Ilmor Engineering to Build Engines for Biagi Bros. NASCAR Busch Series Team Plymouth MI (January 19, 2006) -- Ilmor Engineering Inc., a company with more than two decades of success in open-wheel racing, will build engines for the Biagi Bros.
Ilmor Engineering to Build Engines for Biagi Bros. NASCAR Busch Series Team
Plymouth MI (January 19, 2006) -- Ilmor Engineering Inc., a company with more than two decades of success in open-wheel racing, will build engines for the Biagi Bros. Racing GEICO / BryMak entry in the 2006 NASCAR Busch Series. Mark Green will drive the #4 Dodge Charger this season.
Ilmor engines have won 11 Indianapolis 500s, powered more than 150 race victories and eight drivers championships in the Indy Racing League and CART. Ilmor-designed and manufactured engines won the 1998 and 1999 Formula One World Championship with McLaren-Mercedes and driver Mika Hakkinen.
Ilmor was created by engineers Mario Illien and the late Paul Morgan, in partnership with Roger Penske, to design and build Indycar engines in 1983. Since that time, the company has expanded into new areas of design and innovation, including the production of high-power Ilmor Marine engines based upon the Dodge Viper all-aluminum V-10 powerplant.
Ilmor developed and built Ford engines for the Biagi Bros. team during the 2004 season, which included their maiden NASCAR victory with driver Mike Wallace in the Busch Series race at Daytona in July. The team switched to Dodge cars and engines in 2005.
"We are very excited to be supplying engines again for Biagi Bros. Racing in 2006" said Paul Ray, President of Ilmor Engineering Inc. "Fred Biagi has remained a friend of Ilmor and we look forward to an enjoyable and successful season with the team."
"The switch to Dodge was a natural change for us," explained Ray. "With our family ties to Penske-Jasper engines, who campaign Dodge engines in both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series, it made sense."
-Ilmor Engineering Inc.