Duncan Ende is the youngest member of Silicon Tech Racing. A native of Southern California, Duncan brings an enthusiastic yet mild mannered attitude that the team enjoys.
Starting his driving career in 2005 with Skip Barber Racing, Duncan has been an instant success. In his first season of racing, he was already a winner at Sebring, Laguna Seca and Homestead, on top of five second-place finishes.
Graduating up to the Formula Atlantic and IMSA Lites categories, Duncan was a proven winner in 2006, where he took more victories than any other competitor in the prototype category.
Moving up to the pro ranks in 2007, Duncan joined the GRAND-AM Continental Challenge ranks, where for the next two years he would steadily rise as one of the top Porsche drivers in the series, including racing at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in 2008.
2009 would prove a breakout year for Duncan, where he would become a proven winner in the GRAND-AM ranks, first winning a pole position in Lime Rock, followed by his first professional victory in New Jersey.
In 2010 Duncan made his ALMS debut with the team, where he ran a strong and steady pace at Sebring.In the 2011 ALMS Season, Duncan finished with a remarkable Seven podiums in 9 Races, with three wins, three 2nd places, and a third place.
Duncan Ende is the National Spokesperson for Fort Wayne, Indiana based STANDD - a non-profit whose goal is to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving distracted.
STANDD was founded by Diveeta Thompson, whose son Rodney lost his life while driving. There were numerous factors that played a factor - speed, music, and texting. In an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving, Diveeta founded STANDD and has been working diligently throughout her home state of Indiana to spread the message of the dangers of distracted driving. STANDD also promotes the Rodney O. Thompson II Scholarship, which was established to help young people fulfill their goal of attending college after high school.
To learn more about STANDD, visit their website at www.STANDD.org. ALMS fans can register their pledge to not drive distracted, and can donate to the organization, on the website.
For more about Duncan Ende, visit www.duncanende.com, or follow him on twitter at @duncanende.
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