Brass Monkey Racing
Brass Monkey Racing was formed in 2009 with the support of Tax Masters. Its rookie season was a tremendous success, with Tony Rivera, a relative unknown in professional racing, winning in the team’s very first attempt at Sebring in a Porsche 911 GT3. Rivera went on to win at Road America later in the season, finishing third in the Championship standings.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
World Challenge Car Number: 97
Car: Nissan GT-R
World Challenge Class: GT
2010: Finished 7th and 8th in Rounds 1 and 2 at St. Petersburg.
2009: Finished third in the GT Championship in his first season in World Challenge. Won his debut race at Sebring and won again at Road America later in the season. Earned two more podiums and seven top-five finishes.
2010: In his first season of World Challenge, finished 13th and 14th in Rounds 4 and 5 at Mosport.
Previously: Began racing in SCCA’s Spec Racer Ford category in 1999 at age 18. In 2006, signed on to run Champ Car Atlantic Series. Best finish was third at the Grand Prix of Cleveland.