The Racer's Group signs new co-driver

The Racer's Group signs on co-driver for remainder of 2002 ALMS season. SONOMA, Calif.– July 1, 2002– The Racer's Group has signed on professional driver Brian Cunningham for the rest of the ALMS season. Team owner and driver Kevin...

The Racer's Group signs on co-driver for remainder of 2002 ALMS season.

SONOMA, Calif.– July 1, 2002– The Racer's Group has signed on professional driver Brian Cunningham for the rest of the ALMS season. Team owner and driver Kevin Buckler and Cunningham will pilot The Racer's Group No. 66 Porsche 911 GT3 RS together for the first time at the Road America 500 on July 5-7.

Cunningham has a successful and diversified racing background. He has been a front runner in many series including the Skip Barber Formula Ford Championship, Formula Ford, Oldsmobile Pro Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck, British Formula Three and PPG Dayton Indy Lights. In 1999, Cunningham joined BMW Team PTG for the inaugural ALMS season. During the 1999 and 2000 seasons he was the lead point scorer with BMW Team PTG and completed his first ALMS season finishing second in the GT driver championship. In 2000, he was the highest points scoring BMW driver and finished fifth in the championship and secured BMW's only provisional pole of the year.

"This is great news. We are so excited to have Brian on board for the balance of the ALMS season. I raced against him for several years and he has always been a tough competitor. He is smart and fast and I anticipate that together we will be able to give the Alex Job squad a run for their money for the rest of the season. I really look forward to driving with Brian and learning from his knowledge of some of the tracks," Buckler said of his new co-driver.

"I am looking forward to my association with The Racer's Group, Porsche and Michelin. I have been talking with Porsche for two years after finishing runner up in 1999 and the right position just wasn't there. The Racers Group have put together a strong package and I am happy to be apart of it," Cunningham said.

The Racer's Group is a manufacturer and distributor of high performance Porsche parts, an engine and chassis building and tuning facility, a full service Porsche prep facility and a professional race team. Additionally, they provide electrical and mechanical engineering services, driver development and "arrive and drive" services. They are also the North American distributor of the UNICHIP, a fully programmable piggyback computer system that enhances the performance of streetcars and currently support approximately 130 dealers in the U.S. The Racer's Group is based at Infineon Raceway, formally Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

The Racer's Group is excited to welcome its primary sponsors Rennlist.com, ThaList.com, Adobe Road Winery and Suncoast Porsche to the American Le Mans Series.

To learn more about The Racer's Group, visit www.rennlist.com/racing or www.theracersgroup.com.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Skip Barber , Brian Cunningham , Alex Job