Tony Gaples

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Tony Gaples
HOMETOWN: Libertyville, IL
AGE: 50

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Pirelli World Challenge GTS 11 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro GT4

Blackdog Speed Shop
Chevrolet Camaro GT4

Personal Information

Drives a 2014 Camaro Z28 on the street. His favorite food is Filet Mignon, and his favorite movies are the Blues Brothers and Airplane.

Driving Highlights

2015: Started 15 GTS races, scoring five top 10 results.

Previously: Ran Ferrari Challenge in 2001, finishing second at VIR and third at Indianapolis events and finishing third in final points tandings. Won the 2002 SCCA Central Division Championship in T1. Ran two SPEED GT races in a Corvette Z06, with a season-best finish of 16th at Road America in 2002. In 2003, ran his first full season of SPEED GT and recorded one top-10 finish in season finale in Puerto Rico. Finished third in Rookie of the Year points. In 2004, ran three SPEED GT events, with best finish (11th) coming at Mid-Ohio. Had a career year in 2005, finishing a personal-best second at Infineoon behind Lou Gigliotti. Made 11 starts, had six top-10 finishes to finish eighth in the SPEED GT Drivers' Championship - the first time to finish in the top 10. Entered seven SPEED GT races in 2006 driving a Chevrolet Corvette, earning two top-ten finishes. Best result was ninth at St. Petersburg. Collected three top-10 finishes 2007 driving a Blackdog Racing Corvette. Best finish was seventh at Lowe's Motor Speedway. In 2008, earned four top-10 results driving a Blackdog Racing Chevrolet Corvette en route to finishing ninth in the SPEED GT Drivers' Championship. In 2009, finished a career best seventh in the GT Championship. Had seven top-10 finishes, with a best of fourth at Sebring. Earned Sunoco Hard Charger of the Year award. In 2010, started 12 races with nine top 10 finishes and finishing 8th overall in the GT Drivers' Championship. In 2011 finished a career best 6th overall in GT Driver's Championship on the strength of 11 top 10 finishes. In 2012, finished 8th in the GT Drivers' Championship with top 5 finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In 2013, moved into the GTS class and finished 7th overall in the Drivers' Championship. In 2014, started 16 races in GTS recording 13 top 10 finishes. Finished sixth overall in drivers' championship.

YEARCLASSSTARTSWINSTOP-5TOP-10PTS. FIN. (T10)
2002 GT 2 0 0 0 -
2003 GT 10 0 0 1 -
2004 GT 10 0 0 1 -
2005 GT 11 0 1 6 8
2006 GT 7 0 0 2 -
2007 GT 9 0 0 3 -
2008 GT 10 0 0 4 9
2009 GT 9 0 1 7 7
2010 GT 12 0 0 9 8
2011 GT 12 0 3 11 6
2012 GT 12 0 1 8 8
2013 GTS 14 0 1 9 7
2014 GTS 16 0 0 13 6
2015 GTS 15 0 0 5 -
TOTALS WC 149 0 7 79 59