Tag Archive: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Oct 12

Pilots soar over Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of season finale

Flying Bulls helicopter pilot Siegfried “Blacky” Schwarz joined the action

Pilots soar over Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of season finaleOverall leader Martin Šonka of the Czech Republic led his World Championship rivals Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Pete McLeod of Canada for a flight over the final stop of the Red Bull Air Race season at the USA’s holy grail of motorsport.

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Oct 09

Red Bull Air Race: World Championship will be decided at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 14-15 October

Will it be Martin Šonka, Yoshihide Muroya, Pete McLeod of Canada or America’s own Kirby Chambliss?

Red Bull Air Race Ten things to know about Pete McLeodWith only one race left, four pilots from three continents remain locked in the fight for the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Who will triumph to kiss the famous bricks in Indianapolis and take home the World Championship trophy? Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 29

FRP’s Keith Grant wins at Runoffs

Grant has been no stranger to speed or victory lane with Formula Race Promotions in the Atlantic Championship

Keith Grant Wins 2017 Runoffs Race at IndyKeith Grant, a Championship contender in the Atlantic Championship Series, dominated the 2017 Runoffs at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday in the Formula Atlantic category, taking his first win at the event in the Polestar Racing Group entry.
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Sep 29

FRP’s Cowley wins in Formula F at Indy

Formula Race Promotions drivers dominated the 2017 Runoffs in Formula F at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Cowley Wins in Formula F at IndyThe F1600 Championship Series contenders stole the show, as Matthew Cowley and Team Pelfrey battled to the win at Indy ahead of F1600 pro series rivals Zach Holden and Jonathan Kotyk. Yuven Sundaramoorthy also ran well, challenging for the win on the last lap.
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Sep 22

Champion team owner Penske likes direction Indycar heading

When Roger Penske speaks, it’s usually wise to listen.

Roger PenskeMoments after capturing his 15th Indy car title as a team owner, Penske wasn’t just celebrating with driver Josef Newgarden at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday. He was talking about the growing health of the Verizon IndyCar Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

New Universal Aero Kit receives rave reviews in debut test

“I think it’s going to be a fast, good racer.” – Servia

Juan Pablo MontoyaIf the first day of on-track testing is any indication, the new Verizon IndyCar Series car is well on its way to making Indy car racing in 2018 even better. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

Kahne breaks through for Brickyard 400 victory

Kahne held on through three big wrecks in the final 50 laps

Kasey Kahne emerged from a wreck-filled Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Records Brickyard 400 on Sunday to capture an overtime victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 27

F1600, F2000 and Atlantic head for Mid-Ohio

Coming off a competitive event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Formula Race Promotions logoThe F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series head to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Formula Race Promotions’ traditional three-day summer weekend at the classic circuit.

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Jun 17

Robert Stout takes Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup thriller at Brickyard

Exciting Debut for the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Robert Stout takes Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup thriller at BrickyardAfter 45 minutes of flat out Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the difference between getting the chance to kiss the bricks and missing out came down to just 0.0632-seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 12

Indianapolis Motor Speedway debut for Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires  

Drivers are always looking forward to the next race

Indianapolis Motor Speedway debut for Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires  But that is especially the case this weekend as the next round of Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires competition will see the drivers and teams enter hallowed grounds to contest Rounds 3 & 4 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 11

Kotyk, LaRue and Portante Win at Indy

Next up, Formula Race Promotions heads for its traditional date at the highly-technical Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Formula Race Promotions logoJonathan Kotyk, John LaRue and Peter Portante won in F1600, F2000 and Atlantic races, respectively, on a warm Sunday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 06

F1600, F2000 and Atlantic racers ready for IMS

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Formula Race Promotions logoJoining the Open Wheel World Challenge, the F1600, F2000 and Atlantic Championship Series teams and drivers are ready for a much-anticipated June weekend on the road course at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 02

Drivers must shift gears quickly from Indy to Belle Isle

The highs and lows of a month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway can make the most hardened souls weep

Dale Coyne RacingThe intensity can turn hair gray and add a wrinkle or two in the process. That’s May at Indy, where the pressure to perform on motorsport’s biggest stage can be unlike any other race. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 28

Takuma Sato wins 101st Indianapolis 500

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing

2017-05-21477a9108Much of the focus for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil was on a Formula One driver competing for Andretti Autosport, but it was another former F1 pilot who took the checkered flag in today’s race.

Flagworld photo album

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May 20

Bourdais fastest in Indy 500 ‘Fast Friday’ practice

As expected, “Fast Friday” lived up to its billing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sebastien BourdaisSpeeds crested in the final practice day prior to weekend qualifications for the 101st Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, despite 2.5 hours of track time lost to midday rain. When the checkered flag waved to conclude practice, Sebastien Bourdais had the fastest lap of the day and week, at 233.116 mph. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 14

Feeling the Power: Team Penske driver wins Indycar Grand Prix

Team Penske’s Will Power ended the weekend the same way he started it: in first place

Will PowerThe driver of the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet capped off a flawless weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix with a dominating win today on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 13

Power leads Indycar Grand Prix warmup; Rahal shows promise in 4th

On the 2.439-mile road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Will PowerWill Power made it a sweep of leading every on-track session leading up to this afternoon’s INDYCAR Grand Prix when he paced this morning’s 30-minute practice. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 12

Pagenaud sets sights on repeating as Indycar Grand Prix Winner

He’s the Frenchman driving a fluorescent freight train

Simon PagenaudIt’s impossible to miss Simon Pagenaud, not just because his No. 1 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet is Day-Glo yellow. The defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion is leading the points standings again entering Saturday’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and is beginning to distance himself from competitors when running up front. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

Michael Shank Racing W/ Andretti Autosport unveil joint Indianapolis 500 entry

Joint Operations Paves the Way to the Brickyard for Michael Shank Racing

Andretti Autosport logoMike Shank and Michael Andretti, with the help of Jack Harvey, unveiled the No. 50 Honda in a media event Thursday hosted at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Formula One Champion Alonso to test May 3 at IMS

On-track preparation for his Indianapolis 500 debut

20170323-037Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso will begin on-track preparation for his Indianapolis 500 debut with a test session Wednesday, May 3 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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