Dyson Racing's Return Engagement to Grand-Am with Howard Motorsports POUGHKEEPSIE, NY December 29, 2005 -- Racing is not necessarily a business known for long-term successful collaborations. But Dyson Racing remains unique for its lasting ...
Dyson Racing's Return Engagement to Grand-Am with Howard Motorsports
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY December 29, 2005 -- Racing is not necessarily a business known for long-term successful collaborations. But Dyson Racing remains unique for its lasting partnerships, and for 2006 the team will continue their Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series effort with Crawford Race Cars and Howard Motorsports. Starting with the January 28th Rolex 24 at Daytona, Rob Dyson and Chris Dyson will race the #16 Thetford/Norcold Pontiac Crawford Daytona Prototype at a total of six selected events in 2006.
"We ran five Rolex Series races last year with Rick Howard and Max Crawford's team," explained Rob Dyson, team principal. "It was educational, fun, and challenging, but most of all, a year that increased our respect for their organization. They won three races and placed third in the championship with Butch (Leitzinger, also one of the Dyson team drivers). Few teams understand the chemistry needed for a successful effort. They do."
"I am excited about our association with the Dyson family," said Rick Howard, president of Howard Motorsports. "We are looking forward to a wonderful season and a long term relationship as partners in the Grand American Rolex Series."
Added Max Crawford, "Our off-season testing program this winter has been successful and our entire organization is anticipating a great 2006 season. Their driver lineup for the Rolex 24 at Daytona is stellar and should be very competitive. With the engineering input from the Dyson group, we look forward to strengthening our overall program."
"Max Crawford has been working with Dyson Racing since the early nineties," noted Chris Dyson. "He is a valued member of the extended Dyson racing family. It was an honor for me to give the Crawford Race Cars its first win in 2002. Their team knows how to win and we learned a lot in a short period of time working together last year."
In addition to the Daytona 24 Hour where the Dysons will be joined in the cockpit by Oliver Gavin and Guy Smith, they will be racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway (March 25), Virginia International Raceway (April 23), Watkins Glen (June 3), Daytona International Raceway (June 29), and Watkins Glen again on August 11.
These are all tracks that have been very successful for Dyson Racing in the past. Dyson Racing was one of the founding teams of the Rolex Sports Car Series, winning sixteen races and two drivers' and three team championships from 2000 through 2002.