A.P. Performance names J. Sauter as driver

Mooresville, NC - Alec Pinsonneault and A.P. Performance Racing have formally announced that Johnny Sauter will take over the reigns of the ...

Mooresville, NC - Alec Pinsonneault and A.P. Performance Racing have formally announced that Johnny Sauter will take over the reigns of the #9 AP Performance Racing Chevrolet for the 2001 season. The team will compete for Rookie of the Year honors.

Sauter will take over for older brother Tim, who is moving to the Busch Grand National Series in the upcoming year. Johnny has competed in a limited number of ASA events throughout the last few years finishing as high as third at Pikes Peak in 1998. In 2000, the younger Sauter drove a second car fielded by A.P. Performance Racing at Milwaukee and Memphis. In just their first outing, Johnny earned his first ASA pole position. "This is the best opportunity of my career. Alec has given me excellent equipment and an experienced team," said Sauter.

The team has uprooted from its origin of Windsor, Ontario Canada to it's new home located in Mooresville, North Carolina. "We felt to continue to be competitive in this business, it was necessary to move to the states, and what better place than the heart of racing country to move our growing team," noted Pinsonneault. "I feel Johnny is going to do great things with this team and look forward to a year full of success."

"Our main focus is to win the Rookie of the Year title, but we do feel we are capable of winning races and finishing in the top 10 in points this year," added Sauter.

A.P. Performance Racing is currently seeking sponsorship for the 2001 season.

-APP

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