Pacific Coast Motorsports Hangs A Shingle
Yesterday, Tyler Tadevic, President and Team Director of Pacific Coast Motorsports issued an open statement posted at the PCM website.
American racer Alex Figge’s #29 getting it together at the Grand Prix of Las Vegas 2007. Image Credit: PCM 2007
A New Direction
PCM Update March 24
Due to the sudden demise of the Champ Car World Series, Southern California-based Pacific Coast Motorsports would like to announce the availability of their services. We welcome the opportunity to put our exceptionally experienced and highly capable championship winning team to work on your motorsports project. We would like to speak with anyone looking at the IRL, Grand Am, ALMS, IPS and Formula Mazda or any other form of Motorsports. As an ultra professional organization with the facilities, personnel and equipment capable of competing at the highest levels of motorsport on this continent, racing is what we do best, and we would love to take you to the front of your respective field. Please feel free to call or email us with any questions.
Tyler Tadevic, Team Owner: 760-831-0921
Michael Harvey, Team Manager: 805-760-1270
Team PCM jumping into action at the Grand Prix of Las Vegas 2007. Image Credit: LAT 2007 - via PCM Website
There are still a few great CCWS drivers out of the line up, maybe this is the last easy door that remains open … otherwise it would be start from absolute scratch.
Three drivers come to mind immediately, first, the lead driver for PCM was an American, Alex Figge, second would be Paul Tracy if he could secure releases from Forsythe Racing that would allow him to run in the IRL, and the 2007 Championship podium finisher at third in the points Dutchman Robert Doornbos (“Bobby-D”).
Any open sponsor organizations? The more the merrier!
We, at The EDJE, have been doing a little research on Pacific Coast Motorsports and here are a few surprising facts about a very competitive racing effort:
Pacific Coast Motorsports Team Accomplishment Highlights
Jon Fogarty (right, sitting on car) celebrates with the Pacific Coast Motorsports team after winning the 2004 Atlantic title. Image Credit: champcaratlantic.com
• Won the 2004 Champ Car Atlantic title with Jon Fogarty
• Has raced in Atlantics, Grand-Am, ALMS and Champ Car World Series competition
• Won seven races in 2004 Atlantic season
Last year, PCM ran a full season Champ Car World Series in 2007, fielding a two-car team for Roshfrans Rookie-of-the-Year featuring Ryan Dalziel and Alex Figge. Veteran Mario Dominguez filled in for Ryan Dalziel in the final two races.
The California-based squad brings vast experience to professional autosport racing having competed successfully in Champ Car World Series, Champ Car Atlantic Series, American LeMans Series and in the Rolex Grand American Road Racing Series in the last four years.
The team is most well-known in Champ Car circles for its dominating 2004 campaign when Jon Fogarty won six races and the Atlantic championship, outracing current PCM driver Ryan Dalziel for the title.
The team also visited Victory Lane with Alex Figge as the American driver scored his first Atlantic win with a victory in Monterrey, Mexico. Running its own Grand-Am program last year, the team of Dalziel and Figge had seven top-10 finishes paced by a second-place run at Phoenix and a third-place result at Laguna Seca.
The tandem of Figge and Dalziel made its debut in 2005 as the team moved to sports cars, competing part time in both the Grand-Am Cup Series and the American Le Mans Series, with a season-best finish of third coming at Portland.
The team moved up from Grand-Am Cup and into the prototypes for the last race of the 2005 season and finished sixth in its debut.
The team debuted in 2003, running a single-car effort for Alex Figge. The team earned its first-ever front-row start when Figge gridded second at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in a race where he went on to finish fifth. Pacific Coast started its debut season with five consecutive top-10 finishes including top-five runs at Long Beach and MRLS.
Tyler Tadevic Bio - PCM Team Director and President - Having worked his way through the sport after starting as a mechanic for Champ Car Atlantic competitor World Speed Motorsports, Tyler Tadevic is in his fifth season at the helm of Pacific Coast Motorsports, having overseen the team’s rampant growth from Atlantic standout, through sports cars and the Champ Car World Series 2007 season.
This question begs to be asked and answered - How many teams that compete at the highest levels in the world of open-wheel autosports can lay claim to winning a series championship - ever?
Not ... (fill in the blank with any number of famous name teams from Formula 3000, F1, CCWS Atlantic, CCWS, CART, Indy Lights, and the IRL)
UPDATE April 23, 2008:
Pacific Coast Motorsports to officially join in the 2008 IRL Championship Season at the Indianapolis 500 - Mario Dominguez to take the seat for the rest of the season in the "Visit Mexico City" Dallara.
… notes from The EDJE