Tag Archive: J.R. Hildebrand

Feb 12

Hildebrand below track record at Phoenix test

Ed Carpenter Racing dominated the third practice session during IndyCar’s Phoenix open test

J.R Hildebrand - Phoenix © Joe Skibinski  - IndyCar Media JR Hildebrand dipped below Helio Castroneves’ lap record of 192.631mph set in 2016 with a 193.234mph lap of the 1.022-mile oval in his No. 21 ECR Chevy. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 13

Barracuda Racing unveils driver lineup

For remainder of 2013 Season

Barracuda Racing logoBarracuda Racing announced today that JR Hildebrand and Luca Filippi will fill the seat of the No. 98 car to complete the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 31

INDYCAR: Top 10 drivers of 2011

Ranking the Top 10 Indy drivers for 2011? Piece of cake. Just copy the final point standings, right? Hell no
Will Power - Dario Franchitti 2011IZOD - IndyCar seriesHell no, you have to look at the complete body of work, practice, qualifying, race day and those intangibles like bad pit calls, racing luck and brain fade. So here’s one opinion in a world of experts, starting from 10th and working down. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 17

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon dies in massive wreck

F1 world awakes in Korea to news of Wheldon death

Dan WheldonDan Wheldon 1978-2011IndyCar Driver Dan Wheldon died in Las Vegas Sunday after his car crashed during a massive 15-car accident during the Las Vegas Indy 300. Wheldon’s car went airborne after hitting another car during Lap 12, then apparently caught part of the catch fence just outside of Turn 2.

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Jun 30

Team USA to provide opportunities

The scholarship was founded in 1990

F2000 new logoF1600 F Championship logoThe highest placed American drivers under 20 years-old in both the F2000 Championship Series and the F1600 Formula F Championship Series prior to the conclusion of the season (following F2000 at Mosport and F1600 at Mid-Ohio) will be included among the list of candidates for prestigious Team USA Scholarships. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 25

Sato, Patrick start 1-2 in Iowa Corn Indy 250 (+result)

 Tagliani will start from 15th place on the grid in Iowa 

Takuma Sato 2011-06-25IZOD - IndyCar seriesTakuma Sato and Danica Patrick will start on the front row of tonight’s Izod IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway. The interesting thing is, Sato isn’t necessarily the surprise. Read the rest of this entry »


May 02

Power plays strategy to second Brazil win (+result)

 Takuma Sato came up 10 minutes short of potentially claiming his first IZOD IndyCar Series victory
 Tagliani in 19th place

Will Power victory Sao PauloWill Power 2011-04-10Will Power, not usually one to pay attention to time, said “obrigado.”Power, the pole sitter and re-start leader of the rain-postponed Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle, came into the pits for a splash of fuel on Lap 36 (the race resumed on Lap 15). Read the rest of this entry »


Feb 21

Hildebrand joins 1st legs of fund-raising ride

In the first two days of Jimmy Button’s “Miles for Miracles”

JR Hildebrand portraitJ.R. Hildebrand  Indy Lights 26National Guard Panther Racing driver JR Hildebrand, who will test at Texas Motor Speedway on Feb. 28, will join his agent and friend, former motorcross champion Jimmy Button, on Feb. 20 and 21 for the first two days of Button’s “Miles for Miracles” cross-country bike ride to raise money for spinal cord research. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 12

PitFit’s Jim Leo to present racer fitness seminar

At the  Canadian Motorsports Expo

Canadian Motorsports Expo logoJim Leo Pit FitPitFit Training Inc. President Jim Leo will present “Racing Fitness,” in which he will explain why physical fitness and proper nutritional habits can enhance the performance and safety of a racing driver. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 05

IndyCar amends rules to accommodate larger Mid-Ohio field

Full field forced some modifications to the Mid-Ohio regulations

The Indy Racing League has amended a sub-section of its IZOD IndyCar Series rulebook to accommodate 27 entries for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. The starting field for each race is a maximum of 28 with the exceptions of 33 for the Indianapolis 500, 26 for Toronto and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (which includes two provisionals), and 24 for Brazil based on available pit lane space. However, rule 8.1 (E) (5) (d) was revised to: Mid-Ohio – 27 cars. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 19

Genoa Racing finished third in LMPC class

In American Le Mans Series action Saturday at Long Beach Grand Prix

Genoa Racing recorded its second podium finish in as many races in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron when drivers J.R. Hildebrand and Tom Sutherland finished third in the LMPC class and seventh overall Saturday at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 17

Two young Californians carry banner

For Genoa Racing at Long Beach

Two young stars from California will handle the driving duties for Genoa Racing in Saturday’s endurance sports car race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the only street course event on the 2010 schedule of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 21

Genoa Racing finishes second in LMPC class

In Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring

Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was a rollercoaster ride for Genoa Racing, but the Zionsville, Ind.-based team ended the American Le Mans Series’ season opener at Sebring International Raceway on a high with a second-place finish in the LMPC class. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 18

‘Quick Nic’ fastest Thursday afternoon for Peugeot

908 diesels continue showing strong pace in Sebring practice

For the second straight session, Team Peugeot Total’s No. 08 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was the quickest car in practice for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Nic Minassian turned in the fastest lap around 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway at 1:45.371. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 17

Di Resta close to Force India reserve role

Paul di Resta has revealed he is now very close to securing a full-time role in formula one

The 23-year-old Scot, a DTM frontrunner for Mercedes’ works team, last month impressed at the wheel of a Force India at the young driver test at Jerez. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 27

EFCN Top-10 : Indy Lights

 Hildebrand won a series high four races in 2009 en route to the Indy Lights title

Since first making his mark in the pro Formula Ford 2000 ranks, many onlookers have viewed not only as a potential champion, but a future star in motorsports. This past year, the Californian solidified those opinions with a superb season behind the wheel in one, if not the best, junior open-wheel series in North America. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 17

Around The Cooper Tires presents the Atlantic Championship powered by Mazda

Atlantic Championship News & Notes

After a history-making 2009 Atlantic Championship season in which she became the winningest woman in series history, Simona De Silvestro had a successful two-day test in an HVM Racing/Team Stargate Worlds IndyCar at Sebring International Raceway last week with an eye toward a possible run in the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series. “She was very impressive,” said HVM Racing owner Keith Wiggins. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 15

Champion Interview: J.R. Hildebrand

J.R. Hildebrand added the Indy Lights title to his racing resume

When the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights campaign got underway, one driver every one was going to keep on eye on was J.R. Hildebrand. Widely regarded as one of the future formula car stars of motorsport, the American promptly lived up to the expectations, giving Andretti Green Racing/AFS Racing a second consecutive Indy Lights title. EFormulaCarNews.com recently spoke with the talented champion, who is looking at taking the next step up the motorsports ladder in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 13

Clear path designed

Multiple options were posed to J.R. Hildebrand and his family

They attempted to determine the next step in the California teen’s motorsports path. America or Europe? Is Firestone Indy Lights too much of a jump too soon? Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 12

No word yet on F1 reserve role for di Resta

Paul di Resta  sounded confident of securing the role as Force India’s reserve driver for 2010

The 23-year-old Scot, a frontrunner in the DTM series for Mercedes’ works team, impressed at the recent young driver test at Jerez, going second, fourth and second quickest respectively over the three days. Read the rest of this entry »


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