Reigning Zetec Champion Signs With Transnet Racing ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (March 26, 2004) -The 2003 Formula Ford Zetec Champion Jonathan Bomarito has announced he will contest the Toyota Atlantic Championship with Transnet Racing. Driving the No....
Reigning Zetec Champion Signs With Transnet Racing
ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. (March 26, 2004) -The 2003 Formula Ford Zetec Champion Jonathan Bomarito has announced he will contest the Toyota Atlantic Championship with Transnet Racing. Driving the No. 8 Swift, Bomarito, of Monterey, Calif., will contest the entire 2004 season and partner returning Toyota Atlantic driver Alex Garcia.
Widely regarded as one of the top up-and-coming young American drivers, Bomarito came to the forefront in 2003. After racing karts for several years and contesting a limited number of car races, Bomarito joined the Zetec Championship. Displaying fantastic car control and speed as a rookie, Bomarito immediately became the driver to beat. Capturing three pole positions and winning a series high five races, including the final four in a row, Bomarito won the prestigious Formula Ford Zetec Championship.
Following the championship win, the California native immediately set about looking for funding for 2004 and testing with several Toyota Atlantic teams. After a successful test at Firebird International Raceway, Bomarito signed with Transnet Racing.
"I am incredibly happy to join Transnet Racing," Bomarito said. "I have been having serious conversations with them for several months, and I am very excited to join a team where I feel I will have a great opportunity to show what I can do. Every time I visited their paddock last year, I felt very comfortable and the guys always made me feel like a team member even before I signed on to race with them. The opportunity to work with team manager John [Hayes] and the other guys in Transnet, with whom I have been familiar for years, is an added bonus."
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Transnet Racing has contested the Toyota Atlantic Championship for the past two years with Garcia. Last year, Garcia, a former Zetec Championship driver, finished 11th in the standings and had a career best finish of sixth at Cleveland.
The Toyota Atlantic Championship gets underway April 18th, with the 30th annual running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
For additional information on Transnet Racing please visit www.transnetracing.com