|Online gambling company Sportsbook.com has announced it is sponsoring Mazda in the 2005 American Le Mans Series. ALMS events feature multi-class racing among the top drivers and teams in the world. |
“Sportsbook.com teamed up with Mazda and BK Motorsports to provide American motor sports fans with really exceptional racing: this isn’t some simple oval, but hard-core, high speed endurance racing on the most challenging tracks in the country,” said Alex Czajkowski, Marketing Director, Sportsbook.com. “Bringing together companies that are dominant in their own industries, this sponsorship creates synergies that will not only help both parties, but will help grow quality auto racing in the US.”
Mazda is returning to the ALMS after eight seasons with drivers Guy Cosmo and Jamie Bach. The former Star Mazda Series Team is entering an LMP2 Courage-Mazda C65.Jamie Bach has had a successful career racing for Mazda, including several wins in both the 2001 and 2002 Formula Mazda Central Division, and the Star Mazda Series North American Championship events.
“The team and drivers are excited to bring Mazda back to the top level of North American sports car racing…and we have Sportsbook.com to thank! The customer profile of Sportsbook and Mazda are very much aligned and scream ZOOM-ZOOM. As a group we plan to do our very best to share in the successes of this program,” says John Doonan, Manager, Motorsports Team Development, Mazda North American Operations.