KV RACING TECHNOLOGY TO FIELD CAR FOR PAUL TRACY AT CAMPING WORLD GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN; GEICO INSURANCE TO SPONSOR ENTRY INDIANAPOLIS, IN - - JUNE 15, 2009 - - KV Racing Technology announced today that open-wheel superstar Paul Tracy will ...
KV RACING TECHNOLOGY TO FIELD CAR FOR PAUL TRACY AT CAMPING WORLD GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN; GEICO INSURANCE TO SPONSOR ENTRY
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - - JUNE 15, 2009 - - KV Racing Technology announced today that open-wheel superstar Paul Tracy will compete for the team at the Camping world Grand Prix at the Glen, July 3-5, at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, New York.
Tracy, the 2003 Champ Car World Series champion, is one of the most successful and exciting drivers in the history of open-wheel racing. The native of Canada will be sponsored by GEICO Insurance and pilot the #15 GEICO -- KV Racing Technology Honda/Dallara/Firestone entry. Tracy will team with Mario Moraes, #5 Azul -- Votorantim - KV Racing Technology, in a two-car effort for KVRT
"I am pleased to announce that Paul Tracy and GEICO Insurance will be joining KV Racing Technology for the race at Watkins Glen," said KVRT co-owner Jimmy Vasser. "Running Paul at The Glen with Mario gives us the opportunity to maximize our efforts on a very challenging road course and provides Paul with a tune-up race before he competes in front of his hometown fans in Toronto. I want to thank GEICO for stepping forward and making this possible and I think I can speak for everyone at KVRT when I say that we are all very excited."
Tracy, who drove for KVRT at this year's Indianapolis 500 qualifying 13th and finishing ninth, will be contesting his first race on the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen permanent road course and fourth IndyCar event. In addition to the 2009 Indy 500, he ran at Indy in 2002, finishing second and competed in the IndyCar Series event at Edmonton last year qualifying 15th and finishing fourth.
"I want to thank GEICO Insurance, Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser for the opportunity to compete in another race this year," Tracy said. "I really enjoyed working with Mark Johnson (KVRT General Manager) and the entire team last month at Indy and was looking forward to racing in the two events in Canada. Now I have the opportunity to compete on one of the most famous circuits in the world for the first time. It feels a little strange that at this stage of my career that there are still some exciting challenges left and racing at Watkins Glen, with all its history, is definitely a challenge, but one I am looking forward to meeting."