"We're very excited to have Ian back for this season," explained Fickling. "His experience in Mazda, working
within our team, and the difference he has made in all of our drivers the past two seasons made it an easy
decision to ask him to return. In my opinion, he is the best of the best in terms of driver-coaching at this level
and he is for sure a huge asset to our team and drivers."
Lacy's first participation in Star Mazda began in 1998 when he drove and won the title in his rookie season
with Stacy Suspension Systems, which led to a driver-coaching position the following year with the same
team. Lacy-coached drivers won the following two Star Mazda titles, making it three-in-a-row for Lacy, and
all the more exciting for a return to the series for 2007.
"I foresee the 2007 season to be an exciting and challenging year for the G.FRO team and I," continued Lacy.
"It appears we will be working with a talented group of drivers this season, so the challenge for me will be to
work with the drivers as a team, as well as individually to help them achieve their maximum result by the end
of the season. I look forward to the challenge, as well as a return to the series."
Team G.FRO's Star Mazda Championship effort in addition to their junior-level Pacific F2000 team has helped
the team established a proper driver-development program in two leading levels of junior formula car racing in
the United States. Young drivers can in turn graduate straight from karting, move to F2000, and onto Star
Mazda within the G.FRO team, in order to continue and develop young drivers up the open-wheel racing