Rookie Bremer Moves Over to Polestar Racing Group for Grand Prix of Cleveland INDIANAPOLIS (June 29, 2004) -- One of the top rookies in the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama is moving teams and will be in a new seat for this ...
Rookie Bremer Moves Over to Polestar Racing Group for Grand Prix of Cleveland
INDIANAPOLIS (June 29, 2004) -- One of the top rookies in the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama is moving teams and will be in a new seat for this weekend's Round 6 race at Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport.
Ronnie Bremer (#4 Healthcare Privileges.com/PaySystems), who raced for Brooks Associates Racing through the first five rounds of competition this season, will join the Polestar Racing Group for the Argent Mortgage Presents the Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama (tape-delayed on SPEED Channel, Sunday, July 11 -- 1 p.m. ET). Bremer will replace veteran Atlantic driver Rocky Moran Jr. in the seat at Polestar Racing Group, headquartered in Chardon, Ohio.
Bremer, who started out the season with two fourth-place efforts and a second-place finish at Milwaukee to claim the championship points lead as a rookie after Round 4, had struggled to find funding for his seat at Brooks Associates Racing and worked out a last-minute deal to compete at Portland two weeks ago. The 25-year-old Danish driver finished eighth and ninth in the doubleheader at Portland and currently sits sixth in the season standings with 101 points, just 25 behind leader Jon Fogarty (#96 Pacific Coast Motorsports. Bremer is currently third in the BG Products Rookie of the Year race.
"We were certainly watching Ronnie since the beginning of this year and it was a situation where all of the timing worked out," said Polestar team owner Jim Griffith, who worked closely with Brooks Associates Racing team owner John Brooks to make the switch happen for Bremer. "It got to a point where (Bremer) was looking for a seat and we had one so we wanted to give it a try."
Bremer will be in the #4 car for morning practice on Thursday in Cleveland and throughout the weekend, but Griffith said no commitment has been made beyond the Cleveland race.
"We'll see what happens from here," Griffith added.
The Toyota Atlantic machines will practice and qualify on Thursday, final qualifying is set for Friday and the series races Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on the airport tarmac.