Minden, NV – Sierra Sierra Enterprises has signed the 2007 Star Mazda Champion, Dane Cameron, to its 2008 line up. Cameron, who turns 19 on October 18th, is only one of two rookies to claim the championship in the 17-year history of the series.
"We are extremely pleased to have a driver of Dane's caliber on the Sierra Sierra team. Having a rookie puts us in the position to compete for both the Championship and Rookie of the Year awards. We have a very strong team and expect this season to be as exciting as 2007", said Richard Raeder, Sierra Sierra Team Manager.
Despite his youth, Cameron brings with him a strong resume and proof that he is no stranger to the podium. Beginning with his success in karting, he has built upon his skill and raced in numerous notable series. His past accolades include:
2007 Star Mazda Champion (3 wins, 5 pole positions, 4 podium finishes)
2006 Formula Palmer Audi, Autumn Trophy Winner
2006 Rookie of the Year and Champion Runner Up, FF2000
2005 SCCA Formula Russell, 6 wins, 7 pole positions, 10 podiums
Sierra Sierra is proud to be a strong advocate for the driver development concept facilitated by the Mazda Motorsport and Champ Car World Series programs.
The most recent success was 2005 Start Mazda Champion, Raphael Matos. Matos went on to drive for Sierra Sierra in 2006 and 2007 - claiming the championship in 2007. Matos will take the $2 Million prize to race in the 2008 Champ Car World Series.
The Sierra Sierra team is eager to build upon the success of the 2007 season and bring another driver to the championship ranks.
"We are really excited to have Dane join the Sierra Sierra family. We have been watching his progress throughout this season and project an exciting 2008!", said Sierra Sierra's team owners.
For more information about Dane Cameron, please visit www.cameronkarting.com