USA: PoleVision merges with Walker Racing

WALKER RACING JOINS FORMULA BMW USA. Montreal Canada - - June 8th, 2005 - - PoleVision Racing and Walker Racing announced plans today of a joint effort to compete in the Formula BMW USA series under the Walker Racing ...

WALKER RACING JOINS FORMULA BMW USA.

Montreal Canada - - June 8th, 2005 - - PoleVision Racing and Walker Racing announced plans today of a joint effort to compete in the Formula BMW USA series under the Walker Racing banner. The new partnership will attend the Montreal Canadian Grand Prix and the Indianapolis United States Grand Prix events with divers Jonathan Summerton of the United States, who is currently racing full time in the Formula BMW European Championship, and Paul Rees who is competing in the Formula BMW UK Championship.

Walker Racing, a veteran Champ Car team, is currently racing a two car program known as "Team Australia "with drivers Alex Tagliani and Marcus Marshall. Team owner Derrick Walker says of the Formula BMW program, "I have long been impressed with what Formula BMW represents and wanted to compete in the series. "Teaming up with Benoit Morand makes it possible", continuing Walker said "Benoit and I share the interest to developing a strong program that seeks out our stars on the future. What better way to start than with two talented young drivers like Jonathan and Paul."

The partnership intends to compete at as many events as possible in the 2005 with a two car program. Discussions continue with interested drivers and sponsors. Says team principle Benoit Morand, "I am really pleased with our long term plans. We will be able to offer a very comprehensive program, but for now we are focused on racing in the remaining 2005 events".

Notes to Editors:

Walker Racing, based in Indianapolis, was established in 1990 to compete in open-wheel racing. The team has successfully implemented business-to-business driven sponsorship programs for companies such as Mackenzie Financial, Valvoline, Cummins, Pioneer, Proctor & Gamble, Corona Beer, NTN Bearings, Toyota and Honda. Drivers including Scott Goodyear, Robby Gordon, Gil de Ferran, Sarah Fisher, Darren Manning and most recently, Mario Haberfeld, have all raced under the Walker Racing banner.

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Mario Haberfeld , Darren Manning , Robby Gordon , Sarah Fisher , Gil de Ferran , Marcus Marshall , Jonathan Summerton , Paul Rees