USA: Kevin Lacroix named Rising Star

St-Eustache, March 6th . -- Kevin Lacroix earned another title this week when he was named the 2005 Motorsport Rising Star among drivers coming out of karting by Shifter Kart magazine. For the St-Eustache, Quebec native, this is the last homage ...

St-Eustache, March 6th . -- Kevin Lacroix earned another title this week when he was named the 2005 Motorsport Rising Star among drivers coming out of karting by Shifter Kart magazine. For the St-Eustache, Quebec native, this is the last homage karting could pay him after a winning career spanning over eight year. Comparing this to hockey, it's as if Kevin was named first round pick among all juniors aspiring to professional level. This nomination corresponds with the announcement of the team with which Kevin will enter the Formula BMW championship in 2005 and the Benefit gala he will star in next March 30.

"This nomination by Shifter Kart Magazine really thrills me, admits Kevin. People vote for this from everywhere in America. It puts a happy ending on my kart career and gives me an extra boost as I start my first open wheel season."

AIM Motorsport to host Kevin

After the training camp in Spain, Kevin received a BMW scholar. From there, the team made some testing and has since opted for Toronto-based AIM Motorsport "We were down to two teams, says Sylvain Lacroix, and AIM was in our opinion the best team for Kevin. They have a strong reputation for giving good cars to their drivers, whatever the series. The BMW FB2 will be prepared in our own shop in St-Eustache but we will work with Ian and Keith Wyllis at the racetracks. AIM Motorsport was one of the most respected team last year, the first of the Formula BMW in USA : they had their share of podiums and finished second in the general standings."

A Benefit gala on March 30

An organizing committee is presently setting up a Benefit gala that will be held next March 30 at the Laval Sheraton hotel, north of Montreal. More than 500 guests are expected to attend an evening where Kevin and the new BMW FB2 will be the star attraction. "We think up to 500 people will be there, claims Nicole L'Ecuyer, one of the organizers. Evening will start with a cocktail and a five-course meal will be served. Than Kevin will take to the stage to unveil the BMW with the new livery. Evening will end with a performance from Daniel Lavallee, one of Quebec's outstanding entertainer. Tickets are available now for 150$ at (450) 623 -- 8888.

Renewed sponsorship

Kevin Lacroix will enter Formula BMW USA series in 2005 with the support of sponsors that have believed in him for many years: Uni-Select network, SKF MotorSports, Raybestos, Tenneco, Pennzoil, Auto Parts Plus and Lacroix Auto Parts.

-www.kevinlacroix.com

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Series Formula BMW , Kart
Drivers Kevin Lacroix