Muscle Milk Pickett owner on ALMS/ Grand-Am merger

Greg Pickett hugs the Michelin Man
Greg Pickett hugs the Michelin Man

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INDIANAPOLIS (September 6, 2012) - The following is a statement from Muscle Milk Pickett Racing team owner Greg Pickett following Wednesday's American Le Mans Series/GRAND-AM merger announcement.

Greg Pickett, Team Owner, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing "I was telling my team this week that I don't like change, no one does, but the change that is coming in North American sports car racing is one that I'm looking forward to.

"The environment in which we have been racing over the last few years, while highly competitive, has not been perfect, but this coming together of the ALMS and GRAND-AM has the potential to bring sports car racing to a whole new level in this country. However, change isn't always easy and there is still plenty of work that needs to be done to take this unified series to where it needs to be and to ensure the strong and continued growth of our sport. A sport known for its technological advancement, world-class racing and exciting looking and sounding racecars. Racecars that are fun to watch, cool to drive and great to own.

"In the end, the success of this exciting new era will be determined not by this newly formed entity, not by the entrants, the competitors, the operating executives or the track owners/operators. It will be determined by the fans, our viewing customers.

"If I've learned anything from my time in business and as a long-time racer, it is that customers and fans are fickle, but at the same time predictable. They will let you know if they like your product. Fans speak with their feet, their time and their wallets. If we provide them with an economically sustainable, ecologically friendly, exciting, interesting, captivating, entertaining, quality product, they will show up or tune in. When they do, we will all be grateful, thankful and successful. If we don't, they won't.

"I'm anxious to work with those involved in our sport and to see where the future takes us. I hope it's a place with a lot very happy fans!"

Source: Muscle Milk Pickett Racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Greg Pickett
Teams Muscle Milk Pickett Racing
Article type Press conference
Tags alms, business, grand-am, muscle milk, pickett