Andersen Racing Signs Doug Prendeville For 2008 F2000 Campaign
PALMETTO, Fla., Feb. 1 - Since success in racing depends on teamwork, the best results usually come when a driver and his teammates enjoy working together.
That's already a given for Doug Prendeville and the staff of Andersen Racing, who will field a car for him in the 2008 F2000 Championship Series presented by Hoosier Racing Tire.
Prendeville, 29, of Whippany, N.J., is the older brother of one of Andersen Racing's Indy Pro Series drivers, Andrew Prendeville. The Palmetto, Fla.-based team fields multiple cars in multiple series in its mission to provide the best training possible for formula car drivers.
"Doug was not only our very first driver for the F2000 Pro Series back in 2003, he is also a car owner of one of our Indy Pro Series cars, and he is a personal friend of most of Andersen Racing's crew, including me," said Dan Andersen, who owns the Palmetto, Fla.-based team with his brother, John. "We all love Doug. He is a very talented and experienced F2000 pilot. I'm delighted to bring him back into the fold, and I expect great things from him this season."
Doug Prendeville says his main goals in racing remain the same as they always have been: to be competitive and to have fun.
"I like working with the Andersen crew; they're friends," he said simply. "It'll be fun!"
Both Prendeville brothers are expected to use car number 5 in their respective series this year.
Although the older Prendeville sibling downplays his accomplishments in the sport, they're impressive. He finished second only to his brother in the 2002 SCCA Formula Continental national championship at the Valvoline Runoffs. Together they shared that series' Rookie of the Year award that year.
Doug Prendeville ran 10 of 12 races in the F2000 series last year with two other teams, finishing 11th in the championship while he concentrated on developing the Mygale chassis. He recorded six top-10 finishes in all.
He has played an important role in Andersen Racing's testing program over the years. The team will continue to depend on him in that role at its new 1-mile test track, Andersen RacePark.
Andersen Racing, which is sponsored by Allied Building Products Corp., is the official factory team for Van Diemen in the F2000 Championship Series. It is also the official development team of Rahal Letterman Racing, which competes in both the IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series.
For more information see andersenracingteam.com and andersenracepark.com.