DREYER & REINBOLD RACING SIGNS TOMAS SCHECKTER TO PILOT THE NO. 24 MACHINE IN EDMONTON Indianapolis, IN (July 20, 2010) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that South African driver, Tomas Scheckter, and MonaVie (www.monavie.com), maker...
DREYER & REINBOLD RACING SIGNS TOMAS SCHECKTER TO PILOT THE NO. 24 MACHINE IN EDMONTON
Indianapolis, IN (July 20, 2010) - Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that South African driver, Tomas Scheckter, and MonaVie (www.monavie.com), maker of premier acai berry juice-based nutritional and energy drink products, will reunite with the team in Edmonton. Scheckter will replace the injured Mike Conway this weekend and will drive the team's No. 24 MonaVie entry for the Honda Indy Edmonton in Edmonton, Canada on Sunday, July 25th.
The South African was the sensible choice for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing as he ran for the team last year as well as for three races this season, Indianapolis, Texas, and Toronto. "We are happy to have Tomas and MonaVie back with us for the Honda Indy Edmonton. We learned a lot over this last weekend and Tomas did a great job at Toronto, so it made sense to have in the car for this weekend's race. We hope to have a good result and I think that we will," stated Dennis Reinbold, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing co-owner.
This year will mark MonaVie's and Scheckter's second time to compete in the Honda Indy Edmonton event. Tomas came on board with DRR last year competing at ten races for the team. He earned three top-ten finishes (6th- Iowa, 8th - Chicago, 9th- Miami). He re-united with DRR this season for the 94th running of the Indianapolis 500, where he led for five laps and finished 15th overall. Scheckter also filled in for Conway at Texas Motor Speedway where he finished in 13th position and in Toronto where he finished 15th.
"I am really happy to be in a DRR car again. We had a good run in Toronto and I learned a lot, especially having the opportunity to work with Justin. I know the task ahead at Edmonton will be challenging and for the most part, but it will be good to learn from Justin again. I look forward to the challenge. I have to thank not only Dennis, Robbie and Larry Curry, but MonaVie and their support for allowing me to be back in the race car where I feel most at home," commented Scheckter.
JR Hildebrand will pilot the No. 24 entry at the remaining road course events in Mid Ohio and Sonoma.