With an enormous amount of raw young talent ready to break loose, the 2014 USF2000 season promises plenty of great competition. Here, MFW’s John Lingle offers up the drivers he has an eye on and also consults with junior series experts Jeremy Shaw, Rob Howden, and Dan Anderson.
[RLLR PR] The Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) team transporter caught on fire en route to the Verizon IndyCar Series season-opener in St. Petersburg last night.
[St. Pete PR] Organizers of the 2014 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg have announced that Major Christopher L. Barnett and Anna de Ferran will sing during the opening ceremonies for the Verizon IndyCar Series race headlining the racing festival, March 28-30.
[IMS/Chevrolet/CGR PR] Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will drive a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 to pace the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25. It’s the eighth time a Camaro has served as the pace car, starting in 1967 – and the 25th time a Chevrolet has paced the race.
As IndyCar approaches the 10th running of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, it’s a good time to reflect on the value Firestone brings as a Series partner.
We’ve each selected the top three stories that we find fascinating going into the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season. See how our lists compare and add yours to the conversation!
INDYCAR officials have confirmed they are in discussions for the Verizon IndyCar Series to return as soon as 2015.
[INDYCAR PR] INDYCAR announced today that it will enhance the points scoring format that will decide the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers’ and entrants’ championships.
[ECR PR] Ed Carpenter Racing today announced that American racer J.R. Hildebrand will be the driver of the team’s second entry in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race set for May 25 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
[Afterburner PR] Afterburner Autosport is pleased to announce the addition of Felipe Donato to its skilled 2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda driver line-up. The Brazilian racer joins the Minnesota-based team as part of a four-car title effort this coming season, focused on adding to the squad’s winning resume, and building on a strong rookie campaign.
[INDYCAR PR] For the second consecutive day, Will Power topped the time chart as Verizon IndyCar Series wrapped up a two-day Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park. Also for the second consecutive day, Honda and Chevrolet split the top 10 on the time sheet.
[INDYCAR PR] The scheduled seven hours on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course were cut in half because of a chill and mist in the morning of day one, but Montoya and teammates Will Power and Helio Castroneves made the most of their combined 154 laps.