GOTO:Racing announced today that Speed World Challenge and Grand-Am Cup driver Gary Sheehan will be joining the team to bolster the driver line-up starting at Barber Motorsports Park on July 29th, 2006.
Sheehan will co-drive with Brian Lock at both Barber Motorsports Park and Miller Motorsports Park. Sheehan is a well known figure in the touring car community for his extensive experience racing AWD turbo cars, and Subarus in particular. As GOTO’s Grand-Am Cup program gains traction, the addition of Sheehan’s vast AWD experience and technical expertise is hoped to accelerate the team’s growth and improve race results.
“Our key to success in pro racing has been to surround ourselves with the right people.” commented Steve Lock, GOTO Team Principle. Having Gary with us for the Barber and Miller races only adds strength and experience to our new team. Gary Sheehan and GOTO:Racing are both pioneers for Subaru road racing, and it makes good sense that we will be able to accomplish even greater things together. He’s the most experienced Subaru road racer in the country, and I’m sure our team will greatly benefit from the speed and veteran input he’ll bring.”
“I’m excited to be working with GOTO Racing”, said Sheehan. “This is a young and energetic team that has been showing very strong potential in their first year in Grand-Am Cup. If we get all the pieces in place, I think the team can be consistently running at the front of the field fairly soon.”
Sheehan’s driving resume includes many impressive outings in Subaru’s, most notably as the driver for the ESX Speed World Challenge GT STi, as well as lead driver for ESX’s third place overall finish at the 2005 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Sheehan started racing Subaru’s with the first professional road racing Subaru WRX in the United States in 2001.