Cape Coral, FL (December 22, 2003) - American Spirit Racing President, Jon Lewis announced today that Miracle Motorsports of Winter Haven, Florida who represents drivers John Macaluso and Ian James has signed on for the 2004 ALMS season with the Team's second LMP2 prototype entry.
John Macaluso is slated to drive the entire season with Ian James driving in at least the two long events (Sebring & Petit Le Mans). A second full- season driver will be named soon.
"I've known John Macaluso for several years both as a competitor in Trans- Am and as a well respected individual. He's a very consistent driver and experienced in prototypes," stated Lewis. "John is a welcome addition to our driver lineup and brings a certain maturity to our driver team. I am also excited about having Ian James driving with us in at least the long events. Ian is very fast in these cars and I am sure that with these two talented drivers that our team has a strong opportunity to finish 1-2 in the 2004 LMP2 Championship."
"It's exhilarating to announce Miracle Motorsports' return to Sports Car racing for the 2004 season," said John Macaluso. "It is also with great enthusiasm that we announce our partnership with a great name in racing such as American Spirit Racing. I've known Jon Lewis for many years, and look forward to the great things to come this year. We have great potential and will be legitimate contenders for the LMP2 Championship."
" I am very excited to be back as John's team mate at Miracle Motorsports this season," comments Ian James. "It is exciting that we are teaming with American Spirit Racing in what I am sure will be a very successful 2004 ALMS LMP2 season campaign. I can't wait to start our testing in preparation for the first race."
Miracle Motorsports (MMS) has been heavily involved in many forms of racing including prototypes and brings support to the operation with event support personnel and public relations. Christy Moynihan will handle Public Relations for the Team. Christy has been involved with MMS for several years as well as with driver Bobby Sak in Trans-Am. "I am pleased to have Christy on our Team," comments Lewis. "She is very talented and will provide American Spirit Racing and its sponsors with a powerful presence in the media."
American Spirit Racing will unveil its two Lola/AER prototypes at the 12 hours of Sebring in March 2004.