Tag Archive: Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Oct 31

Team E spearheads paddle shifters for Firestone Indy Lights

System gets positive reviews at two different tests

IndyLightsTeam E Racing logoFour drivers and other members of several prominent Firestone Indy Lights teams made positive comments after getting a first-hand look at a new paddle-shift system that Team E Racing tested on its Firestone Indy Lights car last week. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

Tagliani retires at the Indy 500

Dan Wheldon wins the Indianapolis 500

Alex Tagliani & Dixon Indy 500 LRIndy 500 logoStarting from the pole for the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500, Alex Tagliani kept in touch with the leaders during the first half of the 200-lap race before encountering high engine oil temperature problems. The Sam Schmidt Motorsports driver had an excellent race start, leading 20 of the first 34 laps, a stint he shared with Ganassi Racing driver Scott Dixon. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 29

INdy 500 polesitter Alex Tagliani to return to Armor All Gold Coast 600 with Kelly Racing

“Alex is the first of a number of international stars to be named in the field for this year’s Gold Coast 600.”

100th anniversary Indianapolis 500 polesitter Alex Tagliani will race for Kelly Racing at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 this October. 

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May 04

Four years of preparation for next step

Conor Daly ready for his most significant challenge

Conor Daly portraitGP3 SeriesAfter four years of preparation, MAZDASPEED driver, Conor Daly, is ready for the most significant challenge of his young career, the Formula One support series, GP3. The first of the 16 race series starts this weekend in Istanbul, Turkey, and continues throughout the European Formula One calendar, ending in Monza, Italy in September. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

2010 champ Victor Carbone to Indy Lights

Carbone moves way up the ladder to Indy Lights in 2011

Victor Carbone  2010-01-13IndyLightsVictor Carbone dominated the 2010 F2000 Championship Series en route to six wins and the overall title and will make the leap to the Firestone Indy Lights for 2011 with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Following his title-winning season, Carbone tested both Indy Lights and Star Mazda cars, and the Brazilian wasted no time in inking a deal with last year’s championship winning team for a 2011 campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 12

GP3R: Daly tests Indy Lights with Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Conor Daly tests Indy Lights for SSM‏

Conor DalyConor Daly had his first taste of an Indy Lights car at Putnam Park road course, Greencastle, Indiana on Wednesday August 11th when he completed a 200 mile test with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. During one of the hottest days of the year, with a heat index of 105 degrees and a track temperature of 134 degrees, Daly worked through a variety of setups before doing a simulated qualifying run at the end of the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 29

Pole sitter Hinchcliffe taken out in season start

The opening round of the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights Series proved to be short-lived for James Hinchcliffe

Having claimed pole on the 1.8-mile St. Petersburg, Florida street course on Saturday, the 23-year-old’s race lasted only to the first corner on Sunday courtesy of fellow countryman and ninth place starter Philip Major diving into him under braking. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Hinch New Year catch up Q&A

James is returning to Indy Lights Firestone-Dallara race car

Canada’s James Hinchcliffe returns to the cockpit of an Indy Lights Firestone-Dallara race car at the weekend with a two-day test scheduled with Sam Schmidt Motorsports at the Firebird International Raceway, Phoenix, Saturday 23rd and Monday 25th January. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Philip Major to Firestone Indy Lights in 2010

Canadian driver joins Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Firestone Indy Lights - Sam Schmidt Motorsports - Philip MajorCanadian racer Philip Major announced today that he has joined Sam Schmidt Motorsports for the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights Championship. Major, who has spent the last two seasons racing in Europe, is excited about racing back on this side of the ‘pond’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Switching to Schmidt

Three top-10 finishes in her rookie season

Pippa Mann, who recorded three top-10 finishes in her rookie season in Firestone Indy Lights this year, will compete in the series in 2010 with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Hinchcliffe climbs to fourth exiting Infineon

“I know we can enjoy a strong finish to the year!”

James Hinchcliffe climbed a spot to fourth overall in the Driver Standings in the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series thanks to a sixth place finish in Round 13 on Sunday as California’s Infineon Raceway marked the final road course event in this year’s 15-race schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 12

‘Hinch’ steers to second at Mid-Ohio

Closer to scoring his first-ever Firestone Indy Lights Series race victory

Canada’s James Hinchcliffe edged closer to scoring his first-ever Firestone Indy Lights Series race victory courtesy of a second place finish in Round 12, his fifth podium of the season, on Sunday 9th August at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Hinchcliffe holds sixth with Milwaukee finish

James Hinchcliffe’s oval education continued at the weekend

The Canadian claiming his best finish to-date in the discipline courtesy of a seventh place finish in Sunday’s sixth round of the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series hosted at The Milwaukee Mile, Wisconsin. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 28

Kansas points for Hinch on oval debut

A 12th place finish

James Hinchcliffe’s oval racing debut in the Firestone Indy Lights Series saw the Canadian produce a 12th place finish after 67 flat-out laps at the Kansas Speedway in Sunday’s ‘Kansas Lottery 100’, 26th April. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 21

Indy Lights: Hinchcliffe podiums at the Beach

Canada’s James Hinchcliffe wracked up his second successive podium finish

In the Firestone Indy Lights Series on Sunday, 19th April. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 07

Hinchcliffe scores Indy Lights podium debut

In the opening round of the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights Series

The double header held on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida at the weekend, 4th – 5th April, saw Canada’s James Hinchcliffe grace the podium courtesy of a third place finish in Sunday’s race meeting.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

Indy Lights: Cunningham joins Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Wade Cunningham returns for a fifth season of Indy Lights competition in 2009

Sam Schmidt Motorsports has announced that multiple race winner and former Firestone Indy Lights champion Wade Cunningham has been signed to drive the No. 11 Lucas Oil/Sam Schmidt Motorsports entry for the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 10

Indy Lights: Sam Schmidt Motorsports adds Hinchcliffe

James Hinchcliffe will make the switch to the Indy Lights Series in 2009

With Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 24

Indy Lights: Beatriz confirmed at Sam Schmidt Motorsports (+photo)

Ana Beatriz returns to Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2009

As a proven series race winner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 27

Firestone Indy Lights tests

At Palm Beach International Raceway

Palm Beach International Raceway’s 2-mile Road Course will play host to the Firestone Indy Lights’ teams for a test session on January 26 and January 27, 2009 to prepare for the upcoming season. Read the rest of this entry »

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