Thursday, August 30, 2007

Darius Grala

Darius Grala (born: July 7, 1964 in SÅ‚upsk, Poland) is a car racing driver. He is mostly racing in North America. In 2006, Grala was one of the founding instructors of the Ferrari Driving Experience. He will continue working with Ferrari in 2007.
In 2005, while driving for the BMW Southard Motorsports team, he won the Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Sportsman of the Year Award. Grala has been a Daytona Prototype driver since the class debuted in the 2003 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. In that first race he ran in the top five through most of the night until a mechanical failure in the fifteenth-hour took him out of the race while running in second place overall.

On June 22, 2003 Grala had his first podium finish in a Daytona Prototype at his home track in Watkins Glen, New York. Prior to the introduction of the Daytona Prototype class, Grala competed in the Grand-Am GTS class. He got his first Rolex Series win in the GTS Class, also at Watkins Glen International. Before racing in the Rolex Series, Grala competed in the Ferrari Challenge. The three-year effort netted multiple wins and pole positions, and culminated with Grala being crowned the 2002 North American Champion.

Darius Danesh

Darius Danesh was born 19th August 1980 in Glasgow, Scotland. He is Scottish-Persian singer and songwriter, well known for being a finalist and runner-up of the British TV phenomenon Pop Idol, from which American Idol was born.
His first self-penned single, "Colourblind", entered the UK singles chart at number one, and his debut album went platinum under the guidance of Grammy-winning U2 producer Steve Lillywhite.

After receiving news that his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Darius wrote and dedicated his second studio album to Dr Booth Danesh, the man he calls his "hero". In 2005, the album's title-track "Live Twice" became Darius' fifth Top Ten single. Amazingly, father Booth not only lived to see his son perform it at the Royal Albert Hall, but fought and beat his cancer into remission, echoing the song's lyrics. During 2006 and 2007 he has been writing for his third studio album in Los Angeles.