August 3 – One of America’s top rising open-wheel racing talents has today announced he will be driving for the Jensen MotorSport team at the Road America 500 event taking place the weekend of August 19th-21st in Elkhart Lake, WI. This will be the 11th Round of the 2005 Toyota Atlantic Championship Presented by Yokohama.
Prey, an Oshkosh, WI native who considers Road America to be his home racetrack, will be putting his track knowledge to the test as he gets his first taste of the Swift 014.a chassis during the series test day prior to the race weekend’s proceedings. He will be racing in the #2 entry with sponsorship from the fellow Wisconsin based Gehl Company and is also using this opportunity to promote three charities in which he both volunteers and strongly believes: Habitat for Humanity, ONE.org, and the American Red Cross.
“I will be facing a steep learning curve over the course of the weekend as many of my competitors will already have 10 races of experience along with their season testing schedules to rely on,” says Prey. “But I’m a quick study, and with four additional practice sessions prior to the first qualifying, I feel that is sufficient time to get comfortable in the car and to be competitive. The championship battle will be in full swing and I look forward to mixing it up with the top drivers in the series.”
Prey continues, “Gehl Company has been excellent to work with in the lead up to this event. We have come up with some fun and fresh ideas to help make this a successful weekend at the racetrack for both myself and in the marketing of their compact construction equipment and agricultural implements. I’m very grateful of this opportunity and focused on giving my best effort to the team.”
Team owner Eric Jensen states, “I first recalled hearing a lot of Chris at the 2004 Road America race, as he battled with Marco Andretti and the top guys in the Skip Barber National Series race for the overall victory. So Chris obviously knows how to be quick at Road America, and it is a real pleasure for me to continue to assist some of the talented young drivers in getting their first chance in the pro Atlantic series.”