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Tony Kanaan

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Scott Dixon

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Patrick Carpentier

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Max Papis
Roberto Moreno

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Kenny Brack

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Impressive 2002 Toyota Atlantic Grid taking final shape

February 4, 2002

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. – With the green flag for the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship’s debut in Mexico quickly approaching, the roster that will make up the 2002 Championship is starting to finalize, and it appears to be a wide open race for the season ending trophy.  On the current roster, only two drivers have won a race in Atlantic competition.  2001 Rookie of the Year, Joey Hand, returns with DSTP Motorsports with two wins last season and Rocky Moran Jr., fresh off of winning his first career Atlantic race at the season ending race last year at Laguna Seca, joins forces with Sigma Autosport.

Also returning for 2002, are a group of drivers that knocked on the door for their first wins and appear to be a lock to break into victory lane this season.  Headlining this list is Lynx Racing’s duo of Michael Valiante and Grant Ryley who both grabbed runner-up finishes last year.  Jonathan Macri and Rodolfo Lavin will return with their respective teams this year of P-1 Racing and Michael Shank Racing.  Macri had a solid rookie season with P-1 finishing fifth in the Championship.  Lavin finished seventh in his rookie debut with Michael Shank Racing and reports from winter testing have raised Lavin into the Championship hunt.  Alex Gurney will return to Atlantic competition after spending a year overseas.  With Atlantic experience, Gurney’s addition to Dorricott Racing’s debut in the Atlantic Championship could be the edge they need to contend for the title.

Dorricott Racing leads the list of first year teams eager to challenge long time Atlantic teams for this year’s title.  Rookies, Jon Fogarty and Luis Diaz will join Dorricott on their trek from the Dayton Indy Lights Championship over to the CART Toyota Atlantic Championship.  Hylton Motorsports will try to defend their 2001 Atlantic Championship with Ryan Hunter-Reay taking over the driving duties for Hoover Orsi.  Reay finished fifth in the Barber Dodge Pro Series last year and will be joined by the runner-up in the series, Sepp Koster, who will team with Lavin at Michael Shank Racing.  Fellow Barber Dodge driver, David Wieringa, will join the series as another example of the CART Ladder system at work.  Wieringa will join Moran Jr. with the new Sigma Autosport team.  Worldspeed Motorsports’ Alex Figge, will fill the seat vacated by Grant Ryley after competing in the USF2000 Championship last season.  Scuadra Fortia will make its Atlantic debut this season with a two car effort.  Eduardo Figueroa from Mexico and Argentinean driver, Waldemar Coronas will pilot the two cars.  Several more teams are schedule to announce more drivers in the upcoming weeks.

The teams will take to the track for the first time on Thursday, March 7, 2002 as they prepare for the season opening race in Monterrey, Mexico on Saturday, March 9, 2002.  Here is the complete listing of the current 2002 teams and drivers:

No. Driver Country Team


Ryan Hunter-Reay(R)


Hylton Motorsports




Jensen Motorsports


Rocky Moran Jr.


Sigma Autosport


David Wieringa(R)


Sigma Autosport


Sepp Koster(R)


Michael Shank Racing


Frank Dancs


Condor Motorsports




Transnet Racing


Rodolfo Lavin


Michael Shank Racing




Brooks Racing Assoc.


Alex Figge(R)


World Speed Motorsports




Margraf Racing


Bob Siska


RJS Motorsports


Michael Valiante


Lynx Racing


Grant Ryley


Lynx Racing


Steve Romak(R)




DeWayne Cassel(R)


JPT Motorsport


David Cutler


P-1 Racing


Joey Hand


DSTP Motorsports


Jonathan Macri


P-1 Racing


Jon Fogarty(R)


Dorricott Racing


Luis Diaz(R)


Dorricott Racing


Alex Gurney


Dorricott Racing


Waldemar Coronas(R)


Scuadra Fortia


Marc Devilles(R)


Sierra Sierra


Scott Lampkin(R)


Crossover Motorsports


Carl Russo(R)


Performance Development & Racing


Eduardo Figueroa(R)


Scuadra Fortia




Michael Shank Racing




Indy Regency Racing

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