Former IRL Driver and Veteran Mod Crew Chief Help Out Delange Racing Team and Driver Eric Beers
Davey Hamilton to Drive Beers Motorsports Entry in Oswego Race
Team PR Report
Headed into the crucial autumn months of the 2009 racing season, two vital components have been added to the DeLange Racing roster. Veteran racer Davey Hamilton will drive the Beers Motorsports #9 Modified at Oswego Speedway in Saturday's Race of Champions Modified Tour 100, part of the 53rd Annual Budweiser International Classic Weekend. Added to that, skilled crew chief Kevin Crowley will join the team for several late season races.
Hamilton is best known as a Supermodified driver with extensive experience on the Oswego five-eighths mile oval. He has also competed on the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, with three top-ten finishes in the famed Indianapolis 500 including a fourth place finish in 1998. Hamilton will be working with a talented crew put together by Beers for Sunday's event. His vast experience in open-wheeled racecars will bring a wealth of knowledge to the team with several important races coming up on the DeLange schedule.
Crowley is a veteran crew chief in the Modified ranks, having worked with several leading drivers including Donny Lia. Beers has worked with Crowley on several occasions, so there is a natural chemistry that will bolster the team's chances in the "big" shows such as the 59th Annual Sunoco Race of Champions at Oswego in mid-September and the North-South Shootout to be held at Concord (NC) Speedway in early November.
Team owner Dave DeLange feels these additions will give his team the boost needed to end the team's 2009 schedule on a crest. "We're moving into the beginning of the 'second season' and we feel these added extras are critical to a strong finish. A driver with the talent and experience that Davey Hamilton brings with him will provide us with the knowledge we need to move up to the highest level. I've known Kevin Crowley for years and always admired his efforts. He has worked with Eric in the past with success and I expect that background will make them a tough team to beat. I'm excited to race to the checkered flag to end the year."