An Evening with IMSA Hardpoint Racing Team
June 23, 2022 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
We have exciting news! Porsche IMSA team “Hardpoint Racing” has been confirmed to speak for Niagara Region Thursday June 23 at approx 7:30 in the evening at a venue in Watkins Glen. We are strictly limited to 45 total guests, so Ken needs your confirmation to secure your spot. Pre-registration is essential. The venue is secure but not ready for publication yet. Race driver Katherine Legge and team owner Rob Ferriol will be presenting a casual talk on the evening before qualifying and practice. Bios for both are below. On Friday at the track, Team media director has offered us a private “insiders look” in the race team’s paddock at a time TBD. This will also require pre-registration.
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Katherine Legge Bio
Katherine Legge has been a woman of many firsts throughout her racing career. She began racing go-karts as a seven-year-old in England and became the first female driver to secure pole in the British Formula Ford Chanpionship during her debut in 2000. For there, she progressed through the junior ranks before moving to the United States and winning her very first race in the Toyota Atlantic Championship at the Long Beach Grand Prix. She became the first woman to lead a lap in the history of the Champ Car World Series in 2006. She has made two starts in the Indy 500. A switch to professional sports car racing full time in 2015 brought a new chapter to her racing career, where she has won raced in the United States’ top-level, the IMSA WeatherTech Championship. She now co-drives the No. 99 GridRival Porsche 911 GT# R for Hardpoint, where with Rob Ferriol she opened the season with four consecutive top-10 finishes.
Hardpoint owner and driver Rob Ferriol cut his driving teeth on the backroads of South Carolina. Before beginning his journey as a race car driver, Ferriol served eight years as an enlisted Intelligence Specialist in the US Marine Corps, followed by another five years as a government civilian with Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Across his 13 years of government and military service, he has deployed to multiple conflict zones around the globe in support of US counterterrorism operations, including Iraq, Afghanistan, South America, and Africa. A successful defense contracting business allowed him to resume his passion for driving, beginning in Porsche Club of America and quickly progressing through the IMSA ranks. Ferriol finished second in the Gold Cup of the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup in two consecutive seasons in 2018 and 2019 before forming his own race team, Hardpoint, jumping into the GT Daytona class of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship. With a brief pitstop in 2020 in an Audi, Hardpoint and Feriol returned to his roots in 2021, moving back to Porsche. The team captured to 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup North America Am-Class title and continue to expand to this day.