USA: Lacroix signs with Team Australia BMW

Also Testing Star Mazda with Johnny Walko, Kevin Lacroix joins Team Australia BMW team Saint-Eustache, Quebec, April 27. -- Kevin Lacroix will have a busy weekend. Wednesday and Thursday, he is taking to the track his Star Mazda rotary...

Also Testing Star Mazda with Johnny Walko, Kevin Lacroix joins Team Australia BMW team

Saint-Eustache, Quebec, April 27. -- Kevin Lacroix will have a busy weekend. Wednesday and Thursday, he is taking to the track his Star Mazda rotary powered single seater for two days of extensive testing with Johnny Walko Racing (JWR), preparing for his maiden race in Houston in two weeks. He will fly overnight to South Carolina to join Haberfeld and Walker Racing who will be testing their Team Australia Formula BMW USA racers at Carolina MotorSports. This team just joined the ladder development series in North America with two rookie drivers and they will use the experience of the 2005 runner-up to get more speed out of their cars.

"Testing with JWR has been going very well, says Kevin. The car is a lot of fun to drive and I got to speed very quickly when we tested at BeaveRun. In the next two days, we're going to get down to specific tuning: this car has different tires and reaching the proper setup means working with my engineer and the crew. But I know we're going to be ready for Houston.

I was happy to get a call from Derrick Walker to join their Team Australia BMW team for the weekend. I want to thank him for his trust. The FB02 is a fine racing machine that needs a little time to understand and I'm going to work with Martin Bates and their two drivers David Rangel and Marco Santos to nurse their setups and get to full speed.''

Next round in Houston

Named the Rising Star among kart drivers in 2004, Kevin Lacroix was a multiple kart champion and a 2005 Formula BMW USA scholar where he finished second in the 14-round championship. Lacroix enters the Star Mazda 2006 series with JWR with the support of sponsors that have trusted him over the years: Uni-Select automotive network, SKF Motorsports, Raybestos, Tenneco, Pennzoil, Auto Parts Plus, Lacroix Tuning and Auto Parts. His web site can be visited at www.kevinlacroix.com . Lacroix's next race is scheduled on May 13 in Houston.

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Kevin Lacroix