Hylton Motosports begins testing

(February 5, 2001 - Irvine, California), Hylton Motorsports newly assembled team had their first track time together on January 29th and 30th at Button willow Raceway, California. "This was the first time the entire team was together on a track...

(February 5, 2001 - Irvine, California), Hylton Motorsports newly assembled team had their first track time together on January 29th and 30th at Button willow Raceway, California.

"This was the first time the entire team was together on a track this season and I am very pleased with our results" said Team Manager Richard Raeder. " I am extremely impressed by the attention to detail by our mechanics, and our ability to run 400 miles without a single problem ...the mechanics are the foundation of this team" This was Hoover Orsi's first time with his new team members at a test and he was very anxious to start his second season in the u.sprint silver Toyota Powered Swift Chassis.

Hoover felt the first day of testing looked very promising and the new team did a great job. "Working with Kyle and David is very nice...they are very smart and experienced ...the car is much easier to drive and a lot faster" said Orsi. Orsi continued, " I must thank u.s print for putting this championship team together and supporting my career... without strong and supportive sponsors, championships are not possible" Day one consisted of a detailed shake down of the car including electronics, shocks, engine management, pedals, seat adjustments, and ensuring the new parts were seated properly for performance and durability. The weather was quite cold and overcast with light sprinkles in the afternoon. Day two was a little warmer and sunny.

The track was slick, due to the last two weeks of storms and absence of rubber, but in good condition. Kyle Brannan - Director of Engineering, was pleased to see that the car performed well. " I was very impressed with Hoover's ability to step into the car with our new setup and drive as well has he did,...usually it takes drivers a few days to get comfortable with the setup....he is a very talented and quick driver, and pleased we were within a few hundreds off our target time" commented Brannan. " I have seen lots of teams over the years and this was an awesome first day" said David Empringham - Driver Develop Manager.

After the first day of testing for the 2001 and working closely with driver Hoover Orsi, Empringham confirmed that the young professional is really coachable and is positive Hoover will be ready for Champ Cars next season. Empringham continued.. " it was a great experience to collaborate with Kyle, and see Hoover execute the ideas and decision, and increase his lap times...it should be a very exciting year at Hylton Motorsports". Hylton Motorsports is a premier open wheel racing team featured in the Toyota Atlantic Championship Series and is dedicated to the development of a championship team and drivers.

Hylton Motorsports partner and sponsor, u.s. print is one of the most sophisticated turnkey software manufacturing companies in the world, featuring state-of-the-art equipment throughout its print and CD manufacturing facilities.

-Hylton Motorsports

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Hoover Orsi , David Empringham