Paul Edwards to driver for Audi at Laguna

Paul Edwards to drive Audi S4 at Laguna Seca. Auburn Hills, Mich. - Paul Edwards, of Orcott, California, will drive the number three Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition at Laguna Seca for round eight of the SCCA Pro Racing Speed Channel GT Series...

Paul Edwards to drive Audi S4 at Laguna Seca.

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Paul Edwards, of Orcott, California, will drive the number three Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition at Laguna Seca for round eight of the SCCA Pro Racing Speed Channel GT Series on September 22.

Beginning his racing career in karts, Edwards won several championships prior to moving onto open wheel racers. In 1997 he represented the USA in the Formula Ford world finals finishing consistently in the top three. Edward's racing pedigree includes British Formula Europa Cup, EFDA Euro Series, and a championship in the Formula Palmer Audi Series.

Edwards last raced in the competitive British Formula 3 series with the renowned Alan Docking Racing team in 2001. Like many drivers, lack of funds precluded Edwards from continuing in 2002. "I was very excited to get the call from Rod Bymaster to drive at Laguna Seca," said Paul Edwards. "I can't wait to meet the team and drive the S4. I have been watching all of the races on TV and the series looks very competitive."

"I had a chance to do some laps in a Formula Ford at Laguna for an hour or so to find the line and get acquainted with the track, I know the Audi will be a lot different. The closest thing I have driven to the Audi S4 was the Corvette C5R GTS that I tested at Sebring. I've heard that the Audi requires a special technique to get the car around the track quickly - I hope Michael and Derek can give me some tips," continued Edwards.

"We are continuing to look at young talent in our third S4. Paul is someone that has been on our radar screen since we helped him in the Formula Palmer Audi Series," said Rod Bymaster, manager Audi Sport North America. "Paul is too good of a driver not to be on the track. We know that he can make a competitive showing in the S4 at Laguna."

Audi Sport North America is the motorsports arm of Audi of America, Inc.

-www.audiusa.com

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Series ALMS
Drivers Alan Docking , Paul Edwards