2009 TM MASTER CUP SERIES
TEAM/DRIVER CHART
(the silly season chart)


Confirmed 2009 Rookie of the Year
Candidates (ROTY)

David Krikorian, #9
Arto Kekkonen, #14
Pete Maverick, #18
Todd Stanton, #45
John Parker, Jr., #53
James West, #69
Milano Rossini, #90



Drivers without a full time ride in the TM Master Cup Series

Chris Allen
Bruno Battaglia
Dan Clezl
Craig Jonser
Leon Keniston
Woody Watts


KEYS

? after a subject means rumor/unknown
? by itself means unknown
ROTY = Rookie of the Year Candidate
Red Type means new for this season season (first full season)
A team in all red means it is a new team for this season
2008 TM MASTER CUP SERIES TEAM CHART
FULL TIME TEAMS
CAR#
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED
OWNER(S)
TIRES ENGINES
NOTES...
1 Julia Nosova Volpi Clutch-Inc, ?Red Bull

Canon
Jeff Cesnik Racing
Jeff Cesnik
Cooper JCR
Still listed as Julia Nosova. Hi-Steel leaves the #1 team and goes to FLASH Racing. Nosova hinted that she could request her full name, Yuliya Katerina Nosova, be displayed next season. Won the Karjala GP as a rookie, first woman to win the Karjala GP, and second rookie to win the famous race. JCR will run Volpi-Cooper combination.
2 Ian Cooper Volpi ?Backyard Grill ?Lysander Jeff Cesnik Racing
Jeff Cesnik
Cooper JCR
Ian Cooper confirmed as the driver. Lysander could wind up as the sponsor on this car, or could split with Backyard Grill.
3 ? Gasnier ?GameStop McDermott-Karl's Racing
J.D. McDermott
Michelin ACR
Jonser rumored to the #3 car for McDermott
4 Leonid Roderick Inglesby ?Lance Snacks, Mozilla Firefox

Eastman Kodak, Advance Auto Parts, Hi-Steel
FLASH Racing
Evan Thomas
Bridgestone FLASH
Rumors are about that Mozilla Firefox will take over as primary sponsor for the #4. Roderick has a clause in his contract (and a very unusual one) saying his car (assuming primary scheme) must be orange. FLASH Racing will run with Bridgestone tires.
5 (was #19) ? Gasnier ?MHL Andrew Craig Racing
Andrew Craig
Goodyear ACR
Was the #19 team. Roswell takes the number, sponsor, and crew cheif Mike Golfus to Flare. MHL could sponsor. Several rumored drivers.
7 ? Saar U.E.S.C.

Pepsi, CAT, Zone Labs, IBM
McCallister Motorsports
Garth McCallister, Sr.
Michelin McCallister
New McCallister team. Sandoval rumored to this ride several times. UESC comes on board as the sponsor.
8 Gary Edwards Saar Goodyear Rubber Company

McDonalds, TRINITY, FOX News, Mobil 1
National Racing
Peter Keyes
Goodyear National
New team for National Racing. Gary Edwards will drive with Goodyear as the sponsor.
9 David Krikorian
ROTY
Lenard Lenard Motor Co. Donald McKinney
Flare Motorsports
Cooper Flare
Krikorian took over for Darcy mid-season in 2008, but is still eligable for ROTY.
00 James Dalton Inglesby ?Western Digital James Dalton
Michelin National
Could wind up being a part-time car if early season performances are sub-par.
01 Woody Watts Inglesby ?Western Digital James Dalton Michelin McCallister
New team for Dalton. RROL superstar Watts takes the wheel.
02 Marcos Leonard Inglesby IMMA FIRIN MA LAZER James Dalton Michelin TIE
Leonard moves over to Dalton's team
04 Johnnie Ada Volpi Mechanix Wear

Team EFR
Carrie Ada
Goodyear EFR
Team EFR to Volpi and will run Goodyears.
10 Anthony Evans Lenard ?Mont Blanc Anthony Evans
Evans Motorsports
?Goodyear Flare
No known changes. Evans might go back to Goodyear.
11
Damien Snyder Saar Wal*Mart, Coca-Cola
McDonalds, TRINITY, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Mobil 1
National Racing
Peter Keyes
Goodyear National
Snyder back in 2009, National Racing back to Goodyear. Was the team Steve Marshall drove with before he was killed.
12 Justin Brooks Saar Pepsi

Caterpillar, Zone Labs, IBM
Garth McCallister
McCallister Motorsports
Michelin McCallister
Brooks takes the #12 car in a surprise announcement. Pepsi stays as sponsor, supposedly the paintscheme will have flames on it.
13 Alan Hodges CM ?Netflix, ?Arquin Royale, ?Vodafone
HAAS Manufacturing
Alan Hodges
Carl Walter
Hodges-Walter Racing
Michelin HWR
Hodges changed as little as possible -- CM/Michelin combination. Possibility of a new sponsor.
14 Arto Kekkonen
ROTY
Inglesby ?Duracell ?LAUNCH Energy Drink

Kodak, Mozilla Firefox
FLASH Racing Bridgestone FLASH
New FLASH team. Kekkonen will drive and run for ROTY.
16 Kurt Plissken Inglesby Jack Link's Beef Jerky Power Steering Incorporated ? PSI
No expected changes.
17 Joseph Howard Saar Mountain Dew/Caterpillar
Pepsi, IBM
Garth McCallister
McCallister Motorsports
Michelin McCallister
Howard could retire after 09.
18 (was #57) Pete Maverick
ROTY
Inglesby ?Blazing Saddles Power Steering Incorporated ? PSI
New number for this team. Pretty sure PSI will be back with Inglesby.
19 Dale Roswell Lenard International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Lenard
Flare Motorsports Cooper Flare
Roswell takes the former ACR #19 team over to Flare Motorsports -- sponsorship included.
21 Paul Lyons Saar McDonald's

FOX News, Budweiser, Home Depot, Coca-Cola
National Racing
Peter Keyes
Goodyear National
Lyons resigns with National Racing.
22 Chris Johaanes Saar Lay's

Pepsi, IBM
Garth McCallister
McCallister Motorsports
Michelin McCallister
Brown will not be back in the #22 car after performance nosedived. Johaanes takes over this car.
23 Tyrone Stanley Nemoto The Shafer Group Camelot Racing
Arthur Thomas
Bridgestone Camelot
Stanley returns to the #23. He is the only black driver on the circuit if you don't count Stuart Sandoval, who is half-black. Gazelle Racing renamed Camelot Racing after the team is re-sold to King Arthur Thomas.
24 Kurt Walker Nemoto Kleffer Media Camelot Racing
Arthur Thomas
Bridgestone Camelot
Walker will be back. This team switched to Nemoto. Gazelle Racing renamed Camelot Racing after the team is re-sold to King Arthur Thomas.
25 Dan Clezl Nemoto Sunoco Camelot Motorsports
Arthur Thomas
Bridgestone Camelot
Team will be renumbered as #25 with Dan Clezl at the wheel.
26 Scott Steudler CM HAAS Manufacturing Alan Hodges
Carl Walter
Hodges-Walter Racing
Michelin HWR
Hodges intends to change as little as possible as far as manufacturers and tires are concerned.
27 Alexis Rainsford Volpi Canon

UNICEF
Jeff Cesnik Racing
Jeff Cesnik
Alexis Rainsford
Cooper JCR
Alexis Rainsford reunites with Jeff Cesnik.
28 Zach Duff Volpi Lego
Jeff Cesnik Racing Cooper JCR
Ran last year under the Alienware Racing with Ian Hihey banner. Hihey may be back as a crew chief. It isn't known who the driver will be. Lego will sponsor this car.
29 Allie Riggs
ROTY
Lenard Audience Sound Systems Flare Motorsports
Don McKinney
Cooper Flare
New team for Flare. Riggs is the frontrunner.
30 Collin Evans Lenard Under Armor

Coca-Cola
Evans Motorsports
Anthony Evans
?Goodyear Flare
Collin Evans looks like he'll be back. Goodyear could be the tire of this team. Heard Anthony Evans is sticking with Lenard.
31 Drew Eisenman Saar Mobil 1/Coca-Cola

McDonalds, TRINITY, Home Depot
National Racing
Peter Keyes
Goodyear National
Brooks kicked out of #31 because of his arrogance, annoying behavior, and a tendency to run into his teammates. Eisenman will take this car.
32 Ryan Nawrocki Saar Budweiser/FOX News

McDonalds, TRINITY, Budweiser, Home Depot, Coca-Cola
National Racing
Peter Keyes
Goodyear National
No changes known aside from National Racing back to Goodyear.
33 Tony Durbin Saar FOX News, Wal*Mart

McDonalds, TRINITY, Budweiser, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, Mobil 1
National Racing
Peter Keyes
Goodyear National
No changes known aside from National Racing back to Goodyear.
34 Palmer Stiles Inglesby Eastman Kodak

Lance Snacks, Hi-Steel
FLASH Racing
Evan Thomas
Bridgestone FLASH
No changes.
35 Eric Jackson Gasnier Monster Energy

Blockbuster
Andrew Craig Racing
Andrew Craig
Goodyear ACR
Jackson and Monster back on the #35. Andrew Craig switches to Gasnier
37 Todd Wodarczyk STS Miller Lite Ocean Motorsports
Greg Munson
John Munson
Goodyear Ocean
Wodarczyk will probably be back. Ocean Motorsports switches to Goodyear and STS.
39 Lorne Roth STS Hewlett-Packard Ocean Motorsports
Greg Munson
John Munson
Goodyear Ocean
Roth returns, Ocean Motorsports switches to Goodyear and STS.
40 (was #2) Brian Sendack STS Red Bull Ocean Motorsports
Greg Munson
John Munson
Goodyear Ocean
Sendack and Red Bull will be back as car #40. Ocean Motorsports goes to STS.
44 Joel Rodriguez
Inglesby Advance Auto Parts
AVIS?
FLASH Racing Bridgestone FLASH
Matt Taylor goes to ARLA for a year. Watts was considered the frontrunner for this ride, but he may not get it if his performance in the #06 TMJS car doesn't improve. Rodriguez picked up for this ride. FLASH Racing will supposedly expand to 5 cars in 2010 and if Rodriguez performs well enough he will get to drive the #86 again in 2010.
45 (was #20) Todd Stanton
ROTY
Gasnier Blockbuster/Menards

Monster, NASCOM Online
Andrew Craig Racing
Andrew Craig
Goodyear ACR
Sponsors will return, Rosenstreter kicked out after Russia. Todd Stanton takes over the ride, renumbered to 45.
47 Ross Peterson STS O'Kelvin Antifreeze

HAAS, Black Cat
Chapman Motorsports Michelin Ocean
#47 and #77 cars switch to STS.
51 Bruno Battaglia
ROTY
Nemoto LeCrent Lights Star Motorsports Bridgestone Nemoto
Battaglia announced as the driver of the #51 car. The former NFL player will be sponsored by LeCrent Lights.
52 Stephanie McGlynn Nemoto Butch Light Star Motorsports Bridgestone Nemoto
One of the new teams for Nemoto. McGlynn and Kennedy move from the old #6 team to the #52 car. Butch Light returns to sponsor the car.
53 John Parker, Jr.
ROTY
Nemoto IPX Satellite Radio Star Motorsports Bridgestone Nemoto
One of the new teams for Nemoto. Parker, Jr. will make a run at ROTY.
55 Zelda Ashby
ROTY
Gasnier Nintendo Kingston Enterprises Cooper Kingston
Team bought out by Kingston Enterprises, switches to Gasnier.
64 Enzo Medina STS Marlboro Arrowtech ?Bridgestone Arrowtech
Medina will be back with Marlboro sponsorship.
65 Manny Brown STS Marlboro Arrowtech ?Bridgestone Arrowtech
New owner. Redlich will not return, despite outpacing Medina. Brown will take this ride.
66 Sam Morel CM ?Tempest Automation ?Calton-Morel Motor Co. Sam Morel Racing Michelin Morel
The flagship CM team. Mike Benedict returns as crew chief, longtime sponsor Tempest Automation may or may not be back. Sam Morel's brother is one of the heads of Calton-Morel.
67 Tom Delgado CM ?Capital One

Sam Morel Racing Michelin Morel
Delgado will likely return to the 67. Adam Purcell ran Twin Ring Motegi, but isn't likely to get the full-time nod. French driver Adrian Devereux has been linked to this car a few times.
69 James West
ROTY
Gasnier Indy Can Crusher McDermott-Karl's Racing
J.D. McDermott
Michelin ACR
West will run for ROTY with McDermott and Gasnier.
73 Mike Whitmore CM Name 73

HAAS, Kleffer Media, The Shafer Group
Hodges-Walter Racing
Alan Hodges
Carl Walter
Erin Marchesi
Michelin HWR
Doesn't look like there will be any changes on the #73.
74 Cyrus LaTerza Inglesby
?CM
M&Ms

Gateway
Mitchell & Sons Racing Michelin FLASH
LaTerza returns to the Mitchell and Sons car. #74 team is the longest-running team still in the series... this will be their 55th year competing. Could switch to CM.
77 Stuart Sandoval STS Harley Davidson/Black Cat Chapman Motorsports Michelin Ocean
Sandoval keeps his ride for next season.
84 Louis Kingston Gasnier Chicago Cubs/Friendly Napalm

Gateway
Kingston Enterprises Cooper Kingston
Kingston's team to remain virtually unchanged, but may switch to Gasnier. Alexander returns as crew cheif.
88 Scott Bates Volpi EFR

Team EFR
Kathy Bates
Goodyear EFR
No significant changes. Bates confirmed he will continue to drive #88.
90 Milano Rossini
ROTY
Volpi Kellengram Radio Services Blitzkrieg Racing Bridgestone Blitzkrieg
Blitzkrieg to Volpi. Volpi vouched for Rossini to take the race seat.
91 Danny Savin Volpi Quaker State Blitzkrieg Racing Bridgestone Blitzkrieg
The Rockstar returns to the 91. Blitzkrieg switches to Volpi.
99 Rachel Rainsford Lenard Lenard Motor Co./?Tylenol Donald McKinney
Flare Motorsports
Cooper Flare
No changes other than Cooper tires.
PART TIME TEAMS
CAR#
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED
OWNER(S)
TIRES ENGINES
NOTES...
0 Julian Alexander Lenard ? Alex Harrison Racing Bridgestone Flare
Part-time team.
6 ?Esko Koskela Saar Finnair Finntech Michelin Finntech
Will run Karjala, maybe more than that.
38 Vladimir Simonov (3-5 races)
?Stan Rosenstreter (Daytona)
STS STS Motor Co. Ocean Motorsports
Greg Munson
John Munson
Goodyear Ocean
Part-time team for Ocean Motorsports. Simonov will run a few races, Rosenstreter could run Daytona.
59 Adrian Devereux CM Calton-Morel Sam Morel Racing Michelin Morel
Will show up to a few races at random. Devereux is likely to make a run at ROTY in 2009.
60 Edvin Lisko Saar ?Finnair Finntech Michelin Finntech
Finntech will run two cars again, and probably bring both to the same weekends. GRL driver Edvin Lisko will wheel the #60 car.
63 Scott Dalitz (Daytona)
Kevin Monroe (3-5 races)
Saar Dalitz Karting Equipment
?Alltel
M&J Racing Goodyear Ocean
ARLA team will make a few runs with Dalitz and Monroe. Alltel may sponsor Monroe, but Alltel was bought by Verizon, which is part-owned by Vodafone, who will (in all likelihood) be on a car for 2009.
80 ? Gasnier ? Greg Whittaker Racing
Greg Whittaker
Bridgestone Jack Morrow
Part-time team. Leon Keniston's name has floated around for this car.
83 Austin Magnussen Saar ? Blackdiamond Racing Goodyear Finntech
Austin Magnussen will drive this car in a few races.
86 Matt Taylor Inglesby ? FLASH Racing Bridgestone FLASH
Taylor will run at least two races to preserve his Champion's provisional in the #86 -- possibly more if his ARLA campaign tanks.
98 ?Jeff Cesnik (3 races) Volpi ?Clutch Eleventh Hour

Canon
Jeff Cesnik Racing
Cooper JCR
Ran Daytona, Karjala, and Decatur with Cesnik last year. Dalena put forth money to run Aleksey Stoyanovich for Russia last year. No idea if it will come back. Ran #90 last year but Blitzkrieg is using it for 09.
UNKNOWN TEAMS
CAR#
DRIVER MANU SPONSOR LISTED
OWNER(S)
TIRES ENGINES
NOTES...
59 Jerry Luther Inglesby Burger King Luther Motorsports
Tammy Luther
? Gazelle
Burger King said they will sponsor Jerry Luther wherever he decides to race. Not sure if this team comes back, but probably will.
89 Jack Cronin Saar ? Cronin Motorsports ? Mason
Have heard NOTHING about this team returning in any function. Could run TM Junior series as the factory Gasnier team. Cronin said he would try his hand at the GRL again in May, didn't say when. Cronin Motorsports formerly employed Ross Peterson in the 90s and Alexis Rainsford in the early 00s.



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