IRL: Indy500: Doug Didero, Mid America Motorsports -first Canadian team

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Mid America Motorsports made their debut Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Doug Didero rolled onto the track becoming the first Canadian entered IRNL team to compete in the Indy 500. "The new 2000 Dallara felt fantastic the team...

Mid America Motorsports made their debut Monday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Doug Didero rolled onto the track becoming the first Canadian entered IRNL team to compete in the Indy 500.

"The new 2000 Dallara felt fantastic the team has done a terrific job," Didero said. "It's very comfortable to drive". The Mid America Motorsports Inc./Western Star Trucks Dallara recorded a lap of 217.981 M.P.H. "The engine reached the rev limiter a couple of times unexpectedly, so we've changed the gear ratios for Tuesday and hope to reach 220 m.p.h.

About Mid America Motorsports:

Entrepreneur David Didero has enjoyed long and successful careers in business and motorsports.

He is the owner and founder of three businesses: Mid America Freight Systems Ltd., a long haul transcontinental trucking company operating in the United States and Canada; Davero Services Ltd., a payroll and office management company; and Mid America Transfer and Storage Ltd., a lumber and machinery rigging and storage company.

Didero's motorsports career includes stints as a Goodyear Racing tire technician in Canada and a mechanic for late driver Gilles Villeneuve. He owned and drove late model stock cars for two years and has sponsored his cousin, Doug Didero, in supermodified and USAC Silver Bullet Series competition.

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