Montreal's young racer Chris Green selected by SpeedQuest racing to compete in the American Le Mans Series in 2004.
May 15, 2004 - Chris Green from Montreal, Quebec is joining the newly formed SpeedQuest Racing Team as part of the 2004 American Le Mans Series. Green will be co-driving one of SpeedQuest's Porsche 911 GT3 RS cars in the ultra competitive GT class.
SpeedQuest will make its racing debut at the Mid-Ohio event, June 25-27th.
Chris was selected by Team Director Eric Burch, who recognized the immense talent in the young 20 year old Canadian. "in our estimation he is certain to be one of the future stars of this sport. He has accomplished a great deal in his young career and is looking forward to his rookie season in the ALMS." .
Chris' reaction to learning the news was one of elation. "Eric and I have been in discussion since last year, and when he confirmed that I'd be on the team, it felt pretty good. I've been smiling non stop since the call. I'm looking forward to competing in the series and working with the top notch crew that Eric is putting together."
Green who started his racing career at the mere age of 9, has built up solid credentials in open-wheel racing, having clinched numerous championships in karting and Formula Ford. He views the ALMS as an excellent opportunity to continue developing his skills. "My goal is to reach Formula One within the next five years, and driving with SpeedQuest will definitely help round out my resume. I'm not here just to show my capabilities, I want to learn as much as I can on and off track before continuing on with my open wheel racing journey. "
Chris' manager Robb Barr fully acknowledges the great opportunity that Eric has provided. "We've been looking at several possibilities for 2004, but the offer that Eric has provided to Chris in this day and age is second to none. Eric's commitment to help aspiring young talented drivers should be commended throughout the racing world, and I would hope to see more of it for other young drivers. A seat like this would typically cost a driver $300K, and its very tough for a young driver to come up with that level of sponsorship funding."
The SpeedQuest team will carry the logos of Hazardous Sports, a line of motorsports-related sportswear, and Hazardous will market its products through the race team at ALMS events. Negotiations with other sponsors are ongoing and announcements will be made in the near future.