Transnet Racing Debuts In Mexico Driver Alex Garcia also debuts in Toyota Formula Atlantic ATLANTA, March 6, 2002: Transnet Racing and their driver, Venezuelan Alex Garcia, will make their competition debuts at the opening round of the 2002 ...
Transnet Racing Debuts In Mexico
Driver Alex Garcia also debuts in Toyota Formula Atlantic
ATLANTA, March 6, 2002: Transnet Racing and their driver, Venezuelan Alex Garcia, will make their competition debuts at the opening round of the 2002 Toyota Atlantic season in the Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico on March 9th.
Transnet Racing is a new team, but team management and personnel are racing veterans. Team Manager, Greg Sorrentino, owned and managed "Different Drummer Racing" in the 1980s and early `90s competing in SCCA and IMSA events. The team engineer for Mexico will be John Hayes, who has engineered cars that have successfully competed in F2000, Indy Lights and the IRL. Transnet chief mechanic is Mike Budesa who has wrenched for numerous open-wheel teams in Indy Lights and Toyota Atlantic campaigns before coming to Transnet. Budesa was Garcia's chief-mechanic in USFF2000. Hector Cruz also a mechanic, is a Monterrey, Mexico native. His debut race with Transnet Racing will be a blend of the new as well as a return to familiar hometown surroundings.
The track where the Toyota Atlantic and CART FedEx Championship Series are set to compete is the Parque Fundidora, opened in March of 2001. The race will be the first of the season for Toyota Atlantic, which will include a total of 12 races. All events of the 2002 Toyota Atlantic season will be carried live or same day tape-delay formats on The Speed Channel. This inaugural 2002 event is scheduled to be aired (tape delay) on Speed Channel, Saturday, March 9 at 9:30pm (EST).
Transnet Racing was formed in 2002 and the newest team to enter into Toyota Atlantic competition. The team is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.