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Arie Luyendyk, Jr. to race at Watkins Glen Arie Luyendyk, Jr. to drive remaining road courses in IRL, Indy Pro Series for 2007 with new sponsor at Guthrie Racing. -Drivers Tom Wieringa to concentrate on ovals and Arie Luyendyk, Jr to keep up to...

Arie Luyendyk, Jr. to race at Watkins Glen
Arie Luyendyk, Jr. to drive remaining road courses in IRL, Indy Pro Series for 2007 with new sponsor at Guthrie Racing.

-Drivers Tom Wieringa to concentrate on ovals and Arie Luyendyk, Jr to keep up to speed on remaining road course races in his Saker Cars-Racing for Kids #40 Pro Series car with Guthrie Racing.

-Saker Cars, LLC to sponsor Arie Luyendyk, Jr. and two time Indy 500 Champion Arie Luyendyk, Sr. as spokesman for the custom sports car manufacturer.

-The Indy Racing Leagues's Indy Pro Series team are headed to the legendary and challenging Watkins Glen (NY) International road course this weekend for the "Corning Twin 100's" -- the ninth and tenth races of the season, to be held Saturday, July 7th, and Sunday, July 8th.

Watkins Glen, N.Y. (July 5, 2007) -- Announced today, Tom Wieringa driver of the #40 Indy Pro Entry has announced a driving partnership with Arie Luyendyk, Jr. to drive in the remaining road course races for 2007 with Guthrie Racing.

The close friendship of the two fellow Dutchmen began many years ago while testing, but most recently, Arie Luyendyk Jr. has been spotting for Tom Wieringa since this year's Indy 500. It was at the USGP where Tom decided to concentrate on his successful oval efforts and let Arie, Jr. concentrate on the road course efforts to prepare for a full 2008 race season.

Arie Luyendyk, Jr. just returning from Holland over the Fourth of July demonstrated driving for the global A1GP road course series in an A1GP car. Upon his return, he delivered sponsorship news with Saker Cars, LLC.

Saker Cars, LLC is prominent in Europe, Austalia, and New Zealand. Saker will now be promoted in the United States and Europe by Arie Luyendyk Jr. and his father, two time Indianapolis 500 Champion, Arie Luyendyk, Sr. The sports car is designed to deliver high performance, high quality, reliable and affordable racing to enthusiasts everywhere. The Saker SVS GTA meets all FIA and SCCA guidelines and will continue to have street versions of this extreme track car.

Tom Wieringa, Driver: "I am happy that Arie (Jr.) is coming on board for the remaining season, I think he is going to do well, but also it's good to see him back in the series where he will undoubtedly have a successful future. Both our racing families have worked together in the past and I hope that we can continue to work and race together in the future."

Arie Luyendyk, Jr, Driver: "After getting into a A1GP car this week in Holland, I am really excited to get back in the pro car here at Watkins Glen. I have been driving in the ALMS series and have done some testing to prepare so I am ready for this double header. I believe that Guthrie Racing is going to prepare a great car here at the Glen and I am excited to have teammates Tom Wieringa on the radio and Sean Guthrie on the track."

Jim Guthrie, Team Owner: "Having Arie Jr. on the team is very unique, it shows you that this series has history. It wasn't long ago his father and I raced together in the Indy Car Series and now he is racing with my son Sean on the road courses. I am very happy to have Arie, Jr's experience and his great sense of humor in the paddock this weekend."

About Guthrie Racing: Guthrie Racing returns for its second season in the Indy Pro Series. Guthrie has been involved with racing for more than 30 years, including three seasons in the IndyCar Series. Guthrie made 15 starts in the IndyCar Series from 1996-98, winning at Phoenix in 1997. The 1997 Rookie of the Year was co-owner of Blueprint Racing at the time. Guthrie formed Guthrie Racing in 2005 to support his son, Sean. The team competed in the Star Mazda Pro Series, finishing 14th in the standings. The team acquired a Dallara chassis and the necessary equipment to field an Indy Pro Series team at the end of 2005.

-credit: www.arieluyendyk.com

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Arie Luyendyk , Jim Guthrie , Tom Wieringa , Sean Guthrie , Arie Luyendyk Jr.