AFS RACING BECOMES CO-ENTRANT OF ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT'S ...
AFS RACING BECOMES CO-ENTRANT OF ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT'S #27 IZOD INDYCAR FOR RACES AT WATKINS GLEN AND MID-OHIO
Automatic Fire Sprinklers (AFS) will also serve as primary sponsor of the car at Mid-Ohio
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 1, 2010) - AFS Racing has become the co-entrant of Andretti Autosport's #27 IZOD IndyCar Series car, which will be driven by newcomer Adam Carroll at Watkins Glen International and at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
The AFS Racing/Andretti Autosport pairing has enjoyed success together in the past, having won the past two Firestone Indy Lights championships and is seeking an unprecedented third title in 2010 with another two-car effort. AFS/Andretti also joined forces for an IZOD IndyCar Series entry last season at Infineon Raceway for driver Franck Montagny.
Carroll, who dominated the 2009 A1GP World Cup of Motorsport season on the way to a series championship, will debut the entry this weekend at Watkins Glen under the banner of Team Boost Mobile. Carroll's season will then continue in early August with a drive at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in a car that will carry primary sponsorship from AFS, one of the nation's largest multi-family automatic fire sprinkler contractors.
Additionally, both Dr Pepper Snapple Group, with its Snapple brand, and Inland Industrial Services Group have joined the effort as associate sponsors of Carroll's upcoming races.
GARY PETERSON, OWNER, AFS RACING:
"This is a good step for AFS Racing and we're looking forward to working directly with a great, young talent like Adam Carroll. He tested well at Mid-Ohio this week and we're excited to work with him at these two events. AFS Racing would like to make a move to the IZOD IndyCar level at some point in the future and this is a good step in that direction."
MICHAEL ANDRETTI, CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT:
"AFS Racing and Andretti Autosport have enjoyed a lot of success together and this effort will hopefully be more of the same. This is good for us as it helps us take our IZOD IndyCar Series program closer to where we want it to be and it enables Gary to take further steps toward his goal of competing fulltime at the IZOD IndyCar Series level."
-source: afs racing/andretti autosport