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  • STEVE ANGERMAN, Gardella Racing Developmental Driver For 2010

    Steve Angerman

    Howell, NJ (March 5, 2010) - Gardella Racing has signed Steve Angerman as developmental driver in 2010.

    Angerman, a grassroots racer from Egg Harbor Township, NJ, will have several responsibilities within the Gardella Racing stable. Initially, he will have the position of spotter for Formula Drift driver Ryan Tuerck at all Formula Drift competitions. This will enable him to develop as a first-class driver as he learns the ropes of high-stress drifting competition.

    "We want Steve to learn from one of the best before we put him out on his own," said Gary Gardella, team owner of Gardella Racing. "Our goal is to hone his skills so he is ready to make an entrance into Formula Drift. There are many guys that have made the transition over to Formula D and they are not ready for the intense competition. We want to make sure Steve can compete successfully in the XDC series and learn to communicate with his team before 2011."

    Also, Angerman will drive his own car in East Coast grass root events such as Club Loose, Drift Nirvana and a few more with the help of Gardella Racing. In addition, he will compete at some Pro-Am events in the seat of the Gardella Racing Solstice that is powered by an LS7. When not running in either of those circuits, Angerman will compete in a few local NASA events, SCCA events, endurance road races co-driving with Tuerck and possibly some karting events.

    "I look forward to Steve joining our team," stated Gardella. "We plan to keep him busy as we groom him for his debut as a professional driver. I believe practice is necessary for future success. The kid has so much raw talent it's amazing; I cannot wait to see him behind the wheel of the Solstice to see what kind of damage he is going to cause with the big V8 power."

    GR is seeking product partners for this grass roots venture. Please feel free to contact the team if you would like to see your company's products promoted by a trusted North East team. There are many different series' and events from VA to NH, supporting the GR team will assist in promoting your product. Many companies have a difficult time with sales in the North East; the goal of GR is to help change this. At this point, the team is not committed to any products and is actively seeking the options out there for our program.

    Gardella Racing was established in 2001. Team owner, Gary Gardella, holds multiple driving awards and world records in sport compact drag racing. Gary's professionalism and work ethic has enabled the team to continue to have success on and off the race track. Throughout the years, the team has held successful and long lasting partnerships with General Motors, Red Bull, Mobil 1, and DuPont. In addition to becoming a large corporate backed race team, Gardella successfully expanded his program to include show cars, drifting, and now road racing. In 2008, the team exited drag racing and made their debut in Formula D; the change proved successful, as the still rookie team finished the 2009 season second in the championship points race.

  • #2
    Wow, starting to sound a lot like NASCAR. Not saying that's a bad thing, necessarily, so long as the media grows with it.


    • #3
      see this is the kind of stuff I like to hear. Teams taking time to train and fully support a driver while making the transition.

      This needs to become more common place in drifting.


      • #4
        Good plan Team Gardella! It's good to see a professional and thought out approach to team/driver development.
        See ya in Long Beach!