Team Seattle Enters Both Races At Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH FL, January 22nd 2013. Team Seattle enters new territory this weekend entering multiple cars in the Continental Tire Series Championship (CTSCC) as well as continuing their long tradition of competing in the Rolex 24 Hour Race.
CTSCC partners Compass360 Racing (C360R) and BimmerWorld will field up to 5 cars in the Daytona race on Friday the 25th of January. All cars will be carrying some form of Team Seattle logo or livery with the two C360R Honda Civic Si’s fielding the Hearts sold via the ‘Buy a Heart, Save a Life program’. As in previous years the hearts will demonstrate the fantastic donations and philanthropy made by the Team Seattle supporters and fans.
Drivers in the CTSCC cars this year include James Colborn, Andrew Newell, Ted Anthony Jr. and Dan Rogers all of whom are active or former participants in the PRO3 race series. The PRO3 group has rallied in previous years to raise upwards of $40,000 for Team Seattle and this year was no exception with PRO3 drivers giving racing experiences to fans and supporters and a special Team Seattle hosted event at Pacific Raceways two weeks ago (the event raising $18,000 towards this year’s funds tally).
Joining the PRO3 contingent will be Andrew Jordan, the current British Touring Car Independent Champion who will be driving with Colborn. “It’s such a thrill to be racing with Andrew. He’s not only one of the nicest people that you could meet but is also extremely fast”, commented Colborn, “his presence is not only a welcome one in our paddock but helps us increase the awareness for Team Seattle in a weekend that will be full of headlines and superstars”.
Rounding out the CTSCC driver line up will be the drivers from BimmerWorld. Full season driver Dan Rogers, who helped extend Team Seattle’s presence onto the fleet of BMW 328i race cars, commented; “I raced with Team Seattle last year and to extend the program this year with the BimmerWorld guys is fantastic. As Compass360 Racing and BimmerWorld and competitors we’ve been able to extend a friendly rivalry into the paddock. Our plan is to give the Team Seattle supporters not only the chance to hang out with the guys in the garage area but to essentially pick a team and demonstrate their allegiance during the race with the purchase of a t-shirt sporting the C360R Heart logo or the BimmerWorld Heart logo. All funds made from the t-shirt sales will go directly to the charity”. Roger’s co-driver Seth Thomas commented “Supporting Team Seattle just makes our efforts at Daytona just that little bit more exciting. We’re going to go all out to ensure that there are more BimmerWorld t-shirts sold than Compass but at the end of the day it all goes to a great cause”.
Supporters attending the race should also expect other activities from the teams over the weekend and enjoy the chance to meet and ask questions of the drivers and crews as they progress through the week.
In the Rolex GT race, Team Seattle fans will be able to rally behind the Magnus Racing Porsches No. 44 and No.45 who will compete in the famous 24 hour endurance race held this coming weekend. Team Seattle founder Don Kitch Jr. commented, “We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with Magnus Racing. We’ve been in conversations for the past few months and in that time I’ve observed their approach to racing and have been extremely impressed with their professionalism and attention to detail. It was an easy decision for us to make partnering with Magnus and their partnership will help continue Team Seattle’s history at Daytona which is now in its 17th year!”
To learn more about Magnus Racing visit their website at http://www.magnusracing.com
You can follow Team Seattle throughout the week and the two races via Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/teamseattle) or Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/teamseattle) and follow the race action on SpeedTV, SpeedTV.com and via the Grand-Am website (http://www.grand-am.com)
It’s also not too late to buy a Heart or just make a flat donation to Team Seattle. Simply visit http://www.teamseattle.com/hearts or http://www.teamseattle.com/donate to learn more about how you can make a difference to a child’s life.