Owner: Peter Baron
|#08 Ford Riley||Enzo Potolicchio|
|#02 Soloson Ford Riley||Alex Popow|
Before Starworks Motorsport, Peter Barons’ team was called SAMAX Motorsport. It competed primarily in the Rolex Sports Car Series but also spent one year in the Indy Car Series. The team was founded in 2005 by fielding a car for Mark Greenberg at the six Hours of Mont Tremblant. Shortly after that race the team ran the #7 Riley-Pontiac Daytona Prototype co-owned by South Florida businessmen Brian Tuttle, Greg Wilkins and Dave Lacey and the #17 Porsche 911 GT3 in Grand Am. In 2006, female race car driver from Venezuela, Milka Duno joined the Daytona Prototype team. The SAMAX team of Duno, Patrick Carpentier, Darren Manning, and Ryan Dalziel finished 2nd overall in the 2007 Rolex 24 At Daytona, the best finish in a major sports car race for a female driver. SAMAX fielded a second Prototype in the 2007 Rolex 24 At Daytona for Japanese driver Roger Yasukawa, former F1 driver Tomas Enge, Chris Festa, and Christian Montanari that finished 6th.
In March 2007, the team announced that it would enter the Indy Racing League Indy Car Series. SAMAX ran Milka Duno in a partial season program during the 2007 season, including the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500. French-Canadian driver Jean-Francois Dumoulin replaced Milka in the Daytona prototype. In 2008 the team ran the Rolex Series with a BMW Riley and Peter Baron’s team captured the team's first Daytona Prototype victory in the 5th race of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with lead driver Ryan Dalziel. In 2009, Peter Baron was hired to co-manage the Orbit Racing Daytona prototype operation where they ran a BMW Riley in the 2009 Rolex Series with drivers Ryan Dalziel, Bill Auberlen, Darren Manning, Bill Lester, Kyle Petty and Dion Von Moltke.