Team owner Eric Jensen states, “My team is pleased and proud to have a driver with Markus’ impressive talent and credentials in one of our cars. Our clear objective with Markus is to win races, poles, and to defend his series championship. I have assembled a terrific crew of engineers and mechanics in our team, and hopefully Markus is able to showcase the high-degree of their talent as well."
Niemela, (26) hails from Rauma Finland, and currently resides in Southern California. Markus has driven the first 4 races of the 2009 championship for another team, and he is currently in 7th position in the Atlantic Championship season point standings.