Thursday, January 26, 2012

TEAM SEATTLE set once again to race for Children at Rolex 24 with Dempsey Racing

Dempsey Racing Mazda RX8, source:
Once again, in what’s now a very long standing tradition; Team Seattle will take up its yearly challenge in the Rolex 24 at Daytona - running under the Dempsey Racing banner... Yeah, as in “Dr. McDreamy,” aka Patrick Dempsey of Grays Anatomy; although unlike years past, where Team Seattle ran a two-car operation, nevertheless, they’ll be running the No. 41 Mazda RX8 with drivers Ian James, Don Kitch Jr, Scott Maxwell and Dan Rogers who’ll be raising money for our local Seattle Children’s Hospital for each lap completed...

While Dempsey will co-drive with his business partner Joe Foster plus Charles Espenlaub and Tom Long in the lead Dempsey Racing No. 40 rotary powered Mazda - which by all accounts the two cars tested very well recently.

Dempsey you may recall was part team owner in Vision Racing and also drove the Pace Car at Indianapolis before settling into his guest driver Gig - whenever his acting schedule permits. As he’s raced at Daytona several times and not only will drive his team’s Mazda, but also an Aston Martin Vantage in the support series...

Patrick has also raced at Circuit de la Sarthe in 2009, once again for Team Seattle behind the wheel of a Ferrari 430 in the GT2 category and also has plans to graduate to the LM2/LMC category sometime this year, potentially debuting at Le Mans once again? Although it’s interesting to note that his insurance policy forbids any open cockpit machinery...

So good luck numbers 40-41, especially the Team Seattle No. 41 this weekend!

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