POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, MAY 13, 2005 — Dyson Racing, one of the founding teams of the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, is set to return to the tour where they won sixteen races and two driver`s and three team championships from 2000 through 2002.
In a collaborative partnership with Howard Motorsports, Chris Dyson, Rob Dyson and Harrison Brix will drive a Pontiac Crawford in a limited schedule for the remainder of the year. Their first race will be the Sahlen`s Six Hours of the Glen on June 12, followed by the Brumos Porsche 250 (June 30), Watkins Glen 200 (August 12), Watkins Glen 250 (September 24), and the VIR 400 on October 9. The car will run in the livery of Thetford / Norcold with additional sponsors to be named later.
“Rick Howard and Max Crawford run one of the most respected teams in the Grand-Am,” said Rob Dyson. “They placed second and third in this year`s Rolex 24 at Daytona, and they have had a competitive season since then. Dyson Racing has enjoyed a long relationship with Max Crawford. Max builds a great product. Rick and Max have a commitment and a passion for racing and we all share the belief that a race team should be a real family. My son and I drove with Harrison Brix in this year`s Daytona 24 Hour and he is quite good. He has competed successfully in Barber Dodge series and Grand-Am, and is a strong addition to the team. This is a reunion of very good people.”
“My dad and I enjoy driving together,” added Chris Dyson. “We had a great time at Daytona this year and got to thinking how we could spend more time together in a car. Dyson Racing`s focus remains on winning the American Le Mans Series LMP1 Championship this year, but this is a great opportunity to run important events on great tracks where we have been very successful in the past. Working with the Crawford group again is going to be fantastic. I am confident that we will be very competitive.”
The Sahlen`s Six Hours of the Glen will be televised June 12 on Speed Channel. Race Live part 1 will be shown at 10:00 AM ET, and Race Live part 2 at 12:30 PM ET.