PitFit Training Sponsors Team USA Scholarship
Program Rewards Promising Young American Drivers
Indianapolis, IN -- PitFit Training (PitFit) today announced it has joined as a sponsor for the Team USA Scholarship, a non-profit organization helping talented young American racers at an early stage in their careers.
PitFit Training will provide fitness testing, training and mentoring at its Indianapolis-based headquarters. The 2007-2008 Scholarship winners, Patrick Barrett and Joel Miller, will spend one full week with the PitFit staff in November.
"We're excited to sponsor these talented young racers," noted Jim Leo, Founder and President of PitFit Training. "[The Team USA Scholarship President], Jeremy Shaw is a good, personal friend, and I know the passion he has for helping tomorrow's stars today through the Scholarship. I have had the privilege of working with past Scholarship winners such as Paul Edwards, Joe D'Agostino, J.R. Hildebrand and the late Tony Renna. It has been a joy to watch their personal and professional growth through the program."
The Team USA Scholarship was founded in 1990 and was developed with the intent of boosting the early career development of some of the most talented young American racers. Past Scholarship winners have gone on to become house-hold names with Motorsports enthusiasts. Past winners include Jimmy Vasser, Bryan Herta, Buddy Rice, and Jeff Simmons in open wheel racing as well as A.J. Allmendinger, Jerry Nadeau and Ashton Lewis, who have gone on to race in NASCAR's upper levels.
Barrett and Miller are up-and-coming racers who have already tasted victory. Barrett races for PR1 Motorsports in the Pacific F2000 series and has a commanding lead in the points race with 7 wins and 3 second place finishes. Miller clinched the BF Goodrich/Skip Barber Nationals Presented by Mazda championship title after this weekend's race at Virginia International Raceway. Miller's victory gave him a total of five wins in the 14-race season and a 36-point margin over the championship runner-up. He was also the 2006 Snap-On Stars of Karting ICA title winner.
About PitFit Training
PitFit Training is the recognized leader in developing driver-specific fitness, nutrition and human-performance programs to expressly address the physical and mental demands of the motorsports industry. PitFit was founded in 1997 by Jim Leo. Leo and the PitFit crew provide fitness training to racers in various series including the Indy Racing League, Champ Car World Series, Champ Car Atlantics, Indy Pro Series, Formula BMW, USAC, Karting and more. To schedule an interview, contact Jim Leo at 317-388-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more, visit www.pitfit.com.