The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will mark Kingdom Racing’s third race in their first full season of INDYCAR competition. “The beginning of the season has been impressive, both on and off track. God has already used us in ways we could never have anticipated, given Kingdom Racing incredible visibility, and we’re only two races into the schedule. Whatever He sends next is sure to be amazing,” proclaimed Team Director Charles West. “The results both on and off track have been superb, but we expect that the best is yet to come this year,” added Kingdom Racing founder and owner, George del Canto.
About Davey Hamilton:
Davey’s racing career almost ended on June 9, 2001 following a devastating crash at the Texas Motor Speedway. After 23 operations and two years of rehabilitation, Davey returned to Indy Car racing at the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 in May 2007 and finished 9th. Davey’s strong faith and determination to once again race in the 500 were instrumental in securing a partnership with Kingdom Racing.
About Kingdom Racing:
In 2008, Kingdom Racing made history as the first faith-vision team to compete in the Indianapolis 500. To date, we have four years of proven race performance with IZOD INDYCAR drivers Davey Hamilton and Martin Plowman. For 2012, Kingdom has joined forces with Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports and driver Simon Pagenaud. The 2012 season marks a turning point for Kingdom Racing as it denotes our first full season of competitive association in the IZOD INDYCAR Series. Our unique approach combines motorsports with Christian ministry and outreach. Our goal is to use INDYCAR racing as a platform to reach millions for Christ. “Let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1. For more information, visit www.KingdomRacing.net or join our fan communities at ‘KingdomRacing’ on Facebook and Twitter.
About Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports:
Sam Schmidt Motorsports (SSM) was established in 2001 and is owned by former driver Sam Schmidt, who was paralyzed (quad) in 2000 after a testing accident at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. As a car owner, Schmidt fields cars in the IZOD IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, and the Firestone Indy Lights championship. SSM is the most successful team in Indy Lights with 46 race wins and five championships. In addition, SSM has qualified 12 cars in the Indianapolis 500 since 2001 and, in 2011, won the coveted Indy 500 pole.