Vasser For FF Festival

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Published on October 18, 1990 with No Comments

Oct 18, 1990
Costa Mesa, Calif. – Jimmy Vasser Jr., who this year has won five races in the nine-event Canadian Export “A” Formula Ford 2000 series as well as claiming the recent Formula Atlantic Shootout at Road America in the factory-entered Swift DB-4, will represent the United States in the Duckhams Formula Ford Festival and World Cup at Brands Hatch on October 26-28.

“The Festival is an event with an impressive history and I’m really looking forward to taking part,” said Vasser, who won the SCCA Formula Ford National Championship title in 1986. “It will be an honor for me to represent my country.”

Vasser will drive the distinctive new Lanan 1604 chassis. The Bill Bray-designed, John Bright-built car recently made its debut in a “Star of Tomorrow” race at Silverstone with novice Steve Perry at the wheel.

Motivation will be provided by top American Formula Ford engine builder Jay Ivey, who scored a Festival victory in 1985 with Johnny Herbert. Ivey motors also swept the top three places in Formula Ford at this year’s SCCA Valvoline Runoffs.

Assistance for the venture has been provided by Ford SVO, Indy Car team owner Rick Galles and Jonathan Holtzman.

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