TORONTO, ONTARIO - Kyser Racing of Toronto is pleased to announce its move into the LMP675 class and continued participation in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) this 2002 season. Kyser will compete in the ALMS with the proven Lola B2K/40-Nissan...
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Kyser Racing of Toronto is pleased to announce its move into the LMP675 class and continued participation in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) this 2002 season. Kyser will compete in the ALMS with the proven Lola B2K/40-Nissan package. The car is the current model Lola SR2 chassis that is being campaigned on both sides of the Atlantic, in the European FIA series, as well as in Grand Am and the ALMS; it is mated with the reliable 3 liter, normally aspirated Nissan powerplant, developed by Advanced Engineering Research in England. The transmission is supplied by Hewland; it is a sequential six-speed gearbox.
After finishing 6th in the GT class team championship in 2001, Kyser Racing begins its third year in the ALMS looking forward to the new challenge. "Kyser has paid its dues in the GT class of the ALMS and is ready to move up in the ranks. The additional exposure of the prototype class will further enhance the return we can offer our sponsors", states team principal, Kye Wankum.
Driving duties will be shared by Kye Wankum and returning standout Joe Foster. Additionally, sports car legend Doc Bundy will be an integral part of the Kyser team in the long races and in its efforts at expansion into a professional, two car effort. "We are very happy to have both Joe and Doc on board with us; aside from being great drivers, they are both fantastic at creatively giving a sponsor their money's worth," adds Wankum.
Calling on some of the most experienced and successful personnel in the sport at the prototype level, Kyser Racing is very pleased to enlist the managerial expertise of Michael Gue and the technical expertise of Tony Dowe. "Gue and Dowe have achieved successes at the highest levels of Sports Car racing, we're all enthused that Kyser will have the benefit of their combined expertise."
The 12 Hours of Sebring on March 16 will be the first appearance of the Kyser Racing LMP675 effort, with drivers Doc Bundy, Joe Foster and Kye Wankum. "This will be a long-term program for Kyser Racing. We are here to stay in the ALMS and will continue to pursue marketing partnerships that benefit our sponsors and team."