Memo Gidley TV Interview


Memo Gidley, Northern California’s best-known and most accomplished racing driver and driver of the #77 Doran Racing Kodak Dallara Ford in the Grand-Am Rolex Daytona Prototype series, is the subject of an extended interview on the upcoming episode of the Comcast SportsNet Motorsports TV show “Zero to 60.”  The show, hosted by Jim Kozimor, focuses on Northern California drivers competing in top-level motorsports series such as Grand Am, NASCAR and Indy Racing League.

Zero to 60, now entering its second season, will premiere Wednesday night June 4th at 8:00 pm on Comcast SportsNet West, with re-airs on Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6.  The show will also appear on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area on Thursday evening at 6:30 pm.  All times areWest Coast (PDT) time.

“I’m pleased to be a guest on the debut episode of Zero to 60’s second season and hope all my fans in the Bay Area will tune in and see the show,” says Gidley, who was born in La Paz, Mexico to an American mother and Canadian father but has made his home in Novato, California.  “I had a great time chatting with anchor Jim Kozimor, who is very well-informed, hope to be on the show several more times during the season as the Doran Kodak team and I score the Grand-Am victories that we’re certain are right around the corner.”

Gidley’s next event with the Doran Racing team is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at the legendary Watkins Glen International in upstate New York on June 6 – 7.  On-track action at Watkins Glen begins on Friday, June 6 with several practice sessions.  Qualifying will be in two 15-minute sessions from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Friday afternoon.  The Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen from the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 will take the green flag at 11:15 am Saturday, June 7.  Live coverage of the race begins at 11:00 am ET on SPEED. Coverage resumes at 2:30 pm and continues to the checkered flag.

“Historically the Doran Racing team has done well at Watkins Glen, including a top-10 finish here last year,” says Gidley.  “I love this track because of how interesting it is to drive with all the different types of turns and elevation changes.  It’s a good feeling to know that we have the package, and the speed, to run at the front.  Now we just need a trouble-free race and we'll score that podium finish that I know we're capable of.”

Gidley, the very talented and widely respected American driver who was born in La Paz, Mexico and now makes his home in Novato, California, has made a name for himself as one of the most committed drivers in the paddock, driving and winning in everything from karts to Indy Cars and stock cars to prototypes.