LONG ISLAND, N.Y. (July 19, 2012) - Young Jamaican driver Collin Daley continued his driver development program with Group-A Racing this past weekend in one of their F2000 Championship Series/USF2000 Cars. The test took place on the NJMP Lightning Course, which is where Daley first got in a F2000 race car five weeks ago. The Group-A Racing team was able to make use of the data they collected from the one-day test with Daley five weeks earlier to help bring a baseline set-up. The team did a great job with the baseline and had to do very minimal changes all weekend.
The test took place during a FRCCA (Formula Race Car Club of America) race weekend. Group-A Racing and Daley were able to capture a clean sweep. Daley captured both poles and both race wins. He was also able to break the SCCA track record and the FRCCA track record for the NJMP Lightning course, as well to add to his progression so far during this program.
Group-A Racing was also able to give some help to the local FRCCA races, one including Christian Pedersen. After spending a few minutes going over in-car footage and coaching from Group-A Racing driver coach Jonathan Scarallo, the young driver was able to drop his lap time by a whopping 1.6 second the first session out after receiving the coaching.
“We were impressed with how fast Collin was able to go. He did a great job and did not put the car in danger at all even during the sessions in the rain. We are very happy with his progression and happy to be able to help him. The crew did a fantastic job preparing the car mechanically and with the setup. The car was basically on rails all weekend, plus it was great for us to be able to freely help some of the other FRCCA competitors such as Christian Pedersen,” said Group-A Racing team owner Joe Scarallo Sr.
Daley is backed by Madison Financial Group/MSI. It is headed by Horace Madison, a long-time Business Manager from the US. Clients have included OutKast, Usher, DMX, Eve, Ma$e, Arian Foster and Glen "Big Baby" Davis. Current clients include Lil Wayne/Young Money, Meek Mill, Torion; and Reema Major. Plus there are "local" Caribbean clients such as Jamaican film writer/Director Cess Silvera, Singer/Actor from Barbados Kirk Brown, and Jamaican music producer JonFX. MSI in conjunction with Gina Ford of G2 Marketing handles the Management and Marketing responsibilities for CJ. Additionally MSI is starting to work closely with Carole Beckford of Beckford & Associates, to expand their presence in the Caribbean, especially Jamaica.
For more information on other race and testing opportunities you can contact Group-A Racing via GroupARacing@aol.com or (631) 957-3901, along with following them on Twitter @GroupARacing. Race fans can also see in-car footage from Group-A Racing activities at http://www.Youtube.com/GroupARacing