TEAM AUSTRALIA TAKES LEGAL ACTION Team Australia formerly pursues the legal process today by seeking judgment against former Team Australia driver James Davison and his father Jon Davison of Melbourne, Australia. The process will take place...
TEAM AUSTRALIA TAKES LEGAL ACTION
Team Australia formerly pursues the legal process today by seeking judgment against former Team Australia driver James Davison and his father Jon Davison of Melbourne, Australia.
The process will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana due to unpaid fees during Davison's time in the 2006 Champ Car Atlantic Championship. All unpaid monies owed for the Davison entry will now be decided by an Indiana court.
"It's very unfortunate that we were forced to take these steps, but default is a serious issue and due to the lack of cooperation from the Davison's to honour their commitments made under our written agreement is very clear," stated Team Australia co-owner Derrick Walker.
Davison joined the Team Australia Atlantic program for the 2006 season, but after all the payments were not being made when due, Davison was dropped after the Denver Grand Prix. The 19 year-old started 10 events of the 2006 season and earned his best result of 7th place in San Jose, missing the last two events. Davison ended 16th overall in the point standings.
Saving the day, "The Team Australia program was fortunate to be able to recruit the young Australian driver Michael Patrizi to fill the Davison seat. We were lucky that Michael was willing to race the last two events for us in Montreal and Elkhart Lake. He really did a great job considering it was very short notice," said Team Australia co-owner Craig Gore.
Team Australia's other programs had a very successful 2006 season, winning the 2006 Atlantic Championship, earning seven podiums and a win in Edmonton with Frenchman rookie Simon Pagenaud. The Team results for the three drivers were as follows: