INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 24, 2007) -- Team KMA principals Ingo Strackerjan and Jon Lewis announced today that they have signed for the 2007 Indy Pro Series season, the well-known Pennsylvania native, Robbie Pecorari, as their Driver. Pecorari ...
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (January 24, 2007) -- Team KMA principals Ingo Strackerjan and Jon Lewis announced today that they have signed for the 2007 Indy Pro Series season, the well-known Pennsylvania native, Robbie Pecorari, as their Driver. Pecorari passed his Indy Pro Series Rookie test today at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Robbie Pecorari will be driving the Cabo Wabo sponsored 430 hp Dallara racecar for the full 2007 season in a field of more than 26 equally powered Indy Pro Series racecars on Street, Oval and Road courses. The infamous Cabo Wabo Tequila, owned by legendary rocker Sammy Hagar is a sponsor of Team KMA Racing and in an announcement made earlier last week, it was confirmed that Sammy Hagar had also become a co-owner of the Indy Pro Series race car.
Jon Lewis goes on to explain "It's really exciting to announce that we were able to offer Robbie a sponsored drive, thanks to the people of Cabo Wabo Tequila." "Besides being a music icon and car fanatic, this truly demonstrates Sammy Hagar's belief in supporting young talented athletes. As a sponsor of our Team and a co-owner of our Indy Pro Series racecar, this dramatically increases and enhances the ladder system we have established for our drivers to successfully progress in their careers."
"First off I would like to thank Jon and Ingo for trusting me to put the Cabo Wabo Tequila car on the top step of the podium," exclaimed Robbie Pecorari. "Without them and Sammy Hagar none of this would be happening. I am also looking forward to coaching our Team's Formula BMW drivers. This will be a first for me, but I am looking forward to the extra time at the track and becoming an integral part of this Team."
Robbie's most recent accomplishments include finishing 2nd in the 2005 Formula Mazda Championship, just 11 points shy of capturing the title after claiming 2 wins and 7 podium finishes, and dominating the Toronto Grand Prix in the ChampCar Atlantic Championship in 2006 while leading every lap and taking the victory.
Team KMA also announced today that their Formula BMW operation will welcome Robbie as a mentor to their three young FBMW guns; Mike Hill, Julia Landauer and Jeffrey Petriello who will also be sponsored by the Cabo Wabo Cantina.
Strackerjan went on to say "We are indeed excited to have Robbie within the KMA team. We all know that with his knowledge, Robbie will add to our talent pool, providing our young FBMW drivers with driving pointers, race strategies, and in general, the opportunities to learn from an accomplished driver. Over the past three years I watched Robbie's success, followed his progress from karting to Atlantics and have seen Robbie's talents. He will be very successful in the 2007 Indy Pro Series Championship. With the addition of more road courses, many of them he has raced on in previous years, his chances are very good to gain podium positions. Our plans for Robbie are very simple -- he will be our entry to the Indy Racing League (IRL) and the dream to participate in the biggest racing spectacle in the world -- the infamous Indianapolis 500! Nothing less will do. We thank Cabo Wabo and Sammy Hagar for being such a great supporter and believer in Team KMA."
-credit: team kma