LG Motorsports adds Chambers, Videtto to 2004 SPEED GT Lineup DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 3, 2004) -- Texas-based LG Motorsports announced today that it added Kevin Chambers, of Menlo Park, Calif. and rookie Keith Videtto, of San Ramon, Calif., to the...
LG Motorsports adds Chambers, Videtto to 2004 SPEED GT Lineup
DALLAS, Texas (Feb. 3, 2004) -- Texas-based LG Motorsports announced today that it added Kevin Chambers, of Menlo Park, Calif. and rookie Keith Videtto, of San Ramon, Calif., to the team in its quest to capture the 2004 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship. LG Motorsports will field a three-car team that also includes LG Motorsports owner and three-time SCCA World Challenge Champion Lou Gigliotti, of Dallas, Texas.
"We are very fortunate to have two very talented new drivers coming to run with us this season," Gigliotti said. "We are hoping for some impressive results based on their background."
Both Chambers and Videtto ran a limited SPEED GT schedule in 2003. However, this season the entire LG Motorsports team plans to run a full SPEED GT campaign.
Chambers started four SPEED GT races (Infineon Raceway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Road Atlanta and Puerto Rico) in a moderately-prepared Corvette Z06 and finished a season-best 11th at Puerto Rico.
"I am looking forward to reaching some new goals and raising my driving skill to a much higher level in 2004," Chambers said. "With a new Corvette that is built to the max of the rules, I expect to improve my record greatly."
Chambers, a former college football standout, began racing in the Russell Racing Mazda Series at Mazda Raceway in 1990. The bulk of Chambers' racing experience was in the American Iron series, where he finished third, fourth and seventh in the West Coast Championship point standings the past three seasons.
Driving a Corvette, Videtto competed in two SPEED GT races (Road Atlanta and Puerto Rico) and won the Sunoco Hard Charger of the Race award for his 12th place finish at Puerto Rico. Videtto is also a former college athlete turned racecar driver. He has three PCAA/Big West track and cross country titles to his credit and he brings that same winning mentality to the race track.
"Coming from college athletics gives me the right frame of mind and a winning attitude," Videtto said. "I would like to be as successful in racing as in my college sports and joining forces with Lou Gigliotti and LG Motorsports should help with that goal."
Videtto is also a veteran of the American Iron series.
Wendell Chambers, Kevin's father, comes from a long history of racing super modifieds on the West coast and has been the backbone of his son's and Videtto's team. Wendell will join LG Motorsports as team advisor.
After a six-year hiatus from the series, Gigliotti returns to drive the No. 28 LG Pro Long Tube Chevrolet Corvette ZO6. Gigliotti says he is looking forward to getting back into the series where he once dominated. In 69 career starts (tied for fifth all-time), Gigliotti has 19 career wins (tied for second), 39 podium finishes (tied for third) and 51 top-10 finishes (fifth) from 1990-1997.
The SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT season will make its first standing start of 2004 at Sebring International Raceway for the fourth-consecutive year as part of the 52nd Mobil1 Twelve Hours of Sebring week March 17-20. In 2004, the series will visit Lime Rock Park, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Infineon Raceway, Portland International Raceway, Mosport International Raceway, Road America, Road Atlanta Motorsports Center and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
For more information about SCCA SPEED World Challenge, visit www.world-challenge.com. For more information about LG Motorpsorts, visit www.lgmotorsports.com.
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