MEMO GIDLEY SIGNS WITH TEAM SAHLEN FOR FULL 2011 ROLEX GT SEASON (09/28/2010) - Memo Gidley will be the lead driver for Team Sahlen's 2011 Campaign in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Memo will be...
MEMO GIDLEY SIGNS WITH TEAM SAHLEN FOR FULL 2011 ROLEX GT SEASON
(09/28/2010) - Memo Gidley will be the lead driver for Team Sahlen's 2011 Campaign in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Memo will be paired with long term Team Sahlen driver Wayne Nonnamaker in the #43 Team Sahlen Mazda RX-8.
At the conclusion of the 2010 Season, Memo co-drove with Wayne in the Watkins Glen II and season finale at Miller Motorsports Park events. In those events, Memo was able to mix it up in the Top 5 with the best in the GT class. Plus at the finale, Gidley was able to lead several of the closing laps of the race.
"We are very excited to have Memo with us for the entire 2011 season. He is very dedicated to working with everyone on the team to get the maximum from the Mazda RX-8. And his dedication behind the wheel has been evident in the past two races. Everyone at Team Sahlen is very dedicated to competing at the sharp edge of the ROLEX GT field in 2011. All the pieces are in place for a great season next year, and Memo is the key catalyst to making this a reality" -- states Joe Sahlen.
"I have been very impressed with the changes that team Sahlen has made and continues to make for an assault on the Rolex Series GT championship 2011. Joe Sahlen is a true racing sportsman that has shown his dedication to the Grand Am Series over the last number of years and even more importantly, his passion for racing in general. This is the kind of team owner that I want to work for. I feel the combination of this and working with the entire Nonnamaker family who I have come to respect, and being paired up with Wayne Nonnamaker as my team mate who is fast and experienced, this is going to be fantastic! I am committed 100% to do everything I can to make 2011 as successful as possible for 2011. I'm very excited!" -- shared Memo Gidley.
"In 2010, Mazda was able to secure the ROLEX GT Manufactuerer's Crown. For 2011, the goal of all MAZDASPEED teams competing in the ROLEX series is to repeat that feat. For Team Sahlen, this is our #1 goal By placing Memo Gidley as our lead finishing driver with Wayne in the #43, we feel that Team Sahlen will be in a great position to be of assistance in this goal." -- states Joe Nonnamaker.
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