Alliance Motorsports signs Shane Hmiel for Chicagoland

Alliance Signs Standout Shane Hmiel for Chicagoland 100 BROWNSBURG, IN (August 4, 2010) - Alliance Motorsports, the Brownsburg, Indiana based Firestone Indy Lights team announced today the signing of Shane Hmiel to pilot the ...

Alliance Signs Standout Shane Hmiel for Chicagoland 100

BROWNSBURG, IN (August 4, 2010) - Alliance Motorsports, the Brownsburg, Indiana based Firestone Indy Lights team announced today the signing of Shane Hmiel to pilot the #24 Rotondo Weirich/Three Wide Life entry for the upcoming Chicagoland 100 event held at the Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday, August 28. Hmiel, hailing from Pleasant Garden, North Carolina, will make his debut in the Firestone Indy Lights Series for Alliance Motorsports, which is in its third year of competition in the series.

Hmiel may be new to the series, but he is no stranger to the racing world. In four years of NASCAR competition, he competed in twenty-nine Camping World Truck Series races (with a win at Las Vegas Motor Speedway), eighty-three Nationwide Series races (twenty-three top ten finishes), and seven Sprint Cup races. Most recently, Hmiel has been competing in all three major open wheel categories in the United States Auto Club. In 2009, Shane scored his first USAC National Sprint Car Series win at Iowa Speedway, collected USAC's "Most Improved Driver" award, and won the 2009 "Rookie of the Year" honor at the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. This year, Hmiel has scored one win in the MOPAR Midget National Series (Hickory Motor Speedway), two wins in the AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship (O'Reilly Raceway Park), and one win in the Silver Crown Series (Indiana State Fairgrounds).

"I am super excited to race for the guys at Alliance Motorsports, and I can't wait to run a rear engine car in such a great series," exclaimed Hmiel. "I am surrounded by some great people at Alliance, and hopefully we can do well enough to excite our current sponsors, as well as attract future sponsors so that we can chase the championship next year."

Team Co-owner Jeff Matthews expressed his thoughts on the signing of Hmiel. "This is such a fantastic opportunity for us to be affiliated with someone as talented as Shane, and we look forward to building our relationship with him, along with the great people at Rotondo Weirich and Three Wide Life." Matthews went on to say, "At a high level of success, Shane has proven to be an exciting and versatile driver, and for us to be able to be associated with him in this phase of his career progression is a privilege. We believe that he will adapt quickly and will be competing towards the front of the field."

The Chicagoland 100 is scheduled for Saturday, August 28th at 12 PM.

-source: alliance motorsports

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