PDM Racing to assist Pierce Racing in 2006

PDM RACING TO ASSIST PIERCE RACING WITH 2006 PAVEMENT SILVER CROWN CAR INDIANAPOLIS -- Officials with PDM Racing have reached an agreement with Sam Pierce Racing to run the 2006 USAC Silver Crown Series with driver, Aaron Pierce. "We are very...

PDM RACING TO ASSIST PIERCE RACING WITH 2006 PAVEMENT SILVER CROWN CAR

INDIANAPOLIS -- Officials with PDM Racing have reached an agreement with Sam Pierce Racing to run the 2006 USAC Silver Crown Series with driver, Aaron Pierce.

"We are very excited for the opportunity to participate in the series, and to work with Sam and Aaron this year," said Paul Diatlovich, Team Principal with PDM Racing. "We have known Aaron for several years, and are aware of his talent and his abilities. We look forward to aiding in the development of Aaron's career, and hope for a successful future together."

PDM may be new to the series this year, but does have experience with the new generation Silver Crown car. The team worked in conjunction with USAC and Riley Technologies this past fall to conduct the initial test program for the car. PDM tuned and wrenched the car at Indianapolis Raceway Park and Kansas Speedway, and expects to provide valuable data when the 2006 season rolls around.

"We learned a great deal from the testing program, and will apply that data to our program," said Diatlovich.

The team will take delivery of the Riley chassis, which Sam Pierce purchased in October, later this week, and will have it prepared in time for the "Copper World Classic" at Phoenix International Raceway, which is set for Jan. 21-22, 2006. Sponsorship for the effort will be announced soon.

PDM has been a vital part of open-wheel motorsports over the past decade, fielding several cars in the Indianapolis 500 and Indy Racing League. Among the drivers PDM has fielded Indycars for are 2001 and 2002 IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr., former Silver Crown driver Ed Carpenter, Jimmy Kite, and 2005 USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series runner-up Cory Kruseman.

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Series USAC
Drivers Jimmy Kite , Cory Kruseman , Ed Carpenter