Blythewood, SC February 6, 2002 - Seventeen year old Andy Brumbaugh of Blythewood, SC has signed with AIM Autosport to compete in the 2002 U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship. Andy will drive a Quicksilver powered Van Diemen RF01 along side...
Blythewood, SC February 6, 2002 - Seventeen year old Andy Brumbaugh of Blythewood, SC has signed with AIM Autosport to compete in the 2002 U.S. Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship. Andy will drive a Quicksilver powered Van Diemen RF01 along side Mark Wilkins in the two-car team from Toronto.
Andy Brumbaugh is the 2001 Canadian Formula Ford Champion and Rookie of the Year. He is the first American and the youngest driver ever to win Canada's premier national open wheel championship series.
"I am very pleased to have Andy join our Formula Ford 2000 Zetec team for 2002 and feel extremely confident that we will continue to build on the success that Andy achieved last year in winning the Canadian Formula Ford 1600 Championship," commented Ian Willis, "Andy has proven that even as a rookie he is a race winner in a very competitive environment, and I am certain that he will continue to show the form that took him to the top last season."
Andy feels honored that Van Diemen will supply the car in recognition of his accomplishments in the 2001 Canadian Formula Ford Series and he is also looking forward to having the quick and reliable Ford Quicksilver engines behind him again this season. Andy's primary sponsorship will be coming from Insulectro and EMX.
"It feels great to have three sponsors from last year return with me this year, Insulectro, EMX, and Andy, LLC. I am also very grateful to Jon Baytos and Van Diemen International for providing me with a car to race in this year's championship. I can't wait to get the season underway; it has been a long off-season! This is a great series with tough competition and great events. I am confident we have the package to run up front against anyone. I am also really looking forward to working with AIM, Mark Wilkins, and Ian Willis, hopefully we will be a tough team this year" said Brumbaugh.