Genoa Racing expands to Indy Lights in 2009

Top Atlantic Team Announces Expansion To Firestone Indy Lights in 2009 ZIONSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 3 - Genoa Racing, currently a top Atlantic team and also one of the most successful teams in Firestone Indy Lights history, plans to expand its ...

Top Atlantic Team Announces Expansion To Firestone Indy Lights in 2009

ZIONSVILLE, Ind., Oct. 3 - Genoa Racing, currently a top Atlantic team and also one of the most successful teams in Firestone Indy Lights history, plans to expand its operations to include a two-car Firestone Indy Lights team in 2009. The Firestone Indy Lights team will do business as Genoa Indy Lights.

The announcement was made today by Thomas Knapp, team manager and chief engineer.

"At our core, we are racers," said Knapp, a former driver himself. "We have the infrastructure, the experience, the heritage and the heart to compete, and we don't feel that we're performing up to our full potential if we're not growing. The open-wheel reunification has presented us with an amazing growth opportunity."

Spanning three decades, Genoa has enjoyed tremendous success in International Formula 3000, Atlantic, Indy Lights and IndyCar competition. In over 220 starts its heritage includes a championship, 16 victories, 18 poles and a front-row starting position at the 1998 Indianapolis 500 in conjunction with Thomas Knapp Motorsports. Some of its past drivers include Ivan Capelli, Thiago Medeiros, Jimmy Vasser and Greg Ray.

Knapp also managed Team Menard in 1999 when it won the Indy Racing League championship. He was also the engineer for the pole-winning car at the 2000 Indy 500.

-credit: gr

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Series Atlantic , Indy Lights
Drivers Greg Ray , Jimmy Vasser , Ivan Capelli