FAIRFIELD, N.J., Oct. 30 - Andersen Walko Racing
is pleased to announce that it will field a car for 20-year-old Brad Jaeger
of Cincinnati in the 2006 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear
.Jaeger, a junior mechanical engineering student at Vanderbilt University, will run the full 12-race schedule and hopes to compete for the championship.He
ran half the races in 2005 with another team, and tested with AWR
at Beaver Run Motorsports Park near Pittsburgh in early September.What influenced him to join Andersen Walko?
"It doesn't take long to see that they have a passion for racing," he
"Driver development is important to me, and Andersen Walko
does more than just prepare race cars; they help with everything," Jaeger
continued."Their whole program was the package that fits our needs the best."Jaeger
won the Pacific Formula 2000 Pro Series championship in 2004, recording three victories and 10 podium finishes.He
also drove a Porsche GT3 in the 2004 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.He
finished second in the 2003 SCCA national Sports 2000 championship, recording four podium finishes.He
also competed in a Skip Barber regional series that year, taking four podium finishes and one pole.He
started racing go-karts in 2001, and moved into cars in 2002 in SCCA regional Sports 2000 competition, posting seven victories and nine poles."We've been keeping our eyes on Brad for some time, and we're confident that he'll be a great addition to our team next year," team co-owner Dan Andersen said.