MONTREAL/TORONTO - Race driver Billy Asaro of Unionville, Ontario, will compete in this year's US Formula 2000 Championship with Key Motorsport. Billy is delighted that he'll be driving one of Key Motorsport's cars and is looking forward to a...
MONTREAL/TORONTO - Race driver Billy Asaro of Unionville, Ontario, will compete in this year's US Formula 2000 Championship with Key Motorsport. Billy is delighted that he'll be driving one of Key Motorsport's cars and is looking forward to a good season with one of the top US Formula 2000 teams. "It feels great." the nineteen-year-old University of Toronto student exclaimed. "I'm really happy. The Key cars are up front almost every race and I'm looking forward to racing one of them." A former karting champion, Billy spent the summer of 1998 at a racing school in France then returned to Canada the following year to make a huge impression in the Canadian Formula Ford Championship. Last year, however, the talented young driver suffered through some unfortunate circumstances and results were few. His racing career could have easily stalled, but many racing insiders were able to see past the misfortune and spot the diamond in the rough. Key Motorsport owner, Steve Djelebian, saw the talent and wanted Billy on his team. "We are very enthusiastic regarding the signing of Billy," Djelebian said. "I have followed Billy since he came upon the scene in FF1600 (Formula Ford) where he drove in a spectacular fashion. He enjoyed some real convincing wins, some by large margins. At that time he showed that he has abundant talent." While very excited about the announcement, Billy also exudes an air of tranquility. Knowing that he'll be under the guidance of Djelebian is a great source of comfort. "Every time I'd see him (Djelebian) at the track, we'd talk for a little bit," Billy reported. "Last year, I had a tough year, but Steve always showed his support. I feel like I'm in good hands." With the first USF2000 race scheduled for March 03 at Homestead Miami Speedway just south of Miami, Florida, there isn't much time for testing, but spirits and confidence are high. Djelebian noted, "Billy is certainly a championship contender this year. We will be focusing on doing well one race at the time. Finishing in the top three positions in FF2000 has always been very difficult; we feel that Billy has the ability and attitude to accomplish this in 2001."
The team will be working hard to sign a second driver to partner Asaro for the upcoming US F2000 season.