Walker Racing Signs Jonathan Summerton for St. PetersburgUPDATE Walker Racing is excited to announce that they have signed American driver, Jonathan Summerton to compete this weekend. The Florida resident will drive the No. 40 Walker Racing entry for the first Firestone Indy Lights Series event, the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 28, 2010.
Summerton now turns his sites on the Firestone Indy Lights Series after coming off of two back-to-back seasons in the Atlantic Series. Previous to that, Jonathan also competed competitively in A1GP and in 2006 was in the F3 Euro Series. Jonathan has excelled in all the formulas that he has competed in. The Firestone Indy Lights Series is the final step before IZOD IndyCar and one that he is up to the challenge.
“I am fortunate to have secured Jonathan’s services to drive for me again. We have worked together before back in 2004 in the BMW Series so it’s good to be joining forces again to race at St. Petersburg. Our program came together later than I would have liked, so having Jonathan available to us was a bonus,” says Walker Racing team owner, Derrick Walker.
The young American will reunite with Walker Racing and what better place than in St. Petersburg. Summerton ran in the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights race at St. Pete where he finished second in race one and fourth in race two.
“I am really glad to get a chance to race in the Firestone Indy Lights Series and to be racing in Florida, close to home, will be fun. I have wanted to compete in the IZOD IndyCar Series and through Indy Lights is a great way to do it,” stated Jonathan Summerton.
Walker Racing would also like to give a special thanks to our sponsor partners of SimGP.com, Deans Knight Capital Management LTD, and Wasteco.
03/23/10 According to Jonathan Summerton's Facebook page he will be driving for Walker Racing in Indy Lights from St. Pete onwards ... !
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