USA: Team KMA Palmetto test notes 2006-12-14

Team KMA completes a successful test for 2007 Drivers Team KMA Racing, the new powerhouse team formed by two well-respected and experienced operations, Atlantic Racing Team and American Spirit Racing, tested six up and coming young drivers ...

Team KMA completes a successful test for 2007 Drivers

Team KMA Racing, the new powerhouse team formed by two well-respected and experienced operations, Atlantic Racing Team and American Spirit Racing, tested six up and coming young drivers at Group Four Park in Palmetto, Florida. Over two days and varying weather conditions, Team KMA and its prospective drivers completed over 500 miles of near non-stop testing.

"It was a really exciting two days," stated Team Co-Principal Jon Lewis. "We had six very talented young drivers vying for four available positions on our Formula BMW Team and at the end of day, it was extremely difficult to choose which four to pick. They all progressed so well, it was impressive. Our crew also did a fantastic job in rotating each driver on and off the track, with well over 500 miles of mechanically flawless operation."

The two-day test was held at Group Four Park, a private test track located just south of Tampa, Florida. "Group Four is a very technical track," commented the Team's other Co-Principal, Ingo Strackerjan. "Here, a driver is always working. There's no opportunity to rest. It was ideal for the purpose of our test. We had beautiful sunny weather on Tuesday and rain on Wednesday, so it was also great to see how these drivers handled themselves in the wet. Sure, we had a few spins here and there, but by the end of the second day, you could see a dramatic improvement in each driver and any one of them would be an excellent addition to our team."

Team KMA will formally announce its 2007 Formula BMW driver line up in the next few weeks.

Team KMA Racing's Indianapolis-based Indy Pro Series operation will also begin pre-season testing in January.

-credit: kma racing

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula BMW