GIDLEY TO RUN FOR CHAMPIONSHIP IN AIR FORCE RESERVE FOCUS PHOENIX (March 4, 2005) -- Techsport Racing Technology today announced its return to the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship in 2005 with driver Memo Gidley...
GIDLEY TO RUN FOR CHAMPIONSHIP IN AIR FORCE RESERVE FOCUS
PHOENIX (March 4, 2005) -- Techsport Racing Technology today announced its return to the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Championship in 2005 with driver Memo Gidley and continued support from the United States Air Force Reserve for its Ford Focus.
"We are very proud to represent the Air Force Reserve, and our aim is to build on the experience we gained last season and contest for overall wins and the Championship in 2005," Techsport team boss Andy Brown said.
The team, which spent the 2004 campaign developing the Ford Focus while flying the Air Force Reserve colors, enters the 2005 season with momentum after Gidley scored the team and car's first-ever podium finish at the '04 season finale. Techsport expects major improvements in 2005 after a busy offseason for both the team and engine supplier Mountune.
"I am really looking forward to racing the Focus this year, and now that we have experience with the car, I am very excited about our prospects," Gidley said.
Ford Racing Parts will continue to aid in the effort of the Techsport Focus with parts and support throughout the year.
"We are delighted to maintain our relationship with Ford Racing, and their input with respect to the car's development will be a great help," Brown said.
A replica of the Air Force Reserve Focus will tour the country this year as part of the Ford Racing Roadshow, attending a variety of events.
The Techsport Racing/Air Force Reserve Ford Focus is also sponsored by P5 wheels, Proflex suspension, AP Racing, Wolf designs and Custom Autoworks.
The 2005 SCCA SPEED Touring Car season begins March 16-18 as part of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.