BSR puts the next stepping stone in place and prepares to develop drivers from karting right through to Indy Lights ONTARIO, CANADA - Four-time Indy Lights Champions, Brian Stewart Racing announced today that they will enter a team in the Star...
BSR puts the next stepping stone in place and prepares to develop drivers from karting right through to Indy Lights
ONTARIO, CANADA - Four-time Indy Lights Champions, Brian Stewart Racing announced today that they will enter a team in the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear in 2010. "In our 45-year history, we have consistently graduated drivers through the various levels of open-wheel racing. Since 2005 we have sponsored the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship (BSRKC) and we recently added a USF2000 team to our Driver Development Program," said team founder, Brian Stewart. "With the addition of our Star Mazda team, we now have a seamless series of stepping stones for a driver moving from karting right through to our Firestone Indy Lights team."
Participants in BSR's Star Mazda Team will compete in 13 races in 2010 and will be supported by Indy-Lights quality staff and technology. "Each driver will be supported by all of the resources of our Driver Development Program which includes many of the most skilled personnel in auto-racing," adds BSR Business Manager, Janet Stewart. "The addition of this team provides drivers as well as sponsors with a wide spectrum of ways to get involved with one of the most respected racing teams in the industry."
"Tommy Byrne who is one of the most intuitive drivers I have ever known," remarks Brian, "will be providing the drivers with personal coaching and, as with our USF2000 Drivers, Jim Leo of Pit Fit will be working with them and providing the drivers with individualized fitness plans and on-going support. Winning is what we do best and we have put the resources in place to provide our drivers with every possible advantage."
Brian Stewart has been winning races ever since he first stepped onto the track at Mosport International Raceway in 1966. "When I stood in the Winner's Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2006 and 2007, I couldn't help but feel that it was my destiny," observes Brian. "Once you start winning, it becomes a way of life and I don't ever want to stop."
BSR has had an outstanding history of winning at all levels of open-wheel auto racing in North America in which they have participated. Past drivers include well-known names such as Paul Tracy, Brian Herta, Eric Bachelart, Christiano Da Matta, Scott Maxwell and Wade Cunningham.
In addition to being mentored by Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame Member, Brian Stewart, drivers will also be able to participate in the team's track-side USF2000 and Firestone Indy Lights Team activities.