b_150_166_16777215_00_images_stories_11offseason_ethan.jpgIndianapolis, IN - February 5, 2011 - McLaughlin Motorsports (MMS) announced today it will be campaigning Florida karting stand out Ethan Ringel in one of the new RFR F2000 cars in the F2000 Championship Series. "We have been watching Ethan's career for quite some time now, at age 16 he has been to the Rotax World Finals twice representing the United States, many national karting victories under his belt as well as a maturity way beyond his years. He will be the perfect addition to the team. " states Indy Car and former F2000 Champion Jay Howard. "We believe that with the factory support of Ralph Firman, the amazing power from Quick Silver, the outstanding commitment from Bill McLaughlin Jr., and the amazing talent of Ethan we will mount one of the best seasons ever in F2000 competition."

"Starting my auto racing carrier with a team like MMS is huge. With the latest technology of the Firman F2000, having Jay running the team and working with fellow karter and team owner Bill Jr. the whole dynamics of this group will motivate me to excel in my freshman year of F2000. "according to Ethan. "Getting the opportunity to test in the incredibly fast F1000 car as well is exciting, Bill has done very well in the F1000 national class coming right out of karting so with his understanding of what I need to work on will greatly impact my learning curve." .

McLaughlin Motorsports (MMS) Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a direct importer of the Ralph Firman Formula Car line. Owned by Bill McLaughlin JR. of MKP (Motorama Kart Parts) the largest North American dealer of world champion Birel products. Team MMS just won the 2011 Florida Winter Nationals in F1000 with wins at Sebring and Homestead Florida. MMS carries products like AiM, Pro-Shift, RePlay, Alpine Star, Fl000 - F2000 RFR Chassis lines, OZ, Bald Spot, Ohlin’s, a complete in house carbon fiber line of products and the MMS 520 Gear Line. For additional information please visit our website at www.rfrcars.us.