Orsi leads Firebird testing

(March 13, 2001 - Irvine, California), Hylton Motorsports returning driver Hoover Orsi has been demonstrating the skills which earned him the 1999 South American Formula 3 Class A Championship and a seat in the Toyota Atlantic series. Orsi and...

(March 13, 2001 - Irvine, California), Hylton Motorsports returning driver Hoover Orsi has been demonstrating the skills which earned him the 1999 South American Formula 3 Class A Championship and a seat in the Toyota Atlantic series. Orsi and his newly assembled team continue to post lap times, which are considered to be the quickest in the Toyota Atlantic Championship pre-season testing.

Orsi posted his fastest time early Friday morning on the 1.23-mile road course at Firebird International Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. Orsi consistently posted times in the mid 53's, while driving the u.s. print silver and black # 9 Toyota/Swift car. "I am pleased to see that the development we did yesterday paid off today", commented Orsi. Orsi continued "it was a challenge on Thursday to focus on setups and not speed, when most of the top teams were at the track checking times".

"I am extremely pleased that the car is coming together and that Hoover is gaining confidence with his new crew and equipment, all that being said, we still have a lot of work before opening day", said Director of Engineering Kyle Brannan. Kyle and crew have completely re-engineered the car to position Hylton Motorsports as one of the top teams in the Toyota Atlantic Championship in less than three months of off-season preparation.

Richard Raeder Team Manager could not say enough about the young driver and the team's development in the last two months. The big improvements have been with setup processes and communications with the race engineer and driver coach. "Hoover's skills have never been a question, he is the most talented driver in the series and now has the car and team to support his skills....if we continue at our current pace, Hoover will dominate the series" smiled Raeder.

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.

-HM

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Hoover Orsi