Todd Lamb Signs With Atlanta Motorsports Group for Mazda MX-5 Cup
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May 13, 2009 - ATLANTA, GA - Heading into Round 2 of the SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 16, driver Todd Lamb joins Atlanta Motorsports Group regulars Brett Smrz and Bob Michaelian as a late addition to the team roster. Lamb missed Round 1 at Road Atlanta due to other racing commitments but plans to run the remainder of the season with AMG, sponsored by Traqmate and Luna-C Racing.

Lamb has been running the Spec Miata class for the past two seasons and has two National Championships to his credit, so he is no stranger to spec racing or to Mazdas. In addition, Lamb partnered with AMG to finish second in a MX-5 Cup car at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill last winter, and previously competed in one MX-5 Cup race as a media personality in 2006.

While missing the first race of the season, Lamb still has the opportunity to win the championship this year with solid finishes the rest of the season, due to a rule that requires drivers to drop the points from their worst event. This should suit the Atlanta, GA driver quite well, as he is accustomed to being consistent and avoiding incidents.

Driver Todd Lamb: "Rampelberg and Buras were both very fast in the Hoover/AMG cars last year, and they have been giving me a lot of information about setup to make sure I get up to speed quickly in the series. It's just a matter of racing clean for the rest of the season and gaining points for a championship. I'm looking forward to returning to the series and the team, and representing Luna-C and Traqmate this season."

Team Owner, Jason Hoover: "We're looking forward to working with Todd again. The experience and feedback he brings to the team will be helpful as we try to squeeze every last ounce of performance from these Mazdas. We've got a great driver lineup for Mazda Raceway and we're expecting great things for Round 2."

Qualifying begins at 8am Pacific and the 45-minute race begins at 11:25am on Saturday May 16th. Live timing can be found online at www.mx-5cup.com. Television coverage will be aired in June.


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Todd Lamb has been racing Mazdas for the past two years, earning two National Championships in Spec Miata competition with OPM/SafeRacer/Traqmate/East Street Auto sponsorship, and winning the 13 Hours of VIR in 2008.

Atlanta Motorsports Group, founded by Jason Hoover and recently relocated to Georgia, campaigns several front-running cars in MX-5 Cup competition. Formerly known as Hooverspeed, AMG has been involved with MX-5 and Spec Miata racing for many years.
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