Bob Gelles, Owner--Gelles Racing:
Steve Johnson, President, Champ Car World Series:I'm very ecstatic to be a part of the Champ Car World Series in 2007; its' something I've truly dreamed about and been working on for (the past) five years and it's nice to see it come true. We have not chose our drivers, but Colin Fleming is one guy we are talking to. Ideally we would like one veteran driver and one young driver. I've been involved in motorsports all my life and the Champ Car ladder program is a continuation of that.
Kevin Kalkhoven, Owner-PKV Racing & Co-Owner, Champ Car World Series:We are excited about welcoming Gelles Racing to Champ Car in 2007. The team has demonstrated its' passion for open-wheel racing, and we look forward to seeing them on the grid for many years to come.
In addition, numerous reports are former American Spirit Racing team owner Stefan Johannson is also interested in returning to the ChampCar paddock for 2007.We set off on a strategy to rebuild the Champ Car World Series from the ground up. The first step of that strategy was the rebuilding of the Atlantic Championship Series. The second step was the introduction of the 2007 chassis, which will allow Atlantic teams to move up to Champ Car. We welcome Gelles Racing as proof of the success of that strategy.
Maybe it's just me......but I think it's safe to assume that silly season has officially begun.