In 2008, Gardella Racing debuted their Pontiac Solstice GXP drift car with talent Ryan Tuerck in the driver's seat. The team followed the complete Formula Drift series campaigning a stock Eco-tec motor program throughout the season. With this street car application, the team was able to have a podium finish in ATL, finish 6th on the points ladder, and Tuerck took home the "driver of the year" title.
The team spent the past 5 months building a new purpose built '09 Pontiac Solstice GXP. Taking all that the crew learned from their rookie season, this new vehicle will be a championship contender in 2009.