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Mason back to Lights.


Jesse Mason will return to Firestone Indy Lights with Guthrie Meyer Racing for 2009, teaming up with previously announced drivers Sean Guthrie and Ali Jackson.

The 24-year old Canadian, who starred on outings in the series under its old Indy Pro Series guise, will drive the team's #49 Dallara in a full-time assault on the title.

''Jesse is going to be a huge addition to our team,'' co-owner Jim Guthrie claimed, ''He has the ability to understand and diagnose issues inside the car from his engineering background and that's a valuable asset. We've had some good tests with Jesse this off-season, and we're looking forward to getting this kid out into competition at St Petersburg.''

Mason last competed in the forerunner to the current Firestone Indy Lights competition in 2004, recording nine top ten finishes in ten starts. Since then, he has completed the degree in Motorsports Engineering and Design at Swansea Institute of Higher Education in Wales that saw him flying trans-Atlantic to race, and has started his own company, maseRace, with the goal of developing the Canadian Motor Speedway Project near his hometown of Niagara Falls.

''This series has undergone significant changes since I was here last but, with the strength of GMR, I am confident we will be contending for race wins this season,'' Mason said, ''Jim [Guthrie] and Butch [Meyer] have incredible histories in racing, and I look forward to learning everything I can from them this season. They have been able to assemble a strong group on the engineering and staff side, as well as two great team-mates to work with, so I'm really looking forward to getting the season started.''


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