Team Apex Expands to Two Cars for '06 / Team Unveils New Website Formula BMW USA upstart Team APEX Racing USA will expand to a two-car effort for 2006, with team owners Jim Exline and David Hunt announcing the addition of 17 year old Jordan...
Team Apex Expands to Two Cars for '06 / Team Unveils New Website
Formula BMW USA upstart Team APEX Racing USA will expand to a two-car effort for 2006, with team owners Jim Exline and David Hunt announcing the addition of 17 year old Jordan Dick. Dick joins standout Robert Wickens and gives the APEX squad a viable 1-2 punch in its pursuit of the 2006 Formula BMW Championship....
A native of Canada now living in Michigan, Jordan began racing go-karts full-time in 2002 and was successful in the SKUSA Pro-Moto National Tour. Ready to take the next step, the Northville High School senior participated in the Formula BMW USA scholarship course in Valencia, Spain where he was selected as one of five Junior drivers for the 2006 season.
Jordan is excited to be part of the Team APEX USA Racing USA team. "I am really happy that we were able to come to an agreement with Team APEX USA for the 2006 season," said Jordan when asked about his new team. "I just felt that the incredible season that they had in 2005 and knowing that Robert was returning to the team would create an environment for me to be successful right out of the box." In fact, Jordan's goal for the 2006 Formula BMW USA season is to win the Rookie Championship.
"We had a strong feeling about Jordan after meeting him last year at Road Atlanta," said co-owner Hunt about his new driver. "Obviously BMW feels he will be a top competitor and represent their brand well, as noted by their selection of him as a BMW Junior Driver for the 2006 season. As a team, it is our responsibility to help develop his skills to their fullest potential and put him in a position to excel both on and off the track."
Based in Terre Haute, Indiana, Team APEX Racing USA made a strong Formula BMW series debut in 2005. The team scored it's first win (Montreal) in just its sixth outing, wound up with another victory at Denver and then rookie Robert Wickens remained in the championship chase until the final race of the season. Wickens wound up third in the driver and rookie points standings, while Team APEX wound up fourth in the team standings.
Wickens, a native of Toronto, ON, Canada, completed his rookie season as the only driver in the Formula BMW USA series to post a top-10 finish in every event of the '05 campaign...won the Formula BMW event at the 2005 Race of Champions at Stade de Paris in France, and also impressed Formula BMW officials with his run at the World Finals in Bahrain.
When asked about Robert and Jordan as teammates, Hunt replied, "Having Wickens as a teammate would certainly be beneficial to any driver that came into our program. He is a proven winner and can coach Jordan on how to handle the demands of being a BMW Junior in the series. The two have raced against each other in the past and get along remarkably well. Individually, both are focused and fiercely competitive. However, we will be tapping into the obvious synergies of the team concept and have reason to believe they will work well together and thrive in this environment."
Team APEX USA is set to rollout today at Road Atlanta for a two-day pre-season test, with the '06 season set to get underway May 19th at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Motorsports media and fans of Team APEX Racing USA now have a way to stay up to date with the latest team happenings during the 2006 season.
TeamApexUSA.com is now available on the worldwide web, offering driver and team bios and background information, plus current reports on team tests and race results.