rolex 24 Test

November, 2008 - Rossella Manfrinato headed to Daytona for the open test organized by Grand-Am in view of the 24 Hours season opener race coming up in January. Engineering for Yellow Dragon Motorsports, this was the first outing for the brand new No. 36 Mazda RX-8 chassis. Sylvain Tremblay of SpeedSource, a veteran racer of the RX-8, tested the car Tuesday, and Chris Festa was scheduled to test the car Wednesday before the car suffered a small mechanical issue, which could not be fixed properly at the track.

The Team, although disappointed for the teething problem of a new chassis was very pleased with the car strong debut.

"At the end of the day, we've had a great testing session," team owner Jack Smith said. "It's been a good demonstration of the car's ability to run a reasonable, competitive lap time, and we're very satisfied with the way things have come out."

The car is prepared by veteran crew chief Phil Creighton at his Atlanta based shop, to help progress the car and put together a solid package when it takes to the track for its first competitive laps in January's Rolex 24.

"We're a new team, but we've been here and done this before," Smith said. "We've looked at this series for a couple of years - I didn't just do this on a whim one afternoon - and looked at different cars. I've raced Mazdas at the amateur level for 25 years and I know how Mazda supports its race teams."