Kester family values

Posted by Iannucci | 1/23/2009 | 2 comments »
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In the NHL (that's National Hockey League, not the racing team) there is a pair of brothers who have decided they will only play on the same team. Presumably this prevents Daniel and Henrik Sedin from making more money individually, but they're so full of brotherly love they wouldn't have it any other way.

Perhaps racing now has an equivalent in JC and Kristy Kester, who thanks to a partnership with new IndyCar's Team 3G will be teammates in the Star Mazda series for the second year in a row. Now that's something you don't see every day.

Team 3G co-owner Steve Sudler said "We see this as an opportunity to introduce new marketing partners to the sport at an affordable level and work with the drivers to develop a sponsorship value proposition that leads them towards Firestone Indy Lights and then the IndyCar Series."
You can read more about them in this article from SpeedTV last year. And in case you're wondering, it appears Kristy might be the better driver. She's two years younger but finished 9th in the Star Mazda standings last year to JC's 13th ranking.

Photo: Star MAzda PR

2 comments

  1. JOWT // January 23, 2009 5:59 PM  

    It's nice to see several programs, working on setting up ladder systems with their drivers.

    Kristi, finished better in the overall championship, but JC had more top ten finishes. Both are still developing and should put in a much stronger showing in 2009.

  2. Sean // January 23, 2009 6:15 PM  

    See also: Greg and Leo Mansell