Genoa Indy Lights Participates at Homestead-Miami Test with other Top Teams Homestead, FL Nov. 18 -- Genoa Indy Lights, anxious to soak up a little Florida sun and to demonstrate their high level of preparedness prior to the winter break,...
Genoa Indy Lights Participates at Homestead-Miami Test with other Top Teams
Homestead, FL Nov. 18 -- Genoa Indy Lights, anxious to soak up a little Florida sun and to demonstrate their high level of preparedness prior to the winter break, is pleased to announce an Open House at the Miami-Homestead Speedway on November 19th in conjunction with testing activities by a couple of the other premiere teams. The Open House will be attended by several top Firestone Indy Lights drivers and prospective drivers and will display GIL's championship caliber cars.
Thomas Knapp (Team Manager/Chief Engineer) states: "By the very nature of this developmental series, the current crop of drivers may be unaware of our championship legacy. It is very important to re-introduce ourselves to the current and future participants. With cars that have been on pole at Indy and ran up front throughout 2007 and with Genoa's 30 years of championship winning performance, we're obviously proud of where we're at, and we couldn't pass on the opportunity to show it off a bit."
C. R. Crews (Manager Recruiting and Driver Development) states: "This is a very important event to attend. Facing a long winter off-season, most of the other teams have packed it in for the year. The top drivers are all in Florida this weekend to determine who has the resources to put them on the top of the box. We certainly have the equipment, personnel, and commitment to compete with the premiere teams in the league, and we're excited to demonstrate it at Homestead."
Spanning 3 decades, Genoa has enjoyed tremendous success with the likes of Ivan Capelli, Thiago Medeiros, Jimmy Vasser, and Greg Ray in Formula 3000, Atlantic Championships, Indy Lights, and IndyCar. Totaling in excess of 220 starts, the team's heritage includes a championship, 16 wins, 18 poles, and a front row start in the 1998 Indianapolis 500.