PCM becomes Patrick Racing developmental team

Pacific Coast Motorsports becomes Patrick Racing developmental team. SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (March 11, 2003) -- Pacific Coast Motorsports today announced it has become the official Developmental Team of Patrick Racing. As the official ...

Pacific Coast Motorsports becomes Patrick Racing developmental team.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIF. (March 11, 2003) -- Pacific Coast Motorsports today announced it has become the official Developmental Team of Patrick Racing.

As the official Developmental Team, Pacific Coast Motorsports will work with Patrick Racing throughout the 2003 season to promote and enhance both teams. The teams will co-ordinate and execute various activities, as well as share information and resources. In addition, Pacific Coast Motorsports driver Alex Figge will have access to the knowledge and expertise that Patrick Racing and driver Oriol Servia bring to every event.

"I am very excited to announce our association with Patrick Racing," said Tyler Tadevic, Pacific Coast Motorsports Team Director. "Mr. Patrick and the entire team are leaders in the sport and committed to the development of young drivers. I am confident this partnership will be very beneficial to Patrick Racing and Pacific Coast Motorsports."

A founding member of the series in 1978, Patrick Racing is the most experienced team in the Bridgestone Presents The Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford. Owned by U.E. "Pat" Patrick, the team has fielded cars for some of the biggest names in Champ Car racing, with names like Andretti, Johncock, Fittipaldi, Sullivan, and Fernandez. In addition to the vast experience of Patrick, the team enjoys the leadership of the winningest Chief Mechanic/Team Manager/General Manager in the history of Champ Car racing, in Jim McGee. The team has 45 victories, 27 in CART competition, and has won two Champ Car national championships. In 2003, Patrick Racing will field one car in Champ Car with Servia behind the wheel.

Pacific Coast Motorsports is a newly formed team focused on winning the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., the team features a vast amount of Atlantic Championship experience.

The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship is the top rung in CART's "ladder system". The Atlantic Championship features 250 horsepower open-wheel race cars capable of 175 mph, racing on a variety courses. The ideal training ground for the future stars of motorsport, Atlantic Championship alumni includes Michael Andretti, Patrick Carpentier, Bobby Rahal, Danny Sullivan, Alex Tagliani, Jimmy Vasser and Jacques Villeneuve. The Atlantic Championship receives worldwide media coverage and has a prize fund in excess of one million dollars.

Pacific Coast Motorsports will its 2003 season March 23, at the Tecate TelMex Grand Prix, in Monterey, Mexico.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Bobby Rahal , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Oriol Servia , Danny Sullivan , Alex Figge