Andersen Racing adds two more for 2007 line-up

Saville and Fitzgerald to Join Vassmer In Andersen Racing Entries for Star Mazda Season Opener FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 5 - Phil Saville of Oak Brook, Ill. and Michael Fitzgerald of Newtown Square, Pa., will drive Andersen Racing entries in ...

Saville and Fitzgerald to Join Vassmer In Andersen Racing Entries for Star Mazda Season Opener

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 5 - Phil Saville of Oak Brook, Ill. and Michael Fitzgerald of Newtown Square, Pa., will drive Andersen Racing entries in selected races in the 2007 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, the Fairfield, N.J.-based team announced today.

Saville plans to enter a minimum of five and a maximum of seven Star Mazda races this year in the 12-race series. The season opener March 16 at Sebring, Fla., is definitely on his list of races, as are events at VIRginia International Raceway; Cleveland; Trois-Rivieres, Que., and Atlanta. He may do the races at Elkhart Lake, Wis., and Toronto as well.

His car will be sponsored by New York Jewelers of Chicago; NVG Residential and Mac Marketing & Advertising Corp.

Saville drove in selected Star Mazda races with the team last year too.

Fitzgerald also plans on competing in the season opener at Sebring, which serves as a support event for the prestigious Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race. He has not determined what other events he'll do pending business commitments.

Fitzgerald has tested with the team in the past. He is most famous for his many successes in vintage racing. He is president of Fitz Engineers of Newtown Square, Pa. Specializing in CNC machining, Fitz Engineers designs and fabricates components for many different applications, from Formula 1 race cars to the medical and dental industries.

Fitzgerald also drove in many Formula Ford 2000 events when Andersen Racing's Dan Andersen owned that series.

As released earlier, Ricardo Vassmer of Coral Springs, Fla. and Caracas, Venezuela will drive for the team full-time in Star Mazda this year.

Andersen said he plans to announce two more full-season Star Mazda drivers very soon. He has additional openings for drivers wishing to compete in individual events like Saville and Fitzgerald are doing.

The team's Web site is at andersenracingteam.com. It provides an overview of the team's program to train future IndyCar and Champ Car World Series drivers by methodically bringing them up through support series. It is utilizing the Hankook Tires Formula 2000 series, the Star Mazda series, and finally the Indy Pro Series as its training grounds for 2007.

-credit: ar

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