Scotsman John Dalziel joins S&S Racing for 2002 effort. (Indianapolis, IN) -- Scottish stock car driver John Dalziel hopes America can live up to its reputation as the land of opportunity. After months of searching for a ride in America, Dalziel...
Scotsman John Dalziel joins S&S Racing for 2002 effort.
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Scottish stock car driver John Dalziel hopes America can live up to its reputation as the land of opportunity. After months of searching for a ride in America, Dalziel today announced an agreement with S&S Racing of Indianapolis to pilot a limited number of Sunoco Super Series races and one ASA race this season.
"My opportunity to continue my racing career is in America," Dalziel said. "Stock car racing is so new to Europeans. It's important to me to come over here and learn from a team that understands the car and the concept of stock car racing."
Dalziel's first race in a stock car is scheduled this weekend at Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
"The learning curve this weekend is so steep that I don't know where to start climbing up," Dalziel said. "But, that's the idea of getting a good team behind me. I'm hoping to learn this weekend and go out and do my best. Hopefully, this is a starting point for a good career in stock car racing."
Dalziel will be backed by one of the hottest racing teams in the ASA series. S&S Racing has finished no lower than 8th place in their past seven races and has won four poles.
"For a young driver, he is very mature," Ken Smith, owner of S&S Racing said. "A lot of young people jump into racing too fast and get in over their head. John is taking his time preparing for a solid career and that's important for a young driver. We're looking forward to learning from each other this weekend."
Besides solid backing from S&S Racing, Dalziel has also tested with legendary NASCAR driver Buddy Baker at the Buck Baker Driving School. The school has hosted superstar drivers such as Jeff Gordon, Kenny Irwin and Tony Stewart.
"John has all the qualities to be a good driver," Baker said. "He has self-discipline in the car and a lot of control behind the wheel. If I didn't think he had potential, I would have told him at the beginning, but right now he's getting the seat time he needs to acquire the necessary skills to be really good."
Dalziel will compete in four Sunoco Super Series races this season with S&S Racing at Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana; Anderson Speedway in Anderson; Indiana and Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana; He will attempt to qualify for the ASA race at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on October 6.