Empringham joins Hylton Motorsports

(January 15, 2001 -- Irvine, California), Hylton Motorsports today announced the addition of two time Formula Atlantic Champion David Empringham to oversee their Driver Development Program for the 2001 season. "I am extremely pleased that David...

(January 15, 2001 -- Irvine, California), Hylton Motorsports today announced the addition of two time Formula Atlantic Champion David Empringham to oversee their Driver Development Program for the 2001 season. "I am extremely pleased that David has made the decision to oversee our Driver Development Program" confirmed Keith Hylton owner of Hytlon Motorsports. Keith continued, "I am committed to providing the best possible coaching and resources to our drivers and strongly feel David is the right person to bring out the best in our drivers".

Empringham will focus and work closely with Hylton Motorsports current drive Hoover Orsi who had three podium finishes in his rookie season. " I am looking forward to working together during pre-season, so we can be in sync when we arrive at Long Beach Grand Prix..... I am confident David's insight and ability to direct my focus during qualifying, will position the team for a good share of wins in 2001".

Hylton's Driver Development Program includes on and off track coaching, racing strategy, racetrack simulators, scouting, media relations and management of drive placements. The program is designed to ensure the drivers are ready to step up to Champ Cars after one or two years of coaching and training. " I believe that CART should take a harder look at the talent in the Toyota Atlantic series and develop the next generation of Champ Car drivers".

Empringham joined Jacques Villeneuve and Bill Brack as one of three drives in Atlantic history to have won back to back Atlantic Championships, and was four points short in 1995 of joining Gilles Villeneuve in being the second person in history to have won three championships in a row. Empringham was crowned 1996 IndyLights Championship and most recently was Lead Stunt Driver in the soon to be released movie "Driven" staring Sylvester Stallone.

- Hylton Motorsports -

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Hoover Orsi , Gilles Villeneuve , David Empringham