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Logan Gomez inks 2008 Indy Pro Series Deal …

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Monday, February 25, 2008
By indycar.com staff
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Guthrie Racing owner Jim Guthrie announced Feb. 25 that he has signed the 19-year-old from Crown Point, Indiana, to be the teammate to Sean Guthrie during the 2008 Indy Pro Series season.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Logan and Sean racing for me this year,” team owner Jim Guthrie said. “I have watched Logan mature as a young man and as a talented driver, and I know he will be a great representative of Guthrie Racing and the Indy Pro Series.

“Having two young guns racing for us is awesome. It’s going to be an exciting fun year. It is going to be great to see the interaction between Logan and Sean, sharing data and driving secrets. I know they both will be contenders for the championship.”

Gomez made his series debut with Guthrie Racing as a 17-year-old in the Liberty Challenge in 2006. He made a full-time move to the Indy Pro Series in 2007 with Sam Schmidt Motorsports and scored his first career win in the season finale at Chicagoland Speedway, the closest in Indy Pro Series history.

“Guthrie Racing introduced me into the Indy Pro Series,” Gomez said. “Going into 2008, I am very excited to be running a whole season with the team. It’s obvious Guthrie Racing is like a family since the team has been working together since (team owner) Jim (Guthrie) ran in the IndyCar Series more than 10 years ago. I feel back at home with the team I started with. The chemistry they have is awesome I can’t wait to see what we can do as teammates in ’08.”

Guthrie competed in his first full season in the Indy Pro Series, finishing 14th while driving for Guthrie Racing and Playa Del Racing. He recorded a season-best fourth-place finish at Milwaukee.

“It’s great to have a teammate as capable as Logan,” Sean Guthrie said. “I was injured when he ran for the team in 2006, so we never got to talk about the setups, fast lines, and race strategies. I look forward to sharing ideas and successes as we make an assault on the 2008 Indy Pro Series Championship. We will be a force to be reckoned with.”